Atsushi Kaga

•December 11, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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A few artists jumped out at me this weekend at Art Basel down in Miami — one of them I had to mention was Atsushi Kaga. Born in Japan, and schooled at the National College of Art in Dublin (weird, right?), Kaga’s work is devilishly intriguing. He had about 15 or 20 pieces, represented by Mother’s Tankstation (a small Irish gallery) available for sale — and into the third day as I was deliberating buying one, a collector-like looking woman walked in and bought the entire show of oil and acrylics with the snap of her fingers, as well as a few drawings. I’d keep your eyes peeled for more of Kaga’s work in the near future; my guess is he’s going to come onto the scene in a big way, and very soon. One more picture after the jump…

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•October 8, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Here are a few more images of Foster + Partners’ winning design for the refurbishment of Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona. More details and images in our earlier story.






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Cute, Adorable Dancing Shoe

•October 4, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Made by Huopaliike Lahtinen in Jms and finished by Haraldin kenk in Helsinki, Finland.Material:
Felt, rubber.
Muuta / Other:
Tanssitossut isille ja tyttrelle /
For the Father and the Daugter.
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Brian Dettmer: Book Autopsies

•October 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures.

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Quality Statcking Classic Chairs

•October 1, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Stacking ClassicChairs

September 27th, 2007

Stacking Classic Chairs

How different would it be to have the very classics of chair design reinterpreted as stackable plastic chairs? Dirk Winkel, from the University of The Arts Berlin, finds out in his project ‘A Stacking Hommage’ (sic). I guess these are really classics – even when recast in another (cheap) material, they still retain an elegant form and proportion – that’s probably what made them real classics through the many decades.

For those of us who aspire to but can’t afford the real classics, we’re going to be disappointed again, as these are not for sale.

Dirk has some other works in his portfolio site here too.

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Sun Light Jar like Doraemon’s Tool

•October 1, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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Sun Jar Solar Light: Collects & StoresSunshine
This is one whimsy cool product..No light switch though!… Via Ecotopia and priced atapprox. $40.7211 (19.99 British Pound)… Product Description from the website“Made with a traditional Mason jar and high tech energy efficient lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. When the jar is placed in sunlight the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the jar.
You may have noticed that there is no switch on the sun jar – in fact there are no visible controls at all – there is a clever light sensor inside that automatically activates the lights when it gets dark or lights are turned out!”
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•September 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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