The ‘Pila’ series, meaning ‘pile’ in italian is a unique and unconventional assemblage of different plates by German designer Hanna Krüger from the Rosenthal Studio Line. The design ‘Pila’ stacks china plates and transforms them into vases and lamps with reference from everyday life – where plate piles are created for pragmatic reasons, for washing up in the sink or stashed in the cupboard. The design also demonstrates that the clash of forms, stories and time can develop a completely new aesthetic dimension.
Today’s unusual post features Japanese artist Baku Maeda and his killer moustache. Based in Sapporo, an illustrator by trade, Baku Maeda expresses tremendous energy and power with his work, showing us what’s possible to achieve with humble, unassuming materials like ice and ribbon. Maeda is a classic doodler – but be sure to look between the lines here so you don’t miss a thing.
Daniel Chadwick’s extraordinary Victorian mansion is a contrast of English charm and crisp modernism in white, complete with an all-white clad family.
Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. His work sits “at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect.” It’s playful, interactive and experimental, and only when the audience is present do Hein’s sculptures truly come to life. Seriously, boxes vibrate and clatter when approached, walls of water appear and his various mirror works only do their thing when people move around them.
Short film meets amazing motion graphics in Etereas by Flaminguettes – a combination of performance art and animation using a dancer and a hula-hoop.
Everything is cool. You’re not still drunk from last night. No, you’re not losing your shit – the rooms here really do look like they are melting. You’re fine. Relax. ‘Le Cercle Fermé’ is a surreal art installation by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil which took place at 2011 Venice Biennale.