Month: March 2009

crayon sculpture

The Dance + detail, 2006Christian FaurHand Cast Encaustic Crayons19.5 in x 19.5 in. Faur constructs images by assorting hand-made encaustic crayons. There’s many human portraits, but I think this image of bees is the most successful since it the nautural formation of stacked crayons hints at the construction of a bee hive. link to Faur’s …

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crazy money

So I just did a random search for “crazy money” on ebay and sure enough there’s crazy money on ebay. Most of it is really, really ugly dollar bills with cats on them which I refuse to vandalize my site by showing an image of such.

bad paintings of Barack Obama

I love this site. badpaintingsofobama.com. Yes, they are inaccurate visual representations of Obama, but they have a lively, inspiring spirit. via rocketboom

forest sculpture

Continuing on the wood theme from the previous blog post, here’s a sculpture installation by Alastair Heseltine examining man’s relationship with nature.via rocketboom

wooden VW Bus

Lee StoetzelVW Bus 200775 x 165 x 67 1/2 inches (1:1 scale)pecky cypress wood, steel from mixed greens, an art gallery in New York City: “Stoetzel grew up in Florida where aged cypress is used as paneling in seafood restaurants and motel lobbies to give an authentic Floridian appeal. Pecky Cypress is, in fact, fungus-eaten …

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night-time birdhouse

There’s a solar panel on the roof of the birdhouse that collects enough energy to power the glow-stick at night to encourage birds to check it out. The simplicity in design is wonderful and all. The stick is not just a standing stick, but it’s a wayfinding device, bla bla bla. But I say take …

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boing ga-boing ga-boing

from MoCo Loco: The Pinocchio rug by Hay is named after a Danish candy (sugarcoated liquorice balls, apparently) and handmade in Nepal. Each woollen ball is hand felted and strung like a bead in a necklace. Pinocchio is available in three colourways: confetti multi, aubergine multi and purple multi. I wonder how large each ball …

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anybody up for ring toss?

upstairs and downstairs redefined by FRENTEApparently this module moves below and above ground depending on the weather. Architects: FRENTE / Juan Pablo MazaLocation: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, ChinaDesign year: 2008Construction year: 2009Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, ChinaClient: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, ChinaConstructed Area: 1,000 sqm aprox via archdaily and notcot

frosting-covered room

“Frosting” by Carolyn Mason. There’s more images at the link, but they aren’t loading for me at the moment. So, who gets to clean that up? But boy that looks like fun. via Design Crush