Domus - Loves by Domus

Autore: Domus

  • Trash Isles to become a Nation

  • The Trash Isles is an area of plastic trash in the Pacific Ocean that’s the size of France – and no-one is doing anything about it. So LADbible and the Plastic Oceans Foundation have gone to the United Nations to declare it as a country, give it a voice and help get this mess cleaned up. “As you read this, an obsce[...]
  • Insect-shaped flower vases

  • The insect-shaped vases by Israeli artist and designer Ohad Benit are crafted from glass residues that become a one-stem flower vessel. Combined with brass wire they take on shapes that recall the world of insects, resembling the movement of grasshoppers or locusts. The ephemeral result is a representation of Benit[...]
  • The Periodic Table you can't forget

  • The pictorial periodic table by Keith Enevoldsen is part of a didactic project to diffuse knowledge, and help anyone to better retain scientific information with intuitive packed information. In addition to the element’s name, symbol, and atomic number, each element box has a drawing of one of the element’s main hu[...]
  • Fireflies in Philly by Cai Guo-Qiang

  • Today a river of colorful fireflies by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang will ride in the streets of Philadelpia. This large public art project was commissioned by the Association for Public Art with Fung Collaboratives on the occasion of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s centennial, with major support from The Pew Center[...]
  • The happy balsa wood of Vera van Wolferen

  • Premise. Balsa wood is one of the most used materials for maquettes and models, and it is actually the most lightweight wood known, with a density of 150-160 kg/m³. It comes from the Ochroma pyramidale, of the Malvaceae family, and it grows naturally in southern Brazil, northern Bolivia and southern Mexico, althoug[...]
  • The Genius Loci of Anastasia Savinova

  • Some of you might be familiar with the packed collages by Anastasia Savinova: her Genius Loci collection is a stuffed selection of some representative traditional architectures from different places around the world. She calls herself a flâneur that wanders around inhaling the spirit of places, trying to visualize th[...]
  • The Gummy Bear Book

  • Los Angeles-based designer Dan Golden, gave birth to The Gummy Bear Book, a photographic collection of gummy bears featuring forty-eight gummy scenarios, captured "in their natural habitat". It seems like gummies are getting away from their candy scope for ‘higher’ purposes – not to mention the Gummy Bear Pyramid d[...]
  • Five years of Captchas

  • Conceived by Silvio Lorusso and Sebastian Schmeig, Five Years of Captured Captchas is a series of five leporello books that span a total length of 90 meters, chronicling every single captcha that the authors have solved over the course of five years. “At the end of 2011, while discussing the labor involved in such [...]
  • Boullée and Ledoux in renders

  • What would the architectures of Étienne-Louis Boullée and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux look like if they were today's renders? Architect Antonio Voto has always imagined that these revolutionary architectures could have easily fitted in Kafka's dystopias, or might have been chosen by Grimm brothers as their home. This ren[...]
  • Stusu: rent an atelier around the world

  • Need a creative studio for a short period of time? Stusu is the first platform for artist studio sublets around the world. With tempting prices that range from 4 to 40 dollars of rent per day, you might find yourself at ease within the familiar environment of an artist's atelier. You own a pretty studio but you liv[...]
  • Skatepark by Gue

  • The skatepark project designed by street artist Gue – famous for his playgrounds interventions – is part of “Subsidenze”, an annual event dedicated to public art in the city of Ravenna, northern Italy. The skatepark is nestled in a newly refurbished urban area, close to the historic center of Ravenna, a recreationa[...]
  • Hologram table for architects and designers

  • In 2018 the first Hologram Tables will be available at an average price of 50,000 $ for anyone who wishes to step out of the virtual reality headsets, which cuts the viewer off from awareness of their surroundings and interaction with others. Architects working with clients could demonstrate changes made and compar[...]