Showing posts from September, 2015

The lawn chair sculptures of Patrick McDonough

Patrick McDonough’s lawn chairs are not meant for sitting. And if they begin to seem functional, well, it’s all pretend. The sculptures offer the formal concepts of lawn chairs without actually closing the deal — legs and armrests have gone missing, for starters, and the works themselves are decidedly non functional. Instead of functionality McDonough is interested in their allusions to an American iconography of leisure. Take a look at them and it’s not difficult to imagine the smell of freshly cut grass or the skyward boom of summertime fireworks. It’s part of what the artist describes as his overarching interest in the aesthetics of free time. But there’s something else that’s also at work here; each piece has a significant stake in pure color, in hard edged geometry, and in the rectangular chromatic plane. You won’t need to dig too deep before you start thinking of abstract painting. 
According to Patrick…“Painting often functions as the shorthand to talk about art with a capital…

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This Designer Made Her Own Tiny Vacation Home On Wheels

Designer Hristina Hristova has created a tiny vacation house on wheels to avoid the crowds and prices of beach resorts.

The designer’s description...

The idea for this tiny vacation house was born out of our desire to stay away from the crowds and the concrete of the five stars beach resorts and spend time somewhere calmer and closer to nature instead.

Our limited budget as a young family kept the idea of buying a plot and building on it distant and impossible. And by doing so we were just going to be part of the concrete army invading the sea side. So we opted for making our retreat on wheels.

The restrictions defying the sizes of a vehicle that could freely go on the roads determined the size of our tiny home – 9 square meters. This was all we’ve got to make a functional vacation house.
The limited space was a challenge but we managed to fit everything necessary without the unpleasant claustrophobic feeling of being stuck in a narrow place full of stuff.

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100 Different Mugs In 100 Days

Australian potter Adrian ‘Charlie’ Smith, and artist Heather ‘Blair’ Lockhart, of studio Charlie and Blair, set out to complete a challenge of creating a new mug every day for 100 days.

Quote from Charlie...The #100dayproject is a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.
Being passionate about ceramics,  I was drawn to the idea of creating a mug a day for 100 days. Making a hundred of anything can be challenging enough, but there’s something about making a hundred of something you’re truly passionate about enticing. It’s that passion and drive that keeps you motivated to create day in and day out. It’s interesting looking back at the project as you can see that the initial mugs are more of a “conventional” mug shape. However through the project you can see there’s a clear exp…

Dual Purpose Furniture For Small Spaces

When moving into a place of limited space, you can’t have all the furniture you want in it. Just a few will do so you won’t get your space crowded.

Check out these interesting, hard working, multi-tasking furniture pieces.