Design

Ping Pong Apartment

January 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Daniel Arsham‘s 90 square foot apartment in Brooklyn is constructed with a lining of 25,000 ping pong balls. The loft space is attached to Daniel’s firm, Snarkitecture, and contains just enough room for sleeping and dressing.

The apartment — which Snarkitecture designed — was built in two months for less than $100 a square foot. That’s about $50 cheaper than your average loft.

 

 



Design

Barbed Type: The Devil’s Rope

January 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Devil’s Rope is an experimental type piece by designer Andrew Effendy.

… a series of wires pulled across two wooden posts. They are treated to look like barbed wire, except at the spiny, barbed sections where the wires form letters of the alphabet, A through Z. As a whole, the piece seems like a sinister fence of letters, its menacing script casting peculiar shadows on the walls. The allusion of language as a barricade is unavoidable. Effendy’s piece makes you mull over the role of language and how—especially, in today’s world of information overload—language has the power to encourage progress as well as impede it.

(via type goodness)

 

 



Design Food

Face Mug

January 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Let’s keep today’s anthropomorphic vibe going with the ceramic Face Mug available exclusively at Uncommon Goods.

Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations.

 

 



Art

Emil Alzamora

January 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Emil Alzamora was born in Peru in 1975 and now lives and works in Beacon, NY. I was thrilled to discover his stretched and contorted sculptures made of bronze, gypsum, and ceramic. Via his web site:

The human form is constant within my work. I am interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works I strive to make visible this interaction.

If you like these, there’s much more via his website. (via symbiotica)

 

 



Photography

Su-Hyung Han

January 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Really love the use of color in these photos by photographer Su-Hyung Han based out of Cologne, Germany. (via designspiration)

 

 



Design

Aviad Petel: 99″ Lamp

January 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The 99″ Lamp by Tel Aviv-based Aviad Patel is comprised of 99 strips of yellow veneer fiber hung individually along thin metal slots. From Eyes in Design:

Suspended on three metal cords of adjustable length, the lamp takes its optimal place in the space and intrigues the viewer by its shape from every possible angle. 99 thin natural stripes, each 1″ wide, delicately woven and individually stitched between slots of metal, eventually create the shape of the lamp. Wood veneer has a special protective coating which allows easy cleaning and guarantees longevity.

The smaller pieces in the last two photos are early prototypes (dubbed 33″), however I think they’re just as striking as the actual light. I can only fathom how much a light like this must cost, apparently the prototype has already been sold at auction. If you’re interested get in touch with Yair Doram Lighting.

 

 



Photography

Life Through a Marble

January 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This last August before a trip to Alaska a 16-year-old from New Jersey who goes by the Flickr name Cabe26 decided he wanted to pick up photography. The tiny worlds above, flipped, magnified and skewed through tiny glass marbles are among his very first photographs. Here’s a quote from an interview with Short List:

“I realised I could innovate the idea using a much smaller piece of glass and using new techniques, strategies and compostions,” he explained. “I realised I had hit on something when I took the first picture. Before even processing it I realised the idea worked out perfectly. The focus was superb, the composition was right on, and it was eye-catching.”

Cabe26, please don’t ever put that camera down. (via short list)