Tag: design free thursday
Japan-born London-based young womenswear designer Natsumi Zama holds a BA Honours in Fashion Design and Technology from London College of Fashion. Since graduating in 2009 Zama has launched her own fashion label while working as a freelancer machinist. Her most recent collection entitled “2→3” (two to three) is a series of garments that explore how material can be transformed from it’s two dimensional form to a three dimensional object. Each garment, when laid flat, looks as though it is mounted on a large expanse of square fabric, but when worn on the body this backdrop transforms into sweeping folds that dress the figure in pleats and fluted shapes.
Welcome to the 21st century! “Architecture Animée” are a series of GIFS that showcase famous buildings in motion and in different perspectives, brought to us by French artist Axel de Stampa. De Stampa creates shape shifting buildings by transforming architecture by SANAA, Herzog and de Meuron, David Chipperfield and many others into amazing moving structures.
Tomorrow Machine is a Swedish design studio that specialises in packaging, product, and food concepts. They recently partnered with INFARM, a Berlin-based indoor farming start up, to develop a never-before-seen microgreen indoor growing kit. ‘Microgarden’ as the next generation of home farming – an incubator that aims to provide urban communities with the freedom to grow fresh, organic produce, no matter the season, right at home.
Inspired by fashion and fairy tales, photographer Claire Rosen constructs whimsical worlds, designs costumes and captures beauty with her camera. As both a fine art and commercial photographer, Rosen explores the dualities that exist in life. By working with themes and imagery from fables and children’s stories, Rosen investigates universal truths while appealing to our desire for fantasy.
Michael Johansson is a Swedish installation artist who takes OCD tendencies to the next level with his real-life Tetris sculptures. His passion for ordinary and useless things organised into exceptionally good-looking piles makes most neat-freaks look like the biggest slobs. Johansson is obsessed with irregularities and coincidences between to disparate objects which may only be linked by a common colour or a shape. On a more practical level, I bet this guy is excellent at stacking dishwashers, packing car boots and fridges. Yes!
These spectacular and creepy photos were taken by Paul Koudounaris – critically acclaimed author and photographer from Los Angeles. Koudounaris hunted down dozens of skeletons in some of the world’s most secretive religious establishments – these remains are believed to be of early Christian martyrs, discovered in Rome in 1578 in a network of underground tombs.