Giant books in Kansas City Public Library

Giant books in Kansas City Public Library

Claudia Fuggetti · 11 months ago · Design

Kansas City Public Library in Missouri is an architectural example of the nonconformist spirit of the city’s inhabitants and the leaders of the public library system. Built in 2004, this building also hides a beautiful interior inherited from an old bank from the early 20th century and is adjacent to a large central car park, located in the heart of the city.

The car park is one of the peculiarities of the structure that, unlike the classic structures of this type, has huge reproductions of literary classics adjacent to the parking spaces. More in detail, these are 22 titles selected by the citizens of Kansas City, to illustrate the diversity of the subjects of reading.

Visit the Kansas City Public Library website here.

I libri giganteschi della Kansas City Public Library | Collater.al
I libri giganteschi della Kansas City Public Library | Collater.al
I libri giganteschi della Kansas City Public Library | Collater.al
I libri giganteschi della Kansas City Public Library | Collater.al
I libri giganteschi della Kansas City Public Library | Collater.al
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Monica Carvalho transforms reality into a surreal world

Monica Carvalho transforms reality into a surreal world

Giulia Guido · 11 months ago · Design

The modern heirs of the surreal art of Magritte or Dali are digital artists. Professionals who succeed in transforming a photograph into something extraordinary. An exponent of this modern type of art is Monica Carvalho, who on her Instagram profile shares her photo manipulations that manage to confuse our brains.

Monica starts from photos taken by her and after finding similarities based on shapes, colors or textures she digitally modifies them, so an arm is cut into slices as if it were a loaf of bread, a brown iris becomes a cake and the cable of a cable car is pulled by a seagull.

Everything is possible in the world created by Monica Carvalho, who goes so far as possible that sometimes we are shocked by what we are observing and before we understand it fully we must look at it and look at it.

Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
Monica Carvalho Mofart | Collater.al
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Jorge Penadés creates vases from recycled products

Jorge Penadés creates vases from recycled products

Claudia Fuggetti · 11 months ago · Design

Jorge Penadés is a Madrid-based designer who has reworked extruded aluminum parts of old lamps and shelves to create a series of multi-coloured vases for the furniture of the brandBD Barcelona Design.

The limited edition collection is called Piscis and is composed of six fluted vases with geometric structures and visible joints. As the artist explains:

“The shapes came from the exercise of rearranging the different parts together”.

Each shape is the result of a complex process: the artist used a laser cutting machine, dividing the aluminium profiles longitudinally and reconfiguring them with a thin double-sided adhesive tape, before fixing them with glue. His Structural Skin table is made of shredded leather and natural bone glue that has been molded together.

Piscis by Jorge Penadés will be present at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, which will be held from 9 to 14 April 2019.

Jorge Penadés crea vasi in alluminio da prodotti di recupero | Collater.al
Jorge Penadés crea vasi in alluminio da prodotti di recupero | Collater.al
Jorge Penadés crea vasi in alluminio da prodotti di recupero | Collater.al
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Ikea and Sonos, here is the new generation of smart speaker

Ikea and Sonos, here is the new generation of smart speaker

Claudia Fuggetti · 10 months ago · Design

Famous low-cost furniture brand Ikea has created the Symfonisk smart speaker series in partnership with the American audio brand Sonos. The basic idea of the collaboration is to reconcile affordable prices for the general public, a philosophy of which Ikea is the spokesperson, with the audio quality of the partner.

Inside the collection there are two main models: the first is a classic loudspeaker that if necessary also acts as a shelf, while the second is able to combine light and sound, become a hybrid between the classic lamp and a speaker.

That’s why “smart”, the design object becomes a complete and usable furnishing accessory. As far as prices are concerned, we remind you that the Symfonisk table lamp with wi-fi speaker will be on sale for 179 euros, while the wif-fi shelf lamp will cost 99.95 euros.

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Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics

Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics

Claudia Fuggetti · 10 months ago · Design

Gaia Barnatan is the name of the artist behind the Instagram liquid_pinkaccount, which is becoming very popular because of its highly dreamlike and surreal style graphics.

The graphic designer, who lives and works in Byron Bay, is winning over the public because she is able to transport the viewer into a pop dimension that makes them dream. The combinations generated by her subconscious are enhanced by a palette that plays a lot with pastel, delicate and aesthetic tones. It seems that food, especially sweets and candies, have a special place in the heart of the artist, which makes everything that happens to her within reach iconic.

On Gaia’s website you can buy some fine art prints, to have the opportunity to immerse yourself in its world even when you are offline.

Gaia Barnatan realizza grafichhe oniriche e surreali | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
Gaia Barnatan creates dreamlike and surreal graphics | Collater.al
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