Wednesday, 30 July 2008

PATTERN UPDATES

Alice's Tea party by Nendo, Tokyo based design company, this is what they say about it -
"This event was held at Ozone Living Design Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of English tea brand Lipton’s presence in Japan. We designed a cafe based on the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland. We radically distorted the size of the long table and rows of chairs to heighten the room’s sense of receding depth, and did the same thing with the silhouettes of characters from the novel used as the pattern for the wallpaper. These details let us create a space that felt long and narrow, as though it was pulling in visitors. The scale of the installation changed just like Alice after eating the cake. We shrank some of the chairs so that visitors could barely squeeze into them, and enlarged others until visitors’ feet couldn’t touch the ground."

I just think the illustrative pattern is great and the monotone adds to the surrealness (if that's a word) of the whole thing.


San Francisco Zoo has done this brilliant feature where you up load photos of yourself in front of their animal pictures. Imagine this as wallpaper ! Hours of fun.


This is the Christopher Pearson, Laser etching by Vitrics, at terminal 5. Photos care of terminal5insider's photostream on Flickr



Oak Seasons, 2008
From the Etch Series
Christopher Pearson
Laser etching by Vitrics
3D modelling by Squint Opera
A British Airways Commission for Terminal 5
Curated by Artwise
photo © Alex Delfanne/Artwise Curators 2008

3 comments:

Redgate Studios said...

Hi Vicky,
I love etching on glass, the panels look great! Looking forward to a catch up, yes, email me at rebecca@redgatestudios.com. What's your email address? let me know and I'll fill you in on my wallpaper odyssey!!!
Rebecca x

sooziebee said...

Wow, just stumbled upton your website, it's very inspiring and interesting. Will be back x

sooziebee said...

HI Vicky
Great you are up for a swap. I'm off work this week, so can pop your little swap pressie in the post. Will get a few things together for about a tenner and pop them in the post if you dro me your address to info (at) sooziebee (dot) co (dot) uk

Thanks and looking forward to it