I’m really enjoying the objects available in the Sebastian Bergne online shop which just launched last December. Lots of fantastic things for the home and kitchen, as well as some playful stuff too. Sebastian Bergne is a multidisciplinary design firm out of London.
Have some wall space? Check out the newly launched Editions of 100. Reclaimed business cards laser cut with new life. Colossal’s new offices. A sequence of lines consecutively traced by 500 individuals. Welcome to Finca Bellavista a sustainable treehouse community. Genius Vomit, from photographer Paul Octavious. John Malkovich in rare graphically modified form. Just in time for President’s day, the Make Your Own Zombie Kit; and seen on the streets of Chicago, Zombie Hepburn. And finally a repentant washing machine named Gene appears in New York laundromats bearing gifts after years of unbridled sock consumption.
Artist Scott Fife constructs the heads of pop culture icons, historical figures, and animals using archival cardboard, drywall screws, and glue.
I like the physical nature of building the sculpture–it seems very old-fashioned and traditional. The idea of the material itself–it’s friendly, flexible, there’s a glow from in it. I’m the full-service artist–doing it all at the moment. I like the aspect of the low-tech tools that I need to make something like this. In the beginning [it was] an Xacto knife, masking tape and glue–now it’s the screwgun. So that hasn’t changed much at all–the directness of it, that I could begin to shape this, I can make this very plastic without any special process. There is that sense of one person building this thing–it becomes a “feat”–the whole thing isn’t about that but within the world we live in right now, it makes it a kind of tribal ritual piece; the fact that it was done by the human hand. [That] takes people back to the place in their life where they remember pasting things together [and so] understanding the process.
(via sweet station)
Chicago restaurant Longman & Eagle turned what they refer to as their “favorite Yelp review” into a lovely postcard that’s being distributed at the restaurant. I find it embarrassing that my son who is only three has visited this restaurant twice now, and somehow I have yet to drop in. More via their Facebook page. (via eater)
For his graduate work at at Edinburgh University, Jie Shen spent two years researching and designing an adaptable performance space for Constitution Square in Warsaw.
Side note: I should probably make a brief announcement. After picking up several items from Colossal I was contacted by designboom to become a guest editor. I’m humbled and thrilled to be contributing to such a fantastic site and I’ll make sure a teaser is posted here on Colossal every time a designboom piece goes live. Exciting!