Claire Morgan Suspends Taxidermied Animals and Plants in Her Floating Installations

October 8, 2012 by  
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The Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris will be presenting a solo show of Claire Morgan’s works entitled “Quietus” through November 3rd. The exhibition will include her intricate, hanging sculptures as well as drawings and paintings on paper and canvas. Composed of taxidermy, dried plants and insects, found objects, and recycled materials, her work  comments on society’s desire to manipulate and create order, many times at the expense of living beings as well as the notion of life itself. Speaking of her work, Morgan states, “my attention has been drawn to the cheap distractions we choose to place in our immediate vicinity, with which to screen us from the overwhelming facts; that we are nothing; that our only certainty as individuals is a life, of unspecified duration, and then a death.” Each floating element of her larger installations is certainly hanging by a literal precarious thread, delicately playing a role in the makeup of the larger picture, ready to eventually be cut loose at the end of the exhibition. Fragile, beautiful, and carefully constructed, “Quietus” lets the viewer both marvel at the beauty of her craftsmanship, and reflect on the inevitability of its dissolution. + Claire Morgan Via designboom

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Japan’s Quirky Outside (Outside) ((Outside)) House Combines Four Mini-Houses Under One Roof

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The outside structure of the home is almost like a barn – a grandiose open space with a high peaked ceiling. With slatted siding continuing throughout, the entire space is filled with natural light, connecting the interior to the outside. The four miniature “houses” inside further emphasize the connection to the outdoors. With much of the exterior walls made from translucent polycarbonate, the mini-houses inside also create a sense of privacy for the residents. Located in the four corners of the barn structure, the smaller houses feel tucked away and cozy, complete with their own roofs that create the feeling of intimacy when inside. Wood panels and plywood create a rustic and airy feel. Between the mini houses, a long boardroom style dining table unifies the space and gives the residents a view of the translucent double floor ceiling. The surrounding interior roofs meet with a shared roof beam, creating a mezzanine balcony that overlooks the dining area below. Potted and hanging plants flank the balcony, creating the illusion of treetops grazing the interior roofs. The unique home gives its residents cozy compartmentalized living matched with the open and airy quality of a lofty barn. + a.a. +H Via Dezeen

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FILTER is an Elegant Zero-Waste, Flat-Pack Lamp by Bijl Architecture

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Bijl Architecture Studio’s FILTER light is an intelligent flat-pack lamp design developed with the use of advanced modelling techniques. The holistic light fitting is constructed entirely from its own compact flat-pack packaging, creating a product that—even after shipping—leaves zero waste . With a delicate pre-cut tab construction, the FILTER lamp is a simple, elegant and highly versatile lighting solution. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Click here to view the embedded video. The prototype for the FILTER lamp was created by Bijl Architecture from cardboard and acrylic, though the studio notes that the design is thoroughly adaptable to a wood and metal structure which would enable the pendant lamp to be assembled as a floor-standing light . The simple design comes in the form of a series of pre-cut tabs which are assembled by the user, with the outer packaging to function as the shade of the lamp, which can be positioned to allow the desired amount of light. The architecture studio notes that “[b]y integrating product and packaging, the design filters out of the excesses associated with consumables, creating a quintessentially sustainable product.” + Bijl Architecture The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Andrew MacNair’s Egg Chapel Was Handrafted by Shipbuilders and Assembled by a Local Family in South Korea

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