Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

Vintage German Wallpaper

Monday, April 9th, 2007

A company in Cologne, Germany is collecting rolls of vintage wallpaper and selling them,
The Vintage collection is impressive… the Neo collection is absolutely amazing.

“We are collecting and selling original vintage wallpapers from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. You can also purchase newly manufactured wallpapers in retro design (category “neo”) and photo murals (category “photo”). All the wallpapers shown on this website are also availabe in our shop hausen in Cologne.”

Herczeg & Sassmannshausen Vintage German Wallpaper

Lynette Wallworth

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

EXHIBITION: National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK, March 17 to June 17

Lynette Wallworth (b. 1961, Sydney) is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography, short film, and performance. In her current body of work, she specialises in the creation of gently immersive installation environments which offer a tactile gateway. Frequently the works are developed in series to provide a sense of a cumulative process that changes over time. The environments are not passive spaces but rely on activation by the participant/viewer. The interplay between the moving image, sound, space and visitor as component elements in the ecosystem of a work is the artist’s primary focus.

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Anna Torfs

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Like in any aspect of design the attention to details makes a good design perfect. So when all furniture is in place you’ll need some accents to finish it off. It doesn’t come to mind at first instance but there is a fragile beauty called glass. I’ve found a perfect Belgian designer called Anna Torfs that has a gift of breathing life into her colorful glass pieces.

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by hand – the use of craft in contemporary art

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

these days a growing number of contemporary artists
are replacing their paintbrushes for methods and materials
traditionally associated with craft.

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