Wood in the fireplace. A wooden home. A wooden blanket?
Elisa Strozyk is pushing the boundaries of textile arts. She creates a fabric-like structure by attaching small geometric wooden shapes to a textile base. The new “wooden textile” acts just like fabric, draping across beds, floors, even people. Just push it and, like . . . → Read More: Wooden textiles by Elisa Strozyk
I’d love to spend Christmas, Summer and Fall here with my two dogs.
Photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz built this charming cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. With only $500, the couple foraged most of the building materials from an abandoned barn. The main architectural feature is the enormous glass wall, a . . . → Read More: A $500 cabin built from re-purposed windows in West Virginia by Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz
Tyvek size varies 2012 (photo by Josh Kurz)
The work by Michigan-based artist Matthew Shlian never fails to inspire me. This series of images shows various expanding sculptures that Shlian creates using only paper. These three dimensional pieces explode into the air and then collapse back upon themselves, pleat by pleat, like a . . . → Read More: Folded expanding sculptures of paper pleats by Matthew Shlian
925 silver, red gold
Who wants a $30M white diamond solitaire when they can get a ring with a secret cluster of flowers? or a ring with a secret set of red stamen ensconced in a bed of stamens?
Using gold, silver, bronze and different gemstones, Germany based artist Nora Rochel creates rings with . . . → Read More: Rings inspired from nature by Nora Rochel
University of Quebec student Myriam Dion spends a lot of time looking at newspapers. Wielding an x-acto knife with the skill of a surgeon, Dion excavates lace patterns from newspapers like the Financial Times, Le Devour, the International Harold Tribune and more. The graduate student individualizes her lace-like patterns to the particular content of . . . → Read More: Myriam Dion cuts newspapers into lace-like patterns
Artist Keri Muller gives books “another chance to tell a story.” Splaying them open into fan-like shapes, Muller mounts clusters of books together to form a chicken, a taxidermied animal head, even the continent of Africa!
Read and see more about Muller’s sources of inspirations on her blog Simple Intrigue.
. . . → Read More: Old books turned into wall art by Keri Muller
Lamp out of an IKEA PS cabinet
Bowl out of an IKEA PS cabinet
Clock out of an IKEA PS cabinet
German designer Samuel Treindl uses the term “parasite production” to describe his work. Taking mass-produced objects, like IKEA cabinets, Treindl cuts out shapes to create functional accessories like lamps, clocks, wall-mounted . . . → Read More: Samuel Treindl re-invents mass-produced furniture like IKEA cabinets
The bright colors in this new font make me happy. It is by Ben Flynn, otherwise known as EINE, one of London’s most distinctive street artists who is known for using typography in his graffiti-style. (In 2010, the Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron presented one of EINE’s works to President Obama as a gift on his first . . . → Read More: EINE creates a new font, called Tenderloin, inspired by San Francisco
Grief and longing. Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva evokes these emotions in her photographic installation called “Rooms.” Using wire and paper, Georgieva creates miniature replicas of antique furniture. After attaching them to a wallpapered backdrop, the Chicago based freelance architectural designer photographs the furniture with a light source casting dramatic shadows across the scene. The result is a series of moving . . . → Read More: Miniature wire sculptures of “the things we leave behind” by Iglika Krasimirova Georgieva
Mi-Teintes watercolor paper, 11″ × 14″ × 12″ high (2012)
Some people are doubly blessed. Besides being a professor of Computer Science at MIT, Erik Demaine is also an accomplished paper folding artist. He and his father, Martin, are known for their “curved-crease” origami sculptures. Taking flat sheets of paper, the Demaines create thin accordian folds across . . . → Read More: Curved-crease origami by Erik and Martin Demaine