BERRY PICKING

salmonberries, design squish blog


Above: Salmonberry is a species of Rubus native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California.  Salmonberries are found in moist forests and stream margins, especially in the coastal forests. They often form large thickets, and thrive in the open spaces under stands of Red Alder.  Salmonberries are edible and share the fruit structure of the raspberry, with the fruit pulling away from its receptacle.


blueberries, huckleberries, design squish blog

blueberries, huckleberries, design squish blog

Above: Blueberries and huckleberries picked in Upstate New York.

national geographic, bluberry picking, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   NATURE,
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BRUSH FACTORY

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder, design squish blog

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder,design squish blog

Brush Factory started in Brighton, an historic industrial district of Cincinnati.  It has been home to artists, artisans, designers, and others for many years. Brighton is filled with handsome old brick multi-story buildings steeped in history. This history and unique setting inspires and infuses everything we do.  Brush Factory brand places value on things like little material waste, a balance between innovation and tradition and above all, creating a product that has a unique personality built to last. We are committed to excellence in craft, quality, workmanship and design. Rosie Kovacs, fashion designer, stylist and purist at heart, believes that living a simple life doesn’t have to be dull.  A Cincinnati native, she chose to start her clothing label after attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Design. Residing in Cincinnati allows her to spread out, giving her the room and means to make her own products in house as well as collaborate with partner and fellow designer, Hayes Shanesy.

- http://brushmanufactory.com/


August 13, 2012

BROKEN LANDSCAPE / SCULPTURES BY BLANE DE ST. CROIX

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

contemporary art, blane de st croix, sculpture, design squish blog

“Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials, my interest lies in articulating humankind’s desire to take command over the earth, revealing distinct conflicts with ecology, politics and ourselves in large-scale installations that utilize architectural space in a distinct, powerful and imposing manner”

contemporary sculpture, blane de st. croix, design squish blog

-http://blanedestcroix.blogspot.com/


August 07, 2012

RAG RUG

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric. 


July 24, 2012

ORGANIC AND MINIMAL

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glass drop lamp, design squish blog

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scott burton, rock chair, design squish blog

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serpentine chair, eleonore nalet, design squish blog

 


serpentine chair, design squish blog

Chair by Afteroom, Glass Drop lamp by Artilleriet, Rock Chairs by Scott Burton, Serpentine chair by Eleonore Nalet.


July 23, 2012

FORGET ME NOT

flower, forget me not, nature photography

flower, forget me not, nature photography


CATEGORIES:   flowers, NATURE,
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July 19, 2012

FOR CLOSURE

for closure, sculpture, found doors, design squish blog

For Closure (Outdoors Providence), found local doors, 2009. By Gabriela Salazar.


June 16, 2012

SCUPTURES BY ANNE PERCOCO

reused plastic bottles, cloud, sculpture, design squish blog

Cloud made of plastic bottles which brought to life a local myth in Vrindavan, India.

garbage tent, design squish blog

“The Life Instinct” solo show by Anne Percoco celebrates makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and reuse of discarded material. The centerpiece is a scrappy yet intricate hut assembled from scavenged materials and textural handmade elements, which visitors could enter and sit inside.

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CLOUDS

clouds by georgia o'keeffe, design squish blog

sky above clouds, georgia o'keeffe, design squish blog

Sky Above Clouds by Georgia O’Keeffe


CATEGORIES:   ART,
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May 31, 2012

WORMS

worms, drawing by irina makarova, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   ART, NATURE,
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May 28, 2012

KRIA

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

The Cod Collection from Kria is a study of the fish which has sustained Icelandic culture for centuries and focuses on extracting details to imagine objects of ritualization.

- http://kriajewelry.com


POSTER

poster by federal art project in ohio, design squish blog

Poster by Federal Art Project, W.P.A, Ohio , US 1938. (Ohio is a buckeye state) Image found in The Library of Congress Photostream


May 27, 2012

LOG-FI

symbiosis, log fi, stanley ruiz, design squish blog

LOG-FI is a project by Stanley Ruiz and Wataru Sakuma of Masaeco.
Speakers were cast from tree logs with 100% paper pulp!

