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Simple Ceramics by Taizo Kuroda

Taizo Kuroda’s ‘pure white’ reflects the colour of his spirit in the unceasing pursuit of truth”.
Tadao Ando. Architect.

“According to Japanese Kegon Buddhism, the oneness of the universe is the result of all the phenomena making it up fusing together. All existence depends upon the unification of opposites. Thus form exists only in relation to formlessness, the tangible only to the intangible; “something” can only be because there is also “nothing.” The moment the opposites are united, they become real. A shape derives from the moment formlessness encounters form.”
hmm – something to think about when gazing at these ceramics.

$1,500 to $8,000 by Taizo Kuroda

Abstract Sculpture by Angelo Mangiarotti

Equilibrio di una Relazione Vitale, (sold for $28,000), by Angelo Mangiarotti, at Wright

The moooi Paper

Tatjana Quax is involved with moooi as head styling. Every quarter in 2007 the moooi paper appeared together with the magazine ELLE wonen. The paper has grown into a glossy (half million copies worldwide) and was currently presented at the Salon del Mobile Milan 2008.

The moooi Paper, ELLE wonen, by Studio Aandacht

Ultimas Photography

Architectural Photography, by Fernando Guerra, at Ultimas Reportagens

ICA Holiday Home Exhibit

“The Holiday Home is an experiential installation exploring areas in which the holiday home departs from modern design conventions. Visitor movement through the installation activates unexpected view corridors and the multidirectional shadows create unpredictable perspectives.”

Holiday Home, Philadelphia, USA, by UNStudio

Monumental Art by Alexander Calder

1. Alexander Calder’s statue of “Man”, originally located near the Scandinavian Pavilion on Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal for Expo 67
2. “Flamingo” in Federal Center Plaza, Chicago and 3. found.

more: Calder Foundation

Rapid Motion, Rapid Prototyped

Peter Jansen creates sculptures that focus on the body’s movement freeze-framed in time and space.

via mocoloco

Exhibition: Arik Levy in Chicago

Designer Arik Levy exhibited new work at the Wright20 gallery in Chicago last month.

via: Dezeen

Rhino for a good cause

A polished chrome Rhino is up for auction, designed by Scott Wilson in conjunction with Kohler.

Kera, Auction online May 13th, by Scott Wilson, for Faces in the Wild

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