Sunday, May 31, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I'm all about the minimal pencil or pen and ink drawings at the moment. These ones are by Lauren Nassef. The one of the girl in the plaid dress is 100% based off of this picture of Giovanna! Methinks Lauren reads the Sartorialist just like everyone else. Hah!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
For his spring 2008 collection, Readings, designer Hussein Chalayan teamed up with engineer Moritz Waldemeyer to create these laser dresses. Hundreds of lasers were embedded within each dress and the light they emitted was either deflected or absorbed by Swarovski crystals, depending on which way the laser was pointing. The lasers were attached using brass hinges, which meant that they could also move, allowing the piece to constantly change and evolve with its surroundings.
Cruising around his site, I also found some amazing light installations as well as this fantastic armchair activist loud speaker.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Photography by Denis Darzacq from a series called Hyper. Ever since I saw Andreas Gursky's 99 cent store (pictured below) I've always had a thing for photographs of supermarkets. My Doctor's office is located on the second floor of Superstore (a Canadian supermarket chain), and there's a balcony which looks over the whole first level. I always mean to take a picture because its just so massive, colourful, and ridiculous looking.
gursky photo from here
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I've recently realized that my blog has become a dumping ground for things which, while I find them utterly inspiring, I know full well I'd be too lazy to create. Point in case, all this paper folding business. I can't imagine how long some of these amazing pieces took to create, but I've certainly become rather obsessed with them.
This book will most likely be on my birthday list (Am I still allowed to make one at this age?). Papercraft won't be released until September of this year, but it looks like its going to be a fairly broad and inspiring reference guide for all things paper related.