French artist Armelle Caron abstracts urban city plans into organized components.
Caron deconstructs cities, identifies fragments, classifies blocks by size and shape. All meaning, memory, void and heritage is kept away by decontextualization. The urban assemblage of the “villes rangées” relies on analysis, order, rhythm, dimension, typology, strata.
The installed prints were accompanied by similar wooden cutouts that could then be organized similarly by visitors. (via things magazine / pytr75)
German photographer Heiko Schäfer captured these delicate yet haunting portraits of wooden boats used by African refugees trying to enter the EU illegally via the Mediterranean. (via pitch design union)
So in case you haven’t heard Chicago got a few feet of snow last night. My son was thrilled to wake up to 6-foot snow drifts and snowmobiles zooming around on the street for his third birthday. I grabbed a camera and headed down to the lake for a bit this morning to snap a couple shots. As I write this I still can’t feel my face but it was fun to be out there in the middle of it.
Cloud is a limited edition keyring holder by Duncan Shotton that holds your keys like glorious magnetic lightening. It will be available at designboom mart, stand AG:35A, Stockholm furniture fair in Sweden, from the 8th-12th February. Or, if you’re lucky it might appear sporadically on etsy. (via notcot)