Monday, 28 February 2011


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 
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