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A Venice Exhibit Brainstorms New Life for Old Gondola Posts

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Entries by David Chipperfield and Paola Navone for the “Tra le Briccole di Venezia” (“Among the posts in Venice”) exhibition that explores ways to recycle the massive oak posts used to dock gondolas.

The so called “briccole”, the posts in chestnut oak on which Venice is built, are used for docking gondolas and as beacons. They are at least ten meters (32.8 feet) high and once driven into the lagoon, they have an average life not longer than 5-10 years. Their section affected by tide rise and fall becomes the natural home for microorganisms as well as sea flora and fauna, but once corroded, they are completely replaced.

 

 



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Wooden Bicycle & Book Shelf

September 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful multi-functional shelf by the folks over at the aptly named Knife & Saw. (via selectism)

 

 



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Shawn Smith’s Pixel Sculptures

September 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Austin artist Shawn Smith works in the medium of tiny plywood “pixels” that he measures, cuts, and dyes by hand.  (via James Théophane)

 

 



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Dip Cups by Susan Dwyer

August 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

White earthenware cups hand-built and hand-dipped by Chicago artist Susan Dwyer. For sale through her web site, Up In the Air Somewhere.