It’s cool y’all – chill. Yellowtrace hasn’t become a blog about Buddhism. We are still all about crazy cool design and “What Happens in Buddhism Stays in Buddhism” is nothing more than a little bit of left-of-field thinking wrapped up with clever design which we hold so close to our hearts. Bangkok based 56thStudio is a creative collective that deals with quirky design and cutting-edge graphical matters. According to these guys, a piece of furniture can be inspired by and conceived from the strangest circumstances – even from a scandal. Their latest series “What happens in Buddhism stays in Buddhism” takes it’s cue from a story of a Buddhist monk who turned out to be a monumental crook.
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.
The Gap is a typographic video by Daniel Sax offers inspiring advice to creative people struggling with a gap between their tastes and their abilities.
I’ll preface this post by saying that this was one of my Top 5 favourite products from Milan Design Week. Yep, 100% – these are that good. Designed by Doshi Levien for Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina, Rabari rug collection evokes “the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery of India.” I am a real sucker for projects which clearly reference designers’ past experiences, memories, ethnic origins and iconography, particularly when brought into a contemporary context such as this. For me, this is an example of design authenticity at it’s best.
Scandinavian illustration and body paint meet fashion in a collaboration between shoe designer Minna Parikka & Helsinki-based illustrator Janine Rewell.
Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist based in Montreal. Her unwavering commitment to extraordinary hyper-colour excites me to no end. Squeal! In her more-is-more approach to mixing clashing patterns, graphics and iconography, Dominique creates trippy and exciting installations that converging the world of art, graphic design and interiors.