Friday, 30 November 2012

BIG BRIDGES

We'd make a big detour to drive under this bridge by artist MegX. It's in Wuppertal, a German city famous for its Floating Tram.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

RGB COLOUR ATLAS

With not a word in sight, this remarkable book by Tauba Auerbach is a tactile representation of the RGB colour space. These are pages we want to dive into.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

BARE THREADS

It's almost a year since we wrote about shifts in percepetion that were, quite frankly, mind-bending but in a good way. We audibly gasped when we saw the latest from The Analogia Project, recently shown in this years Milan Start Art Fair. Who'd ever have thought merino wool could be used to such startling effect? Genius. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

OWN YOUR STYLE

Click your way to Sydney's favourite source of style inspiration. Visit the MLC Centre's new blog, another design by This Is Ikon.

THIS IS: MICROSCOPIC


Nikon's International Small World Competition has been celebrating the microscopic since 1975. Co.Design have published their 20 best, with this one by José Almodovar among our favorites.


Going under the microscope has made us think of Maria Fernanda Cardoso's MoCo_Museum of Copulatory Organs. This undercover work was a highlight of this year's Biennale of Sydney. We never thought insect genitalia could be so intriguing, and well, odd.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012

STICK FIGURES

Keyframes by Groupe Laps had us enthralled on a cold night in Eindhoven to witness Glow, an annual festival celebrating the phenomena of artifical light. This bold light and sound installation brought the city's Police Station to wondrous life with charming stick figures made from LED tubes engaged in a nocturnal dance.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

THIS IS: FLYING HIGH

It's a double whammy for long time fans of Marimekko Down Under. These vibrant Finnair planes with Marimekko livery could be making the long haul journey to Australia next year. They'll certainly brighten grey European skies. But for now, King Street in Sydney and Chapel Street in Melbourne are blazing with Marimekko setting up news stores on our shores. We're predicting this Finnish giant's trademark bright colours and bold patterns will be all the rage this summer.

Monday, 19 November 2012

SUMMER'S HERE

Juicy red grapefruit and organic Bergamot oil are the stars for the new issue of Oily. We can taste summer in the air.

SNAP: MACAU 6.15PM


RETHINK: THE WAY YOU LIVE

Our advance copy of Rethink: The Way You Live, published by our client Murdoch Books, has just arrived. We can't wait to open it and take a peak inside.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

TWO ARTISTS TWO TAKES

The results from a summer residency in Finland are in. Two artists with different viewpoints, Peter McLean and David Wills (an Ikoner), created Natural Characters, a series of prints inspired by their surrounds in southern Finland. You can see the full set on their blog Four Feet, another project from their stay.

Monday, 12 November 2012

SNAP: MARK'S PARK 8.06AM

Congratulations to Cave Urban for taking out the People's Choice prize at this year's Sculpture By The Sea with their singing bamboo work Mengenang, a memorial to those who lost their lives in Bali.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

ATGET THE FRENCH SURREALIST

Artists have long been inspired by Parisian charms. Working in the late 1800s and early 1900's, French photographer Atget was one of the first to document the city in all its glory. From tantalising shop window displays to surreal city scapes, the 200 or so prints showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales are sure to impress showing the city at a time of rapid change. Image: Boulevard de Strasbourg 1912, albumen photograph, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

STEPPING UP

Astounding staircases caught our attention a year or so ago in our Step Effect post. Fast forward to now and Concrete Playground have taken it up a level with an outstanding round-up showcasing some more recent architectural marvels.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012

SATE: MOVIDA

The wait is over, MoVida have moved in downstairs meaning more marvelous morsels on our doorstep. We can already vouch for succulent Cordero Muruno, decadent chocolate churros and a tasty Tempranillo making for a jubilant night out.