The Invisible Dress

June 7th, 2010

A few months ago I’ve showed you The Invisible Shoe designed by Andreia Chaves. The shoe inspired Margaux Bolle, a 5th year student at La Cambre, to design this dress.

photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Mikroskop

June 1st, 2010

Mikroskop is one of the installations by Olafur Eliasson in his exhibition “Innen Stadt Außen” (Inner City Out), at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. It’s a huge kaleidoscope in the atrium of the museum, as high as the skylight. I still need to visit this exhibition, but I want to go when it’s as empty as possible. And when I have new camera (I’m currently looking into a Ricoh GR Digital III). The deadline is August 9th!


Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson


Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson


Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson


Photo: Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

Innen Stadt Außen

March 23rd, 2010

Innen Stadt Außen” is the title of Olafur Eliasson his upcomming exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.

Innen Stadt Außen concerns itself closely with the relationship between museum and city, architecture and landscape, as well as between space, body and time. The site-specific investigations within the museum are amplified and commented on through ephemeral projects in public space, thus linking the Martin-Gropius-Bau to various places within the city.

This photo of the Berlin Fernsehturm gives you an idea what to expect. The exhibition opens on April 28th and you’ll have time till August 9th to go and see it.

Fade

January 21st, 2010

Fade by Gerold Tagwerker.

The Invisible Shoe

December 9th, 2009

The Invisible Shoe is one of the 5 different shoe concepts by the Brazilian footwear designer Andreia Chaves. It would fit perfectly with the polygon fashion of Irina Shaposhnikova. You can see the 4 other concepts at Yatzer.

The Invisible Shoe by Andreia Chaves

The Invisible Shoe by Andreia Chaves

Wilderness

December 6th, 2009

Wilderness by Doug Aitken is a kinetic installation, made of stainless steel mirrors which are computer controlled by 35 variable speed motors. I would love to see a video of it. Anyone has a link?

Wilderness by Doug Aitken

found at wowgreat

Study For A Mirror

November 13th, 2009

Tonight I saw a very nice presentation on the work of rAndom international, a London-based art and design collective, hosted by designtransfer of the UDK Berlin. One of the project that Hannes Koch presented was “Study For A Mirror” which is actually the next generation of their other piece called “A Study Of Three Mirrors“.

‘Study For A Mirror’ is a ‘temporary light painting’. Face recognition technology detects when the viewer is standing in front of the work and then directly paints the onlookers image in light. The Image then gradually fades. Evectively a mirror this work offers the ultimate immediate, yet ephemeral, contemporary portrait.

Chris O’Shea wrote the software with openFrameworks & openCV.

Study For A Mirror by rAndom international

Study For A Mirror by rAndom international

Study For A Mirror by rAndom international

Design Academy Eindhoven Bachelors

October 22nd, 2009

I had just a quick look at the 2009 Bachelors of the Design Academy Eindhoven. These 3 projects cought my attention:

Minimal Dress by Digna Kosse

‘May I ask how many costumes she wears out each year?’ ‘My dear sir, the clothing of a lady does not wear out through her wearing of it, but through her being seen in it.’ Richard Steele Our clothes are more quickly discarded as a result of changing fashion than because of wear and tear. The consumption of material by the clothing industry is gigantic as a result. Digna Kosse designed fifteen dresses that are far from voracious consumers of material. She demonstrates that you can minimize these pieces of clothing to a few threads at the most. Minimal Dresses are wispier than wispy, yet they remain feminine dresses with which to make a fashion statement.

Minimal Dress by Digna Kosse
photo by Lisa Klappe

Dimensions by Steie vanVugt

Steie van Vugt made a mirror installation that played with the dimensions of a space: the mirrors pull the space apart like a kaleidoscope and display conflicting images. The installation emphasizes and blurs angles and holes, creating both calmness and complexity. Dimensies gives an empty concrete space a unique finishing touch and lets people reflect on how they experience a space.

Dimensions by Steie vanVugt
photo by Rene van der Hulst

Wastesthetics by Laura Lynn Jansen

Is it possible to elevate waste into a thing of beauty? Laura Lynn Jansen put plastic packaging items into a transparent bag, created a vacuum and discovered that it took on aesthetically attractive forms. This inspired her to make a garbage bag from a stretch material reminiscent of mother of pearl. ‘By being able to see the shapes inside, it becomes a kind of work of art that changes its form every day.’ The bag can be hung in a special frame. Jansen would like to have a weekly plastic collection day introduced on which everyone would hang the bag on their door. ‘A street with a shiny white shape on every house front. On the basis of the bag, you can say something about someone’s identity – something from the inside is shown on the outside.’ She hopes that Wastesthetics will make people aware of how much garbage they produce.

Wastesthetics by Laura Lynn Jansen
photo by Astrid Zuidema

Mirrors

October 22nd, 2009

I really love these mirror installations by Francisco Infante-Arana & his wife Nonna Gorunova. You can find more of their work here and here.

Francisco Infante-Arana & Nonna Gorunova

Francisco Infante-Arana & Nonna Gorunova

Francisco Infante-Arana & Nonna Gorunova

found at dropular


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