Colori e profumi del Mediterraneo / Sonia Bardella



Mosaic pieced quilt, titled Colori e profumi del Mediterraneo, made of approximately 24000 tiny squares snipped from old shirts, pillowcases and towels, by Italian patchwork artist Sonia Bardella.



Image by quiltinspiration from the In Full Bloom exhibition 2013 Houston.

Re-Imagine / Studiomama

Re-Imagine - Studiomama 1


Wasted and discarded chairs found in the streets, Re-Imagined by London based Danish designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama.
The found chairs were stripped down to their bare frames, re-welded, powdercoated in bright colours and combined with generously padded seats and backs.


Re-Imagine - Studiomama Back-to-Back-Chair

Re-Imagine - Studiomama Original-Chair

Re-Imagine - Studiomama Tall-Chair

Re-Imagine - Studiomama 4


Can City / Studio Swine

The Brazilian design duo architect Azusa Murakami and artist Alexander Groves of Studio Swine, created the Can City, a mobile foundry fueled by waste vegetable oil, that can produce on location various sand casted objects, using recycled aluminium cans from the streets of São Paulo. Check out the above short film on Can City project by Juriaan Booij.

Studio Swine can city

Artists describing the project:

In a city with some 20 million residence the waste is on a massive scale, however over 80% of the recycling is collected by an informal system of independent waste collectors known as Catadores who pull their handmade carts around the streets. Can City creates a system where their livelihoods can extend beyond rubbish collection. Where the majority of carbon cost is in the transportation of goods rather than their production – Can City explores the possibility of industry returning to our cities, using free metal and free fuel to produce an endless range of individually crafted aluminum items adaptable to customisations and able to ‘cast on demand’.

Can City project was made for Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery, São Paulo and produced a serie of can stools.

can city

can city stool

can city stool 4

can city stool 6

can city stools

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