by Daniel Hudson Burnham
Plate 62 of Plan of Chicago 1909: Chicago. Plan of a Park Proposed at Western Boulevard and Garfield Boulevard. Ink and wash on paper, 41.4 x 45.5 cm.
Crystal Chapel, Norman, Oklahoma by Bruce Alonzo Goff
Interior Perspective Rendering, Graphite and colored pencil on tracing paper, approx. 85 x 59.7 cm, 1049.
Above you can see the entry to the Tellus Nursery School by Tham and Videgård, and how the entry is squeezed into the mass of the building in a kind of programmatic phagocytosis. It is a lovely entrance for a children’s nursery– the building makes an urban-scaled gesture to embrace young Swedes as they come or go. The Nursery also features seemingly random, punched out windows that aren’t necessarily new (in fact, they’re quite trendy) but these windows at varying heights make perfect sense in a nursery. I also really enjoy the effect of some of the windows being partially screened behind wooden slats. While the project description (whick appears toward the end here) talks about screening the sun, this move also keeps kids from climbing out of operable windows while looking fantastic.
Donna Wearmouth, a graphic designer and gruaduate from Northumbria University, designed these monochrome posters as part of her degree.
For a fictional architect’s gallery, which she dubbed the Quadra Gallery, Wearmouth created the identity, stationary, exhibition guides, and these posters.
I could really see this work, couldn’t you?
section of the pantheon plan by Mentor Noci
Dutch designer Hella Jongerius is yet again working with Royal Tichelaar Makkum, one of the oldest factories in the Netherlands, to create a special collection of 300 unique vases. Hella’s work traditionally eschews the polish and gloss that you normally associate with items opting for a more hand hewn, unfinished look. This is true for her 300 unique vases as well, which still have the seam of the mold they were poured from which is usually sanded down. After that it’s given a three step glazing process which gives them a beautiful range of colors.
I love how these turned out and I think it’s interesting that’s it’s an exploration of craft. It’s great how she chose not to hide the obvious production methods, that in her opinion it gives the vases character. I also think it’s neat how all the vases together look like a sort of giant color wheel. It would be cool to see all of them in a room together in an exhibit, to see how they look in relation to each other.
Found through The Scout
I’m getting sick of my iTunes album covers screensaver, thinking about purchasing this Dropclock.
“DROPCLOCK is an aesthetically intriguing motion clock screensaver. Every minute of real time is numerically expressed with heavy Helvetica dropping into water in super slow-motion.”
Although these images are the work of photographer Philipp Schaerer, none of them are actual photographs. Instead, these are renderings of fictional architecture to point out how very tricky photography can really be. In Philipp’s own words “[The series] deals with the effect and the claim to credibility of images of architecture that appear to be photographs. It further questions the medium ‘photograph’ as a documentary piece of evidence depicting reality.” Remind anyone else of Filip Dujardin?
But I wish these image were of something real because they look amazing: confinement and calm instead of being frantic or taken at overly-dramatic angles. Philipp is quite the rendering champ, having created numerous renderings for Herzog & DeMeuron.
Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell, who are known collectively as Greedy Hen, can only be described as multi-disciplinary wonders who infuse everything they do with a touch of magic and eccentric delight. Aiming to create imagery that alludes to “playful black humour, unwritten fables, or subtle off-kilter sinister elements lurking amongst a kinder-esq beauty”, Brickman and Mitchell work on their own art pieces, as well as produce album covers, posters and music videos for a variety of musicians. Their signature eclectic style transcends mediums and incorporates hand-drawn elements, photography and collage with a mix of found and new images. The results are a little bit trippy and a smidgen bizarre, but oh so undeniably good.
Obviously not keen to rest on their laurels, Greedy Hen have their own fashion label in the works. I, for one, cannot wait to see what they come up with.
Deconstructing existing concepts and making something new from them can sometimes be exciting, and sometimes bad. For example, my boyfriend Kyle ordered a Chicken Pot Pie at a restaurant recently and ended up with it being deconstructed, a stack of chicken and pastry in a moat of pureed peas. This collaboration between illustrator Alex Trochut and Apparatu, Spanish artist Xavier Manosa Ciria? Definitely not a moat of pureed peas. Together they’ve taken the idea of skateboards and melted, distorted and altogether destroyed the concept, creating the pieces you see above, calling it Skate Fails.
These ceramic creations are so rad looking, the top one totally reminds me of the T-1000 in skateboard form. I love that they made the decision to use real trucks, though I believe the wheels are also ceramic. I feel like this either has been done before or should have been done like, 20 years ago. I would kill to hang that gold one on my wall.
Found Through Design Boom