The Scottish sculptor, David Mach, creates installations from commonplace waste or found objects used in innumerable quantity. The sheer repetition of the object reduces it to a kind of pixel in a giant image; in itself not particularly important, but combined in their multitude, able to depict any image in infinite detail.
This installation from 2012 depicts a massive and devastating flood, swirling and gushing on a sea of magazines, each of which is precisely placed to create the illusion. It is a tsunami of media, engulfing the trinkets of life. Read more
The Persian Peacock Throne, was a silver, gold, and jewel encrusted throne that was stolen from India in the 18th century, and sent to Iran where it became a symbol of monarchy… only for it to be plundered again by the Kurds and melted down for cash!
Yet, whilst the Peacock Chair may be less glamorous than the Peacock Throne, and unlikely to be plundered for booty, it can still amplify ones sense of self importance with just three pieces of wool felt and a base metal frame!
Whilst creating a building in a star shape might seem capricious, it is a theme that has occurred many times historically. Military architecture such as castles were often star shaped, at least during a certain period. And just yesterday I came across a long forgotten text by Modernist Swiss architect Le Corbusier, discussing star-shaped plans… rather unfavourably.
So having established historical precedents for the form let us explore further the intentions behind this winery, designed by Sako Architects. Read more
It seems at last that the the Bauhaus styled fitted kitchen is being challenged.
For the best part of 80 years, a smart kitchen meant a modular, clean-lined row of cupboards. Behind the smartest ones hid dishwashers, fridges and washing machines camouflaged by a fitted door to look like a cupboard. Even sink tops are routinely hidden beneath work surfaces subjugated to the notion that utilitarian equipment should be used but not seen.
In parts of South America Whirlpool have released this limited edition refrigerator with a 1950 theme to its styling. Read more
This rubber duck, the work of Dutch artist Florian Hofman, has been touring the world since 2007 you can see it in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour until the 9th of June. Read more