Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Murmuration






















Video Murmuration by Sophie Windsor Clive 
Ein faszinierendes Naturschauspiel!

Claire Morgan: Fall Out

Installation Fall Out by Claire Morgan
ginko leaves, 3 taxidermy canaries
Wie bei vielen anderen von Claire Morgans Installationen durchdringen hier präparierte Vögel einen geometrischen Körper und ziehen eine Spur hinter sich her. Der Körper wird aus hunderten von Ginkoblättern gebildet, die mit Nylonschnüren abgehängt werden.

Yellow ginko tree leaves in Washington DC

photo by Paul Frederiksen

Auch in Stuttgart haben sich die Ginkoblätter Gelb gefärbt. Allerdings findet man die Bäume hier nur vereinzelt in den Häuserschluchten.
Eigentlich finde ich Schwarzweiß-Bilder, die nur teilweise coloriert sind, doof. Doch bei diesem hier finde ich es durchaus passend, und es entsteht ein schöner Kontrast.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Boutique Almira Sadar




















Predominant in the interior of Boutique Almira Sadar is a grey-violet metal object hanging from the ceiling. You only get its construction by viewing the object from different angles. Staying right below the object, it seems more to be a graphic than a three-dimensional object.
It was built in 2003 by architect firm Sadar+Vuga.
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monday, 4 July 2011

Tobias Rehberger: Venice 2009
















Tobias Rehberger, Bar Caffetteria - Palazzo delle Esposizioni Giardini, Venezia, 2009 
Photo: Giorgio Zucchiatti 

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Paris




Musik Hans Unstern - "Paris"
Drawing Roland Brückner 
Camera Leonard Lehmann

The world in words. by Dirk Schächter













Der Bonner Designer Dirk Schächter hat es geschafft die Welt in Wörter zu fassen. 
Einfach simple und genial: Die Landflächen ausgefüllt mit Buchstaben in Helvetica. Ausgezeichnet mit dem IF Design-Award und nomiert für den Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2011.
Erwerblich unter www.typomaps.net

Sunday, 17 April 2011

BIG: National Gallery of Greenland















Danish architect's office BIG has won the competition to design Greenland's national gallery of art in Nuuk.
The centre of the gallery hosts an internal courtyard with a sculpture garden and opens up towards the sea.

































In contrast to typically square boxes  of Greenland's architecture, the new gallery assimilates to the dynamic coast.

Monument to Freedom and Unity, Berlin


















"The final decision for the design of the National Monument to Freedom and Unity in Berlin has been reached: The collaborative concept by designers Milla & Partner, Stuttgart and Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz will be realized. This concept was one of three awarded equal first prizes by the jury in the first round in October 2010. In the final round the concept now convinced conclusively. The concept is entitled "Citizens in Motion" - a message that Sasha Waltz and Milla & Partner convey in an unexpected manner. The monument is animate and is not to be approached merely as an object for contemplation - the intention is that it be entered and set in motion, movement being achieved by visitors working together as a group: The design was created in a spirit where, by means of creative action, each is enabled to bring benefit to the community and as a consequence shape society. The visitors themselves - the citizens who set the whole in motion - comprise an active constituent of the monument. The vision is that it will be a continually changing choreographic expression of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. As the design is both aesthetically ambitious and subject to stringent structural requirements, Milla & Partner and Sasha Waltz involved Stuttgart engineers Leonhardt, Andrä and Partners as expert consultants." 

Saturday, 2 April 2011

John's Mobiltelefon



 






















John's Anti-Smartphone – kann nichts außer telefonieren: kein Schnickschnack, keine Kamera, noch nicht einmal eine SMS-Funktion. Die Akkustandzeit von etwa drei Wochen (bei sechs Stunden Sprechzeit) erspart die lästige Stromsuche. Weitere Funktionen beschränken sich auf eine Lautstärkeregulierung, eine Tastensperre und die Möglichkeit, die Tasten mit insgesamt bis zu zehn gespeicherten Nummern zu belegen. Das minimalistische Display befindet sich auf der Oberseite des Geräts. Analogen Speicherplatz bietet ein kleiner Notizblock auf der Rückseite, der dazu passende Kugelschreiber ist in das Gehäuse integriert. 
Dieses wunderbar reduzierte Mobiltelefon kann man beim Magazin in Stuttgart erwerben.

Monday, 14 March 2011

David Fullarton's Moleskines

I found these great illustrations by David Fullarton on one of my favourite websites: Behance Network :: Gallery


























See also his website David Fullarton




















I fully agree with his opinion about Moleskine sketch books:"I was never a big fan of Moleskine notebooks. They always seemed so damn precious and overpriced with their pretentious history printed inside and that fancy-dan knicker elastic to keep your place. But someone gave me one for nothing a couple of years ago, and since it was free I used it. A lot. And I have to admit I ended up liking it. Almost enough to actually pay for the next one."

