Almost at the same time with putting up doors on dwelling people invented door knockers. And they don’t just announce visitors. Through the centuries a door knocker is charged with guarding and blessing the home. And their forms are absolutely different: classic hammer or handle; mythological creatures and animals which are symbols of protection according to ancient legends; ordinary things showing the main profession of the home owners. Door knocker open a huge space for the imagination and in this collection we’ve gathered some of the most interesting door knocker that we’ve found in the web. Have fun!
Today we want to show you two things at once: ring and sculptures. The author is Rebecca Rose. She creates unique rings-sculptures. "My methods involve a process called kit bashing, where I assemble found and burnable objects reminiscent of childhood toys, game pieces, organic materials, and imported miniatures in order to convey a narrative or story. An avid art collector myself, I create works with the collector in mind. The precious metals used in the series retain monetary value, as sterling silver consistently appreciates in the world market, and by providing accurate and highly detailed documentation for each piece, provenance is a cinch." If you’re interested – then go to Rebecca Rose’s website where you can select and buy any of them!
Dutch architects MVRDV have redesigned a 1980s building in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea. Dutch studio has transformed the facade of an ageing mixed-use building into a stack of shop windows in Gangnam, the trendy district of Seoul described in the world-famous Korean pop song. Positioned amongst the designer boutiques of Apgujung Road, the 1980s Chungha building contains a leather accessories store on its ground floor. The upper levels accommodate more private businesses, including a wedding planner and two plastic surgery practices, so its tenants had previously covered over the strip windows and created a messy-looking exterior. For the renovation, MVRDV removed the beige stone cladding and original glazing and replaced them with a facade of 18 boxes, each with a glazed shop window across its face. Different boxes were handed over to the various tenants, who can either fill them with product displays or screen them using translucent posters. “The windows no longer correspond with the interior,” MVRDV’s Jan Knikker told Dezeen. “The general ambition was to keep them as large as possible. The upper windows also follow view lines across the city.” Take a look
Today we want to show you amazing paintings of Carol Cavalaris. “I live in the middle of a forest in the high country of Colorado. It is the wild beauty of my surroundings that inspires my digital paintings of wildlife and nature. Painting wildlife and nature, color and detail, are my passions. I have a fine art background in oil painting, however I really enjoy the freedom of the digital medium as it stimulates my imagination and offers so many exciting possibilities. I explore art programs, like Photoshop and ArtRage, still using brushes to paint, but now the computer screen is my canvas. Some of my art is painted entirely in Photoshop. Other work is a blend of reality and fantasy as I combine photo sources and painting techniques to create my unique mixed medium images that I call living art.” Take a look!
A naming & branding project for a creative consultancy with a primary focus on hand-crafted models created by David Goh. The Makery is a creative consultancy with a primary focus on hand-crafted models, installation design and art direction. Apart from commercial projects, The Makery endeavours to be a provider of workshops for students in a bid to spur creativity within local youths. By working closely with the client, we arrived at The Makery: When one thinks of a bakery, one pictures oven-baked pastries lovingly prepared by hand. The Makery, on the other hand, produces stunning pieces of hand-crafted art.
Seletti has just released a trio of playful animal-shaped storage units – called “Sending Animals”, made from wooden shipping crates. These ingenious storage units are perfect for the industrial, traditional, shabby chic or even modern homes. Italian designer Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba designed these gorgeous pieces to further explore the eccentric ideas and relationships between people and nature. Looking like the silhouettes of 3 crated farm animals– a goose, pig and cow, these open up to compartmentalized storage that is fun to arrange your goods in and put the furniture on display for all to see. With the goose being the perfect height to serve as a low side table, it comes with a pull out drawer. Cow and pig are large enough to act as sideboards, console tables or just as a fun piece to display and hold whatever your heart desires.
Take a look at renewed Prahan Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Techné Architects made a design y adding an extension that uses oversized concrete pipes. “The Prahan Hotel is set to commence on the second stage of its transformation. Succeeding the recent interior refurbishment, the planned new works include an extension to the rear of the venue. Featuring a facade constructed out of concrete culverts, linked together in a way that enables the patrons to sit within them to view and interact with the venue and its fellow patrons. A fully glazed courtyard cuts through the interior, connecting all levels and allowing natural light in. The design intends to add another unique and captivating venue to the ever evolving Melbourne pub scene.” And this fresh and unordinary design force to at least stand and look at it. And for sure it force to book a room. So if you need to say a while in Melbourne this creative Prahan Hotel is a right choice. Have fun!
Working together to spark positive change with the “People For Smarter Cities” cities initiative, IBM has teamed up with creative consultancy Ogilvy & Mather France to create outdoor advertising with a purpose: a bench, a shelter and a ramp that would be useful to city dwellers. The campaign believes that fundamental services – such as roadways, mass transit and utilities – make a city and neighborhoods more desirable to live in. Conceived in three different color variations, the graphic components of the different advertisements reference typologies such as wood slats and protective awnings similar to that its physical counter-part.
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