Multiply Like Rabbits Jewelry

3D printing has been a useful tool for jewelry making due to its quick production time, variety of material choices, high detail and accessibility. A Brooklyn studio called Multiply Like Rabbits  uses 3D printing as a first step to produce jewelry with rabbits on them.

They first start by 3D printing the pieces from high resolution wax, later on they cast the pieces using the lost wax casting method and the pieces are polished by hand. The pieces come in brass, bronze, silver and custom.

The mastermind behind the designs Artur Dabrowski believes that “Design is best when its not designed.” He chooses to use rabbits in his jewelry pieces because he sees the animal as a way to express thoughts and feelings.

He started drawing rabbits at a young age and started personifying them, later on he had a collection of drawings all telling different stories and it inspired him for the jewelry pieces. Their collection consists of rings, necklaces, bracelets and suit accessories.

 

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DIY Camera

“Do It Yourself” has been a trend lately and a lot of products has been produced in different fields for DIY enthusiasts. A collaboration between Hyle Design  and Paper Shoot gave birth to a new camera which is somewhat unusual. This camera comes in parts which can be put together by the user and it has a transparent case that allows you to see the inside mechanism. The camera is very simple and straightforward; it does not have excessive options. It has on/off button which also functions as the capture button if you press twice.  It also has 4 filters: normal, black&white, blue and sepia in order to motivate the user to capture the perfect moments by being creative. New lenses can be added such as, a fish eye or a wide angle. It can be used with a wooden cover also. CROZ camera is taking DIY products to a new level.

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Balloon Clock

Balloons play an important role in a children’s life. It is there at parties, birthdays and many other activities that can be related with good memories. HEARTSTORMING a Seoul based designer and makers studio found in 2011 specializes in product design and their goal is to make our heart smile with their playful products.

The Aria Balloon clock is inspired by a balloon, the top part is transparent plastic. It has 12 wrinkles that indicate time. The designer’s goal is to make the user return to the innocence of childhood.  It is available in different colors and it can be used on the floor or on the wall.

We appreciate the whimsy of the product in combination with the simple and clean design.  It can be used in any room or interior style.  Not only is it functional but it makes us smile as well.

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Matching People To Artwork

Stefan Draschan an Austrian photographer, spends a lot of time in the museums and it certainly worths it. He observes the encounter between the people and the artwork, then he captures photos where the viewer matches the artwork.

He first started doing this by coincidence while he was at a museum in Berlin. Then he started looking out for it more, intentionally chasing these coincidences. Later on he figured out a system for it, he follows a person that he thinks has potential in matching, then he chooses an artwork and waits until he can catch a shot.

He also took the whole concept few steps forward by capturing photos of people touching the artwork, sleeping in a museum and cars matching homes. The results are definitely worth the effort

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Depicting Nature With Clay

Clay is a material we are all familiar with. Most of us played with it at some point or tried to make a sculptural thing out of it in school. To produce serious work from this material, a great amount of skill and patience is needed. Phoebe Cummings, who is an artist that got her MA from the Royal College of Art with a focus on ceramics and glass, started creating breathtaking floral arrangements from unfired clay.

Her work is inspired by nature and botanical illustrations. She makes her work on site and since the clay is unfired, it only lasts as long as the exhibition. Her work has so much fine detail and she depicts nature in a very realistic way with a material that nature provides us and because it is meant to be temporary, it reflects the cycles of nature that are too ephemeral.

 

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Addressing Climate Change In Paintings

During the recent years climate change has become an issue and people are approaching it from many angles.  Mary Iverson is a Seattle based painter who is approaching the issue in a creative and unique way.  She is making landscape paintings and adding abstracted drawings of shipping containers to them. In this way, she is giving attention to the consequences of rapidly growing businesses and population which has a great impact on climate change.   Some of the settings she chose to include in her paintings are protected locations such as Yosemite National Park.

Her interest in the shipping containers and industry began when she was searching for good locations to paint landscapes. She came across harbors and warehouses which captured her attention. After developing an interest in painting the containers, she did an in-depth research noticing how this is a silently growing industry. The use of it in her work symbolizes the growth of economy and human population. Her paintings do a great job in combining the organic with the geometric.

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The Secret Life Of The Pencil

A pencil is a unique tool which enables us to unleash our creative thoughts and secure them. “The palest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory” as our ancestors said. Many creatives reach to a pencil when they come up with a new idea. No matter how advanced we get with digital screens that let us draw on them, pencils will always have an important place on a creative individuals desk.

The Secret Life of the Pencil by Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney shares with us the pencils of leading creatives in the art/design industry such as, Philippe Starck, Paul Smith, Anish Kapoor… Pencils vary from classic led pencil to $3000 jewelry like depending on the owners taste and style. The pencil reflect their owners personality and the book gives us great insight about that.

 

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Dos å Dos, a book not a dance

Exploring art and history one can find wonderful objects.  The dos-à-dos or back to back binding of a book was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.  These books are very rare to find today.  

 

Not only would it be somewhat practical, in that there would be one less ‘cover’ to create in the making, but the two ‘books’ would relate topically.  Their usual subject matter was that of a devotional nature.  Perhaps the Old and New Testament or prayers and psalms would be the complement to the other side.

 

Such a curiosity to view these old books and consider their readers as well as the hands that made them.   View the credits to the books shown here.

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An Unexpected Studio Space

Finding a private space in the midst of a city can be a daunting task. Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas has begun a series of hidden   workspaces around the city of Valencia. This creation tucked beneath a highway underpass is the first.

Playing on the concept of hidden nooks that a child would go into, the studio allows him to stay hidden in plain sight.  While being part of the surroundings, he is also separated from it.  The juxtaposition of these two states allows for sense of peace which in turn spurs creativity.

The design operates with a hand crank that opens and closes the outer ‘walls’.  This space and those that follow will remain until discovered and either the materials are stolen or the city removes.  The clean design and seamless placement make the studio feel it was meant to always be there.   View some of his furniture designs on his Instagram.

 

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Breathing Colour

Designer Hella Jongerius fights notions of perfect colors in her exhibition “Breathing Colour” at London’s Design Museum.

Jongerius, the Art Director for colors and materials for Vitra, uses the exhibition to explore the interaction between color and light throughout the day. The show consists of ‘color catchers’ (round, faceted objects with a hole in the center), woven ‘movies’ (series of textiles that mimic the frame of a film), and lacquered vases.

Jongerius elevates the control of her catchers by mixing only contrasting colors. “It’s so wonderful, and it’s a totally different kind of grey that we can buy as industrial designers as plastic granulates or in powder coats. It’s a much nicer way of getting a dark colour – it’s multilayered.”  She believes that the colors manufacturers use should be more layered and have depth so they come alive in different lighting conditions and react when placed next to other colors and materials.

Her use of color, light, and materials forces the viewer to experience a color as something dynamic rather than static.  Her concept and execution is an experience to be had.  To learn more about her work visit her website.

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