POSTER

2022 wild tigers will be extinct, extinct tigers poster, design squish blog

Wild Tigers Will be Extinct in 2022. Poster found on http://fourleafcloverblog.com


March 27, 2011

ANOTHER VERTICAL GARDEN

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Vertical garden in Barcelona, Spain.


March 26, 2011

THINK FAST HIPPIE

think fast hippie t shirt, logging, bc, design squish blog

Photo taken in Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

Logging has been the mainstay industry on Vancouver Island for over a century.  Logging operations involving old-growth forests such as those found on Clayoquot Sound are controversial and have gained international attention through the efforts of activists and environmental organizations. -Wiki

Watch this video about trees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSaAlPRN-c&feature=player_embedded


March 20, 2011

AUTUMN WORKSHOP

birch log lamp, autumn workshop, design squish blog

autumn workshop, terrarium floor lamp, design squish blog

autumn workshop, terrarium floor lamp, design squish blog

Autumn Workshop is a design and fabrication studio started by Brooklyn based designer Daniel Goers. The workshop designs products and furniture inspired by natural and found materials, often integrating plant and animal habitats.  Autumn workshop lamps are now on display until May 11 at Saffron* flower shop(31 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY)

-http://www.autumn-workshop.com

*Saffron is a boutique flower, vintage and handcrafted goods shop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. They regularly present work by local artists amongst an exciting assortment of exotic plants and handmade items.


INTERVIEW WITH //A COLLECTION OF//


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A COLLECTION OF is an excavation of people, places, things, animals, and ideas, updated daily by Stefani Greenwood and Gilda Davidian. People: human beings (individuals or groups); characters, interesting personalities; interviews, features, conversations, and profiles. Places: a portion of space and places to go, real or imaginary; shows we think you should see; an exploration of location; get ready for adventure. Things: objects, beings, entities; stuff we like and want you to know about. Animals: organisms, furry friends, fauna, “with soul” and part of a kingdom. Ideas: thoughts, concepts, abstractions, things to investigate; knowledge to share; experiences to convey.




Click on any of the images above to learn interesting facts about a place, person, idea, thing or animal.

Why did you start A collection Of?

G: We wanted an outlet for the things we discovered online instead of just emailing each other back and forth with links. Stefani and I work really well together and we knew we wanted to start a new project to have another excuse to hang out:) The blog took on a shape of its own... we knew what we wanted to call the blog and what its basic structure would be. It was a natural evolution.

S: Because if you met Gilda you would want to start a project with her immediately. She is smart, beautiful and always keeps me on my toes... yearning for more beauty, more love and more experiences.

Why thing, person, place, idea and animal?

G: We decided early on that we wanted to cover a wide range of subjects. We knew we wanted to post once daily, Monday through Friday. We were thinking about categories and collections and the person-place-thing-animal-idea theme covered the basics of what we are interested in, so we started from there.

S: Ditto what Gilda said... For me, it gives me structure but at the same time is such a huge umbrella to where the world of posting is really open to everything. It is like a collective brainstorm of our lives, minds and hearts.

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Highest Point. Photo by Stefani Greenwood.

What do you like/dislike about living in Los Angeles?

G: I love Los Angeles with all of my heart. I love the sun, the blue skies, the way downtown Los Angeles looks from my exit, the vibrancy, the energy; the many cultures that have made Los Angeles their home and make Los Angeles my home; the arts! the fact that you can find anything you want here if you keep looking for it; and the way that the city reinvents itself over and over again through time. The one thing I really dislike is the lack of convenient and efficient public transportation. Traffic jams suck my spirit dry.

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Lowest Point. Photo by Stefani Greenwood.

S: A free association with the words like, dislike, los angeles: driving, ideas, so much space, special places, smog, highest point, lowest point, sunlight, the ocean, family, friends, walking, grids, beautiful blue skies, perfect mountains, here i am, i love this land, los angeles. This could be insane list because a lot of what I like is connected to what I dislike - it almost becomes an either/or situation.

http://www.collectionof.org


March 11, 2011

POSTER

tree earth globe poster

Beautiful tree globe poster created by Judy Kaufmann.


