ECAL “Delirious Home” - Milano 2014
"These textures are both organic and synthetic, exploring the boundary between living matter and non-living matter," said the Amsterdam-based designer. "Chimera plays with the concept where the organic is overgrown with the synthetic, where natural processes mutate the skin into fungi like textures."
I personally like how the cascade of water under the light resembles the sight under a lamp post on a rainy night - it reminded me what a beautiful sight that is.
This is clever. Designer Richard Brendon wanted to find a way to make vintage saucers useful again when their paired cups had long since broken.
Solution: A cup with a reflective surface that effectively takes on the distinct design of an orphaned saucer! Impressive thinking!
"Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!"
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.”
“A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Japanese studio Nendo has worked with artisans in Kyoto to design lamp shades based on traditional wire netting cooking utensils.
Extraordinary execution. The result is a sophisticated and modern look that preserves a hint of uncanny familiarity.
the laws of the universe - where true elegance is inspired from
The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment