paper cut panic

Daniel Sean Murphy
December 10, 2009, 8:08 am
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On first appearance, these images appear to be stark photographs of painted objects. They are, in fact, paper sculptures by NY based artist Daniel Sean Murphy. His work varies from constructing a woodpecker skeleton bone by bone to creating photorealistic Cartier watches from paper. But, it’s the simplicity of the everyday objects that caught my eye.


A year of paper sculptures
September 5, 2009, 4:09 pm
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I am in awe of Johann Volkmer’s Faltjahr 2010 pop-up calendar. Check out the crafting of it here.

Jenny Laidlaw
July 26, 2009, 11:38 am
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square etched plate

Silversmith artist, Jenny Laidlaw, creates the most beautiful etched metal plates depicting desolate winter landscapes. Some of the plates have delicate designs cut into them using the technique of saw piercing, casting intricate shadows behind them.

Designs of the Year
April 29, 2009, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Exhibitions, Graphic Design, Product design, Sculpture | Tags:

I spent a couple of days in London this week and took the chance to check out all 91 designs shortlisted for this year’s Brit Insurance Designs of the Year. The award, which pays homage to outstanding international design, went to Shepard Fairey’s Barack Obama Poster. Here’s a round up of some of the nominations that put a glint in my eye:


Merry-go-round cloakroom at Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, designed by Wieki Somers


Chase & Galley’s Is Not Magazine, which is published as a bill poster on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney.


Kinetic Sculpture by ART+COM for the new BMW Museum in Munich. The sculpture is made from 714 metal spheres hanging from thin steel wires attached to individually-controlled stepper motors. See it in motion here.


Designer Singihh Susilo Kartono picked up the award for best product design for his Magno Wooden Radio, which is manufactured by locals in Java, Indonesdia.


Clever, practical and environmentally conscious design for jar tops by Jorre van Ast


22 meter long electroluminescent installation, designed by the art and design practiceTroika for British Airways Heathrow Terminal 5.


Not just any shabby trophy will do for the design greats. These beauties were created by Michael Marriott and Anthony Burrill.

Martin and Munoz
February 4, 2009, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Art, Photography, Sculpture | Tags: ,

Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz create sculptural scenes of isolation, despair and dark humor and mix them up with all the enchantment of a snow globe. Here’s just a sprinkling of their work.





Field of light
October 4, 2008, 1:02 pm
Filed under: installation art, Sculpture

A light installation by designer Bruce Munro will be exhibited at the Eden Project in Cornwall this winter. Using 6,000 acrylic tubes containing optical fibers, Munro has created a field of light which will illuminate its natural surroundings with a spectrum of colour. He came up with the concept whilst traveling through the red desert in Australia, where he was inspired by the spectacular blooming of dormant seeds amidst the barren desert landscape. The installation will be displayed from November till Spring next year.

Richard Sweeney
July 11, 2008, 12:16 pm
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These 3-dimensional paper sculptures are the work of British artist Richard Sweeney who scores and folds sheets of paper to create perfectly formed shapes, inspired by complex geometries, architecture and biological structures.