The purpose of reading books: demonstrated by Radiohead. (source)
Les Bains, a nightclub in Paris, couldn’t be saved, so the owner Jean-Pierre Marois and gallery owner Magda Danysz invited several artists and turned it into a temporary secret street art gallery. By now, the renovations already started and all the work is destroyed. (source)
David Suhami designed this animal pocket knife as part of his studio course at shenkar college of engineering and design in tel aviv, israel. It’s meant as toy for adults who still enjoy playing with small objects. So cool!
You can llamafy which ever words you want here. Yes please. More llamas.
One thing I didn’t show you in yesterday’s post about this year’s Existenz week, is this installation called ‘Hatching’ by architects Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Together with the students from Existenz, they designed and executed this installation at one of the floors of the old Stella Artois bottling plant. For more information, a really cool video of the construction and more photos (by me!), you can take a look here.
all photos by me
Since the Belgian weather isn’t really co-operating on giving us some spring, we have to do it ourselves, by bringing some green into our homes for instance.
- I love this ‘living wall’ created by urban landscaper Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design. Gives you some green, some light and some privacy. Perfect. More photos of this house here.
- These concrete planters seem like an easy DIY, but if you’re a bit lazy: you can also buy them at Joanna Wojtkowiak’s etsy.
- Jeremie Egry and Aurelien Arbet did a series called Underground, consisting of plants growing in the most unlikely places, such as these books, a cap and a jean jacket.
- You can use this mobile prism as is, but it is also the perfect size to hold air plants. I’m kind of confused about what exactly air plants might be (or more exactly, what they live from), but it looks really pretty. You can buy this ‘Himmeli’ (referring to the finish tradition of celebrating the winter solstice and serving as a means of good fortune for the future, Himmeli is swedish for sky, or heaven) here.
- Textile designer Isabel Wilson lives in a gorgeous home filled with plants, and -as they always do- freunde von freunden captured it beautifully. More here.
- Beautiful hanging vases by textile and fashion designer Jurgen Lehl.
- These hanging copper and brass vases by The Workshop Gallery are handcrafted. So beautiful.
- Here you can find these wonderful concrete and steel vases that do a pretty good job keeping your single flower straight.
cover of a magazine to celebrate the anniversaries of the Sint-Lukas schools of fine art, flyer for Doclisboa (documentary film festival in Lisbon) and a flyer for an exhibition by Kristof Luyckx and Tim Enthoven at the Alley gallery in Hasselt
After spending 5 months in Lisbon, I came back to the same room in Leuven. Almost every wall in this room used to be covered with photo frames, postcards, posters and everything else that reminded me of beautiful memories. Since I’m only living here for a few more months, I didn’t feel like spending hours putting everything back up (and taking all of it back down afterwards…), but the empty version of what had been my home for the past years, only reminded me of how much I missed Lisbon. So I moved some furniture around and put up some different stuff, making it feel like I was living in a new place. And it worked!
scratch world map I got for my birthday from friends (available at Urban Outfitters) and a deer head from Tiger bought in Lisbon
photos of the ocean and the Tejo above my bed (I promise I will do a post about those later!)
pineapple postcard for the exhibition New York is an Island by Lucas Knipscher
thrifted saucer, pretty rock from Morocco found by a friend, cd’s from bonobo, portico quartet, james blake, balthazar and the black keys (all new since I got back, oops, but I recommend all of them), graphic novel ‘Binnenskamers’ by Tim Enthoven (birthday gift from my sister), ‘It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be‘ by Paul Arden (recommended!)
photos by me
Last year I was very impressed by Ithaka (a yearly exhibition of visual arts organized by students), so this year I had to check it out again. Unfortunately I was a little bit disappointed, (maybe because of the location that wasn’t nearly as impressive as the one from last year?) but these balloons filled with colored pigment by Laurens Mariën kind of made up for it.
photos by me