March 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Typewriter parts.

February 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

Have you been reading anything about found object art?

Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” was considered the first official oeuvre in the movement, but I’ve been more and more intrigued by its recent presence. Ugly, but beautiful. Innovative. And with a touch of “things are not what they seem”.

Tim Noble and Sue Webster have been drawing a lot of attention to the topic by making us take a second look at their piles of trash.

This “rocks”

August 16, 2010 § 2 Comments

Israeli student Shmuel Linski created this Expresso Solo concrete expresso machine while at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.

There are so many reasons to love this project: the simplicity of functions, the contrast of the concrete and the smooth curves, the patina that might develop from coffee stains, an appliance that becomes part of the design of your home rather than a temporary “thing”,  and the textural contrast of the harsh concrete to the smooth steel and glass. Minimalist, but dirty.

I have no idea how much it weighs, but you can’t let a detail like that weigh you down.

Unique textiles

August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Lately I’ve been really into the industrial beauty of prints from Fokus Fabrik. The fabrics are made from organic hemp and cotton. The designers are Scandinavian– what a surprise.

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