Commissioned by Rubelli, art direction by Edelkoort ETC
One of the first artists I wrote about on this blog, back when it started in 2005, was Sanna Annukka. Now, almost four years later, I definitely think it's time to show some of her art again. Sanna just launched three new prints and a set of wooden birds in her familiar style but this time in a more subdued color palette. I think that is pretty funny, because I used to show a lot of bold colors here before, and now that I've changed my taste, so has she, and in the same direction!
You can buy the limited edition prints and her new birds in her shop, right here.
It was started by Jaime & Jeffrey Rugh for their children. Collaborating as artists with family, old friends and new friends, the workshop started making posters to promote awareness, support and compassion for individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The limited edition posters vary widely in range, focus and design as does the spectrum itself, and are available for international shipping. A donation will be made from each sale to GRASP, an educational and advocacy organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum.
I am getting this purple one for our home. It suits us perfectly, as everyone in the family, including the pets, are weird in their own different ways...
Jaime Rugh also has a beautifully designed online store for craft supplies, don't miss it!
Find Jurgen's blog here, homepage here and webshop here.
New and old, elaborately carved and simple, big and small, carved from wood, coconut, horn, shell and bamboo, made of iron, brass and gourd, hammered from silver, copper, bronze and stainless steel, salt spoons, tea spoons, ceremonial spoons, tea ceremony spoons, serving spoons, ladles, and jewelry made of spoons. Many were designed and made especially for this show, while others were found in Vietnam, China, Japan, Indonesia, Timor, the Philippines, Korea, India, Africa and Europe. The Exhibition will be shown at the Jurgen Lehl Babaguri store in Tokyo and will travel throughout Japan.
This poster, entitled When the world sleeps, immediately gave me some very strong emotions, and I love how it captures so much of what Autumn means to me. I can really feel the chill of the strong wind, and the smell of rain clouds and decaying leaves as I look at this. It also reminds me of the many long drives in the countryside I used to take with my ex boyfriend. Does it affect you as strongly as it did me? If so, I'd love to hear what kind of feelings it evokes in you!
Holmqvist graduated from HDK/department of ceramic art - University of Gothenburg in 2001 and have since worked in Studio Feldspar in Västra Frölunda. She exhibits her work in both Sweden and abroad, have spent time in China, Hungary and Denmark, and at the moment she is finishing a public commission for a chinese garden within an area called Götheborg in Gothenburg.
"In my work, time tends to be the factor which often feels most important. Regardless of whether relating to sculptural objects or functional goods, time is often present as a common denominator. Time: as in the visually observable in an object, as in a flow or a rhythm in decor or sometimes as the basis of inspiration."
Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of Storytelling, Myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau's current work drifts into new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.
This is her most recent work, embroidery on porcelain plates and cups. Amazing, isn't it?
And check out Chau's website to have a closer look at the tiny furniture she makes from toothpicks and paper.
The photos below are from Anitas 5 words exhibition that just ended at The Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh.
"I wanted to work with one letter and kept writing strings of words. I could have ended up with the letter, "c" or "t" or anything but eventually I picked "w", I thought I could deal with the issues I was interested in through these words at this time."
Kavel has worked for lots of great companies including Elle Deco, Ted Baker, Bust Magazine and Penguin Books, and is a regular contributor to Swedish high-end fashion magazine Bon. If you feel like owning a piece of her art it is available as paintings or postcards at Designtorget, The BoBo Gallery and Designista.