Joana Vasconcelos, Crochet Bull
With an exhibition by one of our favourite artists Joana Vasconcelos now open at the Haunch of Venison in London, we have taken a look at some recent art and design that embrace the vintage art of Macramé, crafts and folk art. Looking at vintage crafts from a low-fi aesthetic with make do and mend connotations to them now being seen in some of the most innovative premier interiors, design shows and galleries.
Posted in Art, Culture, Design, Furniture, Interiors
Tagged 80's design, Art, chintzy, contemporary, crafts, crochet, Ernesto Neto, folk art, installation, Joana Vasconcelos, Josh Blackwell, macramé, nouveau, plastic bag art, Soho House Berlin, Tomas Sareceno, your studio design
Courtesy of Penny University
Coffee bars are popping up in retail environments and creating new experiences surrounding coffee. Companies are looking for new ways to create consumer focused retail experiences which live up to and go beyond the expectations of todays informed customer. This new focus on the in-store experience brings about the collaboration of like-minded brands into one store by combining with complementary services to enhance the customer experience.
Posted in Art, Branding, Culture, Design, Interiors
Tagged Climpson and Sons, coffee, dis-loyalty card, London Fields, menswear, Neals Yard, Penny University, Prufrock, reclaimed wood, retail, Rough Trade, Square Mile Coffee, William Curley, Wilton's
'Electric Hotel' Image courtesy of Sadler's Wells.
Electric Hotel is a bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night residence brought to life through dance and sound.
Rossa + Rossa's façade projection: "How it would be if a house was dreaming"
What would it be like if your façade could come to life and talk to your customers? ’Urban Screening’ is when you do exactly this- using the entire architectural façade of your building to create full-scale graphics or animations. We look at the best examples of this new trend. Continue reading
A look what has been of interest this week including art, architecture, deign and graphics:
A freelance illustrator from Hackney, accommodating both slick computer arts with a folk style and a retrospective for the 70′s. She combines found images with illustrations and a collage hand-drawn graphic style of art.
Posted in Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interiors, Product design
Tagged ARM Architects, Chrissie Abbott, Danny Treacy, David Restorick, Joana Vasconcelos, Little Boots, Melbourne, Roger Hiorns, Studio Output, The New Theatre, Zaha Hadid
“Underneath Day’s azure eyes, Ocean’s nursling, Venice lies, A peopled labyrinth of walls, Amphitrite’s destined halls.”
Francis Upritchard’s ‘Yellow Dancer’ from ‘Save Yourself’, installation for the NZ Pavillion, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice Biennale, 2009
As the sun rose and the art-crowds flocked, the great palazzos threw open their doors this weekend marking the opening of Venice’s 53rd Biennale, curated by Daniel Burnbaum and open
Posted in Architecture, Art, Interiors
Tagged 53rd Venice Biennale 2009, best of Venice Biennale, Boy with Frog, brand design, Charles Ray, Chu Yun, Cildo Meireles, Daniel Burnbaum, Design, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Fazer Mundos, Francis Upritchard, Francois Pinault, German Pavillion, Giardini, Haegue Yang, howard sullivan, http://www.flickr.com/photos/14249418@N00/, Interiors, italia, Kate MacGarry Gallery, Korean Pavillion, La Biennale di Venezia, Liam Gillick, lust, Lygia Pape, Making Worlds, Mapping The Studio, Martin Boyce, Matthew Day-Jackson, No Reflections, Save Yourself, Scottish Pavillion, sloth, tom philipson, Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale 2009, Wolfgang Tillmans, www.katemacgarry.com, www.palazzograssi.it, www.WeAreYourStudio.com, Yoko Ono, YOUR studio, YOUR_studio
Ages ago I saw a lovely animation by this studio set to a long roll of paper- have a look at this piece based on a pad and cutting mat. Hope you enjoy!
The Abandoned Houses Project is a beautifully photographed project looking at some of the derelict houses in Detroit over the last 10 years. Check out the link for more