21st April 2015
The brilliant materials stylist Abby Bucknall who writes and styles for Something about Magazine Form Section has recently styled the periodic elements using great materials and photography.
Working in collaboration with Hannah Jordan and photographer Will Thom they have captured fire, water, wind, ice and earth in striking visuals that are inspiring for colour and material.
19th April 2015
Exhibiting as part of a new collective allthingsinbetween during Milan design week Dawn Haleta continues to explore with light as a medium with which to design with and explore narrative of time.
Her work titled Time Over Time considers material decomposition or changes in surface qualities that act as a signifier of the passing of time.
Each of her lights that appear like otherworldly crystals are cast in dichroic glass and slowly change colour during the day from morning to midday to midnight using alternating light waves.
Titled Chip, VanDeventer, Arrow, Stack, Asteroid, Pinnacle and MachuPichu each of the lights are designed to represent shadows, light interplay and planetary light phenomenon.
Representing time, the slowly changing properties in each dynamic relic embody a past and a future in which the passing of time is communicated through alterations in light and color. Time Over Time recognizes our instinctive ability to note the subtle changes around us as a method of tracking the passage of time.
18th April 2015
Showing at the recent and first ever Internet Age Media Weekend, The Inspiration Provider a trends platform and correspondent for Unique Style Platform, collaborated with Preforma to create a four senses moodboard.
Translating their usual digital mood boards, The Inspiration Provider created a touchable, fully sensorial mood board that blurred the boundaries between physical and digital.
Using the Klein Blue a colour that is a man made colour rather than one from nature, the board showcased materials from the material library Materfad, Barcelona's materials centre and the work of influential designers and photographers.
The IAM weekend is a conference that celebrates the future of digital media covering blogs and projects that have become influential to the design world that were borne out of hobbies or side projects, but thanks to the window to the world of the internet have grown into reputable influential platforms that have niche audiences and are leading the the first generation of Internet Age Media.
27th March 2015
The continuing love affair with Volcanic rock has led to yet another striking project exploring the beauty of this porous yet super strong material.
Caterina Moretti and Ana Saldañan from studio Peca in Mexico have worked with Mexican craftsmen to hand polish and carve the stone so that the plates are a juxtaposition of rough and smooth.
23rd March 2015
Exploring optical illusions the collection from Anrelage shown during Paris fashion week explored pattern and textures that were only visible when ultra violet light was shone onto the clothes.
Needle punched white circles appeared as if a projected spotlight in stark contrast to the all black surroundings whilst garments were made from a special black fabric that only exposed the patterns under ultra violet.
At a time when the role of fashion is being questioned its great to see the 'theatre' back in fashion playing with form, materiality and tech (without it being wearable tech!)