Work from Anthony Discenza guerilla street sign project will be exhibited at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco later this year. If you've spent time in SF in the last year you may have had to take a second look at some of these street sign interventions. There are some Flickr here and a Etsy have some for sale.
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Lovely work by Jack Bresnahan of Northumbria University (UK) featured at the New Designers show in London last week. The series of biodegradable plastic lids repurpose the ubiquitous tin can, each lid offering a simple function, reminds me somewhat of Jorre Van Ast's jar tops series.
The US artist Clay Ketter and his work have long been an inspiration, not least for the fact that he, like myself started his career as a carpenter on construction sites. These images make a subtle yet very telling story of the relics of hurricane Katrina, bringing an all too tragic back story to his more common humble scenes of uncovered domesticity.
If like me you watched in amazement at the rambling string of non sequitor methaphors that Sarah Palin strung together at her last minute press conference to announce her resignation of governor of Alaska then this beautiful and simple illumination from the editorial desks of Vanity Fair
I'm just about to take delivery of the new Link light by Peter Stathis which I've been coveting since seeing early prototypes at his studio last year. I've been an admirer of his work for some time and have had the good fortune to be co teaching a summer course at CCA (California College of the Arts) within the I.D. department over the last month and can honestly say that he's one of the smartest, well versed, articulate and thoughtful designers I've had the good fortune to meet. His knowledge of design is positively encyclopaedic and I feel that I've been learning as much as the students.
The LINK is a true progression in the history of both the angle poise and lighting, with it's form clearly referencing the articulation of it's predecessors yet eschewing the wires, cables and coiled springs in favour of clean parallel linkages and the light itself custom built with state of art LED technology.