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I have recently moved to live in Russia and the inspiration here is incredible.
One inspiration being the word “Peredvizhnik”, which has 2 meanings, the first which is wanderer and the second to name a small very interesting group of Russian artists in the 1860’s who formed a group called the”Peredvizhniki” to protest against the conservative artistic restrictions in Russia at that time.
The Peredvizhniki also made traveling art exhibitions hence the name “wanderers”, to give people living in the provinces the chance to appreciate and learn about art.
Sofia Kesidou created a series of works called Paper Clips which explores a banal object as a unique subject. Hundreds of pencil drawings show the beauty and the movement in a simple strip of metal.
In drawing the paper clip, restricting aspects such as scale are lost as the object is presented in a more abstract form. The point was to show and see the beauty of shapes and details in ordinary objects.
I think learning focus on simple beauty is essential and I found this simple project very powerful and stunning.
http://www.huaracheblog.tumblr.com with over 1000 photos of Fascinating Mexican Huarache Footwear.
A Mix of ideas from the Web.
Create New Incentives, New Ways to Design and Better Ways to Live.
“all profits are not created equal. Those that carry a social benefit are better.” How can your work and your personal skills create more social benefit?
Sometimes life feels like a game of pinball,
a silver ball flashing between pop bumpers and slingshot kickers.
Captive balls, outlanes, inlanes, ramps, orbits, targets, spinners and the rest.
The multiball, whizzing across the playfield and past the bright lights.
Can a disposable fashion garment, or footwear material made from mushrooms/mycelium have a second life as an organic nutrient?
Research Mycelium, its fascinating!
Five years ago I also wrote about BioCouture and clothes made with kombucha.
First Movers v’s Improvers
You can fail, or you can fail to try. Some things are too important not to try.
To be more original you have to generate more ideas.
Can Design be re-designed?