things that I like and look at ..........

Stuff to share, stuff I like, things that make me happy, things that bring joy
and lots of other things as well. It might make no sense, infact if its here, it very likely is a load of stuff & no sense

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bethan Laura Wood

Bethan Laura Wood's "totem" lamps
are things of great beauty
Hand blown plexi-glass,
a limited series of 4 were on show during
Milan design week

the above table is not her normal style - this
was for Wallpaper's Handmade installation
they asked her to be a bit more "wallpapery"

"In pulse" by Rolf Sachs

the clever Rolf Sachs fused his normal strange hybrid of technology and art with  
the mechanism of the human body
at the beautiful Studio Giangaleazzo Visconti.
Pillows in birdcages move with sound of breathing
and the table pulses to a heartbeat.
It is a deeply moving installation

Plus the green courtyard beyond is a little glimpe of heaven

Kartell at Salone Milan 2011

I love typography and I love neon...
put them together and what do you get?
You get...
the Kartell stand at this years Salone

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Design Academy Eindhoven's "THIS WAY" at Salone Milan 2011

beauty, fragility,
poignancy, poetry, heartbreak...
all these things and more are present in Jetske Visser's
"an image of dementia",
where things are not as you expect

I fell in love with these mishapen objects,
designed as if somehow the function
was mislaid along the way

a tea set that displays characteristics
from six different cultures,
Sarah de Ruijter hopes to use tea drinking as a
way to bond across cultures
Taking references
from Turkish, Moroccan, Chinese, 
Poland, Surinamese and Indonesian she
hopes to form a new tea drinking culture
and given the beauty of the set
she might just succeed

Brigitte Coremans Menstruation clock
is a thing of beauty and practicality
I'm afraid I cannot even show a picture of

her biodegradable coffins for stillborns, 
beautiful and tactile as they were,
they broke my heart
and left it in pieces on the floor

Roland Pieter Smit's beautiful blankets woven by people with
mental or physical impairment broke and mended by heart in the same nano second.

Showing the madness of our era
these pages from Wikipedia
made me laugh out loud

Yuya Ushida's "XXXX"
shows the beauty of simplicity and repetition.

All in all, I left 
re-energised, rebooted
and thinking
they were all very much more than just clever


A Brian Eno-esq
trance enducing moment,
caught and suspended in elastic time
stretching into the infinite..
we were drawn to this installation
 like moths to a magic lantern flame,
by Canon at SuperStudio in Milan last week
Projected down threads the colours spun infront of us
and held us in their mesmerizing web

A few highlights from Milan design week -

Did you have a spirograph set when you were little?
as if you did and you loved it -
then you will love this just as much, if not more.
"Drawing machine" by Eske Rex, at Mindcraft11,
is a thing of magic and beauty.
 It lulls you into a trance as you watch the pen,
 lead by pendulums and weights
slowly dance in loops across the paper
I always seemed to slip and ruin my
spirogragh drawings just at the last minute,
this produces drawings of a scale
and majesty that mesmorise the mind

Spazio Rosanna Orlandi never fails to disappoint
the woman is my hero

-Imagine a wardrobe of precisely filed clothes
just like this...

Studio Formafantasma offers a new perspective on plasticity
reinterpreting centeries old technology to offer us a  future use
plastic replacement 

James Plumb's installation delighted as usual,
I am personally fixated on these
suitcase sets

Monday, 11 April 2011

about time I posted these windows

These windows launched way back in March,
which in my world seems like years ago now
However when Andrew's photos came back they made
me stop & relook at it all over again, as it looks
so dam good (even if I do say so myself)

Spring is officially here, 
so we can all now dress to embrace our inner
foraging friendly, 
rainbow haired,