“Pracownia” is the tenth project of the collection “XII”, designed entirely by Karina Wiciak.
The restaurant is called “Pracownia” (which in Polish means “workshop”), because it was designed as a light pastiche of a painter’s studio. The most characteristic features of the interior are colourful blobs, because almost the entire interior of the “Papiernia” has been splashed with paint, from floor through furniture to the ceiling. It was not designed to be youth interior in the pop-art style, but to be modern, elegant restaurant.
A small project by the London based photographer Valerio Loi turning feelings as medicine. “The following “drugs” are the subjects of a still life project I am currently developing. In such difficult times it would be a fortune to find these medicines on pharmacies shelves. Even though are only 5, these small medicines needed plenty of time and effort to turn out as good as they are”.
While it is constructed from concrete, the team at Posh Projects have managed to keep the weight down with this sleek backing. The design was inspired by the craters on the moon, and the brand guarantees that no two cases are alike.
Asked about his project, the artist said: “Fashion in Leaf was inspired by leaf and fashion. I was wondering does fashion can be part of leaf art as I’m interested in fashion. The most challlenging in this project was how to apply leaf to dress! However, I tried to find some more special leaf this time to make the “dress” looks elegant. I was very surprised to get those such beautiful leaves in a garden. I never thought the leaves can be so beautiful, some of them are full of structures, patterns and lines on it, different colors in a leaf, even is withered leaves. So, I applied them into different types of dresses according to the different types of leaves.”
Canadian photographer Hana Pesut made a very nice original project when she asked various couples to exchange clothes with each other. Hana had this idea when he was in a camping vacation and decided to photograph her two friends who were dressed very differently.
A very intimate ritual of measuring the body and the trying on of a mock-up shirt by the customer – undertaken in a process of shirt-making- and presenting a ready made garment became our focus of interest in the Vienna Design Week Passionswege project. The final object expresses the carefulness for quality of the manufacturer and heads to become a quiet director of the shirt-trying ritual.
When we think of wood and paper, we usually see it in this manner; wood=source, paper=result. What if we flipped the model and saw paper as the source and wood as the end product? This was the concept behind Mieke Meijer’s project at the Design Academy Eindhoven. To think of paper as the end state of the product was limiting. With so much paper as the end result of making newspapers, Mieke envisioned an opportunity to upcycle the process and re-create wood.
Located in a forest on the mountains of Almaty in Kazakhstan, architect Aibek Almasov of A.Masow Design Studio has designed a concept for a modern spiritual retreat. The project, known as Tree in the house, presents a cylindrical, four-story glass space featuring an encased tree in the center. A winding white staircase allows visitors who enter the “tree house” to ascend the towering space, spiraling upward around the centric tree.
Ontario-based British photographer Gillian Woods, aka GillyFace, explores her own imagination and talents through various personal photography challenges. Having completed a 52 Week Project and a 365 Project, Woods is yet another shining example of a young photographer who vastly improved her skills over the course of a year.
Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm’s signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the Opus Office Tower is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an illusively hidden base that makes the edifice appear as though it is floating above ground.The project explains: “A pixelated reflective façade renders the cube full by day; by night it ‘dematerializes’ as light floods the void.” It’s sure to be an attraction for tourists and even more so given the additional project of designing the very first ME by Meliá hotel in the Middle East within the complex. As of now, it is slated to be completed in 2016.
Constructed from high quality, durable stainless steel, this collection of four Tuls feature several grooves cut out to perform the same tasks your household tool set can. There is everything from spoke wrenches and pry bars to bottle openers and iPhone stands. The best part is the fact that they can fit onto your key ring, back pocket, or wallet. All of the cards have been given different names to help organize them. The innovative tool set was created as a collaboration project between Dave and Calvin Laituri.
The photographer Thimothy Archibald shares with us his interesting and moving project. In his series ‘Echolilia’, Archibald explores his relationship with his autistic son Elijah. He started to photograph Elijah when he was only 5. However, back then, Archibald’s goal was nothing but sheer documentation. Elijah, who suffers from autism, was socially withdrawn, obsessed with mechanical objects, and had a ritual need for repetition. Archibald photographed his son and showed the pictures to different behavioral specialists who confirmed that he was on the autistic spectrum.
“Erratic” is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September.
Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of points, the massive 3 x 3 x 3 meter piece illustrates the tension between meticulous design and temperamental materials.
Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project Pyramid House—a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and submitted as a proposal for a recent architecture competition. The simple geometric shape creates a clean aesthetic, while remaining extremely eye-catching due to its iconic though rarely applied form.
Yochai Matos is a Tel Aviv based artist who creates mesmerising sculptural installations made from fluorescent tube lighting. Since graduating in 2004 from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Matos’ work has dealt with public space as property.Matos arranges the lights in unusual patterns utilising commonplace pieces of hardware. In his works, he uses images derived from Modern Culture giving them his own unique twist. Matmos also creates non-light based projects that ranging from collage, photography and public interventions.
State-shaped cast iron pans once a limited edition art piece, soon to become a national product line… launching with New York! Under the creation by FeLion Studios, a design/build sculpture studio in Madison Wisconsin, specializing in iron casting and fine wood working techniques to achieve unique and custom pieces of art for homes and commercial spaces.