Watchhouse Brinta

September 11, 2008


Little pig little pig let me in… not by the hair of my chinny chin chin…
Watchhouse Brinta located in a field in the dutch country side, is made from wood and straw. Inside a desk and chair sit on top of some straw bails and a blanket and pillow denote a bed.

Extract from designws

Expectation 02

August 30, 2008


“I allow for signifiers of use, such as a door, shelf, or a drawer, with these elements becoming just enough information for the viewer/user to relate to. Through this denial I start to uncover ways furniture communicates and challenges viewers/users to question their expectations of something they are familiar with. The viewer/user then can begin to locate meaning because of this familiarity and start to make sense of the piece. It is important to me that my works challenge how people see art and design and the differences or similarities they have, they can begin looking at both in a new way.”
At first glance I thought it was for sitting, but then it would be a waste of space…
Very cool idea…

Extract from sara huston

Expectation 05

August 29, 2008


“I allow for signifiers of use, such as a door, shelf, or a drawer, with these elements becoming just enough information for the viewer/user to relate to. Through this denial I start to uncover ways furniture communicates and challenges viewers/users to question their expectations of something they are familiar with. The viewer/user then can begin to locate meaning because of this familiarity and start to make sense of the piece. It is important to me that my works challenge how people see art and design and the differences or similarities they have, they can begin looking at both in a new way.”
Very refreshing idea…

Extract from sara huston

Random pic of the week

August 25, 2008


An inflatable dog turd the size of a house has blown away from a modern art exhibition in a Swiss museum before bringing down an electricity line and smashing a greenhouse window.
“Complex Shit”, a sculpture by the American artist Paul McCarthy, cast loose its moorings and was lifted by a sudden gust of wind from the Paul Klee centre in Berne and carried 200 yards to eventually make landfall in the grounds of a children’s home.
Oh Shit?!…

Extract from Telegraph

Cat Playhouse

August 24, 2008


Folded cardboard vechicles to torture your cats in…

Extract from Suck UK

Zaha Hadid Lotus

August 23, 2008


“The ‘lotus’ is a system of enfolded furnishings through which one can seduce and engage the immediate and more distant world. This room fluctuates between two extreme states: one which is highly condensed and exclusive of its surroundings and the other which is unfolded, dispersed and interlocked into its environment. reconfiguration is also a means towards appropriation and personalization.

The ‘lotus’ room is conceived as a fragmented enclosure that can be compressed and expanded into programmed areas for resting, sitting, storage, and browsing…”

Extract from designboom

Stationery Bugs

August 19, 2008


“These are made from found objects. They are wedged, fitted, and puzzled together without adhesives. Because of this they are extremely fragile. Some of them are also quite dangerous to handle casually. I like to think of them as high maintenance, exotic pets. Ornamental and not for snuggling.”
Scary, clever and nice… Can you identify the everyday stationeries?


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