• 12 Totem 4 Photo credit Thiomson

    Trans Am Totem raises awareness

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Nature meets consumerism in a new work by Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott. Bowcott has stacked five junked cars atop a 20 foot high cedar tree in a piece called Trans Am Totem. An ode to the automobile? Not really.  Bowcott’s sculpture reminds us of our reliance upon fossil fuels, global warming and the continuing degradation […]

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    Zero waste chair created from a single plywood board

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Known for his pet friendly furniture design, Korean furniture designer Seungji Mun is back with his latest creation called Economical Chair which aims at creating design with minimal industrial wastage. Based on the similar concept as his previous collection The Four Brothers (4 chairs made from a 4′ x 8′ plywood board), the chair is fabricated from […]

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    Looney Tunes Architects Lighten Up the Competition

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Who says architects don’t have a sense of humour? Take a look at “The Hole Idea – Now in Technicolor” designed for Winnipeg’s annual warming hut competition by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited of Toronto. The yearly event challenges the world’s architects and designers to create freestanding windbreaks for chilled skaters along Winnipeg’s frozen Assiniboine […]

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    Architects revive an earthquake struck village with ‘The Pinch’

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Located in the Shuanghe Village of Yunnan Province in China, The Pinch is a library and community centre designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin/ The University of Hong Kong. The project was created as part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in September 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living in […]

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    Throw pillows inspired by New England’s landscape

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Studio DUNN, an award-winning design firm, has created a new line of throw pillows featuring rich New England colors in dynamic patterns inspired by traditional American heritage quilting techniques. The pillows are beautifully crafted works of art that provide brilliant pops of color to accent seating areas and bedrooms.  Designer Asher Dunn drew inspiration from the local landscape and his […]

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    Sixties-inspired story told through a photography project

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The Trip is a sixties-inspired story narrated through photographic images of photographer Matt Henry. The project features actors and crew from Los Angeles and each scene was story-boarded using pre-shoot location photography and the actors provided with character back stories and shot by shot direction. The project was four months in pre-production, and shot over two days at a […]

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    Art focusing on environmental issues remains at the forefront of Art Dubai

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    The 9th edition of the international art fair Art Dubai opened its doors to the public on 18th March 2015. The event presents a selected yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the U.A.E and around the world, across three programs: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, […]

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    Organic burial pods transform cemeteries into forests

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    What goes around comes around. That’s exactly the idea behind Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel‘s project called Capsula Mundi. The designers have developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. Created to promote the idea of green cemeteries, the […]

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    Modern Designer Re-Imagines the Man Cave

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Vancouver designer Dexter Dolores wants us to rethink the urban garage; it’s not just a place to park the car and hammer a few 2×4’s together anymore. Dolores unveiled his work / play concept at the BC Home and Garden Show in Vancouver last month. “At first I was thinking how do you make it […]

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    All Love is Equal

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    New York-based photographer Braden Summers created headlines last year with his All Love Is Equal project, a series of photographs featuring gay couples in a staged and stylized setting. The works were created during his world travel for 6 weeks and the photographs were shot in different location including Paris, Mumbai, Beirut, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and […]

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12 Totem 4 Photo credit Thiomson
Apr
16

Nature meets consumerism in a new work by Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott. Bowcott has stacked five junked cars atop a 20 foot high cedar tree in a piece called Trans Am Totem. An ode to the automobile? Not really.  Bowcott’s sculpture reminds us of our reliance upon fossil fuels, global warming and the continuing degradation […]

economical-chair-by-seungji-mun-01
Apr
14

Known for his pet friendly furniture design, Korean furniture designer Seungji Mun is back with his latest creation called Economical Chair which aims at creating design with minimal industrial wastage. Based on the similar concept as his previous collection The Four Brothers (4 chairs made from a 4′ x 8′ plywood board), the chair is fabricated from […]

the-hole-windbreak-winnipeg-07
Apr
7

Who says architects don’t have a sense of humour? Take a look at “The Hole Idea – Now in Technicolor” designed for Winnipeg’s annual warming hut competition by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited of Toronto. The yearly event challenges the world’s architects and designers to create freestanding windbreaks for chilled skaters along Winnipeg’s frozen Assiniboine […]

the-pinch-10
Apr
1

Located in the Shuanghe Village of Yunnan Province in China, The Pinch is a library and community centre designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin/ The University of Hong Kong. The project was created as part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in September 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living in […]

dunn-studio-pillows-01
Mar
30

Studio DUNN, an award-winning design firm, has created a new line of throw pillows featuring rich New England colors in dynamic patterns inspired by traditional American heritage quilting techniques. The pillows are beautifully crafted works of art that provide brilliant pops of color to accent seating areas and bedrooms.  Designer Asher Dunn drew inspiration from the local landscape and his […]

the-trip-14
Mar
26

The Trip is a sixties-inspired story narrated through photographic images of photographer Matt Henry. The project features actors and crew from Los Angeles and each scene was story-boarded using pre-shoot location photography and the actors provided with character back stories and shot by shot direction. The project was four months in pre-production, and shot over two days at a […]

plastic-tree-c-installation-art-dubai-01
Mar
20

The 9th edition of the international art fair Art Dubai opened its doors to the public on 18th March 2015. The event presents a selected yet diverse line-up of around 90 galleries from the U.A.E and around the world, across three programs: Contemporary; Modern, devoted to masters from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; and Marker, […]

biodegradable-burial-pod-capsula-mundi-01
Mar
18

What goes around comes around. That’s exactly the idea behind Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel‘s project called Capsula Mundi. The designers have developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. Created to promote the idea of green cemeteries, the […]

04 dexter
Mar
16

Vancouver designer Dexter Dolores wants us to rethink the urban garage; it’s not just a place to park the car and hammer a few 2×4’s together anymore. Dolores unveiled his work / play concept at the BC Home and Garden Show in Vancouver last month. “At first I was thinking how do you make it […]

All_love_is_equal_by_Braden_Summers_01
Feb
16

New York-based photographer Braden Summers created headlines last year with his All Love Is Equal project, a series of photographs featuring gay couples in a staged and stylized setting. The works were created during his world travel for 6 weeks and the photographs were shot in different location including Paris, Mumbai, Beirut, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and […]

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