All posts tagged: recycling

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GUILLERMO MORA

A spanish artist who recently showed at the Art Basel Miami 2014, Guillermo Mora is no stranger to his choice of medium, acrylic paint. A medium where most artists and students have used before and are rather familiar with it. Mora uses acrylic paint in a rather unusual and refreshing way. His process is almost surreal, […]

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MUSIC TO MY BONES

Cover Image Source: thisiscolossal.com There were hipsters in Russia during the 1950s, they are just not wearing skinny jeans or growing a mustache. Instead, they were obsessed with the Western culture—in particular, with jazz, boogie woogie, and rock ‘n’ roll. They were called stilyagi. But in the 1950s, unless you had a radio near the border, there was no way […]

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BULLETIN

It’s pretty obvious why I’m posting this. No doubts about it. I enjoyed very much how the newspaper is manipulated into many different textures that worked for editorial. From layering to crushing or even a simple letting it all hang, it created many dimensions for the photos to come alive, despite the lack of accessories […]

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HOUSE OF CARD

  I randomly found a copy of Wylde magazine lying around my bookshelf and was just browsing it as usual for random inspirations when I saw this amazing editorial photographed by Hannah Richards, with art direction and cardboard dresses made by Miguel Lledo. I was pleasantly surprised by it. As you guys know, Wylde magazine […]

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CONFETTI STACK

The title suggests a rather tantalizing deliciousness coming up like some kind of dessert. Instead, you literally get confetti in a stack. *tsk I hope you guys had fun counting down to the new year and basking in that moment where the clock strikes midnight with everyone singing auld lang syne and confetti everywhere. I […]

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I PAGLIACCI

Chanced upon this amazing fashion editorial on Schön! Magazine N°27. It features an array of junky styling and a mixture of textures with a little reference of clowns/ circus/ harlequins. Something very up to my taste level and aesthetics. Schon Magazine N°27 Photographer: Livia Alcalde Stylist: Pablo Patanè Makeup: Valeria Orlando Hair: Riccardo Lupini Also […]

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“Throw nothing away, we will always find a use for it!” I don’t know how I could have missed this (video was last posted a year ago on Hermès  youtube channel) but can we just celebrate how lovely this initiative by Hermès is?! Hermès is known for its quality goods made to perfection and its inevitable that […]

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CHRISTMAS SEAT

  Sorry for the week of disappearance. Was busy art assisting for a film for several nights but nonetheless, I’ve manage to come up with a mini post before I head for my Christmas holidays. ‘Christmas Tree’ is a self-initiated project in 2009 by Fabien Cappelllo. There is around 1.8 million Christmas trees in the […]

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THE PAPER ART OF DANIEL GORDON

I was blown away by Daniel Gordon‘s paper art when I first got contact with it. It was like a hurricane of visual spectacles that swept across my face and I can’t help but start saving images of his art for my own research references. So much so that I think he needs some attention […]

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POP ART MEETS VICE

Cigarettes are rarely ever associated with beauty. Certainly in the past they were glamourized, but happily and people are beginning to see quite clearly their highly detrimental effect. Or you’re in Singapore, where gore imagery (*cue unborn dead fetus, mouth full of rotting teeth etc) are used on cigarettes boxes to deter smokers from the […]

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN A/W 2009

Sex doll lips, rubbish on models’ head, trash pile in the middle of the runway. If there was one thing on Alexander McQueen mind, it has to be ugly for his A/W 2009 collection. McQueen’s showmanship for his collection is something that I have always revered towards to. No doubt as well for this A/W collection. As models […]

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CATHEDRAL OF THE JUNK KING

This is a fascinating and touching glimpse into the ongoing art installation of Austin, Texas resident Vince Hannemann (aka the Junk King) who since 1989 has been collecting thousands of discarded objects and turning them into a giant cathedral of junk. In 2010 the city closed the structure deeming it unsafe and wanted Junk King to obtain proper […]

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NO. 21 S/S 2013

Easily, one of my favourite designers out there is No. 21 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua. Just cos’ of his effortless designs mixed with elements of surprise, grunge and manly shapes. But today’s post won’t be a Suzy Menkes hardcore fashion review. Instead I want to share with you guys some pieces from his S/S 2013 show […]

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CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY

When Parsons School of Design alumni Ximon Lee showcased his thesis project S/S 14 titled “Children of Leningradsky”, It was no doubt a rather foreign topic to me. Was it a fantasy world created by Lee or a certain city in East Europe? I had to find out what it was and truly enough, a […]

