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Design Photography

The Anarchitecture of Michael Greaves

September 27, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Several bizarrely striking structures by Michael Greaves, photographed by Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto in Quebec.

About the objects he assembles, he has written, “I very much liked and observed old objects, used objects, objects worn down by the force of time and human history. I am a being that has served, been transformed, an object that wants to be understood and enlightened, and that likes to be used.” He has also built cabins and houses out of wood. Defying the laws of gravity and perspective, they resemble houses of cards on the brink of crumbling and create points of view that border on the fantastic.

(via shewalkssoftly)

 

 



Design Photography

An Efficient Used Book Market

September 25, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Clever layout for an outdoor used book market in Den Haag, Netherlands. Photos by Darice de Cuba.

 

 



Design Food Illustration

Pop Chart Lab Maps the Very Many Varieties of Beer

September 24, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sweet poster by Pop Chart Lab. A quick glance suggests I am clearly a lager man.

 

 



Art Design

London Fieldworks Builds Birdhouse Cities

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Bird houses by London Fieldworks for London’s Secret Garden Project.

The Secret Garden Project is a new programme of temporary commissions and pop up art events by young and established artists that will create a trail of London’s secret gardens, lesser known green spaces, and urban corners. The project aims to bring high quality art projects and events to London’s public realm; raise awareness of the ecological and cultural value of urban green space; encourage an understanding and engagement with ecology and biodiversity, create opportunities for community engagement and collaboration and encourage innovation.

(via design week)

 

 



Craft Design

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.