Saturday, 31 October 2009

The other Arne

I see within some designers a move towards purist structural honesty, the clean surface of modernism has been violently frayed and pulled inside out to show the chaotic innards. These pallettes have to be limited and concept to be clear to avoid pomo catastrophe. Welsh design outfit Freshwest taps right into the juvenile toybox with these pieces both titled brave new world.

Arne Quinze also flirts with the auto-didactic craftsman with his sprawling parasitic sculptures that dart like inkstokes over buildings and the sky. I like his models though.

Which leads me to these shoes I built for our very own debonair girl Camille Roman's label Tour de Force. This was a fun maquette which made me realise how long it had been since i had made a model. Literally made on a shoestring (with a bit of an old wooden pallet) it was a bizarre construct that constantly contorted every time i returned to work at it, shifting like original lumber. I don't think i've ever seen anything i've done in a more professional surrounding.

Monday, 12 October 2009

In celluloid we trust

Werner Herzog, the bastion of guerilla film-making, has announced the opening of a rogue film school. i believe this will create some obscure stories on the net about arrests in cambodia or deaths in the underground caves of prague. Here's hoping.

And there should be some cool films emerge afterwards.