Future Stone Age

22nd August 2013

Similarly to Yesenia Thibault-picazo, Yukihiro Kaneuchi's latest collection titled 'Lamia' explores the idea of a future whereby resources that we hold as part of life will no longer exist and questions whether these objects of the future existed before it was made physical.

Exploring the typology of a stool, knife, fork and plate each plays with mixing materials such as metal, stone and resin.

"Objects with a specific function, which we now refer to as products, have been in existence since the hand axe was first created around 2.6 million years ago. With the world's current affairs dominated by financial crisis, energy problems and speedy technological advances, the incessant consumption of products is easily forgotten. We need to reconsider the value and role of products to avoid over-saturation, decreasing quality and negative environmental impacts. This collection provides commentary in the form of poetry, an attempt to describe the essence of products and to appeal to the humanity we have lost.



Magnetic

22nd August 2013

Moving on from rapid prototyped fashion, Iris van Herpen's latest collaboration for her FW14 couture collection was with Jolan Van der Wiel who is the master of pushing the materiality of magnets.

The dresses, inspired by the forces of nature were made from a mix of iron filings with fabric and resin and were grown over a three week period using Jolan's magnet growing process and explore a new hybrid aesthetic.

About


I use this blog as a notebook of inspirations – I post things I see and like and thoughts of mine. I don't revolve around a singular topic and neither does this blog. Everything and anything is relevant


Recent


101.86°- color of the day

Curiosity Cloud

Flower Power

Plants out of place

Digital Nature



Archive


2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009



Tags


Algae

architecture

augmented reality

bacteria

bio couture

Central St Martins

Chelsea College of Art and Design

colour

concrete

Craft

Design

Dutch Design Week

Fashion

Food

Furniture

innovation

jewellery

London Design Festival

London Design Week

material

Material of the Month

materials

materiologists

Milan

packaging

Philips Design

rapid prototyping

Royal College of Art

SS15

sustainability

synthetic biology

technology

Textile Futures

textiles

wearables



places I go for inspiration


Next Nature
Designindaba
Blueprint
WIDN
Dailytonic
designboom
Textile Futures Research Group
Triangulation
materials library
TodayandTomorrow
highlowtech
thecoolhunter
Kithkin
plasticfutures
normaflora
architonic
pepeheykoop
is this textiles?
Form materials
Talk2myshirt
Forrest Jessee
Electric Foxy
Eyebeam
DutchInvertuals
oobject
Despoke
PSFK
Thisispaper
Notcot
Core77
Riflemaker
Seed
Michael Burton
edhv
Mocoloco
Sightunseen
Planet Mag