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Day & Night Lamps by Éléonore Delisse

Day & Night Lamps by Éléonore Delisse

Day & Night Lamps by Éléonore Delisse

Day & Night Lamps by Éléonore Delisse

Day & Night Lamps by Éléonore Delisse

Designer Éléonore Delisse’s Day & Night lamps are not just decorative objects, but functional designs that encourage wellbeing. The lamp’s design consists of a mounted, rotating dichroic glass plate that produces projected color patterns intended to affect mood and energy levels: the uplifting AM lamp starts early and projects a color range starting with deep blue that slowly fades and eventually settles at turquoise, the PM model is to be started in the evening for a calming effect with warm yellow and amber, closing with a deep red. Typically, fixtures designed to combat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) focus on irradiance of light, instead, Day & Night employ the theory of controlled color rhythm to restore a healthy mental state.

More at: Éléonore Delisse
Photos: Laurids Gallée

Listening / Viewing: Autre Ne Veut – Age of Transparency

Directed by Allie Avital.

Kolaj Series by Kaan Alpagut

Kolaj by Kaan Alpagut

Kolaj by Kaan Alpagut

Kolaj by Kaan Alpagut

Kolaj is a series of digital collages inspired by Bauhaus artists’ experiments in color, shape, and form by London-based artist Kaan Alpagut. An accomplished architect and designer, Cyprus-born Alpagut describes the series as “taking references from architectural spaces, the textures of the urban fabric, and materials of today’s neo-liberal metropolis.”

Alpagut also rendered a three-dimensional interpretation of the Kolaj series for the South Place Hotel in London. A composition of painting and marble, the piece introduces a voyeuristic perspective from the facade to the interior lobby space of the hotel. The shape and scale suggest an ATM, but the center void is simply, in Alpagut’s words, “a hole in the wall.”

Kolaj by Kaan Alpagut

Kolaj by Kaan Alpagut

More at: Kaan Alpagut
Photos: Kaan Alpagut

Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

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Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures is a hybrid manifesto/monograph from New York City-based firm Weiss/Manfredi; this collection of essays, roundtable discussions, and selected projects by the firm helps to identify new terms and models for architecture’s evolution in the field of landscape and urban territory. The functionally designed urban life is thoughtfully organized in the book, which features case studies such as the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, as well as contributions by academics and theorists such as Kenneth Frampton, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Keller Easterling, Paul Lewis, Hashim Sarkis, and Nader Tehrani; with a foreword by Barry Bergdoll.

Public Natures was designed in collaboration with studio Project Projects, and the format was developed to balance photographs and drawings alongside reader-friendly text and detail points. A beautifully offset-printed bookcloth cover is enlivened by a bold green book block, and inside, contrasting paper stocks articulate the shift between the theoretical and case study sections.

More at: Princeton Architectural Press
Photos: Project Projects

Listening / Viewing: Gem Club – Speech of Foxes

Directed by Jared Knecht.

Ceramic Collection by Vipp

Ceramics by Vipp

Ceramics by Vipp

Designed with brunch in mind, the latest addition to Vipp’s ever expanding line of products is their first collection of ceramic goods. In collaboration with Danish ceramicist Annemette Kissow, the seven piece collection features soft curves parallel to strong architectural lines. Each hand-cast piece goes through a process that leaves the inside glazed and the outside a perfectly matte white or grey.

Available at: Vipp

WHYRED SS16 at Stockholm Fashion Week

Whyred SS16

Whyred SS16

Swedish label WHYRED presented their S/S16 collection at Stockholm Fashion Week; the collection is anchored in classic tones of white, black, and beige, the latter being one you might not expect to read as modern, but with this minimal Nordic approach, works beautifully. Oversized outerwear looked loose-fitting and polished instead of slouchy, and with the incorporation of leather and luxe material, WHYRED found the perfect balance of elegant and street in these layered spring looks.

More at: WHYRED
Photos: Alberto Maddaloni

Listening / Viewing: Petite Noir – Best

Directed by Travys Owen.

“Every” Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

Every Lamp Collection by Arnout Meijer

At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Dutch designer Arnout Meijer presented his Every Cone, Every Torus, and Every Cylinder collection of lamps.

These lamps encapsulate a light shape that changes depending on your position; light vectors are refracted by the specialized acrylic shade, and rendered in relation to your eye. Where a traditional hologram reproduces a physical object as a virtual duplicate, this hybrid between the actual and virtual makes for the projection of intangible shapes.

“I focus on light because I think it is intriguing that light relates to both science and art. On one hand light is very pragmatic and fundamental in our daily lives, on the other hand, light has a very strong seductive power. My fascination for optical physics and digital technology is mostly the starting point for creating my works. I believe that the manipulation of optics can cause an abstruse and therefore surprising effect on the spectator. The outcomes are not only light fixtures, but sculptures and installations as well.” – Arnout Meijer.

More at: Arnout Meijer Studio
Photos: Pim Top









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