CATEGORIES:   design, craft, TREES,
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March 09, 2011

PUDDLES

When I was little I loved jumping on puddles after rain. 
Beautiful photographs by The Rivers Closet


March 05, 2011

FARM ROAD

farm road, andrew wyeth, design squish blog

Farm Road,1979
Tempera, 21” x 25 1/4”
Andrew Wyeth


CATEGORIES:   ART,
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February 28, 2011

FURNITURE REDESIGN BY NOAM TABENKIN

furniture redesign, noam tabenkin, design squish blog

“The project deals with giving new life to damaged, out-of-use furniture. over the past year, I practiced furniture-healing through design. The cultural and personal history of each piece of damaged furniture served as a starting point for the treatment, which attempted to preserve each one of their stories. the intention was to explore with joy, the multiple personalities, and the defects that exist in old products, and to create a human and hybrid aesthetic language[...] I started exploring a visual language that deals with imperfections, and giving objects human-like gestures.” - Noam Tabenkin

furniture redesign, noam tabenkin, design squish blog


Read more about noam Tabenkin’s furniture on Visual Syntex


February 22, 2011

IT IS SNOWING TODAY IN BROOKLYN

brooklyn snow

yoko ono, poem about snow

Snow Piece by Yoko Ono.


February 21, 2011

WARDROBE

extra shabby wardrobe, barn wood, design squish blog

I love this extra shabby, homemade wardrobe. Found on http://www.kabinettandkammer.com/


February 09, 2011

FOR SALE

environmental art, antarctica for sale, design squish blog

I do not remember where I found this photograph or artist
but I think this photo is really funny.  Ha-ha


COUCH

couch redesign, reclaimed materials, design squish blog

“A picture of a house is taken before its demolition. A sofa is built from the building rubble of the house. The sofa is a portrait of the house in design and colours. The framed photo is hanging above the sofa” - Michael Sailstorfer


February 05, 2011

100 CHAIRS IN 100 DAYS

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects,design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects,design squish blog chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

chair redesign, found objects, design squish blog

Gamper Martino has been collecting discarded old/broken chairs from London streets over a period of two years and then spending 100 days reconfiguring the design of each in an attempt to transform its character and function.


LAUGHING OWL: EXTINCT 1914

laughing owl, extinct, new zealand, design squish blog

The Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as Whēkau or the White-faced Owl, was an endemic owl found in New Zealand, but is now extinct. It was plentiful when European settlers arrived in New Zealand in 1840.  By 1880, the species was becoming rare, and the last recorded specimen was found dead at Bluecliffs Station in Canterbury, New Zealand on July 5, 1914

laughing owl

laughing owl, birds of new zealand, design squish blog

laughing owl, birds of new zealand, design squish blog

The Laughing Owl generally occupied rocky, low rainfall areas. Being quite large, Laughing Owls were able to deal with the introduced European rats that had caused the extinction of so much of their prey; however, the stoats introduced to control feral rabbits, and feral cats were too much for the species.


January 31, 2011

WILDFLOWERS BY LAWRENCE BECK

alpine wildflowers, lawrence beck, contemporary photography, design squish blog

alpine wildflowers, contemporary photography, controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

thicket, lawrence beck,  controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

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Lawrence Beck is a New York based artist who explores controlled and unbound nature. Beck takes photographs plants in national forests, city parks and botanic gardens. He celebrates the beauty of plants while undercutting this ’natural’ elegance by revealing its manufacturedness.


January 24, 2011

WHAT TO DO WITH DEAD LIGHT BULBS

recycle dead lightbulbs, design squish blog

I have a bunch of dead light bulbs that are waiting to be recycled.  While they are waiting they can be turned into beautiful art!  P.S (Keep away from children)  Read about it on Family Chic: http://cfabbridesigns.com

Note from ehow: A simple household light bulb can be deceptively difficult to recycle. Some light bulbs feature filaments and other parts made of mercury, contributing to the inclusion of toxins in the environment. You should collect all of your light bulbs and recycle them.


DIY IDEA: BOOK ORIGAMI

old book origami, unconsumption, design squish blog

crazy book origami, recycle old books, design squish blog

What to do with old books? Crazy book origami. Via: Unconsumption


OIL SPILL

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill from space


CATEGORIES:   photography, NATURE,
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January 21, 2011

LOG LOG LOG

stump stools, design squish blog

Stump stools by the Cumulus Project.
(The wood for these three stools was harvested from a fallen maple tree)

log stool

“Log Stools” by Kevin Heisner.

P.S (It is better than bad it is good!)


January 15, 2011

INDUSTRIAL SCARS

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Patterns in waste ash at coal- fired electrical generation station, Moncks Corner, SC

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Aerial view of bauxite waste

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Removal of Overburden from Blasting Kayford Mountain, West Virginia

Photographs by J Henry Fair


CATEGORIES:   photography, NATURE,
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STILLNESS

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forest, photography, design squish blog

earth, design squish blog

field, photography, design squish blog

field, photography, design squish blog

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Photographs by Helena Kvarnstrom


CATEGORIES:   photography, NATURE,
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THEODOR KITTELSEN

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CATEGORIES:   ART,
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January 08, 2011

CHILDREN OF THE FOREST

children book, children of the forest

children book, children of the forest

children book, children of the forest

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow - my favorite childhood book.


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