Saturday, 28 November 2015

Hide stool by Tove Greitz

Stockholm-based designer Tove Greitz, a recent grad of Beckmans College of Design has designed an intriguing puzzle stool which can only be opened after sliding the patchwork of wooden slats in the correct sequence revealing a catch to open the lid, not just aesthetically pleasing to the eye but a bit of a brain teaser too.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Landscapes Painted on Logs by Alison Moritsugu

These incredibly detailed landscape paintings are the work of Hawaiian born artist Alison Moritsugu. By cleverly using wind fall logs, branches and tree roots she has created a striking juxtaposition of fine art and raw wilderness.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Giant Tree Sculpture Cast from the Trunk of a 140-Year-Old Hemlock

Recently unveiled at the MadArt space in Seattle, Middle Fork is the latest sculptural work by artist John Grade who worked with countless volunteers to help build this enormous mould of a 140-year-old tree.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Lampshade Turns Your Walls Into a Fairytale Forest

'Forms In Nature'  is a light sculpture by artists and designers Hilden & Diaz which transforms a room into a fairytale setting, or a scary forest, depending on your state of mind. This magnificent chandelier is partly inspired by the mirrored drawings of the natural world by Ernst Haeckel.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Hand crafted Wooden Chairs Shaped Like Giant Scorpions

The fearsome Scorpion Chair is a hand crafted wooden chair that is shaped like a scorpion. The chair measures in at six and a half feet and is available with leather upholstery and a variety of wood finishes.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Saigon Socialite Shoes

Elaborately Crafted Soles Reincarnating Vietnam's Artisan Villages through the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving.

These elaborately carved soles from Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. In 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the "education of my life," which began in a Vietnamese factory.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Boneshaker Big Wheel ~ A Penny Farthing with Legs

I have always loved the old  'Penny Farthings,'  ungainly looking bicycles with one huge front wheel and one tiny rear wheel which would usually require an athletic leap or the help of an assistant in order to mount the saddle. But this incarnation from Ron Schroer uses a Theo Jansen style walking legs mechanism to replace the rear wheel.