Architecture 5c -
Well god dam, did I pick the wrong decade to graduate from Architecture school..
The above image is of John Morefield’s. A 27 year old who has been twice laid off by architecture firms in the past year, a direct result of the spreading world economic crisis.
“This what it’s come to, John? Going to parade down Market Street in sandwich boards later?
“I’m serious,” Morefield said, laughing when asked about his booth, which has appeared two weeks in a row at the open-air street market in old Ballard. “I’m here to answer questions. And I do charge a nickel. I’ve made a dollar today so far.”
I recently received an email from new to the scene blogger Natalia who has recently set up shop over at nataliasliwka.com
Natalia has a background in graphic design and illustration and is now living in LA.
She recently featured in a post a series of minimalistic websites that I found quite interesting and thought I’d share with you all.
- via http://www.minimalsites.com/
Design Tavern has featured the work of Cecelia Levy in the past, I would now like to bring to your attention her brand new site;
Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.
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Fun Lego Facts:-
1. There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.
2. Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
3. More than 400 million people around the world have played with LEGO bricks.
4. More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949. Stacked on top of each other, this is enough to connect the Earth and the Moon ten times over.
5. 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers every second around the world.
6. The LEGO bricks sold in one year would circle the world 5 times.
7. LEGO can be used to…patch walls?
I have recently been invited By Greg over at 2modern Design blog to be a guest blogger -
Check out my post over there featuring the Obama street art that has emerged in recent months
I found this video whilst searching around youtube last night..
Harris and the guys use the air exhausted from underground subway to create these clever, totally animated, life-of-their-own, trash bag sculptures.
You have to check this out!
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If there are any other local Melbournites around on the 17th of Feb, than make sure you check out the international speaker series put on by the RAIA -
Gracing our shores will be the highly accredited and heavily awarded, Toyo Ito.
Visit here for more info
For those of you off shore it I thought I’d put together a few images of Ito’s amazing work.. but first a little background.
Toyo Ito 1941- is considered “one of the world’s most innovative and influential architects” (Designboom).
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The guys over at graypants have come up with a clever use for all the left over trace paper that architects, engineers and designers fly though -
they call it the “sketchlight pendant”
This is my 2nd post featuring the work of Yar Rassadin (see the P-Bookshelf here)
This time under examination is the ultra contemporary lighting design, the ‘G19′
the 19 lights are arranged in a simple grid to create this modern and sleek design.
1. Picture: art object hung from the wall
2. chair: pick it from the wall to sit
Studio Dror have come up with “the first foldable cantilever chair” that goes from modern art work to functional furniture.
Perhaps one day “we’ll pull up a chair” by simply grabbing it off the wall?
THe chairs really are ingenious, beautifully fashioned and exhibited, perhaps to nice to sit on?
“Studio Dror is an extension of Dror Benshetrit’s work. Being a multidisciplinary design company, founded in 2002, Studio Dror specializes in product design, architecture and art direction. Dror’s client list includes Puma, Rosenthal (Germany), Boffi (Italy), Levi’s, Bombay Sapphire, Surface Magazine, and Kiehl’s.”
“Rubik’s lamp is an innovative project based on the popular toy from the eighties. Much like the original Rubik’s cube, the lamp is composed of 26 smaller cube-like pieces, whose interlocking shapes fit onto each other.
Rubik’s Lamp is a creative solution for customized lighting, and, just like the original toy, presents itself as a fun, challenging puzzle.
Currently looking for producers.”
This is the Ply Laptop case Brian Kelly, a recent graduate from The University of The Arts Industrial Design Program, currently living in Philadelphia.
The ply laptop case provides a natural, and organic protective casing for your standard 15″ laptop -
The natural, timber grain of the case looks stunning and there’s an obvious high level of craftsmanship.