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Kienholz. The Signs of The Times

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via designartnews.com | photo © Norbert Miguletz

Rebellious, provocative, and ever polarizing, Kienholz’s oeuvre has always caused quite a stir since its beginnings in the mid-1950s, first the works of Ed Kienholz alone, then later, from 1972 on, the collaborative projects with his wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz.
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Power of Making

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What do words like “craft” and “skill” mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer. This film delves into the working lives of four makers: shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer, crochetdermist Shauna Richardson, artist, curator and glass designer Matt Durran and flute-maker Stephen Wessel. It uncovers processes of thought and making that are as fascinating, complex and contemporary as the exhibition itself.
by Victoria and Albert Museum

 

Robots of Brixton

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Robots of Brixton depicts a dystopian vision of South London’s most infamous and celebrated area, recalling the riots which took place there twenty years ago. It is one of 6 short films recently shown in a special screening held in Brixton Village to celebrate the launch of Factory Fifteen, a new animation company.
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Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion

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via e-architect.co.uk | photo © Klaas Van Ommeren

By appointment of the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Foundation Snøhetta has designed an observation and information pavilion at Hjerkinn in Dovre, Norway. The spectacular site is located on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park at around 1250 meters above sea level, overlooking the Snøhetta mountain massif.
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Sleepbox 01

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via fastcodesign.com

Being trapped in an airport waiting on a delayed flight can feel like an eternity. After exhausting the overpriced food options and duty-free shops, what else is there to do but fidget in a stiff seat and bemoan air travel’s tragic decline? If only there were a comfortable spot to stretch out and take a nap without worrying about someone swiping your luggage. Meet SleepBox 01, a shoebox-size room designed by Arch Group to give weary travelers a place to rest for anywhere between a half hour to several hours. The first full-scale model has been installed in the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
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