The discovery of the Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools in 2012 inspired me to follow the career path I have chosen. Firstly as an Art and Design student, I think its fantastic that there is an opportunity for talented young people to win a prize for their art department or personal art materials. Additionally the fact that there is no particular medium needed to apply allows all different types of thinking to be involved. Finally I appreciated the fact that Deustche Bank sponsored the prize. Deustche Bank has always had a long standing relationship with the creative industry, and I find the banks strategy fascinating as it is an example of how to 2 different sectors can collaborate.
Discovered this on Vimeo, makes me want to go to India even more!
Beautiful use of recycling light bulbs by Charlotte Smith that captures the light and colours coming into the warehouse from the sea & sky outside.
BMW 100 Urban Trends Lab at the Guggenheim I visited yesterday. A yearly exhibition sponsored by BMW that concentrates on the urban city life. What i particularly enjoyed about the exhibition, based on New York, Mumbai and Berlin, was its emphasis on innovative thinking to improve living in dense areas whilst also encouraging inclusion & design.
The medusae collection by Roxy Russell Design combines creativity with the need for us to consider how our actions impact the ocean’s delicate eco system. A fantastic example of design that is not only beautiful also has a story and thought behind it.
Rolling Stones last night #summertime #rollingstones #hydepark
'Netl' Clothing uses on average 25% of nettles in their products. the Dutch Eco brand aims to make sure that the clothes are not seen as a fad and instead are appreciated for their sustainability. Netl's designer Rianne De Witte has made the clothes covetable, and their 'made in europe' attitude is very refreshing.
However I am not sure if the idea of nettles will ever be accepted as a comfortable and wearable fabric.
'Librii' is a revolutionary idea for libraries in developing countries designed by David Dewane. With little funding being spent on libraries and only 17% of people in Africa having access to internet, Librii aims to change that. Embracing technology these lost cost libraries are built around the concept of an 'e-hub', where technological appliances can be easily assembled.
I think this concept is fantastic, and demonstrates the fact that design can have an effect on society and development
Spanish girls being stylish yet again at Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona.