October 18th, 2010

paraSITE by Michael Rakowitz

October 1st, 2010

FREITAG Reference Collection

September 27th, 2010


Disappearing (at sea) by Andrew

” This device offers the individual opportunity for a safe, temporary disappearance, experiencing an isolation seldom found on land. The occupier of the device is absorbed into the chasm, disappearing from view beneath the water’s surface. The device examines the relationship between the known above, and the unknown/ imagined world below sea level. ” via Andrew Friend

August 18th, 2010

TMA-1 By KiBiSi for AIAIAI


The TMA-1 headphone has been tested and tweaked by the world’s most skilled DJs, designed by Danish design firm KiBiSi and further developed in cooperation with Tartelet Records.

The name TMA-1 (Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1) is taken from Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” and refers to a black Monolith, which is extremely long-lived and reliable – just as the TMA-1. via aiaiai

July 3rd, 2010


DesertSeal by Architecture and Version – Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler

June 23rd, 2010

Snail Shell System

Snail Shell System by N55, 2001

“The SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM is a low cost system that enables persons to move around, change their whereabouts and live in various environments. One unit supplies space for one person. It is mobile both on land and water. One person can move it slowly, either by pushing it like a wheel, walking inside it or on top of it.
On water it can be rowed, moved by a kite or hooked up to a vessel, for example, a ferry. The unit rests on one flat side and can be anchored in lakes, rivers, harbours or at sea. On land, it can be placed in city spaces, fields, forests etc.
The SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM takes up very little space and can easily be placed in a discreet way. It can be buried in the ground, exposing only the entrance. It can also function as a comfortable space inside existing buildings.
Several units can meet up and form temporary communities.
The unit can be hooked up onto existing infrastructure like telecommunication lines and electricity cables (for example, by connecting it to street lamps).
If special devices are added, the unit can supply its own energy.
The SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM can also be used for transporting different items and it can provide protection for persons when they participate in situations like demonstrations…” more info via N55

Music for SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM by Anders Remmer

June 22nd, 2010

Refuge Wear

Refuge Wear Intervention London East End 1998
Lucy Orta, 1998

Contemporary artists Lucy Lucy + Jorge Orta have been collaborating since 1991. Their studios are situated in central Paris, The Dairy and Les Moulins two historical buildings for the production of their artworks, commissions and limited editions. The artist duo assembles their artwork and installations together with a team of curators, artists, architects, designers, skilled technicians and craftsmen employing a range of techniques from sculpture, object making, couture, painting, printing and light projections. via studio-orta

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