MJ Wall by Limpalux
Beautifully designed and made by hand out of paper are these stunning lamps by Limpalux. The German designers Anja Eder and Michael Römer are the responsible duo behind these lamps that are built segment by segment out of Japanese paper in a carefully selected range of colors that makes the lamps glow friendly once they’re switched on. with a background in sculpture these lamps do make a statement in themselves but at the same time they don’t overpower a room – definitely lamps I would love to have in my flat if only there was some space left that would do them justice.
Moonjelly and Corona (detail) by Limpalux
A peek into the Limpalux manufactory in Wuppertal Elberfeld, Germany.
Product photography by PATRICIA EICHERT PHOTOGRAPHY
Ryuji Nakamura: cornfield (Installation at the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 2010): Front view
Ryuji Nakamura has officially trained as an architect but nowadays he and his associates work in the diverse fields of design of architecture, landscape, interior, furniture, etc. – and I would add art to it. The homepage is full with highly aesthetic projects – my “paper heart” beats especially for the cornfield installation that was entirely made of paper and glue.
Ryuji Nakamura: cornfield (Installation at the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 2010): Different view, amazing structure and details
The whole installation is constructed solely of glue and paper, the structural formalities of the piece balance logic, technique and aesthetics. cornfield spans over 53.90 m2 – basically it’s about the height of an average-size person and at its longest size is 16m. Amazingly it’s constructed so that it’s not possible to see it as a whole from any view point making it feel even bigger even though the construction is nevertheless “floating” in the air. Pictures of how cornfield was installed can be found here. I can’t read the Japanese descriptions but seeing people work on it makes it a lot more human.
Ryuji Nakamura & Associates: Bouquet, 2010 – Trophy for Vogue Women Of The Year 2010
This bouquet by Ryuji Nakamura & Associates is most certainly a bunch of (paper) flowers I wouldn’t mind to be awarded either….
All pictures here: www.ryujinakamura.com, taken by Ryui Nakamura and Ryuji Nakamura & Associates
molo at Superstudio Piu, Milan Design Week 2010
When I read that molo design was exhibiting at the current Milan Design week I began wondering where I had heard that name before. Doing a little research I figured out that the love letter light that my boyfriend likes a lot (and no, usually he’s not the overly romantiv type of person) is by the same Vancouver-based design and production studio.
molo: soft room (project)
molo: cloud soft light
molo: softwall and softblock modular system
molo uses mainly paper and textile material for their products (and there is also always a “textile” version). the “structures” the seating, partititioning and lightning modeles are made of are completely flexible so they can be arranged and stretched at will. And I think that the lights and seating fit just as nicely in my rather small but airy bright flat as in a loft where the playground is even bigger and also suited for the soft walls and especially the soft rooms.
my boyfriend’s favourite: the love letter light by molo
And the really nice thing about all these quite sculptural pieces of furniture (furniture, really??) is that they can be packed into small boxes and are shipped to Europe as well!
Notebook-Shopping! I think that some more colourful notebooks instead of my old and always black ones will be really inspiring. And easier to find in my bag as well.
Current favourites include the notebooks by Archie Grand with 160 pages of finest paper – and alle kinds of statements! I especially like the “Artists I met and liked” – but would even prefer a “Craftspeople I met and liked”…
Luckily Archie Grand is available by mail order just like these lovely notebooks by Le Thé des Ecrivains. They are handmade in India – from the raw fibre to the finished notebook.
Next time in Paris I will have to stop by at their showroom to get one with the inscription “Je réalise un acte poétique” (I am performing a poetic deed).