Sunday, December 27, 2009

Theodor Kittlesen

Kind of obsessed with Theodor Kittelsen, popular Norwegian artist, famous for painting Nature, Fairies and especially Trolls

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm not sure what these are but they sure look interesting

These were all sitting in the "to blog" folder"
I don't remember where I got them
or if they are part oft he same search
and maybe it doesn't matter

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bunker Flowerpots and other miracles by Lina Bo Bardi

Spent a perfect Sunday morning leafing through Olivia de Oliveira's
classic Lina Bo Bardi monograph

we've blogged about Bo Bardi before

but what struck me now was the quite eccentric Chame-Chame house
basically a Bunker Flowerpotbuilt in Salvador in Bahia in the 60s and demolished (RLY?) in the 90s

arranged around an existing tree that Lina loved
this became her later style

kind of culminating in the miraculous MASPI where paintings
were iconicaly hung on a plexiglass sheet supported by a concrete block
Lina hung out a lot with all the artits of the period
and was especially inspired by the great Helio Oiticica.

According to Oliveira,
Lina translated Oiticica's Crelazer concept (creative inactivity! our favourite!)
into the Maspi void, an urban space where activity was not prescribed,
but people could just hang around waiting for nothing
Another important Oiticica concept that Lina translated into architecture was of course the Parangole , the fabric that could provide shelter. Lina used curtains and drapings as Parangole, even dressing up columns in tropical fabrics. In the back , a tree column

and a Tree skyscraper

a Cyclopean wall with flowerpots, a design intended for the fantastic Sesc de Pompeia

and a pyramid chair.
For more Bo Bardi,
head over to Mr Pablo De La Barra's Blog
the Centre for Aesthetic Revolution

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Blue Moon Revisited


Iteration means the act of repeating a process usually with the aim of approaching a desired goal or target or result. Each repetition of the process is also called an "iteration", and the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration.

A pentagon iteration. Connecting alternate corners of a regular pentagon produces a pentagram which encloses a smaller inverted pentagon. Iterating the process produces a sequence of nested pentagons and pentagrams.