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Friday, January 20, 2012

Fiber Art takes to the Street

Artist Agata Olek’s live knitted figurative sculptures were an impressive component of the D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

Magda Sayeg is a textile artist who founded Knitta Please. She and her group are credited with establishing the international yarn bombing movement. 

Juliana Santacruz Herrera practices guerilla knitting in the streets of Paris by creating these shocking pothole patches.

This street bench by StreetColor intentionally refers to a painting in the Oakland Museum Collection by Squeak Carnwath, In Pursuit of Happiness, 2000.

Los Angeles artist Kim Burk admittedly uses patterns to create her sea creatures which she strategically places in throughout the city. Kim knits almost constantly, and to prove that this is nothing new she has supplied this vintage photograph.

Boys knitting while rollerskating! 1918

One question remains... What will you do if it rains?

The knitting should hold up to rain, wool can get wet. I guess they may swell and fall down. They were never intended to last forever,  they are like street flowers.”

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fab Lab House by IAAC

This unique sustainable home was designed by IAAC, all aspects of the home are considered to be eco friendly. The paraboloid shape of the structure is designed to gather and preserve more solar energy than the typical flat panel design. The unusual shape allows it to receive sunlight from almost every angle. The building is modular and being that it is made of wood, it’s relatively light and easy to handle. Each piece is designed using CAD/CAM and is laser cut. Being that the majority of the structure is off the ground and that the shape of the home is aerodynamic, it is my guess that it would do well in areas subject to flooding and hurricanes.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cool Commercial of NTT Docomo (Japanese cell phone service provider)

No CG or tape-cut. Four days spent.
This is for a newly launched cell phone of NTT Docomo, which is the largets cell phone service provider in Japan. Shell of the new phone is wood and their idea is to use domestic woods that are produced after preservative maintainace for Japanese forest. Click on Youtube link.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pantone Color Forecast - Spring 2012

Once again we rely on our color professionals to supply us with the forecast for the year to come. Designer Elie Tahari is inspired by the combination of Egypt's sun bleached colors and bright saturated colors. This spring he is inspired by Pantones Tangerine Tango and Statfish. He recommends...

Two photographs above by Cathy Nelson Arkle. Check out her other photographs of Egypt.

prominent colors

Bright and Sun Bleached Yellow paired with Dusty Oceanic Blue, and Rich Purple that pops against Warm Terracotta and Citrus Orange: Cairo Yellow, Crescent Moon, Mountain Stream, Prism Lilac, Terra Cotta and Harem Orange

signature color

Cairo Yellow because, like the sun, it integrates all aspects of nature, from the sand to the water, while paving the way for color, inspiration and styling in our spring 2012 collection

For more on color...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

James Turrell: Meeting (Skyspace) at MoMA PS1

As Turrell describes it: “There’s this four-square seating that’s inside, seating toward each other, having a space that created some silence, allowing something to develop slowly over time, particularly at sunset. Also, this Meeting has to do with the meeting of space that you’re in with the meeting of the space of the sky.”
Go visit.
Long Island City, NY

*Some say James Turrell's Roden Crater Project is the culmination of the artist's lifelong quest for spiritual light. In response to rumors of the crater opening to the public in 2011, we wait....

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Brain Hat

Creative knitting by Alana Noritake.

kunsthofpassage musical en Dresde

On a colorful multistory building in Dresden, funnels, drainpipes, gravity, and water join forces to make music for the nearby residents of the student district.
To see and hear it, visit...

Creative Bridal Fashions from India

Inspiration is everywhere, in this case India, featuring contemporary designs for the winter bride.

Designer: Mamta Rawal

Designer: Maria B

Designer: Neeta Lulla

Designer: Deepika Govind

Designer: Label Rouge