Swedish artist Michael Johansson sure knows a thing or two about stacking. Think mind-bending precision coupled with carefully pondered palettes to form large and small installations composed of everyday objects that leave you both puzzled and in a state of wonder. Michael's exhibition at Voorlinden closes soon for those near The Hague. #archivefever #thisis . 25.01.18
From camping on Mars to sipping something sparkly atop a New York rooftop, it's clear to us that all things bubbly are reaching for the stars. We'll start on the ground with Bubbletents offering unprecedented stargazing opportunities from Capertree Valley in the Central Tablelands of NSW, spied on Broadsheet. A short hop to Paris for an aperitif at the Ice Cube Bar, a dome delight sitting pretty above Galeries Lafayette. Edging closer to space is the rooftop Igloo Bar aka 230 Fifth in the Big Apple where a warming cocktail snd stellar city views await. And lastly, designboom reports on ... #thisis . 19.01.18
Muse#thisis . 10.01.18
Japanese Tips is proof that pushing the needle just a bit everyday leads to something truly jaw dropping. Yuki Tatsumi has been collecting chopstick wrappings transformed into small sculptural pieces by restaurant diners for several years amassing 13,000 plus examples in the process. Wow! Those inspired wrappers are literally pushing the (chopstick) envelope. proof that eating fish is good for the brain. Unfold the full story on Colossal.
Cats are cool right now, and we've pounced on a few feline trends kicking off with Kedi, a charming documentary garnering praise across the globe with its focus on the street cats of Istanbul. In a bid to promote craftsmanship in Fukuoka, designboom reports that Japanese cats have taken to reclining on to scale models of beds and couches. Finally, Sight Unseen reports on Stephen Eichorn's latest book Cats and Plants, a slightly surreal publication for kooky cat lovers. #thisis #trendspotting . 20.12.17
Environment#thisis . 29.11.17
There are eggs a go-go since our Sunny Side Up post so thought we’d serve up just a couple of faves. Firstly the potentially asphyxiating but certainly spicy Rottingdean Bazaar are doing great things for fashion with a sense of the absurd. And then there's golden egg sauna in Kiruna in far north Sweden which we thought must have been laid by a massive goose but turns out it was cleverly conceived by art duo Bigert & Bergstrom. We found that one on dezeen and are currently hatching a plan to fly north.
Moths are often unwelcome guests, but @mothgenerator is set to change that misconception. Thanks to The New York Times who alerted us to the wonder of creative Twitter Bots, we've been besotted by the ever growing make-believe moths, all based on reals ones, filling our Twitter feed. While we're on the subject of moths, we're a flutter for season three of Mr Robot after season two closed with an achingly beautiful cover of Aimee Mann's haunting The Moth and The Flame by Les Deux Love Orchestra. And lastly another moth-flavoured inspiration is The Moth, a program all about story telling ... #thisis . 28.09.17
With winter in full swing and our fascination with glamping showing no signs of abating, we're planning and saving for warm outdoor escapes. Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay (top) beckons with its beaches and bush setting and concept based on African safaris. Throw in good food and you've got our attention. Further afield Autocamp in California offers two locations, Santa Barbera and Russian River, both offering stunning locations with luxury camping accommodation in Airstream campers. Book us in! Images: Mike Gebicki (above) and Hannah Merritt (below). #thisis . 30.06.17
Furniture makers Nicholas Gardner and Saša Štucin, aka Soft Baroque, are all about pushing boundaries when it comes to their pieces. Their latest work takes inspiration from the digital realm, a sort of Flintstones meets Photoshop, to create clunky organic forms. We like them squat! Sight Unseen has the low-down. Images by Clemens Kois. #thisis . 19.04.17