Sunday, 27 November 2011


Sorry its been a busy week and I will probably be busier the next coming weeks, so I'm going to try and post once per week, until things get settled  again.
thanks for your understanding.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

designer loves art...Paul de Lamerie...126

some artists are good for what they do and are looked for when alive.

this is Paul de Lamerie

British but of french descent. he became one of the  most important silver-makers of his time. he was known for his innovating designs as well as his bold use of the material. he mostly worked for specific customers rather than make a piece and wait for it to be sold.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

designer loves art....Rie Hosokai...125

some materials are hard to work with, but some are harder than others

this is Rie Hosokai

living in Japan, she has been experimenting with balloons for some time now. her use and knowledge on them as material makes her able to even make some clothing out of them or some 3d figures. she has had some runway shows, a recent book and even an i-touch application not to mention numerous exhibitions.

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Thursday, 10 November 2011

designer loves art....Jörg Ruel...124

any artist can tell you, detail can make or break a piece

this is Jörg Ruel

from Nürnberg, Germany he was a metalsmith, and from the little i found from him quite talented. the detail of his work is amazing. his use of material and incorporating objects such as a shell is wonderful. i believe most of his work is privately owned. if anyone finds more information about him please let me know i would like to  extend this a little more.

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Sunday, 6 November 2011

designer loves art....Julia Barello...123

we recycle many things, but some materials go unnoticed until someone sees then in another way.

this is Julia Barello

A teacher in the NMSU, her artwork is in a material that hasn't been used before, she is using x-ray film, she cuts it out and dyes it with colour. she likes to explore the balance between  order and excess. her work comes to life with not only the transparency of the pieces but also though the shadow they leave behind.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

designer loves art....Thomas Chippendale...122

art is not only in a painting or a scupture, but sometimes it is in things we use everyday

this is Thomas Chippendale

born in Otely , UK he is one of the most renowned furniture makers of his time. he was trained by the best  in the trade in his town, from which he learned all the technical skills. he worked as a cabinetmaker until he published his book "the Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director" this was one of the first furniture design books to exsist and it sold out quite fast. his book also helped for self promotion. his style was mostly know to be  Rococo. detail was impresive not to mention the quality of work.