Hulger’s Plumen range plays with the tubular shape of traditional energy-saving bulbs by drawing them out, twisting them into balls and abstract shapes and even flattening them to create a ribbon-like figure.
Dr Sheng’s has decided to commemorate the upcoming Olympic Games by sticking 2008 needles into his head. Dr Sheng’s latest stunt was not the first time he had gained notoriety for sticking pins in his body.
In 2004 he secured a Guinness World Record after piercing 1790 needles into his head.
The designed duo formed by Andrea Grossfuss and Olaf Kiessling fromjames by Sternform presented clever and fresh solutions for everyday life. James is a handy plate, that takes the food in the inner area and holds all glasses with a handle within its special hollow.
In December 2006, the award-winning architectural practice, DTA Architects, headed up by Derek Tynan, was commissioned to remake Light House Cinema as a cultural hub in the large-scale urban regeneration development at Smithfield Market, on the west side of Dublin’s largest public plaza.
The architectural challenge of this project was to combine the insertion of four art house cinema volumes into existing basement voids with the creation of an informal circulation ‘route’ providing a dramatic experience for the public. The conceptual approach originated from the desire to express the individual cinema forms creating an increased tension between surface and void.
This minimalist residence in Oita Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects is composed of a smaller residence-scaled volume encased in a larger, more urban scale volume.
The larger volume is subtracted asymmetrically, creating a range of experiential moments in the interstitial space around the enclosed dwelling. These subtractions also create a variety of experiences in the more controlled, glassed in volume.
Chiara takes stunning landscape photographs that involve much more than what is in front of the camera. They are, in essence, images of photography itself. Chiara operates a hand-built, room-sized camera that is mounted on a flatbed trailer. He works inside the camera, physically becoming a part of the process. During the long exposures, he dodges and burns by passing his hands in front of the camera’s lens. The one-of-a-kind, positive images are then developed utilizing an adapted sewer pipe that he fills with photo chemicals.
The Dancing Coffee Table are inspired by Mexican Traditional Dances and Dresses.
The goal was to design something inspired by culture and folklore, in this case Mexican’s. So in a place with such a variety of colors and folklore like Mexico, is very difficult to take all and combine it in one piece, so I look at some of our dresses and colors and try to capture the shapes made by dresses in movement in order to design the Dancing Coffee Table and the Dancing Carpet.
“Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary”, where over 50 artists and designers “transform the ordinary into extraordinary works of art.”
As the title of the show explains, ordinary items like used record covers, plastic spoons & forks and phone books are given another life by these extremely creative artists. There are: a big pyramid created with 9,273 plastic spoons & 3,091 rubber bands, a gorgeous chandelier made with hypodermic needles, and exotic jewellery made with safety pins, steel handgun triggers and wooden rulers.
The exhibition includes works by well known designers, Ingo Maurer, Tejo Remy, and the Campana Brothers as well as internationally acclaimed artists, such as Tara Donovan, Xu Bing, El Anatsui, and Do Ho Suh.
Located on a well-populated barrier island, the design breaks away from prevailing beach house typology and finds its clues for development in other ways.
Conceptually, the house created by Sullivan Island by Huff + Gooden Architects LLC consists of three parts: a latticed screen, a cube comprising the living area, and a linear bedroom/core element completing the composition.
The site is located in front of three WW2 bunkers. These sentinels have presided over this former military reservation for decades. The house continues this posture and resides near the edge of the beach providing both a reprieve from and connection to the beach beyond. The house is on axis with the bunkers and completes the formation as viewed from the beach.
Turkish fashion design Hussein Chalayan continues to wow with his elaborate computer-controlled morphing dresses. He unveiled a video dress in Milan, which displays a time-lapse sequence of a rose opening and closing with the help of 15,000 LEDs that are embedded in the fabric.
EnterArchitecture is currently developing housing prototypes with specific design solutions to tackle the issue of extreme temperatures.
The variable openings in the panels can be customized based on the desires of the user. Facade layouts would be designed in several configurations to accommodate full sun protection from the harsh sun. An “air layer” model works on all external surfaces to expel radiant heat from the surfaces directly exposed to the sun.
The Pathfinder is an amphibian vehicle that runs on alternative fuel. The thought of an eco-friendly amphibian is very dreamy, but the knowledge of a conceptual vehicle with the exact same benefit is without a doubt very exhilarating.
Traveling across seven seas can be more eco-friendly and fun without resorting to fuel-guzzling aircrafts or ships, if only Pathfinder finds its way to the production stage soon. The designer, has fantasized about an amphibian vehicle that seems to be an ideal solution for traveling across the globe in the future. This car and sailing water vessel is at ease on concrete roads as well as on blue waters. The moment you get bitten by a travel bug, just step on the Pathfinder and drive till you reach land’s end. Then simply shift in the sailing mode and cruise away to glory. Another prime feature of this futuristic two-in-one vehicle is that it is 100% eco-friendly.
itbed is only a bed when you want it to be! The itbed is made from 7 mm thick cardboard that is folded like an accordion. In one step the itbed can be collapsed into an easily portable bundle making the cardboard bed an ideal solution for guest beds or frequent movers. The zigzag profile of the itbed, reminiscent of a house of cards, is stabilized from head to foot by two lengths of webbing.
The Château de Versailles will present the exhibition Jeff Koons at Versailles, which will be held from September 10th 2008, to December 14th, 2008 in the Royal Apartments and in the gardens of the Castle. This unique event will present seventeen Jeff Koons’ works, including his most significant works from the Eighties to these days.