sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009


crafitism é um projeto do designer português albio nascimento que trabalha em berlim e está interessado em pesquisar o significado da palavra home entre culturas diversas. também realiza a curadoria da exposição DESIGNFORFUTURE, com foco em design sustentável, desde o ano de 2005.

"I’m exploring product innovation in traditional crafts.
Always focusing on local culture, and by using design methods and creative processes, I’m searching for strategies to improve the viability of the traditional craftsman work and way of life.
In the process I became interested in more conceptual approaches and started to work with artisans in experimental craft projects.
I’m also always on the look out for folk homemade objects and skilled artisans.
This investigation is part of a product design master’s degree program which I’m taking at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. This blog documents my work in progress and shares thoughts and relevant information on the topic.

love 2

este último cd do AIR, love 2, é simplesmente maravilhoso. para ouvir em todas as ocasiões. sempre. todos os dias. todas as horas. até nunca enjoar!

hrafnkell birgisson

hrafnkell birfisson é um designer islandês que vive e trabalha em berlim. a maioria dos seus projetos detém uma inventividade simples baseada na observação e reinvenção do cotidiano.

terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2009


dezeen é mais uma excelente revista de arquitetura e design!!!


gabriel cañas

suited case

o designer holandês graduado em eidhoven Erik De Nijs apresenta suas malas que podem se transformar em sofás confortáveis durante viagens desconfortáveis:

"The ‘suited case’ is a project which is inspired on the idea of people waiting during their trip. People often go and rest sitting on their suitcases, that is the starting point of this design.
I created a living room couch which is built from a suitcase set. The set is meant for 2 people, consists of 2 pieces of hand luggage and 2 pieces of large luggage. These parts of the set can be put together as a couch at all times when there is waiting involved. So you take your own comfortable living room couch with you on your trip.
This concept came from a research on nostalgia during travelling. When a familiar object from home is taken with you on a trip you feel much more at ease. And which object is more familiar then your own comfortable couch.
The fabrics which are used to cover the suit cases emphasize the homely feeling. I searched for a combination of fabrics which amplify each other and which create a prominent image. By using prints on the large luggage and the pad on the hand luggage I tried to put down a lively picture.
Finally there are some typical suitcase elements, like a big zipper, handles and wheels. These elements show the suitcases when the couch is constructed."

domingo, 25 de outubro de 2009


"Frame is the world's barometer of interior design. The magazine shows you what's happening and where to find it.

The latest interiors and products, spiced up with some art, shop windows and sets: that's the essence of Frame magazine. We gather the most interesting work from around the globe and package it in six tactile issues a year. Since we believe that our readers are first and foremost viewers who like to 'read' images, the magazine focuses on photos and drawings. We don't neglect text, however. In fact, we put a lot of energy in finding the story behind each design we publish. We write these stories in easy-to-understand, down-to-earth English.

Loaded with nothing but the best in contemporary design, Frame is an inspiring and indispensable reference for professionals in interior design and other creative pursuits."


"ACTAR is a leading Barcelona based publisher of groundbreaking books in architecture, graphic design, and contemporary art. Our publishing program is focused on the works of established and emerging architects, designers, and photographers at the forefront of contemporary praxis and theory. Actar titles represent a broad cross section of the seminal works and individuals who affect the character of current research and practice and its relationship to the larger societal context. Actar is a publishing house for exploring open relationships between the creative mediums of the visual arts, between producers and users, between publisher and reader."


"Droog started in 1993, as a statement on design, a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality opposed to the high style and form based world of design. In contrast, Droog proposed a highly conceptual approach, one captured by the Dutch word ‘droog’ meaning ‘dry’ or ‘wry’. This mentality has defined Droog as a conceptual design company over the last 16 years, and to a large extent, has defined Dutch design internationally.

Droog values what it means to be human, with subjectivity, notions of beauty and meaning, and desire for high quality experiences at its core. Droog stands for a luxury of content rather than luxurious materials. Whether it is authenticity, humour, slowness, affordability, or nature, the abundance of what is scarce has always been our luxury.

Droog at home is Amsterdam, home to our flagship store and office, including Factory & outlet, Creative agency and the Lab. From this base we operate worldwide with partners, clients, manufacturers and designers to develop products, projects, and presentations & events that change perspective on daily life, informed by the local context, yet in relation to urgencies on a global scale."

