Pezo Von Ellrichshausen: Simple Forms, Complex Spaces

Architecture’s interpretations are as varied as the individuals who practice it.  The world’s second oldest profession is kept alive by a constant stream of new designers offering fresh insights into the realm of space.  Two such architects are the duo of Maurizio Pezo and Sofia Von Ellrichshausen of Chile.  In their writings they speak of […]

Seashore Chapel

Vector Architects have created an ethereal chapel on the beach of the Beidaihe New District in China. The structure is built right along the water line, raised enough to let the tide flow under. The chapel is minimal and smart, structurally vented to keep it dry and simple enough to keep it safe.   via DesignBoom […]

Waarmaker Zero Waste Lamp

Waarmakers, a studio based in Amsterdam, has created a light that is built from its own packaging. R16 is an innovative lamp made of a strategically laser-cut packing tube. All of its components (wire, bulb, and hanging fixture) are shipped inside the tube itself, the only thing you need is an old pencil and a […]

Get Quiet with Parentesit

Released in 2015 and awarded Metropolis’s #metropolisLikes award at Neocon this year, Parentesit is equal parts function and art object. Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper, Parentesit proves to be a quiet showstopper. The modular wall panels read as minimalist painting and act as extra sound absorption in offices, restaurants, and any space that needs a little […]

Sun Dial Graffiti

As part of ST+ART street art festival in the Lodhi Art District in India, innovative artist DAKU has created a piece that changes with the sun. Using typography and metal, the artist has made a sundial of sorts that reveals words as the day progresses.   DAKU DAKU   Click HERE to see a timelapse […]

Pneuhaus Fabric Prism

Featured in last months PVDFest in Providence Rhode Island, Pneuhaus‘s Fabric Prism No. 2 is what happens when a sculpture meets a science lesson in light dispersion. The exterior of the piece exists as a shell of 3-D pyramids colored in primary blues, greens, and reds. While beautiful from the outside, the inside is where the […]

Go Before They’re Gone: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Ending this Sunday June 5th, two MCA exhibitions are worth one last view. Alexandre de Cunha’s outdoor sculptures mark the MCA’s fifth Plaza Project. The pieces, made of found materials including a repurposed cement mixer and cement sewer pipes, take found-art to the urban scale. Make sure to take a peek into the cement-mixer to […]

25 Lamp by Kovac

Named for the 25 pieces of wood that create it, this lamp begins as a flat pack item but unfolds to beautiful silhouette. Available in Oak, Ash, or Birchwood and handmade in Sweden with sustainable materials by the Kovac Family. Not only is it an attractive lamp, the proceeds go to support the Kovac Family’s […]

Floating by Threads

To achieve the ambient light and suspended construction, the design firm Spitsburg wraps a thin fabric around an ash wooden ring which is then connected by six fine wire threads to the light source to create their ‘Floating Light‘. As the light passes through the fabric it is diffused into a soft glow, perfect for […]

In New Light

Light can be seen in so many ways, from white to multicolored, to its brightness, in movement… but with this installation we see how colors blend. This gradient project shows us how only red, green, and blue lights come together on each white shaped surface to create endless combinations. Dennis Parren has several installations at […]