Fleurs from 1929

Fleurs: texte et vingt-six planches en couleurs (1929). That's the lovely no-bullshit-title of a book by Serge Gladky with – what I would call – a perfect collection of geometric forms and nice colours in playful combinations! Serge Gladky was a prominent figure in the Art Deco movement and a leading precursor of modern abstract art. Beeing a French architect, designer, and graphic artist, who was active during the 1920s and 30s, he was primarily renowned for his cubist style, and his decorative abstract prints were characterized by the creative, harmonious synthesis of geometric forms derived mostly from nature. Simple? Yes! Love it? Yes! Via Present and Correct.

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Cool Combinations

Love these sculptures and tableaux by American artist based in Austin, Andy Coolquitt. Fantastic colours and material combinations! His signature installations featured what he calls "somebody-mades," items he salvaged from the street and exhibited exactly as he found them, and "in-betweens," which combined those found sculptures into assemblages of his own. Truly cool mr. Coolquitt! Via I'm Revolting.

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Oooh… is the title of this wonderful series by Sydney based artist Todd Robinson. Normally ballons are up high and playful but these got kind of tired at the birthday party and retired or fell asleep! Todd Robinson’s practice traverses fields of sculpture, installation, textiles and fashion. Via The Jealous Curator.

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Scientific Scupltures

The shortest distance between two points is a line. Or is it a curve? American father-son artist duo Martin and Erik Demaine combines applied mathematics and origami that results in beautiful complex forms that appear to be undulating in motion while remaining completely static. When folded along curved creases, paper shapes itself into a natural equilibrium form. These equilibria are poorly understood, especially for curved creases. The duo explores what shapes are possible in this genre of self-folding origami, with applications to deployable structures, manufacturing, and self-assembly. This transformation of flat paper into swirling surfaces creates sculpture that feels alive. The stunning forms that emerge from the mathematical relationships in their work underlies the realization that mathematics is an art form. Via Trend Tablet.

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Intrusions, Protrusions and Disown

Using traditional ceramic firing processes, American artist Emily Sudd transforms collectible kitsch ceramic objects and functional ware into fine art sculptures - here from the series Intrusions, Protrusions and Disown. After collecting and arranging the various items, she subjects all of the objects to the same firing conditions, resulting in unpredictable and surprising results. In the firing, some objects retain their form, while others melt down into fluid clay and glaze. My favorite is the first one with the melted coffee pot in the tray – but hey, the lion with some indefinable thing melted over its head is pretty great too. Not to mention what's going on at some of the shelves – fantastic work! Via Lustik.

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Ladies And Gentlemen: The Aura Chimes

A feast for the eyes - and for the ears! Amazing Aura Chimes handmade by Seattle based Ladies and Gentlemen Studio in collaboration with artist Nicholas Nyland. The Aura Chimes is a series of  miniature functional sculptures made of metal, wood, leather and ceramic components all combined into playfull and minimalistic hanging wonders exploring sound and kinetics. Well - I just wonder if they ship to Europe cause I got some free space in my ceiling! Check out other wonderful L&G objects at their webshop. Via The Jealous Curator.

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Perfume Pieces

When Dutch designer Jody Kocken found out that she was allergic to perfume, she designed her own way out of it with Perfume Tools. Her series of Industrial jewelry pieces are able to attach to the openings of perfumes bottles and the tools then work as a means of holding the scent and diffusing them, while acting as a barrier between the sensitive skin and the actual perfume. It's so clever and so beautiful! No wonder she won a Wallpaper Design Award 2014 – congrats!! Via Bloesem.

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