maandag 30 maart 2015

we make carpets

Bob, Marcia and Stijn (Amsterdam)  made their first carpet  in 2009 for the Dutch Design week. Not the one you can walk on, but with pine cones and needles. They didn't have a plan, it just happened and never stopped making new ones, always made out of everyday objects. Discover more here.

zondag 22 maart 2015

house of pane

In 2012, photographer Nick Olson and clothing designer Lilah Horwitz quit their day jobs and set off to build a unique woodland cabin so they could watch the sun set over the mountains of West Virginia.

Small but beautifully crafted, the home’s main feature is a wall full of glass, made entirely out of repurposed windows and salvaged materials they had collected from garage sales and antique dealers in the area.

“Each window has a bit of a story to it,” says Olson. “As an artist, I’ve learned over time that if you have an idea, you can find a way to make it.” The painstaking hands-on approach they apply to their artistry is the same technique they used to build their home.

The glass cabin, which they created for a total of about $500 on a property owned by Olson’s family, allows for plenty of natural light, reducing the need for artificial sources. Although it doesn’t have electricity or running water, it has everything the couple needs to watch the breathtaking West Virginia sunsets they so love.

found on Frankie mag, video here

maandag 9 maart 2015

verbeke foundation

Have you ever visited the Verbeke foundation? It was on my bucket list for years and last sunday, we managed to visit it. Inspiring place, this private art site (12 hectare nature). Their presentation is never completed, in movement, a bit messy, complex but never how you expect. If you want, there is even a artplace to stay called 'CasAnus' (a night in a cloaca? why not?)

maandag 2 maart 2015

kristen liu-wong

Kristen Liu-Wong is a 23-year-old illustrator, painter, whatever living in Brooklyn [her words].

Her body of work is significant and spans a series of mediums - oil & resined paintings, illustrations, silkscreens, self-published zines, embroidery, glassware and videos.
Her themes often reflect a blend of brightly colored folk art, bizarre narratives, sex and violence.

read an interview with her here