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HEALING JEWELLERY

The phenomenon, resin produced by trees to protect from mechanical or insect damage, is abstracted in a collection of pendants and rings that prominently feature a broken piece of maple wood complemented with a novel bioresin. Each part consists of a broken piece of maple wood, hand-sorted is loving and unique, hand-poured, hand sanded and hand-packed. […]

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KACAMA

KaCaMa Design Lab is a Hong Kong-based product designers who specializes in reusing post-consumer waste materials. Not only delighting people’s lives but they also hope to instill eco-awareness and establish connections with local enterprises , handicraft and local cultures.  In one of their projects titlted: “The Colour of Waste”, they explored the usage of natural […]

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PROUD TO REPAIR

If you guys can remember Dave Hakkens, he was the brainchild who started this project to replicate industry standard machinery to start recycling and producing plastic locally. Now he is at it again, this time repairing things. Repairing things, used to be a way to keep our products longer. Adding a new shoe sole, use some glue […]

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FANTASTIC MISTER FINCH

Cover Image: Textile Hares by Mister Finch Enter the world of Mr. Finch as he unravels the secrets of his fantasy world. Believing in shape-shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil, Mr. Finch is ready to invite you to stray from the path. Mr. Finch hails from the land of the Queen’s […]

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LAMPS THAT SAY SUCK IT.

If they could talk, that is. These vintage vacuum cleaners have been given a second life by Danish artist Kristian Linneberg Sørensen who recycles them into lamps that is both made to function and be on display. Vacuum cleaners are often considered as mundane machines to help out with the chores at home but to recycle them […]

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WELL PROVEN CHAIR

Extracted from the Well Proven Chair Official Site: Understanding that processing wood from planks to products incurs 50% to 80% of timber wastage during normal manufacture, Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw looked at ways of incorporating waste shavings into design using bio-resin. A curious chemical reaction occurs when it is mixed with the shavings, […]

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‘WE MAKE CARPETS’

Cover Image: Disposable Carpet  Dutch design trio ‘We Make Carpets‘ isn’t your typical carpet artisans. Designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg mixes traditional pattern making with a critical view of the consumer society, the trio creates carpets using every material under the Sun. ‘This amazement concerns the material. And that is what it is all about for WE […]

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V MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2009

Cover Image: Photo manipulation by Harng Foong It’s was only after Halloween, I knew something deep down inside my brain etched a certain memory that I can’t forget. Something so hauntingly beautiful, so gruesome, so out-there, so horrifying, so much better than Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Yeap, its the V Magazine covers of September 2009. Ghostly […]

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HILARIOUS FASHION COLLAGES

Cover Image: Kalen Hollomon: Untitled This is so funny I can’t stop. Extracted from her site: Seeking to explore the intersection of human perception and awareness, Kalen Hollomon produces mixed media works with an emphasis on the ever-changing relationship between subject and object. Unorthodox combinations that explore commerce, fashion, gender identity and taboo collide in images […]

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HOMELESS SHELTERS MADE FROM TRASH

American artist Gregory Kloehn and the founder of the ‘Homeless Homes Project‘ transforms illegal dumped trash, commercial waste and excess household items into dwellings for the homeless, providing them with the much respite and warmth. He upcycles the raw materials into walls, roofs, doors, windows, wheels and locks. These cute little shelters not just add […]

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RESURRECTION AND REINVENTION

Cover Image: Evening bomber jacket cut from embroidered Chinese jacket (c.1920); sequinned men’s trousers; silk organdy veil; metal twill Tabi ankle boots So while researching about Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Fall 2014 show which I blogged about in my previous post, I came across this set of images by photographer Lorenzo Vitturi. I won’t go into the itsy bitsy […]

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“TO REUSE, RECYCLE AND REINVENT.”

Cover Image: Collage by HART + LËSHKINA “To reuse, recycle and reinvent.”  As common as this statement might sound. If it is coming out from the mission statement of Maison Martin Margiela (MMM), it has to mean something right. Indeed, at its 5th couture showing under the official haute couture schedule held in Paris, MMM did just that. By […]

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MAAIKE FRANSEN SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Inspired by everyday objects and materials, Maaike Fransen transforms her collection into out of this world creations with a little touch of humour. This almost absurd yet functional collection features models wearing stories/ memories of Fransen’s. Not forgetting about her detail works in the collection, I particularly love the fork appliqué on a oversized top. Its whimsy, […]

ARTSYFACT BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS

if only i am living in a warehouse or the Taj Mahal, i would have scavenged, salvaged, make love to every pre loved furniture in the world. unfortunately, i live in a 4 room apartment in Buangkok and my room is quite small that i have to sleep like Mr Dracula. hanging from above. fortunately, the […]