Design

Sculpting Scent – ZUZA MENGHAM x LABORATORY PERFUMES

London based artist Zuza Mengham teamed up with British fragrance makers Laboratory Perfumes, created a series of unique scent-inspired sculptures. Transforming intangible aromas into solid objects, Mengham used coloured resin sculptures to represent five signature scents through form and colour.

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AMBER: Mengham envisions grassy, woody notes with green and red

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GORSE: Zesty Gorse is translated with pale yellows and pinks

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SAMPHIRE: Layers of indigo evoke oceanic Samphire

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TONKA: Slate powder creates a mottled base to represent the Tonka bean

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ATLAS: The brand new fragrance uses amber and ochre hues

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Images source: http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

 

http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

THE SOUND OF POWER

Petro Wodkins‘s “Sound of Power” series is a unique tribute to the porcelain figurines and the busts our grandparents loved to collect.

The Sound of Power is a contemporary reincarnation of these classical objects combining striking visual and audio qualities. SOP is a completely new genre of both busts and speakers. The series features powerful people who, in their own way, played the world like instruments and made countries and continents alike march to the beat of their metaphorical drums. In the Wodkin’s own words, the concept of the project is to :”Play the people who play the world“.

A commemoration of parody?  You decide.

VLADIMIR PUTIN aka ST. VLADIMIR – “Vladimir Putin has never sounded this good”

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

Owners are welcome to personalize with add-ons

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

 

 

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

KIM JONG-UN aka KIM SUNSHINE – “Making Kim sing like a bird”

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

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Photo © Petro Wodkins.

Photo © Petro Wodkins.

Ben Storms – In Hale

In Hale” by Belgian designer Ben Storms is more than just a regular coffee table. This amazing piece is made from an impressive block of marble that weighs over 200kg and is carried by an “inflated” metal cushion.

Images courtesy @benstorms. Visit http://www.benstorms.be/ to see other Ben Storms’s work.

Put some “teeth” into it…

Fantich & Young, London based artist duo Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, created a series of conceptual sculptures – “Apex Predator“,  set to address parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world. The original Apex Predator—described as predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of the food chain.

APEX PREDATOR |OXFORDS | SCULPTURE | 2010 

Barker Oxford shoes inlaid with 1050 false teeth

 

APEX PREDATOR | WILD WEST | SCULPTURE | 2014

 

Wild West Boots, dentures, spurs

 

 

APEX PREDATOR | MARY JANE | SCULPTURE | 2014

Junior girls shoes, dentures.

 

 

 

 APEX PREDATOR | EMPIRE | SCULPTURE | 2014

Jimmi Choo Empire Shoes, 500 teeth dentures.

 

APEX PREDATOR | ALPHA TOTE | 2014

teeth, hair, bones

Check out other works by Fantich & Young on http://fantichandyoung.co.uk/ 

Image © fantich&young

Smooth Operator

Magic happens when tradition meets Avant-Garde. Love the “Smooth Operator” collection by New York designer Justin von der Fehr.

TOGGLE PILL CASE

JOINT/ROLLED CIGARETTE CASE GOLD

JOINT/ROLLED CIGARETTE CASE GOLD

HERRINGBONE HAND ETCHED CARABINER

HERRINGBONE HAND ETCHED LIGHTER CASE

Reading Between the Lines

In 2011, Dutch architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh created a steel church, based on the design of the local church in Borgloon, Belgium. The project is entitled “Reading Between the Lines”.  Unlike other churches, this construction is made out of 100 stacked layers of steel and 2000 steel column plates. Through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art.

© Filip Dujardin

Via http://www.gijsvanvaerenbergh.com/ and http://www.yatzer.com/See-through-Church-by-Gijs-Van-Vaerenbergh

Glass Labyrinth by Robert Morris

A pyramid shaped, glass walled labyrinth created by Robert Morris has been installed in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The work is commissioned by the museum to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the sculpture park.

Here is the museum description of the work by the Kansas City native artist: “In form and material this labyrinth is a departure from the more familiar circular and rectangular labyrinths of old. Triangulated and constructed of glass plate walls capped with bronze, it speaks to the present in the language of modern architecture and design–streamlined, dynamic, transparent, and elegant.