Dust

24th December 2009

With Roger Hiorns' 'everything turns to dust' atomized jet plane and lamps made from dust showcased during dutch design week, dust is being viewed with a new perspective. A friend sent me this skate video by Salzar which is just beautiful and puts a new perspective on our view of dust.



Design Tide in the clouds


Roger Hiorns


chai Hae Jane kim's



Clouds

24th December 2009

It seems to be about clouds and fluff! Got a bit of a shock when I smelt chai Hae Jane kim's mothball and cotton cloud titled 'Uncomfortable zone' showcased at the Royal College of art work in progress, but am beginning to see a new trend!

On a huge scale and in typical Japanese style, Design Tide in the clouds is another great example of clouds.I especially love the idea that all the 'fluff' used for Design Tide in Tokyo will all be collected up and recycled to make suitcase wheels!

The clouds were designed by architect Makoto Tanijiri of Hiroshima architects. Of course one of my favourite artist Roger Hiorns also seems to be part of the trend. An old piece of work but showcased during Frieze this summer, as well as in lots of other galleries, his extruded foam generators are magical.

I also LOVE this from Alexander Calder.




Bio Couture

7th December 2009

A big believer in super synthetics and bio technology I have obviously been keeping up with the brilliant work of Suzanne Lee (about 6 articles later for various clients I am really banging the drum!) and I love the latest developments she has taken with it.

A very hard subject to push forward - whilst being so hugely important I think that this really speaks for itself. Having been showcased in Tokyo in October, this is now being shown at Central St Martins so do go down and have a look. Doesn't matter whether you like it or not, thats really not the point, but it certainly will make you think about the future of fashion and textiles.

Dream catcher by Louis Thompson


Dream catcher by Louis Thompson


Dream catcher by Louis Thompson


Dream catcher by Louis Thompson


Dream Catcher

6th December 2009

Another find at the Royal college of art work in progress show. I loved the glass work showcased by Louis Thompson who lovingly recreated Sigmund Freud's dream catching apparatus from 1910.

The glass bottles that have been designed to suggest captured dreams are just beautiful and the colours are sophisticated and offer up an ethereal beauty. Although using traditional materials and processes I love the clever and beautiful balance between tradition and material technology exemplified here.

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