BiographyIn my past life I used to live in a tropical place. I love rice, sea, the sun that burns and 50 degrees in the shade. Density, pastiche and a little bit of recklessness.
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DDW2012 SINT LUCAS
October, 26 2012 • 09:20
We found it in Area Strijp at Natlab Torenalle, but Sint Lucas school actually doesn't exist, yet. The exhibition takes indeed place in a rough, work-in-progress building where the school will be soon located. The project is to join two existing design schools and getting a new, more comprehensive one in the new location. Tagline of the event is the self explanatory: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe. In a country where design is an attitude, something perceived as a real resource in finding solutions (not just an applied art somehow apart from everyday life), something you breath all around, design is also something you learn at school at high levels. So during the Dutch Design Week, all design schools join a sort of competition trying to look each one at its best. But you can also clearly perceive that the shown quality is not just for the occasion but true and permanent. The location and the installation of Sint Lucas are in a few words: simple yet consistent and strong in communicating school's personality and intents. Let's start from the building: no doors yet windows (and the few existing were broken or damaged) just scaffoldings outside, scraped walls and a purifying sense of emptyness. One of the main classes of the school is graphic design so it's easy to understand why also from this angle nothing has been left to chance: the corporate image of the event is indeed a two-colour graphic motiv referring to the industrial nature of the location. Have a look at how fans perfectly matches the graphic environment -or how graphics well combine with the fans-! Besides Graphic design, the school also offers classes in: Interactive Media, Audio-video, Game design, Interior and Exterior design, Decoration and installation design. The exhibition during this DDW edition is a graduation show of the best students' works, that so range among the above design fields. Each project has an entire room at its disposal, making the space very suggestive and inspiring. Multifool Chain necklace by Roon Van Eijnden A multimedia installation As easy to figure it out, this place is very attractive to young people, especially for those who find themselves in the moment to choose their future. And this location is perfect for touching, tasting and interacting with design.
March, 22 2012 • 10:30
Lamps are a classic of design, somehow like chairs. As you can easily sit down on every surface and by doing so turn it in a chair, you can put a bulb inside something and get a lamp as well. But light has something magic and you can obtain really stunning lighting objects with the right idea. There are three kind of eco-lamp: the ones that play on the transparency of some materials (glass, plastic) the ones that take advantage from an existing electric structure the ones that exploit everything concave. Starting from the first genre, the quickest thing to do is recycling jars and bottles, better if with a strong vintage touch or a coloured glass. They are perfect whether hung by a thread or a fine chain. China lamp comes from empty shrimps jars, design by Rabatto Table top light from Hutch studio Plastic and paper can be luminescent as well and, as you know, they are the best materials for recycling purposes and for customization. Paper House Light by Hutch studio BIC pens lamp Really, don’t give a limit to your creativity: plastic spoons, BIC pens, beach balls, fish tanks, old doll dresses… Dress lamp tree by photographer Tim Walker Beach ball lamps by Toby Sanders Baskets and ordinary containers are nimbly available and you can think to a modular system for your home, e.g. two or more swing lamps falling on your kitchen’s table, or a set of floor lamps. Wicker basket are perfect for creating a country and cozy vibe. Hats are concave accessories, so why not turning them into lighting objects? They get a magic touch in this way! Leaning on an existing electric structure, you can transform in a lamp almost every kind of appliance, from blender to fan. KOZO lamp by David Benatan Vespa lamp by Lamponi
PALLET AND WOOD CRATES FOR YOUR HOME
February, 29 2012 • 16:00
Using something old and ready to be destroyed (wasting new resources to do that) and giving it back a new life through a creative project: that’s design! What best of pallet and wood crates?: the most common industrial wastes, easy to get and modular. The pallet chair by Studiomama You just need to give them a hard dusting to start enjoining the roughness of the unprocessed wood; perfect matching with high colors and delightfully contrasting with any kind of soft cushioning. Keep on thinking by contrast and try to figure out the coarse wood in white or in soft colors. Modules can also be assembled, both vertically and horizontally, with no need of any special skill or ability: imperfections like bent nails are consistent with the operation’s mood. In spite of the strong appearance, pallet and craves’ wood is quite lightweight and you can consider to put wheels under your item or to hang it up. Here just some hints about the post-modern furniture you can create: sofas, poufs, chairs, shelves, tables. And what if you paint your pallet?
RECYCLED MATERIAL: A NEW LIFE TO MUSIC THROUGH DESIGN
February, 21 2012 • 12:30
It’s unbelievable: young, digital people even don’t know these items, while for older generations (including me) they have been representing youth, hope, dreams and inspiration. Here an other way for music cassettes and vinyls to be again good ideas and inspiration’ source. tapelamp Vinyls are made of thin plastic material and can be effortless molded using a flame or a cutter (check eventually not to be handling a John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy -estimated $ 525.000-); further, their circular shape is incredibly versatile. You can carve and bend them, in order to obtain the shape you prefer. Take care of preserving the vinyl’s central label: this is what actually let the vinyl be recognized as the raw material of your piece. birdsong by Aimee Gruar A ready made idea: use your vinyls like ornamental plates. About music cassettes: they are small, the most are transparent and they contain mysterious analogical stuff called tape. A lamp is the perfect evolution for these see-through objects. You can easily put cassettes together by taking advantage of their two holes: electricians’ nylon zip ties are the best for this purpouse. cassette tapes floor lamp by ooomydesign By repeating the cassettes along a single dimension, you obtain a pattern to cover almost everything with. nostalgic chair by ooomydesign cassette tape closet by the creative barn Do you have just one surviving music cassette? Use all your creativity and make something really amazing! Iri5’s artwork, Ghost in the machine serie