Sunday, October 31, 2010

My last two artist

This one is from
Steve Forrai
If my wood idea for the table doesn't work I think I will switch to metal after seeing what is out there online. It can be really beautiful.
Espicially with forging steel like these two artist.
I wish I could cut glass like this top table. Thats gorgeous
He works out of California now.
The website keep shutting out when I tried to click around, and he had everything protected so I couldn't find out much more.

These are also tree/table/sculpture design artist of course!

This is just awesome first off
Norman Grochowski
Okay well this blog hates me the photo posted above my text but still the Chesire is awesome!

The tree gate isn't for sale but he will make similar things.
I think that is gorgeous! Its forged steel!! <3

The table is also forged steel and glass for the table top.
Oh soooo freaking awesome!!

US born in 1946.
"Art has been a spritual journey for me. It is my inward vehicle of outward expression. Forget about what the critics say of art. If ever you see an art work that inspires you or uplifts your heart, then purchase it as an investment in your soul." He seems to be good, but to into the money even for my taste!
But his work is beautiful!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tara Donovan

Fishing Line

Elmers Glue (for Abbi)

Ripped Tar paper

Syrofoam cups and hot glue

Pins held together by friction and gravity

paper plates and hot glue

check her out here 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

quick post

Michael Johansson is a sculpture in Sweden. He also does photography, video, and magazine ads. Like me, he puts everything in a frame. If you like the sculpture I post you should check out his other work.

Frusna Tillhörigheter, 2010
(Frozen Belongings)
Armchair, typewriter, books, boxes, clock, etc.
Dimensions: 0.55 x 0.8 x 0,55 m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ontwerpduo Furniture Design

I think there is some rule that says if you're from northern/central Europe, you can make furniture. It's in their blood or something. I found this dutch duo, Designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders, by looking up Fun Furniture. The first thing I found was their table called "Marbelous". 

Now if that isn't cool furniture, I don't know what is. 

What I found most fascinating about this duo is that one is a mathematician and the other is a designer. Together they create these fantastic pieces with math, psychics, and design. I'm constantly impressed with the work they've come out with. 

This is part of a small collection called "What it is, it isn't". They started with the concept of light reflecting and refracting and came up with a whole new idea. They wanted to make pieces that skewed how we view the world and make us question whether we see what is there or if we see what we want to see. They were also inspired by Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. 

This next collection is called "Cupboards". They are all made of Zinc once used in the metal industry. I think it's a great example of recycling. Going Green is so big now, it's a good thing to think about when you're making your projects. 

Just for kicks I'll show you their studio. 

Shows that you can basically build a studio anywhere. 

there website is here


Judson Beaumont

This is my furniture designer.

Judson Beaumont:

Beaumont was born in 1960 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and he studied art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. After graduating in 1985, Beaumont founded Straight Line Designs Inc.

He has also done Installations and other object such as a pet camper, bird house, and ipod doc. Most of his pieces are highly playful and inventive. They have been compared to art by Dr Seuss and Walt Disney. Here are some of my favorites by Judson Beaumont:

174852272_e349f8c78a_o.jpg"Melting 2"

alg_beaumont-table.jpg"Bad Table"

boom.jpg "Boom Cabinet"

unique-cabinet-storage-designs-588x588.jpg "Little Black Dresser"

1.jpg"Pet Camper"

014176,47305.jpg "Squiddy"

That last picture is my absolute favorite! The shadows from the legs are so beautiful and enchanting.


Kyle Bean

This guy has to be one of the coolest designers ever. He does a variety of art including design, sculpture, book covers, basically anything design related. He is based in England. He does freelance work right now because he's only a year out of graduate school. His sculptures for Selfridges department store are freaking awesome. Here is a little description I found on the internet about these sculptures.

"Brighton UK based sculptor and model maker Kyle Bean has installed sculptures in five windows of the London Selfridges department store that show striking examples of the law of conservation of mass. For a little science refresh, the law states that mass in a closed system will remain constant over time or in balance. Each of the installations consists of two like objects suspended from a scale. The objects have either been altered or deconstructed to show that the difference in form doesn’t translate to a difference in weight." -

Now for some epic pictures of these sculptures. 

Once I post some of his other work you'll realize immediately why I like him. I don't really know how to explain it. He's just so good at what he does. We have a lot of the same ideas when it comes to advertising and sculpture. He takes everyday items and changes them so you get a different look at it. I think thats a good way to look at design. Like one of my friends who is in a band was giving out cds for free. He wanted to get rid of them because he had thousands. So when someone would say they didn't want one he'd stop them and say "You can use it as a coaster!" Being able to look at a product like that can be really useful in advertising. Not all of his work is like that but I've found some that show that pretty well. I also found a few that are just fun to look at. So now I will flood this blog with more pictures.

And of course, he dables in film and animation.  I didn't even know until I found some short little stop animation things he's done on vimeo. If you don't know, I'm a film major.

So there ya go. I hope you enjoy his work. He's pretty awesome in my book.
You can visit his website here


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Okay this is my furniture guy!!

Sebastian E!

Native wood-he found it on the side of the road, stainless steel, and glass for the table top.

He makes a lot of cool things. He has a duck lamp, piano shelf, as pictured. However, his other things are amazing too.
I would love to have this in my office!!
I am considering making a table like this if possible...
So awesome!

Thats his site, I linked you to his sculpture page.

He is from New York.
He wants people to think about their mortality.
However, he was born in Chile and raised in London, but as I mentioned he is working out of New York now.
His work has been shown all over the world and he also does public art pieces.

He was born in 1977.
His latest project is that he is working on an installation piece for New York as a public art piece.

His work is amazing.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Furniture/Wood Artist

So I thought this was pretty awesome. It's a snowboard on some mountains!
Which I was thinking of doing something like this for my final in metal though.
But then I was thinking I wonder if there's tables like that out there..I want to know!!
So then I looked and sure enough there is!

I can't figure out the artist..
But here is the website.

They just use different types of wood and finishes.

I would love ideas and input on if i should do something like this - snowboarding not skating or surfing which is also on the site.
But I would prefer not to use wood..

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

my grading scale

Letter Grade Percentage  - Abbi’s scale point system.

A+  = 100% + and higher
A    = 99.5% – 94.5%
A-   = 94.4%  – 90.5%
B+  = 90.4% – 86.5%
B    = 86.4% – 82.5%
B-   = 82.4% – 79.5%
C+  = 79.4%  – 75.5%
C    = 75.4% – 72.5%
C-   = 72.4% – 69.5%
D+  = 69.4% – 66.5%
D    = 66.4% – 62.5%
D-   = 62.4% – 59.5%
F    = 59.4% and lower

Helping you post some pictures

The dress that inspired Jessi:

and the images from her first entry that she couldn't get to load  

Urs Fischer

 For Michelle - actually - the Coyte was alive and real   Beuys  "I_like_America_and_America_likes_me"

a little stab at Damian Hirst

Jane Alexander is my She-ro, from South Africa

these fish installation i sent to Kitty

this sculpture made me think of Sophia