London designer Ron Arad has created a polycarbonate version of his famous Well Tempered Chair for the forthcoming exhibition of his work at the Barbican in London.
Called Well Transparent Chair, the piece is made in a limited edition of 100 and consists of bent plastic sheets bolted together under tension.
Plastic Surgery on Porcelain by Beccy Ridsdel.
Tree Branch in Jars by Naoko Ito.
[via Inspire me! now]
Stunning wooden bowls by Switzerland based Christoph Finkel. The bowls are made out of wood that Christoph finds locally.
Beautiful Drains by David Thompson. Emphasizing the natural beauty in the mundane.
(via The Strange Attractor)
By placing paint on photographs, with all their random and involuntary expressiveness, Gerhard Richter reinforces the unique aspect of each of these mediums and opens a field of tension rich in paradoxes, as old as the couple – painting / photography – which has largely defined modern art.
(via but does it float)
Swedish illustrator Klas Ernflo created these simple and beautiful compositions from the Color Pad series.
Minimal and very original mirror trompe l’oeil by Sarah Tamala Kang.
Sometimes we cannot help but to try and catch a glimpse of the other side. Passing through the everyday spaces we inhibit, the door half opened always stirs up a sense of seduction and curiosity within us. Inspired by these ordinary yet inexplicable moments in our daily lives, Sarah designed a mirror that gives an illusion of a door opening on any given surface.
Following the death of his sister to brain cancer twelve years ago, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto adopted salt as his primary medium. In Japanese culture salt is not only a necessary element to sustain human life, but it is also a symbol of purification. He uses salt in loose form to create intricate labyrinth patterns on the gallery floor or in baked brick form to construct large interior structures. As with the labyrinths and innavigable passageways, Motoi views his installations as exercises which are at once futile yet necessary to his healing.
Salt is a ubiquitous commodity, as it is found in all of the oceans of the world, and virtually all cultures use some variant of it in their diet. What began as an exploration of the practices of Japanese death culture and its use of salt has now become a more philosophical enquiry into the importance of this substance to life on the planet. He likes to think that the salt he uses might have been a life-sustaining substance for some creature. Yamamoto is interested in the interconnectedness of all living things and the fact that salt is something shared by all. For this reason, when his salt-works must be disassembled, he requests that the salt in his installation be returned to the ocean.
According to the artist: “Drawing a labyrinth with salt is like following a trace of my memory. Memories seem to change and vanish as time goes by. However, what I seek is the way in which I can touch a precious moment in my memories that cannot be attained through pictures or writings. I always silently follow the trace, that is controlled as well as uncontrolled from the start point after I have completed it.”
[via E-Sushi and Force of Nature]