Ghost of a Tree installation by Brooklyn based artist Letha Wilson, part of the 2011 exhibition Placemakers, at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska.
Pop-up concept store for Swedish clothing brand COS at Salone del Mobile Milan, 2013 designed by Bonsoir Paris aka creative duo Rémy Clémente and Morgan Maccari (prev. seen here)
The design consist of modular system based on a multisided metal “star” from which up to 14 metal or wood rods can be joined and continue on to yet another metal “star”. From this a spatial structure was built from where COS’ items could be exhibited in the space.
Materials used were natural and included white painted metal, brass, string and light wood. Read More
Most of my most profound thoughts happen when in complete solitude. Oddly enough the bathroom is one of the few places where I truly feel alone and have a chance to meditate and have some self reflection. Some seek church as a place to seek enlightenment. I have had my share of organized religion so I built my own place to have religious experiences.
This is a fully functioning outhouse. The seat is made from a pulpit chair that used to belong to my grandfather, who was for his whole career, a United Church minister. The Holy Shit House resides in North-Western Ontario, and is still in use on a regular basis.
Pircing, 2009, 37 x 37 x 37 cm metal, nickel coating by Tel Aviv based artist Oren Pinhassi
The installation tries to question the impartialness of media judgment and the powerlessness of the one being judged, through a series of video projections, showing trials and executions of so called dictators
Site-specific straw sculpture by the Musashino Art University on Shodoshima, one of the five islands in Japan participating the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival. The mammoth was made of rice straw donated by local farmers after the harvest and displayed in the same fields, in 2010.
Straw art is one of the most popular parts of this festival, where artists collaborate with local residents to create large scale sculptures, like this mammoth. Check out the Light of Shodoshima, a giant straw dome by Wang Wen-chih here.
Interactive installation titled Nature Trail, created by lighting designer Jason Bruges, for the corridor walls of Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in London.
Designed to distract children from what awaits, the installation is formed from 70 LED panels integrated behind graphic wallpaper. Motion sensors detect the presence of visitors and patients, activating the screens to display silhouettes of animals meandering through the woodland.
“The benefit of taking this kind of approach to distraction is a really positive experience for children and their families,” says Natalie Robinson, deputy director of redevelopment at the hospital. The scheme has already had such a positive effect on patients that it is being extended across the rest of the walls by 2017.
Artist Hanna Sandin creates suspended structural sculptures by using everyday objects.
Lullaby Factory – a secret world that cannot be seen except from inside the hospital and cannot be heard by the naked ear, only by tuning in to its radio frequency or from a few special listening pipes.
by Studio Weave
Our Lullaby Factory was founded in 1852 by my great, great, great, great grandfather. This is the oldest Lullaby Factory in the world still in operation. We’re very proud of our Lullaby Factory and the great lullabies it produces for the Sleepies in hospital and beyond. We hope you enjoy your visit and don’t forget to take advantage of the complimentary nap at the end of the tour!
How are the Lullabies Built?
Before any lullabies can be built, we need to collect the base ingredients. The two main collection tools are the Whistful Fillment Filaments, and the Satellite Lilters. The Whistful Fillment Filaments are very long invisible grasses that reach up from the rooftops and comb the air for wishes, the most important ingredients. The second tools are the Lilters that lie high up in the sky and listen to the planetary music. Planetary music is the undetectable basis for all music and dreams and it was the invention of Lilters that allowed the earliest dream factories to be set up. The Lilters can detect the planetary music and communicate it down to the factory by a sort of singing with their Lollips.
Whole story here
Hackney-based Studio Weave has constructed a network of listening pipes in a back courtyard of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital to create a secret factory of lullabies for children. The architects were inspired by the messy pipes and drainage systems that already cover the surface of the brick walls. Instead of covering them up, they chose to add to them with a wide-spanning framework of pipes and horns.
“We have designed a fantasy landscape reaching 10 storeys in height and 32 metres in length, which can engage the imagination of everyone, from patients and parents to hospital staff, by providing an interesting and curious world to peer out onto,” explain architects Je Ahn and Maria Smith.
Whole project here