Julius Shulman

Julius Shulman (1910-2009) probably was the most significant architectural photographer world-wide. One of his best known photo is 
Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. by Pierre Koenig.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Desks

Lately I found two very nice desks. 

Rewrite desk by Copenhagen designers GamFratesi has now manufactured by Ligne Roset.

 
PLANE secretary by German designer Felix Stark with clever cable duct and storage space.

Atelier van Lieshout: Dripping World Map


Atelier van Lieshout first draw my attention to their walkable organs. In 2004 they made a wombhouse big enough to contain all of the essential functions of a house, such as a kitchen, heating, a toilet and a bedroom. Besides they designed sculptures of simplified human figures.
By looking through their website I was fascinated by their sculpture "Dripping World Map" , 2009. It reminds me of hanging bats.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Vernadette Saguil: Vancouver Airport, 2010

















Canadian designer  
Vernadette Saguil 
developed this great 
three-dimensional 
graphic for Vancouver 
Airport, 2010.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Juergen Specht: Tokyo

















I was deeply moved by Juergen Specht's photo taken in Tokyo. It took me a while to spot the person sleeping on newspapers. Are those piles of newspapers the person's workplace and home at once?
I am not 100% sure if Juergen Specht is the photographer of this shot. If anyone knows better please let me know.

Ueno Park, Tokyo





















Lately I have seen a documentary on TV of Ueno Park and its homeless inhabitants. They live illegal in Tokyo's central park because they earn too little money to pay Tokiyo's  extreme rents. They are tolerated to stay unless they move their tents when there are ceremonial occasions or offical visits. The economic crisis of 1990s has led to a boost of homeless people in Tokyo. Many people have lost their jobs and often were too proud to ask for help. They ended up living on the street. Today there are many improvised huts scattered all over Ueno Park in Tokyo. 

Photographer Juergen Specht's former assistant Satoko Hashimoto documented their life style. She lived in the park for some time and got the permission to take photos of the interior of their tents. Her photos show how important it is for men to have private shelter.

Galerie Stihl Waiblingen













Architect: Hartwig N. Schneider, Stuttgart

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Studio XAG: Diesel store




Windows for Diesel store at Bond Street, London by Studio XAG.

Jonas Burgert
























Jonas Burgert: Lebendversuch
Eine großartige Ausstellung mit über 40 zum Teil meterhohen Ölbildern des Berliner Malers Jonas Burgert. Seine Bilder wecken die unterschiedlichsten Emotionen und regen zum Nachdenken und Interpretieren an. Ich bin begeistert von seiner spielerischen Malweise mit Farbspritzern und leuchtenden Farben, sowie den eigentümlichen Charakteren.
Kunsthalle Tübingen, 11. Dezember 2010 bis 6. März 2011

Saturday, 15 January 2011

5.5 Designers: Sabz





















Die aus Paris stammenden Cinqcinq Designers wurden 2008 von Sabz gebeten einen neuen Laden  zu gestalten. Sabz verkauft Gartenmöbel und -produkte.
Durch den im Used Look belassenen Laden windet sich eine "grüne Pflanze" die am Eingang das Shoplogo bildet und sich im Laden an Wänden und Decke als lianenartige Leuchten weiterzieht. CinqCinq ist eine schöne Mischung aus reduziertem, frischem Design und einfachen Materialien gelungen.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Théo Gosselin

















































photos: Théo Gosselin 
Blog: theo-gosselin.blogspot.com

Alexandros Vasmoulakis: Perfect


 








Alexandros Vasmoulakis: Perfect, October 2010 
in collaboration with Paris Koutsikos 
acrylic & paper on wall 
Auf Alexandros Vasmoulaki bin ich durch seine wunderschön gestalteten Hausfassaden aufmerksam geworden. Seine fröhlichen Collagen aus lachenden Personen und anderen bunten Motiven findet man an tristen Häuserwänden in Griechenland und Deutschland. Weitere seiner Projekte und tolle Street Art Installationen und Bilder findet ihr auf vasmou.com

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Hernan Paganini: HOME LOVE HOME









Production: HOME LOVE HOME
Development of installation of objects and art for a fashion photo shoot. 
Photo: Martín Pisotti
Client: Catalogue magazine, December 2008
"Love is the only thing that grows when shared." (Antoine De Saint Exupery) 

via behance.net

Stuttgart 24h


Video: Stuttgart 24h
Time-Lapse Photography of Stuttgart showing 20 Locations in 24 hours
Tolle Aufnahmen von Stuttgart in Zeitraffer. Auf einem weiteren Link werden die Orte aufgelistet und sind auf einer Karte markiert.