Rhei – The Liquid Clock. Typically I don’t post about a single product but this piece of art is a stunning accomplishment. If you haven’t seen it yet you must watch the video. “Rhei is a prototype of an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display, and the result of a year long passion project, created by Damjan Stanković, executed in collaboration with Marko Pavlović and many other wonderful people.”
These artistic rugs were created through GUR. GUR invites artists to express themselves on this support with a very specific technique using the same materials with the authenticity of a traditional kitchen rug but now much more fun. I like the idea of artist and crafts people expressing their ideas through different mediums. The idea of a rug being functional art is the “bonus here”. I like that this collection could never stop growing and their would be different personalities reflected in each piece.
Brent Comber is a wood artist that make some beautiful furniture with a massive presence. Some of his pieces carry a feel of mass and establish themselves in a room while some of his furniture is elegant and strongly proportioned. I love the texture or shattered wall that is happening in the one picture. The black massive stumps sitting in a forest are such an amazing spectacle. Make sure to visit his site to look through this talented mans body of work.
Design by Norm Architects describes their approach to everything not just interiors and structures. Norm Architects has a pretty nice lineup of products that have a minimal modern approach capping it off with functionality. The STAND and FELT bathroom lines remind me of the architectural pottery with their iron or wood cradles. The flip around side tables are nice as well. These are only a few pieces that caught my eye, there are plenty more to look at on their site.
The K-1 stationery kit designed by Maxim Scherbakov. K-1 means “Konstruktor-1”. The name was inspired by Soviet construction toys. I like that a toy can also create a functional pieces of organization for your desktop. In a way I see them as logos for big kids. This idea has so many possibilities with so many material choices. I do know that if I had one of these on my desk it could be some what of a distraction. It would be cool to make a different structure everyday for a year and then make a movie from it.
Bitossi is a household name if you are into mid century modern or Italian ceramics. I recently came across an article over at invasioni. They have some amazing images of the factory where it all started. It looks as thought many things have not changed. The styling and designs have changed but the process looks to be the same. I love seeing the shelves full of different styles. The shelves remain me of a history or catalogue, what I wouldn’t give to wonder through or have a tour of this historic facility.