Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

May 01, 2012

Who Wants Candy?

Red Design Group is an Australian company that creates creative and exciting environments for retail business across the board (from 7-11 stores to high-end luxury retailers) and they even have quite a space of their own. One of their recent projects was a candy store, also located in Melbourne.

The store was developed for an importer of sugar-free candy called Sweet Enough, who decided to open their own retail shop. They knew that just any old candy store design wouldn’t be enough and they wanted customers to have an experience when in their store, so they brought on Red Design Shop to create a one-of-a-kind design that would have people spending just as much time shopping as walking around checking out the store.

They wanted the design to bring out the inner child of each person who walks inside, so they decided to create a “room” using childlike illustrations. Drawing everything on white paint using a simple black lines makes it feel almost like a coloring book. And, the candy stands out, too!

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April 30, 2012

Feeling Bubbly?

Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer has designed a perfectly named line of seating entitled Mutation Series. The bubbly-looking pieces are meant to resemble a cellular mutation or even a nuclear reaction, a virus, or something that has grown abnormally freakish. The project can also be seen as a new way to upholster classic pieces but in a sculptural way. Covered in a durable velvet-like finish, each piece is completely unique and nearly impossible to replicate.

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April 28, 2012

A Wall of Plates

Not Tom was approached by British bone china maker Buttercup China to create a stand at the Spring Fair 2012. Lining the wall with over 800 plates to create a giant scalloped pattern, Not Tom was able to demonstrate how simple, quality products can create a dramatic impact. The display won the best stand in show prize, too.

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April 24, 2012

Tendon Guitar by Derek Manson

Derek Manson has created a 3D printed electric guitar composed of suspended polycarbonate polymer “tendons”. The RP Guitar is manufactured in one piece using additive 3D fabrication which is also known as Rapid Prototyping or 3D Printing. The main body is made from a polycarbonate polymer and the central core is CNC machined wood which still allows for excellent tonal properties.

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April 23, 2012

Taking 3-Dimensional Art to a New Level

Designer Lauren Clay has created three-dimensional sculptures out of papier-mâché and painted cut paper (among many other things) that go far beyond the limits of paper’s two-dimensionality. The layered strips of paper create repeated patterns of texture that feel organic but I’m sure they were meticulously placed. Her color choices, materials, and construction show her sharp attention to detail, all of which make me want to see them in person.

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April 22, 2012

Igloo for a Book Worm!

Are you like me and have a pile of books waiting to be taken to a used bookstore? Here is a way you can use up those old books and create a igloo for that book worm in your house! This sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos was constructed at the MagnanMetz Gallery using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting! Read more …

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April 16, 2012

Tying Us Together: Portraits on Hanging Elastic String

Hundreds of printed elastic strings come together to create strange and startlingly realistic portraits of human faces and limbs in this series by Hong Sung Chul. The South Korean artist creates layered compositions by stringing the cords between two platforms; the resulting images change and shift depending on one’s perspective. Calling to mind lenticular images, which use a rippled surface to create images that change from one point of view to another, Sung Chul’s three-dimensional sculptures don’t quite come together unless you’re standing in a particular spot.

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April 08, 2012

The Obliteration Room

This exhibit, by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, currently at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia is truly one of the most amazing things we have ever seen! She built a white room-like environment complete with plants, furniture and lighting to create her canvas. Over a two week timespan, she let kids go to town with multicolored dot stickers creating a truly wonderful room of art.

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April 05, 2012

LEGO® Wall

Looking for a creative way to use your kids old Legos? Creative agency NSPIRE found a way! With over 55,000 pieces, they created a room divider to separate the living space from the kitchen! The pixelated design is not only eye catching, but serves a purpose! They were able to include their company logo in the layout without overpowering the look. Read more …

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April 02, 2012

Paper Architecture

Talk about taking paper airplanes to a whole new level! Who would have thought you can transform a piece of a paper into such a masterpiece of entire cities, balconies, tiny windows, even tiny people! Dutch artist, Ingrid Siliakus, begins with a 90 degree fold to give her mini cityscapes depth and dimension, with the end result eerily similar to pop-up books. It takes 20-30 prototypes for Ingrid to land the final design, which she says “working with paper forces me to be humble, since this medium has a character of its own that asks for cooperation.”

We certainly don’t have that much patience, do you?

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