Down to the Wire

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Beautiful vintage industrial clip lamps with colorful chords / get them on Etsy

 

 

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We are rounding things up

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The wonderful Teshima Art Museum with its open gallery space featuring a 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings open to the elements, designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan.  / photographs by Iwan Baan

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We found the matrix

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‘The phoenix is closer than it appears’ – a large mirrored room installation or 4 x 4 x 8 meters creating infinite reflections by German artist Thilo Frank in the gallery at KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, in Aalborg, Denmark. Inside, visitors are encouraged to place themselves on a simple plank swing, suspended from the room’s ceiling, which introduces a dizzying element of motion to their battery of illusory selves.

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We take a stand

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The house of Luo Baogen and his wife who refused to accept an unfair compensation for relocating and stubbornly remained living in their flat as allowed by law, forcing developers to refrain from tearing down their side of this apartment building Xiazhangyang, a village in Zhejiang province, China and eventually building the planned 4 lane highway around the house itself.  / Photographs courtesy of AFP/Reuters/Getty Images

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We chip away

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Designed by Chilean design studio The Andes House, ‘Las Doce’ is a beautiful line of household products ranging from dishes, plates to mugs. They are made from single pieces of wood, whereby Mapuche artisans work on the exterior face of the product through traditional carving techniques and the interiors of the pieces are cut out by a CNC industrial cutting robot. / found at BioDesignIn

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We are a bit cold

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The Nenets, who live at daily temperatures of – 35C / -31F in northern Siberia, Russia and wash just once a year and eat raw reindeer liver to survive. Documented by these beautiful black and white monochrome photographs of by documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado / found at tanta tralha

These photographs of the Nenet are taken from the forthcoming book Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado, to be published by Taschen in April 2013 to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Genesis at the Natural History Museum, London, sponsored by Vale.

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.

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We sit

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Collection of modern, innovative, and artistic chair designs.

From top to bottom:

Chair Model T1-M, After 860 Generations, 2004, EZCT Architecture & Design Research, photograph by Francois Lauginie  ///

from the series ‘100 Chairs in 100 Days’ by English Artist Martino Gamper ///

from the series ‘ Hybrid – Wild transforming chairs’ by designer Merve Kahraman

from the series ‘Thin Black Lines’ (bent, solid, tubular steel) by Japanese design studio Nendo ///

from the series ‘Fluo Meets Pastel’ by Floor Knaapen and Anne-Sophie Markus,  Eigen Huis & Interieur Magazine

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Home Studio

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Photographs of the beautifully decorated Vermont-based residence of Annemarie Buckley of Scouts Honor Co. Similar to her work, her home also has a laid back vibe, unique and filled with fun Americana vintage and modern art and accessories. Have a peak at her blog  and discover her beautiful illustrations, hand typpography, and design for weddings, events and more. / found at poppytalk