Tenth week! These were my top five favorite fancy’d items. Clockwise from the top left:
- Walls Notebook by Sherwood Forlee and Mihoko Ouchi, available here. With the ongoing trendiness of street art, this is a simple yet ingenious idea.
- Senseless Drawing Bot by So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi. Really adds another layer to that oft-spoke comment about contemporary art: I could have done that. I like this reply I saw in some poster: But you didn’t. It’s all about the idea. I personally think this robot is cool and is art in and of itself.
- Starry Night Light by Lee Eunyeol. You must visit the full website if you like this! :0 This photographer sets up actual elaborate light installations to create these magical shots. Deserves a full post in the near future.
- Ancient imperial road in Hangzhou, China. This is such a cool, subtle classic-meets-modern design. As a side note, I’m really fascinated with contemporary art movements in China. Contemporary artists in China are in a unique position of developing in a country that is at once an emerging superpower but with limitations on freedom of expression; a quickly modernizing society that is influenced by both its relatively backwards recent history and rich ancient cultural history, evidenced by the conflicting shallowness and depth that that creates.
- Minuscule Chair by Fritz Hanson. I like that it clearly resembles the classic mid century modern chairs but is its own refreshing take. The scoop, lines, and cradle are perfect.
A good weekend awaits :)