Peaches&Figs

~^o^~Appreciating Creation and creators. Welcome. 

ianbrooks:

Street Stone by Léo Caillard and Alexis Persani

The human form may be a work of art, brought to exquisitely rendered life through the medium of marble, bronze, and other easily malleable ores, but damned if they don’t look stylish sporting the latest in contemporary fashions. With the original concept photos shot by Leo and ‘shoppin applied by Alexis, they’ve updated several classical sculptures into hip new models, ready to strut on the Parthenon. Ah yeah Zeus, workit… the camera loves you baby, come on give it to me.

Leo: Website / Alexis: Behance (via: If It’s Hip It’s Here)

worclip:

Pin Clip Push Pin (2013) by Yasunori Nagatsuka

Is it a paperclip? Is it a pushpin? It’s both! Japanese designer Yasunori Nagatsuka combined the two unique qualities of a paper clip and a pushpin to create Pin Clip, a marvelous new addition to out stationary vocabulary. It allows you to clip together multiple pieces of paper, or just simply hang a photo on your wall, without poking a hole into them.

oliver-peoples-eyewear:

- The Process of Perfection

  1. Production CADs denote how and where each frame will be cut from sheets of custom-designed acetate
  2. Acetate sheets are cut by machine, specific to the shape of each frame
  3. Extracting the raw frame shape from its acetate sheet
  4. The manual, hand filing process carves raw angles into each prototype…
  5. … Followed by further shaping and refining by hand
  6. Acetate frame fronts and their corresponding temples
  7. A metal hinge is fused into acetate for integrity of strength; no adhesives or glues are ever used in Oliver Peoples products
  8. Using a lens pattern, the frame and lenses are matched
  9. Along with the most advanced machinery in the world, hand tools like calipers and files are still utilized to create our eyewear
  10. For a limited-edition product like the Sir Series Vintage capsule, the temple caps are hand-tooled with our signature designs

innocenttmaan:

American photographer Austin Tott did a series entitled “Tiny Tattoos” which creates parallels between wrist tattoos and the background. A bike tattoo on a New York background, a letter tattoo on a mail background, quotes tattoo on books background. I just find that touching.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration: Counting Sheep Medicine Bottle with Plastic Sheep. For more pages of clever plastic and rubber toy ideas and DIYs go here. 
This is by artist Laura Potter, made in 1997 called Cliché, This work was acquired by the UK Crafts Council in 1998. The sheep are cast in silver. From the UK Crafts Council:

Cliché is a bottle of tiny silver sheep to be taken out and counted at bedtime.
Laura Potter employs a wide range of precious and non-precious materials in her work. As a jeweller she seeks to challenge perceptions of jewellery as a purely decorative art and is concerned with the personal relationships that develop between people and their possessions. Her early works, including Cliché, incorporated ideas of health and well being, gradually developing into an exploration of the emotional and psychological support provided by jewelery. 
Cliché was part of a series of works acquired from the 1998 Crafts Council exhibition No Picnic, which focused on attitudes towards products and production among contemporary designer makers.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Inspiration: Counting Sheep Medicine Bottle with Plastic Sheep. For more pages of clever plastic and rubber toy ideas and DIYs go here. 

This is by artist Laura Pottermade in 1997 called Cliché, This work was acquired by the UK Crafts Council in 1998. The sheep are cast in silver. From the UK Crafts Council:

Cliché is a bottle of tiny silver sheep to be taken out and counted at bedtime.

Laura Potter employs a wide range of precious and non-precious materials in her work. As a jeweller she seeks to challenge perceptions of jewellery as a purely decorative art and is concerned with the personal relationships that develop between people and their possessions. Her early works, including Cliché, incorporated ideas of health and well being, gradually developing into an exploration of the emotional and psychological support provided by jewelery. 

Cliché was part of a series of works acquired from the 1998 Crafts Council exhibition No Picnic, which focused on attitudes towards products and production among contemporary designer makers.

(Source: laurapotter.co.uk)

forestkingdoms:

"These advertisements address different types of issues, but they’re all about giving a voice to the voiceless. Most of us love animals, and yet we remain ignorant of or apathetic towards the abuse of domestic or circus animals or the extinction, poaching and over-harvesting of wild populations."

Powerful Animal Ads

(via shadesandgoldbullets)

designerguide:

Droog

Was founded in 1993 by product designer Gijs Bakker and design historian Renny Ramakers. During the Milan Furniture Fair in 1993, the duo presented a selection of sober designs made of industrial materials and found objects. The presentation was titled ‘Droog Design’, because of the simplicity and dry humor of the objects.[2]

They continued by putting together design presentations reflecting a clear spirit of the times. In 1996, they extended their sphere of activities by initiating experimental projects. In the following year, Droog received its first commission from a company. In 2003 Droog B.V. was set up alongside the Droog Foundation, for the production and distribution of the Droog product collection. Since the end of 2004, the Droog headquarters has been situated in Amsterdam, combining a store, an exhibition room, a library and a kitchen.

In 1999 an exhibition on Droog was held at Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona, followed by a retrospective exhibition in 2006/2007 at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City entitled Simply Droog: 10 + 3 years of creating innovation and discussion. In 2004 a book was published on Droog, entitled Simply Droog: 10 + 1 years of creating innovation and discussion. In 2009, Droog opened a store in New York City’s SoHo District.

Activities

Projects & product development

Droog initiates projects and is also commissioned by international firms and institutions such as Mandarina Duck, Bang & Olufsen, Levi Strauss and British Airways. Droog projects can result in a single product, developed by an individual designer, or in group shows presenting a coherent series of variations on a theme.

Exhibitions

Droog organises travelling exhibitions showing Droog collection products. Droog presents designs from young (inter)national designers in their stores in Amsterdam and New York.

Education

Droog lectures worldwide at congresses and seminars. Since 2001 Droog is head of the Masters Design course IM: Identity, Industrial and Interior Masters Industrial Design studio at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Publications

Droog takes position with provocative publications, both in terms of content and form.

The Droog collection is curated by Renny Ramakers and consists of around 200 products by more than a hundred designers. New designs are often developed and presented in relation with exhibitions (such as the knotted chair of Marcel Wanders during Dry Tech I on the Milan Furniture Fair 1996). The Droog collections is distributed through the website, via the droog stores and via retailers worldwide.