Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, artist Rook Floro currently lives in Birmingham, England. His art investigates ideas of human metamorphosis and particularly the tension between desiring change and appreciating oneself.
This piece, ‘Shadow’, is inspired by Carl Jung’s psychological theory about the shadow. It concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge.
According to Rook, it represents his ‘shadow’ and involves his hidden desires to be different and become perfect in his own right.
Rook’s work reminds me of the steel wire sculptures of Tomohiro Inaba.
By designer Kouichi Okamoto, these stark white give the illusion that a cup or small pail of paint has been tipped over and the paint is suspended in motion.
Book Igloo by Miler Lagos.
Flower Nails by Masaharu Ono.
Biegert & Funk announced the first wristwatch to display time in a square grid of 110 letters with QLOCKTWO W. When the stainless steel button is pressed, words light up in unexpected places which describe the time. Priced at €550, the watch is scheduled for arrival this autumn and will be available in black or stainless steel variations, with either rubber or leather bands. Available in either English or German.
The creation of designer Rodi Graumans, the 85 Lamps Chandelier takes lighting at its simplest and multiplies it into a large chandelier.
27.75″Ø x 43.25″H
85 x 15 watt, standard fittings
110Volts, no dimmer
Available online for $3,469.00.
With a vision of connecting the small French village of Jaujac to it’s vibrant natural surroundings, artist Gaëlle Villedary installed 1400 feet of grass throughout the city streets. Called ‘Tapis Rouge!’ it was commissioned as part of the city’s 10th anniversary of their arts and nature program. The installation was made out of 168 lawn turf rolls connected throughout the city.