Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Stitching concrete is a project by using the new material Concrete Canvas.It combines the softness of cloth with the stability of concrete. Once brought in the final shape, you just have to water the material and within 24h it will alomst harden out completely. The challenge was to get into the material and bring it from its rawness to something new. Approching trough patterns, origami and stitchings a unique series of stools got born. Waterproof, fireproof, resistant against UV, durable. The fibre reinforcement makes it strong and the cloth gives back a warm atmosphere.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Looking very much like photo-realistic paintings, these are actually photographs from the brilliantly talented Parisian, Alain Delorme… whether these are elegantly photoshopped or have been rather impressively staged, the one thing that’s a dead-cert is that their alluring beauty is wonderfully mystifying. Evolving from the photographer’s fascination with Chinese workers and their uneasily stacked delivery bikes, this magical collection of images from Shanghai is currently showing at Paris’ Magda Danysz gallery, running until the 25th of this month…

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


een menselijke maat 2009
'take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you'  1 Cor 11:23-26
people are consuming more and more. all materials and resources we are using, are not in proportion to our own bodies, and our size in relation to the planet we are living on. for a long time, the human body has been the measure for many things, f.i. distances and weights. in this project, my body becomes a measure for consumption. I measured all parts of my body in volumes (litres)and these volumes I have captured in a series of tableware. on every bowl, cup and dish an engravement is placed, that says which part of the body and which volume fit into it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

CASA OLIVI, Tuscany, Italy

Casa Olivi is located in Treia, in the heart of the Marches, The New Tuscany. Its renovation took 4 years, conducted by the 2 swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron. The outside style has been preserved as the building is protected by the Italian Cultural and History Administration, but the inside has been entirely re-organised according to a luxurious, high comfortable and minimalist style.

Friday, September 9, 2011

BANGLES by Katherine Wheeler

Melbourne-based artist Katherine Wheeler creates mysterious and fragile jewelry in an impulsive and intuitive manner so that it retains the energy of a quick sketch. She combines imagery from the natural world with forms of everyday domestic objects to create a synthetic organism of her own version of nature. (TL.MAG #11)


With a brief that called for flexible work spaces to stimulate interaction and creativity suitable for some 80 employees, i29 had its work cut out for it.
Clean white floors and sharp lines are the first thing you notice when walking into the Tribal DDB offices in Amsterdam. A closer look however reveals the use of soft wool felt, i29 explains: “The clear and straight lines of the design itself are in great contrast to the softness of it's materials. We always search for contrasts in our projects, while keeping it looking simple.”

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Recycled shadow

‘Recycled Shadow’ is a Spanish street art installation created by architectural collective Meva. Inspired by the disturbing fact that 938,000 free daily papers are distributed daily in Madrid and most end up garbage cans, the artists folded hundreds of newspaper pages into windmills that were then hung on nylon mesh above a Alicante, Spain street as well as the courtyard of the Ministry of Environment in Madrid. The recycled windmills bring attention to a civic issue while also providing whimsical shade to people on the street. I love the look of that picturesque Spanish street and the shape of shadows created. As Meva commented about their installation, “the windmills are organized to provide shadow with a simple changing pattern, each of them rotates and balances on its own to the rhythm of the gentle summer breeze.”Beautiful street art with a message. Is there anything better?

courtesy of plenty of colour