Thanks to Jantine who stumbled across this website from a French artist called Mademoiselle Maurice, who makes street art from origami: ’She is making the streets in France a bit more colourful with her origami skills. I thought it was a bit old fashioned but it has changed my view on origami now’.
If We Don’t, Remember Me is a great little Tumblr featuring living movie stills. There’s something quite enchanting about these, I found them quite captivating. I loved the idea of capturing just a moment in a film, and showing just a couple of seconds of footage. Thanks to James for finding this one.
Jeff Skierka’s Mixtape Coffee Table was a lovely product design idea that was doing the blog rounds this past week or so. More pictures on his website, showing how he made this reversible table from reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite. Thanks to Emma for pointing out this one.
On the subject of massive oversized objects made into furniture – I also found this wooden comb bike rack in a gallery on Flavorwire, which featured 25 awesome and unusual bike racks. This one was made by the Knowhow Shop LA and is in Virginia, US. It’ll be fine until the giant with the messy hair comes along, needing his comb back.
Katie stumbled across these cute wine label designs for Belgian supermarket brand Delhaize, which were designed by Spanish agency Lavernia & Cienfuegos. These carved cork label ‘critters’ are a lovely idea as a way of adding personality to an own label wine range, with each one representing the country the wine comes from. Found via Lovely Package.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend Song Dong’s Waste Not exhibition at the Barbican Curve space in London. It’s on till 12 June, and it’s free, so if you’re in the area and love fine art installations, it’s worth a look. Chinese artist Song Dong worked with his late mother to create an installation of the entire contents of their family home which had been collected over five decades. Nothing was thrown away – everything was kept, from toothpaste tubes, to plastic bottles, clothes, tools and toys, which are all displayed neatly divided into groups. When you see the sheer volume of objects that one can have over a lifetime laid out in one space, it’s astonishing how much ‘stuff’ we own and get through. The exhibition is about the Chinese adage wu jin qi yong – ‘waste not’ – which is something many people had to live by in times of economic and social struggle.
The Curve is a great space, and they let you take photos, which is unusual for most galleries – here are a few from my recent visit.
In: Art, Brand communications, Film & Animation, Food and Drink, Graphic design, Ooh that's nice, Structural design · Tags: Animated gifs, Friday Favourites, Origami, Packaging design, Paper, Street art, Wine