- http://www.stanleyruiz.com/symbiosis


May 13, 2012

RE-LOVE

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Re-Love  is a project by MAEZM.“Most clothes and chairs used in the past were collected by the artists and other relevant parties. It was designed based on a new method using objects in which memories remain and original function gone.  The discarded chair once again becomes a comfortable sofa with clothes on top. Clothes are what enable the chair to play its part. This is also understood as one’s own past. As clothes are tangled, memories can be tied up to create a new love. To love the things again means to add another function to them. To love the things again means to add another function to them”

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“To love the things again here needs be distinguished from recycling. Though the old and ragged chair in my room will gradually lose a great deal of its original function, it will hold prevalent value over other new ones through the time and space shared with me. This chair may carry an image of myself on it, stretching leg to the floor, or elaborately cherish a reminiscence of a time when I conversed with someone.
Sharing of such time and memory is also a matter of intimacy between me and the thing. However, regrettably enough, we repeatedly replace the thing for a new ‘goods’ unconsciously in pursuit of the ‘function’ it provides. The relationship between a thing and people should be understood as an expression of
‘self love’ on oneself as a result rather than personifying a thing. The intention is that the act of loving a thing again is engraved as love of one self about the time and space, and such love be proposed as methodology through ‘RE_LOVE’ “


May 11, 2012

SALTILLO SARAPES

SALTILLO SARAPE, handcrafted, design squish blog

SALTILLO SARAPE, dizziying amazing, rug, design squish blog

SALTILLO SARAPE, dizzying amazing, carpet, design squish blog

saltillo sarapes, dizzying, design squish blog

Stunningly dizzying handwoven saltillo sarapes at the Museum of American Indian. “The earliest Saltillo Sarapes, from before about 1850, employ hand-woven wools and organic dyes (indigo, vegetal green and ivory/natural wool—including an extremely costly red dye, cochineal, produced by pulverizing cochineal bugs, a parasite of the nopal cactus. The designs of these early sarapes, generally a diamond of some sort, are linear and geometric. Sarapes are distinct from the world’s other great textile traditions. There are eye-dazzling effects, particularly in the central medallion, and some early examples vibrate like a piece of Op Art”


May 08, 2012

SPRING

spring flowers, field, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   NATURE,
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May 01, 2012

RAINDROP

gebhart, design squish blog

Once upon a time there lived a cloud. She gave birth to a lot of children (raindrops) and decided to make a nest for them. She built a nest and started moving her children. But she had so many of them that they did not fit into her palms, so some of them dropped down to the ground as rain. One of the smallest raindrops was there too. It dropped into a puddle. From a puddle there was a small stream. Small raindrop got into a stream, from which it got into a river. It swam through a river as a bubble. Bubble woke up in the morning and saw that it is floating not in the river anymore but in the air, and it is not a bubble anymore but a mist. On it’s way it also saw a lot of other mists. On the way of it’s journey it became a cloud.


April 21, 2012

WIESE

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

ode to slowness, design squish blog

ode to slowness, design squish blog

Photographs by Anne Schwalbe can be seen as an ode to slowness - an ode to nature, light and emptiness.


April 15, 2012

TULIPS

spring flowers, tulip, ditmas park, design squish blog

spring flowers, tulip, ditmas park, design squish blog

spring flowers, tulip, ditmas park, design squish blog

spring flowers, tulip, ditmas park, design squish blog

pink tulips, design squish blog

Spring flowers in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.


SOLAR SHINGLES

solar shingles, design squish blog

Dow Powerhouse solar shingles blend in with your traditional shingles and apparently do not require any special tools for installation.

- http://gizmodo.com/dow-powerhouse-solar-shingles-could-finally-have-you-hugging-trees


April 08, 2012

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