THE SURFACES AND COLORS OF STEEL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kneip is a craft, design and art studio founded by Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud that creates its inspiration from nature and objects with artisanal processes.

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All sets are handmade. For years, the designers have worked on metals to note the formal qualities of steel, brass or copper and the way they behave over time with certain chemicals or colors.

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Kneip aims to do unique projects along with the web shop. Jørgen and Stian work in a wide range of expressions and techniques, and wants Kneip to be moving towards a meeting point between art, design and craftsmanship.

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The collection Pat.vol 1 shows the results of these experiments inspired by nature, climate and geometry. Kneip offers an experimental design with a number of ornamental objects that show the effects on metal.

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ELASTIC WEB INSTALLATION BY NUMEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Tube is a new installation concept constructed of stitched safety nets which assume a form of a closed hose that pulsates and oscillates in the longitudinal section.

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The object is suspended from surrounding surfaces with numerous elastic strings, channelling a giant convulsing centipede. Such dispersed structural support enables even distribution of forces and allows the structure to feel soft and fully transparent as it transcends the architectural void, causing the sensation of free floating for the person inside.

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The orthogonal scheme of host-space is fractured by irregular diagonals and oblique perspectives created by the jagged progression of the tube. The human crawler within experiences architectural environment from unexpected, surreal angles as he or she moves through the mesh artery which supports the body but lets the eyes fly and explore, resembling a strange case of “bird-worm” amalgamation. Tube’s irregular geometry defined by varying disposition of support strings makes it a perfect parasite.

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Photographer Søren Solkær launches ‘SURFACE’ A Worldwide Exhibition and Portrait Anthology on Street Artists

Danish photographer, Søren Solkær, creates ‘SURFACE’, a portrait anthology focusing on some of the most significant street artists on the contemporary scene, as well as pioneering street artists. Solkær’s ‘SURFACE’ already has six exhibitions announced for 2015, and the internationally renowned photographer will release a 240-page hardcover book featuring portraits of 135 artists.

Solkær has spent the last three years portraying artists all over the world. “I felt that this was the perfect time to portray the people behind one of the most powerful and prevalent art movements of our time. This took me on an incredible journey to roof tops, back alleys, train stations, studios and walls across the world”, said Solkær.

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This expansive collection includes Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils amongst many others It will be published by Gingko Press and distributed worldwide. The book launches in Australia: February 23, 2015, Europe: March 15, 2015, and USA: April 25, 2015.

FAILE in New York City

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PIXOTE in Miami  PIXOTE, Miami, 2013

Niels Shoe Meulman in Norway NIELS SHOE MEULMAN, Stavanger, 2012

Six exhibitions announced for 2015:

February 23 – March 5: Art Equity, Sydney, Australia

March 10 – March 21: NKN Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

April 25 – May 23: Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, USA

April 27 – May 12th (Opening party on May 2nd): Allouche Gallery, New York, USA

June 12 – end of July: Øksnehallen (in collaboration with V1 Gallery), Copenhagen, Denmark

August 2015: The Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

To see more portraits, behind-the-scenes shots and photos from the world tour, follow SURFACE on Instagram @surfaceproject and Facebook.

The rise and fall of American Apparel, as told by the Guardian

Posted from The Citrus Report

Everyone knows by now, Dov Charney’s American Apparel is facing bankruptcy. It seems odd on the surface, as we continually see boys and young ladies wearing the brand’s signature clothing. You know when you see someone wearing American Apparel.

Sales are down sales down by 16% in its 279 shops globally. That is bad, but not that bad. Critics say  that, “for a company who took the humble T-shirt from basic item to fashion icon, to fail to catch on to this year’s hot look – the soft jersey cotton T-shirt – is quite a lapse.” Some say AA is a one-trick pony, and although that trick has been good, its just one. Some say Dov’s sleeze image is wearing thin. AA’s expansion, 150 stores in its first three years and nearly twice that in the next three, is another huge issue. Charney says a raid on his factory, where police found over 1/3 of his workers were illegal was a major problem (he was in the process of getting everyone’s papers in order, he has claimed).

Regardless, the Guardian has a great analysis. Read it here.

Posted By The Citrus Report