Love Lina-Marie Köppen‘s work, and her thoughts on unlearning and uselessness, via this is paper. From top: Rolling pin, bowl that looks like dough but is made of plastic, two-legged stool and long brush:
“Objects that suggest archetypical shapes and archetypical behaviour, but offer something else.”
Yes: modular plaster block casts from Jurrijn Huffenreuter via Mocoloco:
“The imperfections of the mold parts remain visible in the finished product. This makes it a clear, readable product, showing the moment of creation. If the creator would like to make an object again he only has to stack the blocks around the object to recreate the mold.”
Stools made from discarded Christmas trees, by Fabien Cappello.
Studies of crumbled blue paper. Top: Dan Bradica. Bottom: Ívar Valgardsson.
Leather box by Welcome Companions from Welcome Projects that could be a clutch or a purse or a holder of important things, and perfect at all of it.
George Sowden interior designs via Creatures of Comfort.
“We’re Revolting” pop-up installation opens at Creatures of Comfort this Saturday, Oct. 20!
I’m still pinching myself that these amazing artists and designers were willing to be involved, and to create one-of-a-kind and exclusive pieces. It’s caused some serious soul-searching, as someone who spends a lot of time looking at images, how intense and satisfying it is to touch these dimensional objects, the weight of things and how they fit in your hand, and how incredibly made they are: each one a little lifetime, of beating hearts and scrutiny and utter gorgeous perfection. Come check out the show.
OPENING RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m., Oct. 20
WHERE: Creatures of Comfort LA, 7971 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: October 20 to November 10, 2012.
(With sticker sheet illustrated by the multi-talented Building Block, of one piece by every artist.)
The Well Polished Floor Sculpture (2010) by Ger Van Elk via Potz!Blitz!Szpilman!/whishful thinking.
The canons of perfect page design: J. A. Van de Graaf, Raúl Rosarivo, Jan Tschichold, Villard de Honnecourt via Present&Correct via Retinart:
“Not the ok book, nor the pretty good book, but the perfect book.”
Remember these? My interview with the mysterious science fiction writer behind Future Eyes is now up on Sight Unseen:
“It reminds you that the world responds to your imagination, which is the essence of change.”
Pomegranate (2006) by Ori Gersht; Bodegón con paquetes, Homenaje a Sánchez Cotán (1966) by Claudio Bravo via Mutual Art; Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (1602) by Juan Sánchez Cotán.
ALSO: Recipe for Spanish curtido with pickled melon, using all the ingredients in the painting.
Manual Lawn Mower Assembly Kit (2011) , Some Assembly Required – Starter Kit (2011) and Some Assembly Required – Bed Frame Included (2009) by Michael Johansson. EARLIER: Roxy Paine’s assembly kit of brushstrokes.
Reminded of this awesome S/S 2009 Calvin Klein Collection by the seriously excellent Pinterest boards of Uni Corrêa. Images via Fashiontography/Magaseen. Negative review after my heart:
“Too often, though, form trumped function, and the clothes looked boxy and square . . . Fall’s Calvin collection showed Costa in better form: intellectual, yes, but not at the expense of sex appeal. This season, he didn’t quite hit the mark.”
An exploration of a form and the shadow it casts, by Jacob Robert Whibley.
Bronze liquid forms from Ether Atelier.
Wind-inflated gold cube by Martín Azúa via destined to design.
I like how these gold keys by Erica Dorn look, next to the dirty white keys, and I especially like that they are mistake keys:
“The ones we are constantly pressing to go back in time.”
Roxy Paine’s brilliant polymer models of paintstrokes via Ronald Feldman Gallery/New York Academy of Art.
I don’t have a television, which I’m always surprised some people take offense to, but I’d get this iPad dock (still a prototype) by Jonas Damon in a heartbeat.
In the great American tall tale tradition of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox, a new Etsy Blog post, about a girl with really long arms:
“She gave hugs that went on for days. But being so long-limbed brought on a fair bit of teasing, and the girl soon developed a thirsty wit, a demeanor so dry that rivers became streams and stores sold out of hand lotion and lip salve.”