Pakta Restaurant, Barcelona, designed by El Equipo Creativo
Ceramic design by Josh Herman
“to begin at the beginning
deep in rural France
i came across piles and
piles of very very old
vintage used linen sheets
which had beautiful textures.
when i closely looked
at the sheets there was
a sense of life in the fabrics
as i randomly ran my
hand over each sheet
i felt a unique individual
character in the fabrication of the weave.
no sheets were the same.
each had it own personal grain and mark.
i began to realise that people during
the night slept on these linen sheets
and glided into their dreams deep into the black night.
come draw your ear closer to the
yarn of the linen sheets and
you can hear their dreams.
one metre along the fibres
and a peep show, two metres
she gives birth to a squealing piglet.”
(Dreams by Koto Bolofo, 2013)
Photo of an Arab man with a pipe, late 1800s, taken by Félix Bonfils.
Simón Vélez, architect and pioneer in the contemporary use of bamboo as an essential building component. He invented a new method to build foundations and roofs, which transformed one of the world’s oldest building materials, namely bamboo, into a modern resource.
“A series of hollowed-out television sets frame beguiling scenes imagined in Xiangxi’s works, begun while studying sculpture at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art.
Situated in a small creative community in Hei Qiao Cun on the northeastern edge of the city, his studio is littered with second-hand appliances like washing machines, which become the sites of miniature worlds inspired by locations such as his old workspace in Guangzhou, the workers’ dormitory he once lived in, his parent’s sitting room, the interior of a train carriage—even his dream home. They are replicas rendered faithfully, but playfully, often using the cement, brick, glass, stone or paper materials found in their life-sized equivalents.”
Rick Owens’ Paris Home, ph. François Halard, Wall Street Journal, Sunday, April 21, 2013.
Tanya Chubko by Emilie Moysson for Numéro Thailand May 2013
“Bloom where you are planted”. Yue Ning and Nastya Kusakina by Paola Kudacki for i-D Spring 2013