Posts Tagged ‘Patterns’

Africa And Patterns - Always On Your Mind

Africa And Patterns – Always On Your Mind

Zulu Zion presents you socks that are designed to bring a combination of vivid colors and unexpected patterns to your feet, mainly inspired by african prints, vibes and 90's street culture. "When designing the socks, vibrant colors were the only option we would consider for production. The whole Zulu Zion positive vibe can only be …

Designing Patterns By Lotta Kühlhorn

Designing Patterns By Lotta Kühlhorn

From whom should we learn how to design elegant patterns if not from a Swede? In this handbook Designing Patterns (Gestalten, ISBN 978-3-89955-515-8, available in English and in German, $49.90), Lotta Kühlhorn explains the ins & outs of how to design patterns. The book includes a complete CD with templates for your experimentation. From conceptual …


Zimoun's Prepared DC-Motors Art

Zimoun’s Prepared DC-Motors Art

Using simple and functional components, Switzerland-based artist Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Powered by simple DC motors his kinetic works explore mechanical rhythm and flow, recalling some kind of traditional notions of sculpture and sonic performance. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns …

The Third Day By Henrik Spohler

The Third Day By Henrik Spohler

"The earth yielded fresh growth, plants bearing seed according to their kind and trees bearing fruit each with seed according to its kind; and God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning came, a third day." – Genesis 1:12-13 The Third Day (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3775736107, $60) by Henrik Spohler gives us an …

Lee Mawdsley's Architectural Patterns

Lee Mawdsley’s Architectural Patterns

British photographer Lee Mawdsley's instinctive feel and eye for detail and his ability to render even alien environments human is just as inspiring as his brilliantly rounded portfolio. Besides portrait and commercial photography his architectural detail series are great to look at. Especially his exterior photography where Mawdsley takes advantage of available daylight. In many …


Patterns And Layering – Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature And Architecture

Patterns And Layering – Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature And Architecture

In Japanese art and textile printing, the use of patterns has a long tradition. In Japanese architecture, layering is an established technique that has already inspired the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Now, the laboratory of renowned architect Kengo Kuma has developed a technically sophisticated methodology that unites patterns and …

Mozaa – A Colourful Combination Between Domino And Mosaic

Mozaa – A Colourful Combination Between Domino And Mosaic

Mozaa Game (BIS Publishers, ISBN 978-9063692964, $19.95) by designer Renske Solkesz is a colourful combination between domino and mosaic. It is the edge matching game that brings out the artist in you. Solkesz explains, that "it was one of those ideas I had years ago. I was doing a designboom online course on paper, and …

BotoxCloud, a 3-Dimensional Jigsaw Puzzle

BotoxCloud, a 3-Dimensional Jigsaw Puzzle

SAQ has developed a reactive modular lighting system which propagates like cloud structures mimicking the complexity of weather patterns. This project is an extension of the exploration of architectural pluralism SAQ first began in their Bikini Berlin project, which began construction in January 2011. SAQ as a studio is involved in a long-standing search to …


Phosphene - Flashes of Light

Phosphene – Flashes of Light

"A phosphene is an entoptic phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. The word phosphene comes from the Greek words phos (light) and phainein (to show). Phosphenes are flashes of light, often associated with optic neuritis, induced by movement or sound," Wikipedia explains. Inspired by the forms, patterns, …