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Polar Wall Light by Ross Gardam

Polar Wall Light by Ross Gardam

Polar Wall Light by Ross Gardam

Polar Wall Light by Ross Gardam

Polar Wall Light by Ross Gardam

The latest release from Melbourne, Australia-based designer Ross Gardam, the Polar wall light, is an extension of his Polar desk lamp design. The wall light consists of a minimalist, circular disc that sits on a hinge, allowing the shade to pivot up or down, directing the output; an anodized gold ring acts as the base for mounting.

Polar is available hardwired or with cord, in two sizes and several finishes, each lending a different sensibility to the design.

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Listening / Viewing: Pavo Pavo – Ran Ran Run


Directed by pierre_xoxo. From the album Young Narrator in the Breakers.

Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman

Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman

Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman

Natural Light, Blue Light Room by Bruce Nauman

Coinciding with London’s recent Frieze art fair, Bruce Nauman’s Natural Light, Blue Light Room was exhibited for the first time in 45 years. The exhibition is one of the first examples of architectural intervention in the art world, speaking to the tenets of minimalism, Natural Light, Blue Light Room questions the paramaters and requirements for something to be received as art. 

As a visitor enters the piece, they are forced to engage with severe and dramatic lighting; a constant shift of intensity, along with natural daylight entering from the other side of the space, cause the viewer’s eyes to repeatedly adjust, resulting in a degree of disorientation. In photographs, the exhibition may appear as a peaceful space, but when encountered first-hand, Natural Light, Blue Light Room‘s intention is, in part, to create discomfort. 

About the unexpected physical reaction, Nauman said about the original exhibition: “… in the gallery, there were some skylights above one wall. I installed blue fluorescent lights below the sky lights, it messed up your ability to see the space clearly because when you got under them you started getting a lot of afterimages. Everything became a little jumpy… there was nothing else in the space, so the idea was that it would be hard to know what to focus on and even if you did, it would be hard to focus.”

Photos: Peter Mallet

Cottage Stool by Dino Sanchez

Cottage Stools by Dino Sanchez

Cottage Stools by Dino Sanchez

Cottage Stools by Dino Sanchez

A non-imposing, finely-crafted design that lends itself to many environments, the Cottage stool by Dino Sanchez works as both seating and a table for objects. Available in varying heights and wood options of bleached maple, cherry, or oak, the stools were designed as part of Sanchez’s 703 Cottage in Cape May, New Jersey, a home that acts as a showroom and exploratory design space. The Cottage stool is entirely USA-made and sourced, each marked as part of a numbered edition.

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Photos: Dino Sanchez

Drop Time by Makoto Azuma

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Drop Time by Azuma Makoto

Makoto Azuma is a Japanese flower artist, botanical sculptor, and co-founder of the conceptual floral shop Jardins des Fleurs; his exhibition, Drop Time, at The Mass gallery in Tokyo consisted of nine elaborate floral arrangements encased in acrylic boxes to monitor their decline over a one month period.

The decay of these arrangements reveals the always-changing nature of flowers, and speaks to life and death, as well as the passing of time, continuing on the artist’s other floral art pieces that inspire us to rethink flowers and plant life from a sculptural perspective.

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Photos: Makoto Azuma









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