Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

January 19, 2012 by  
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Michelle Taylor ‘s work is about a personal childhood experience of loss. By fixing broken ceramics, chinaware and found souvenirs through sewing and knitting the stray pieces together, the artist finds a way to reconnect with her mother who passed away at a very young age. Her delicate works not only pay homage to what’s been lost, but they become curious pieces worthy of a closer look. Read the rest of Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , british art , ceramic design , chinaware , Decorative Objects , emotional connection , fixing ceramics , knitting ceramics , new designers 2011

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Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

January 19, 2012 by  
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Even when you’re in a city surrounded by water, the movement of tides can become invisible. Artist Stacy Levy took the fluctuation of tides and amplified them with a series of giant Tide Flowers . Created to “bloom” around abandoned posts of long-gone piers, these blossoms wilt at low tide and open fully at high tide, creating a whimsical commentary on a very powerful — and imminent — natural force. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art commission , eco-art , ecological art , hudson river valley , hudson river vally trust , husdon river , sculpture , sea level rise , stacy levy , tide flowers , water issues

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Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

August 22, 2011 by  
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Recently spotted at New Designers exhibition in London, this long and lean wooden lamp is made with neither glue nor screws. Designed by recent Plymouth University graduate Dan Murley , the design is made from pieces of scrap wood left over from the creation of a chair. The svelte wooden lamp was originally created with a shiny-blue recycled aluminum shade, but for the New Designers show it featured a recycled Chinese lantern that provides the piece with an exotic, yet minimal aesthetic. Read the rest of Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , green lighting , green materials , lamp , lime wash , London , new designers 2011 , no glue no screw , plymouth university , recycling / compost , scrap wood , steam bending , Zero energy

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