The art in words

Posted on Wed, 4 Apr 2007 by KiM

I love bold artwork – and using words as art is a great way of making a statement. It’s an in-your-face approach of getting a message across or just a fun way to decorate a wall. Whatever the motive, here are some ideas of how to use words (or text) as art.

Art Rep Team Fox-Nahem Design
Ken Hayden Living Etc.
Pierce Allen Pierce Allen
Zege Zege

Maarten Baas

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2007 by KiM

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has quite the imagination. I was totally blown away when I saw his work. He is so talented and creative that Moooi adopted his Smoke designs and his furniture has been bought by museums and collectors such as Philippe Starck. Did I mention he is only 29 years old?

SMOKE
Burned pieces of furniture, preserved with clear epoxy.

CLAY FURNITURE: Industrial clay, hand-modeled on top of metal ‘skeletons’, surface painted with colored lacquer.

“HEY, CHAIR, BE A BOOKSHELF!”
All kinds of products became a bookshelf, coated in P.U. coating.

More weird art

Posted on Sat, 31 Mar 2007 by KiM

I have had this link of a Russian artist’s website for a while. I think I had seen it on NOTCOT. This art, while weird, is hauntingly beautiful.

Vignettes

Posted on Thu, 29 Mar 2007 by KiM

I love seeing how people group objects together to form a vignette. Whether you do it with objects similar in colour or objects of the same form or just plopping a bunch of knickknacks down on top of a dresser, I like to think of it as art. And it’s something you can switch around often to keep things interesting in your home. I know – I do it ALL THE TIME.

Michael Formica Judith Miller
House and Garden Homes and Gardens
Metropolitan Home Napanee Design

Art wall

Posted on Wed, 28 Mar 2007 by KiM

This has to be the best art wall I’ve ever seen. Notice that everything is framed in white. This adds a common element to the diverse selection of style and colour and makes it work. And work REALLY REALLY well.

Elle Decoration