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Thursday, May 22, 2008

trashfotoLooking at trash as a designed object has been an interesting opportunity for me to reflect upon the house in which I rented one of the 30 students rooms years ago. It was built for junkies. It is cheap, ugly and has only functional aspects. It is absolutely unpersonal.

I returned to an object that shows both: the reason the houses were built for and at least a few personal things of the people who are living there now. Trash shows a lot about characters and personalities.

Because I used my trashy house many times for my own art projects, I was wondering how deep other artists involve themselves and there art in the world of trash.

I found a lot of different artworks. But here is a link for a website where you can find many different artworks made out of trash, founded objects and recycled materials.
Second a link to have a look at clothes made from recycled materials, too.

some more interesting links: robertpennekamp’s trash art project / Rauschenberg sues artist for selling his trash / Trash vs Design / top 5 chairs made from trash

The only thing that is mine in my kitchen

Thursday, May 22, 2008

rendurLiving in a new country rent apartment which is filled with things that are not mine, I started really looking at the things that where really my own. I did not have a home on my own before and did not have kitchen objects at all.

My really nicely designed propeller trivet was my first kitchen object. Fore me it is a symbol of me growing up and having to buy these things that I never thought of. They where just always there in my mothers kitchen.

Cork trivet / jakobwagner / scandenavian design / tips for moving overseas

I weigh it, you price it, I buy it, I design it

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I have a bonuskaart like you have. Is it me? This keychain. I am what I eat, buy..and design? Let’s not talk about the design yet. So, is it me? No, I am related to Albert since I was born. In a way I am Albert. This bonuskaart, a tool for cheaper personal applied nourishment. A bloodline basically, blue from origin. Talking in this familiar way, makes me think that Albert needs my information to give me better offers. Offcourse, why are a lot of people afraid of this? You are not being tricked less or more, then you would when you lived from your mothers blood a long time ago. Since we can walk, talk and eat, we can also weigh price and buy it ourselves. I can even design my own bonuskaart now. You can!
The original design is probably made by Mark Balvers but I am not so certain about this. Ask him!

“Functionality can take a form of beauty”

Thursday, May 22, 2008

nikon camera Photo_Malthe Stigaard I have several cameras in my collection. I guess the Nikon F3 is the camera I use when I know what I want to shoot. I never use it just for snapshots. It is too heavy to carry around with me and it is too much work processing the images if I don’t specifically want to use the benefits of shooting on film. I mostly use it for shooting people and for street photography.

I never push the button except if I get that feeling in my stomach, which tells me that this will be a good picture. I guess it’s the preciseness and the functionality of the camera that makes it my favorite. And I like the fact that the basic design of this camera, like most cameras, comes from functionality and not from making something which has good looks. Still I keep it proudly presented on my shelf as a decorative object when I don’t use it. So I guess “Functionality can take a form of beauty” as is a motto of it’s designer Giorgetto Giugiaro…

interview with Giugiaro /

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