Archive for the ‘Arts & Crafts’ Category
Ok, this is simply crazy, and although this is not exactly the main subject of archtopia, in the Arts & Crafts category of the site, we thought this would be a great fit. So have fun and leave a comment if you like this thang.
From the author:
“This is my senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design. Where my idea comes from is that every time when I am busy, I feel that I am not fighting with my works, I am fighting with those post-it notes and deadline. I manipulating the post-it notes to do pixel-like stop motion and there are some interactions between real actor and post-its.”
In January 2010 the Cologne based design agencies Grosse8 and Lichtfront presented their cross-media installation titled Augmented Sculpture. The core of the installation is a 2.5m tall wooden form that builds the screen for a 360° projection. This is how it looks like and what it does.
In constant transformation over a score by Jon Hopkins, the 2:32 minute performance is described by Svenja Kubler of Lichtfront as a “mirror of changing realities… a kind of real virtuality arises to confront virtual reality.” I’m not sure what that all means but I really like it.
Wall paper and wall coverings, a great way to mask a crack in your wall, or for some a form of art or a manifesto. Combining art and style, can sometimes have a interesting outcome.
Arte of Belgium takes wall paper design to another level with their collection that covers a wide array of textures, colors, and styles. The Arte collection goes beyond the simple flat wall-covering and brings the wall enchantingly to life with real depth. French architect Le Corbusier so poetically put it, ‘le jeu savant des formes sous la lumière’ (the clever game of forms in light). The surface of the wall is such that it changes according to the intensity of light and the angle from which it is viewed. Visit arte-international.com and discover endless wall paper and wall covering possibilities.
Somewhere between a do-it-yourself textile kit and a make-your-own craft set, these small tiles can be assembled into anything from modest wall art and modular play forts to suspended light and sound barriers.
There is only one piece in this simple puzzle from Kvadrat: a single module that can be attached to infinite partners of the same shape, size and properties to create an ever-extending functional home furnishing or simply expressive artwork.
It is, in fact, this strange ‘in-between’ status of these tile modules that makes them so fascinating – they are not made to do something specific, but are also not without useful DIY project possibilities. Some pictures show people interacting with schematic projects or creating something playful and fun without instructions or a plan.
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