Archive for April, 2012
Alike the majority of the world, I share the human obsession with the moon. After spying on these magnificent lights from In-es.artdesign, Italy, I couldn’t help but collect a selection of designs also inspired by the moon.
In conjunction with the shape and texture of the lights, an illustration of the full and crescent moons is created, evoking a sense of nocturnal enchantment within the home.
This moon shaped cradle by Creme Anglaise was constructed from recycled pallet wood and 100% by hand. There is no doubt this piece would compliment the dreams of a little one and the character of a nursery.
THE FLOOR PILLOW
The large ‘full moon odyssey’ floor pillow, by korean designers Lily Suh & Zoono, is an actual lunar photograph printed on the cushion. The image was photographed by Norbert Rumiano with Chin Wel loon accompanied by a 6 inch telescope and DMK astronomer’s camera.
THE MOON CHAIR
The “moon chair” can be used to describe an array of semi-spherical pieces, yet the sophistication and solidity of Mike To, of Hong Kong-based Objects Design Group captured my eye in particular.
“Searching for sites within architecture with the possibility for confusion or misuse, Snarkitecture aims to make architecture perform the unexpected”
Today I stumbled upon the news that Snarkitecture are holding their first solo exhibition in Chicago, at the Volume Gallery, on April 20. The exhibition will incorporate Snarkitecture’s innovative and elaborate ideas of art and architecture, in their new designs of furniture and site-specific installations. Evoking a sense of childhood wonderment, Snarkitecture’s ability to uniquely combine elements of structure, material and originality is a shared international fascination. I have considerable location envy at this moment in time, those in Chicago this month should definitely visit the exhibition.
Enjoy a virtual sneak peak of what is in store for those in Chicago below.
“An exhibition with familiar objects in unexpected contexts, or the dissolution of recognizable volumes into irrational forms”
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