An ‘Elemental’ Print by Joseph Perry

An 'Elemental' Print by Joseph Perry

An 'Elemental' Print by Joseph Perry

Joseph Perry is a London based designer who’s taken the Periodic Table and has tried to give it a new form. The table, first conceived by Dmitri Mendeleev, has had a consistent look since the late 1800′s, but Joseph has broken the harsh grid and splayed it out in a circular form, giving it a futuristic vibe.

Circular interpretation of the classic Periodic Table, 1869. The print was inspired by my love of both crisp, modern infographics and my every-growing collection of vintage science ephemera. The table is designed to be read from the centre outwards in a clockwise rotation whilst still preserving the function of Mendeleev’s original beauty.

I feel like this print satisfies both the designers and scientists out there just the same. You can snag one for yourself by clicking here.

Bobby Solomon

June 24, 2013 / By

Ornate Paper Sculptures by Helen Musselwhite

Ornate Paper Sculptures by Helen Musselwhite

Currently working and creating in Manchester, Helen Musselwhite is a talented artist who cuts and sculpts paper, transforming hundreds of pieces into intricate works of art. You don’t see a lot of people working primarily in paper, so it’s amazing to see Helen’s dedication to the craft.

I think it’s simply that there’s so much that can be done with it; so many ways to manipulate it. The more I work with paper, the more I find I can do with it. Essentially, it’s as good a medium as you can make it – as good as your own creativity, and that’s a fantastic challenge.

You can see more of her work under the jump.

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Bobby Solomon

June 24, 2013 / By

Vitra’s Diogene Cabin, Designed by Renzo Piano

Vitra's Diogene Cabin Designed by Renzo Piano

In the past year or so I’ve learned how valuable it can be to get away from it all. Working nonstop can be extremely taxing, so it’s great to be able to go some place where you can relax and not worry about the day-to-day. Vitra recently teamed up with Renzo Piano to create a “place of retreat” called Diogene.

It can serve as a little weekend house, as a “studiolo”, as a small office. It can be placed freely in nature, but also right next to one’s workplace, or even as a simplified version in the middle of an open space office. However, it is also conceivable to erect groups of houses, e.g. as an informal hotel or guest house. Diogene is so small that it functions as the ideal retreat, but purposely does not cater for all needs to the same extent. Communication, for instance, will take place elsewhere – and thus Diogene also invites you to redefine the relationship between the individual and society.

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Bobby Solomon

June 24, 2013 / By

“Four Eyes” – The Work of M&E

M&E Exhibition Opening

I’m a big fan of the work of Irish/Swedish duo M&E. The pair have been working together for almost 10 years and in that time they’ve produced some really fantastic work ranging from album artwork and music videos (you might recall their amazing Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band’s “Black Egg” video which we featured on the site last September), to art direction, photography & set design. They’ve got a great number of skills and together they’re a wonderful creative talent.

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Philip Kennedy

June 24, 2013 / By

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