Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hong Kong International Art Fair 09

The HK International Art Fair was on last weekend. Definitely time well spent. Here are a few mobile snaps...

Among the featured artists: Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Julian Opie, Keiichi Tanaami, Kusama Yayoi, and one of my new faves - Korean artist Lee Jae Hyo, whose signature works are massive sculptures of wood and stainless bolts.

A true icon of the digital age, Julian Opie's lenticular, pixelboard and "moving pictures" garnered more than a few double-takes.

Anish Kapoor's Hex Hex (2008, stainless steel, 205 x 230.5 x 45 cm) - a mirrored concave of hexagons with the effect of an towering inverted fly's eye.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Nisha magazine (Israel)

Last August, a request for press photos came from Nisha, "Israel's leading home interior and product design magazine." They were after lighting and furniture for an article featuring products from Japan.

The relevant shots went out, but the promised mag never materialized...

If anyone out there can communicate in Hebrew (even a little bit), please contact me. I'd love some help! :)

Coming soon... Stuffz: Design on Material

Another title in the pipeline, Stuffz: Design on Material (2009, BigBrosWorkshop), is due to hit the shops (online and on-shelf) any day now. To pre-order, check Gingko Press.

Simply Material

Uni lights make a happy appearance in Simply Material (2008) - the first book in the "Simply..." series by enthusiastic art and design addicts / publishers Victionary.

Cutting Edge Patterns and Textures

Some of our pattern designs have been published in the punchy resource of 300+ pages, Cutting Edge Patterns and Textures, (2008, MaoMao Publications / Rockport / PageOne)

[below: cover and spreads from the PageOne edition]

Rip van ...

Long hibernation since the last post, though we've hardly been snoozing in the humidity of HK's sub-tropical climes.

Coming up: a few peeks at some of the things that have been percolating in the interim...