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

marjetica potrc

marjetica potrc é artista e arquiteta formada pela universidade de ljubljana, eslovênia. é professora da academia de belas artes em ljubljana e trabalha com as situações que englobam a expansão urbana e suas influências sobre o cotidiano atual. investiga as contradições geradas pela instauração do desenvolvimento urbano como a crise social e seus reflexos no aumento da pobreza, incluindo as tragédias ecológicas e a proliferação de conflitos geopolíticos. participou da 27 bienal de são paulo como artista residente no estado do acre durante os meses de março e abril de 2006, planejando seu trabalho para a mostra. o projeto realizado foi a construção de uma escola sobre palafitas. a artista partiu da observação de escolas e igrejas da região. um de seus projetos mais interessantes é o LHE:
"The “Lost Highway Expedition” was initiated by Centrala Foundation for Future Cities and the School of Missing Studies [SMS]. LHE is the first event of Europe Lost and Found (ELF), a multi annual and three-phased project, involving following major themes: “Balkanization” (2006-2007), “Europeanization” (2007-2008) and “Map the Future” (2008-2009). Each project phase will build the base for the next one, thus posing new set of questions and determining new research directions. In this way, it will reflect on contemporary Europe, which it understands as a cycle of continuously reshaping social, political, economic and urban conditions and communication processes. However, each phase is planned to realize an expedition, an exhibition and a publication."

terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2009



"TAMA is located in Avliza, a run-down area in western Athens 10 km from the center of the capital and very close to the new Olympic village. Itinerant populations such as Gypsies and Vlach Romanians from north of Greece use this area as a pied-?-terre. My discovery of the place was accidental, but my involvement in its life was intentional. It came as a natural sequence of my attitude as an artist.I visited the place for the first time in 1998 with my friends Catherina and Michel, looking for old furniture at good prices. But when I found myself there, it was not the antiques that attracted me but the place itself; haphazard layout, unexpected events, unplanned art works, strange people. What I saw there is the concept of a makeshift settlement, a kind of mobile post-urban city which serves its inhabitants' temporary housing needs and economic activities. Everything forms part of this small town. Landscape-clothes-interiors -unfinished buildings- streets -cars -the sky -the people.I started to visit Avliza everyday - I became an addicted visitor. The observation of place and people became my foremost duty.I wanted to become friends with them, to participate in their fiestas, to share their problems, to listen to their thoughts and needs; after a long try I had it, and a strong relationship started. The nomadic way of living and the particularities of the community gave me the idea of setting up a system of communication and exchange among the inhabitants, myself, the art people and the public. In a very short time I realized that all my friends and associates wanted to participate in this story which I call a temporary autonomous museum for all."

Maria Papadimitriou


"REBAR is an interdisciplinary studio operating at the intersection of art, design and activism.

Our work encompasses visual and conceptual public art, landscape design, urban intervention, temporary performance installation, digital media and print design.

Rebar remixes the ordinary, repurposes the ubiquitous and restructures the fabric of the urban environment by exposing hidden assumptions and shared meanings embedded in the everyday experience of the built world."

container café

adam kalkinnos é americano de new jersey. seus projetos mais conhecidos são: quik house, container house e Push-Button House. este projeto acima, é um café, da marca Illy, construído a partir de um container marítimo e que se abre em 90 segundos. seu uso foi inaugurado na 52ª bienal de veneza.

sexta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2009

louise campbell

"We are situated in an old workshop in the heart of Copenhagen. The floor drops 28 cm from one end of the space to the other. This means that all our mess and coffee-spills end up in a pile at the far end of the space. Next to Louise. All our work is based on three simple rules: always start from scratch / find the core of the issue / dare to be different."

a casa da inverção

este é um projeto artístico criado por dan havel and dean ruck. alguns meses antes da demolição de uma casa os artistas criaram esta intervenção no lugar, utilizando peças de madeira do interior.

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

marithe + francois girbaud

marithé e françois iniciaram a venda de jeans no ano de 1964 em paris. hoje possuem uma marca que produz uma grande variedade de roupas e acessórios.

sobre esta campanha controversa da foto acima, lançada em 2005, o Istituto de Autodisciplina Publicitária francês publicou como justificativa para a sua proibição: "Este tipo de imagem, com uma grande concentração de símbolos teológicos, não pode ser recriada e parodiada para fins comerciais sem ofender a sensibilidade religiosa pelo menos de uma parte da população." é verdade que a marca está sempre envolvida em campanhas polêmicas e inusitadas. este link abaixo mostra um dos inúmeros filmes publicitários que godard realizou para a dupla nos anos oitenta:


manifesto incompleto _ bruce mau

bruce mau é um grande, senão o maior, designer gráfico atual. realiza diversos trabalhos em conjunto com o OMA, escritório do arquiteto holandês Rem Koolhaas. vale a penar ler e guardar o manifesto incompleto que ele publicou em seu site (link abaixo). aqui apenas os primeiros 'mandamentos' do manifesto:

"1. Allow events to change you.
You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.

2. Forget about good.
Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you'll never have real growth.

3. Process is more important than outcome.
When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we've already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there."


fallen princesses _ dina goldstein

o projeto fallen princesses nas palavras da própria fotógrafa:

"These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The '...happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.

The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney's Fairy tales. As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them. The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess."


terça-feira, 13 de outubro de 2009

patti smith: long for the city

um filme maravilhoso de Jem Cohen (2008, Super 8).
a cidade de nova iorque é visitada pela cantora e poeta patti smith.