Inspired by classic leather notebooks, this pared-back chess set is gorgeous in its simplicity and execution. Belgian designer Peter Baeten has channelled his love of classic leather notebooks into this beautiful minimal chess set.
“By working with the silhouettes of the pieces, it walks the line between 2D and 3D. Because of this, only the ones who are playing have a complete overview of the pieces on the board. Bystanders will have to do with seeing lines move around on the board,” Baeten explains.
“The set is lasercut and hand varnished, so the natural wood grains remain visible. It contains 4 tablets and a leather cover which also serves as a pad to play on. There are no screws, hinges, glue, or any other type of materials used, therefore there is no assembly necessary, and each single piece can easily be replaced.”
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Suspended Shirt Installations by Finish artist and environmentalist Kaarina Kaikkonen who uses hundreds of second-hand shirts to create her often site specific installations.
“Her most recent work Are We Still Going On? (top images), was conceived at Collezione Maramotti, a private collection of contemporary art in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and involves hundreds of children’s shirts hung in rows to resemble the interior hull of a giant ship. The shirts are organized by color on each side of the skeletal boat to represent a sort of symbolic dialogue about gender.” ( via colossal)
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Noel Stewart is a designer that takes inspiration from contemporary art and architecture and melds them with historical references allowing any person wearing his creations to stand out in a crowd. There is no subtly to Stewart’s designs, but there a bold mixture of outrageous elegance that resonates within each piece and collection. // by knstrct.com
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The Silk Vortices of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi / delicately crafted string sculptures constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance are each based on precise plans blueprinting the complex internal framework.
‘Soundsuits’ – incredible dance costumes by American performance artist, and sculptor Nick Cave. With these costumes, Cave merges the arts of music, dance, sculpture as well as fashion. His suits are made of various textiles and objects and during the dance performance become a musical instrument in themselves.