Things I Like
Originally erected in 2009 for the Parcours Saint-Germain art show, then later recreated in a Paris boutique store, “Turbo” by Baptiste Debombourg is an art installation of a wall surface treatment.gpidesign.com
Tape installation by Monika Grzymala
In Head On, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang arranged 99 wolves leaping through the air, charging in a levitating arch into a glass wall.
The Mending Project was a 2011 installation and performance art piece by Austin-based artist Beili Liu.
The London-based artist, Kate MccGwire, graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 used thousands of discarded pigeon feathers to create amazing works of art.
Created using thousands of balloons by German choreographer William Forsythe, Scattered Crowd is a gorgeous installation which invites people into this magical space.
Installation Art by Henrique Oliveira, a form of art which is “installed” or “put in” its surroundings or environment.
I saw this site through Cool Hunting. http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/detail.php?y=2013&t=310
The style is cool, clean and simple. Really nice to look at, simple design - minimal fuss and strong function.
The Envelope room
The Envelope Room is an idea started by Lisa Sangster and myself for all designers who are working in Scotland. It's for Set, Costume, Lighting and Video designers (at the moment, this may expand).
We've both been working in Theatre Design for a few years now and while attending an event in October 2012 run by the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) realised we weren't alone in our desire to have more support and promotion in our chosen careers.
The Envelope Room is being developed by consulting designers based here in Scotland and building up feedback around our idea of a practical studio and a website/online resource. The main aim of The Envelope Room is to be a place to support, promote and connect performance designers.
In the short term we'd like to start regular meetings with groups of designers to promote professional development opportunities and connect with organisations and companies who can provide support.
In the long term we are planning to have a 'base', a studio with desks which would be available to rent long term and a place to meet if desk space wasn't a priority.
We have lots of ideas to improve the working situation of designers and promote their tallents beyond Scotland.
Any feedback is welcome.
Reasons to Dance
This is from City Nightclub in Falkirk where I'm about to start a show. The image is by Brian Hartly.
I love the reflective colour, the nightclub is an explosion of TV screens lights and chrome fittings.
Chair of books
Huts and Houses
I'm doing some research for the Forgotten Forest project for Edinburgh Botanical Gardens and found this. I like the rich retro quality and the inventiveness.
Cool shacks, battered metal textures and stones and things holding the roof down.
A wee thing I saw today
I saw this site through www.contemporist.com, it's a Sweedish design company who make living walls for interiors.
New to me
This idea of blogging is a new one to me, so if you do stumble across this, I'm using this as a way of putting images and ideas I like and find useful up.
I'd normally have a note book to keep all these ideas together but I thought it might be useful to link the finished bits of work with the starting points too. Sometimes they might relate to a particular project I'm working on but then sometimes they might not.
I hope it keeps you and I interested.....
I found this in a book called 'Hold It'. It is a life size replica of the
presiding judge's court desk at Germany's highest court of law, The Federal
Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. It was installed on the lawn outside the
court building. I like the materials and location. I like that you can sit at
it ... maybe even have your lunch with friends.
I like this illustrators use of collage elements. I think the building of layers brings a fun texture to the image.
Inspiration comes in all forms, sculpture, illustration, painting, public art, film, animation, text and design. This is a wee attempt to show some of it that jumps out at me.