Bacterioptica is a one-of-a-kind chandelier designed by MADLAB. The chandelier is made of Petri dishes, metal rods and 15,000 feet of fiber optics.
Month: September 2011
What Came First?
Artist Kyle Bean made this chicken completely out of eggshells. It’s a humorous interpretation of the age old question, “What came first? The chicken or the egg?” Be sure to check out Kyle’s other work at his website.
What appears to be two or three cups nestled within each other is actually only one cup. Stacked Cups are available for $60 in white and black, and come in a set of triple, double, and single size cups.
Here’s a new interpretation of seating. This limited edition “Pencil Bench” in Walnut timber with turned legs is finished in a clear lacquer. The seat cushion is made from 1625 individually sprung pencils. Available through Decoratum for £ 3,250.
Captured: The Ruins of Detroit
Up and down Detroit’s streets, buildings stand abandoned and in ruin. French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre set out to document the decline of an American city. Their book “The Ruins of Detroit“, a document of decaying buildings frozen in time, was published in December 2010.
From the photographers’ website:
Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.
The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires. This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time : being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.
Photography appeared to us as a modest way to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.