Posts Tagged ‘wallpaper’

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin. “The movement is based on the principles of the walking platform devised by 19th century Russian mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev… when pushed, the legs carry the object along using a complex system of cranks, links and connecting rods. Photo below via cyberneticzoo.

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Fia Backstrom – living in your art studio

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I love this art object/piece of furniture by artist Fia Backstrom, who has had a number of exhibitions in Vancouver. From the NYT article “Artful Lodgers“:

Fia Backstrom describes her apartment near the Gowanus Canal as a perpetual battle between organization and chaos. ‘‘It is simultaneously studio and bed in one,’’ she says.

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Final Wooden House by Sou Fujimoto

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. It is the “Final Wooden House” by Sou Fujimoto, 2008, in Kamamura village in the south of Kyushu. It has just won Best Private Home award in the Wallpaper Design Awards 2009 and is probably on every design blog this week. More photos below, from Flickr, DesignBoom and ArchDaily.

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The “What’s In, What’s Out for 2009” list thing.

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

The “What’s In and What’s Out in 2009” lists are starting to appear. Not to be too protestant about it, since environmentalism in its more puritanical moment can make you want to stab yourself in the eye with a fork—a plastic fork—but these lists can get anxiety-provoking. Where is all our old stuff supposed to go?

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