farewell-kingdom:

Tatiana Blass - Blinding light - Seated

As the heat of the reflected light melts the wax, it gradually uncovers the figure’s spinal column cast in bronze. 

Months ago I promised posts of my current design project and it’s progress, but after what has seemed like an eternity of battles with city zoning, a loss of about 60 phone photos of projects in process, and countless hours of mistakes and re-do’s, I’ve failed to make that happen. But in an attempt to get back on the blogging track, here’s what I’ve been up to. And yes, the plane propeller ceiling fan is still to come. My house. My blank slate. My work shop. It’s starting to take shape.

oliphillips:

Harm Less

by Sonia Rentsch

So my blog is going to be taking a bit of a different route over the next…ohh I dunno….2 years. Because I am going to be consumed with a current project I’m working on: my house. About a year ago I bought a building - a small warehouse of sorts - and decided to turn it into a live/work studio. And here I am, a year later, still in the construction process. The video shown here is the original vision I modeled for the space, and the photos show where I am in the process right now as far as the exterior and interior walls / HVAC / electrical / plumbing. As for finishing the space, furniture, etc….I’ll be doing most of the work myself. I have no idea how long it will take me, but the goal for me is to not purchase anything new. I’ll be finding used items or building all of the interior components myself. Posts coming in the following months will cover everything from custom wooden bathtubs to WWII plan propeller ceiling fans to exterior pulley systems.

The House of Dreaming by Danielle Brustman. I wish I could go experience this. See more images here.

Magdalena Bors builds worlds in her home

Sagmeister & Walsh are the lat­est in the line of excel­lent design­ers to col­lab­o­rate with Moo on a line of cards for their Luxe col­lec­tion. In typ­i­cal Sagmeister & Walsh fash­ion, they took an edgy approach to their design, cre­at­ing a series of busi­ness card-sized mes­sages that are intended “to be handed to any­one you meet who delights or annoys you.”

Thermosensitive paper and business cards. Interactions containing heat change the design.  Bureau Rabensteiner

adrifts:

Designed byCaleb Heisey

 ”Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion is this massive mural made with just blue paint and silver paint pen. São Paulo-based artist Sandra Cinto, along with a team of two assistants and 20 local volunteers, worked tirelessly for two weeks (nine hour each day) to complete this incredible installation. Called Encontro das Águas (or Encounter of Waters), it’s entirely hand drawn.”

(Source: mymodernmet.com)