The many (food) faces of Enora Lalet

Enora Lalet has been shooting her "Cooking Faces" series, mimicking classical portraits with a technique of her own, for some years. The Bordeaux-based visual artist mixes photography with body paint, culinary design, sewing, collages with an anthropological focus.

Birgit Severin, Lifetimes & Ashes

From 16th century Vanitas paintings to contemporary design: Berlin-based designer Birgit Severin, currently exhibited at DMY Berlin and at the Bensimon Gallery, Paris, found inspiration into Flemish 16th and 17th centuries still lifes for her "Lifetimes" series. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate intended her rubber vases to show different stages of the inevitable decay of life and beauty, underlining "vanity" as vacuity - mixing up-to-date production techniques with handcraft. "The process uses 3D printing, rubber rotation casting and freehand modeling to produce a flowing, matte surface overlayed with a sparkling pattern of jewel-like dots", the designer details. (...)

Soldeville: Memories of Bugis Street & Boogie Nights

Upon arrival in Singapore, we spent a couple of months in the Bugis neighbourhood. I soon grew fascinated by its colourful story. From the 1950's to 1980's, Bugis Street was known in the whole world for its nightly parade of the flamboyantly-attired transgendered community - a one-of-a-kind attraction in Asia. French photographer Alain Soldeville stopped there in 1980, a young man then touring Asia and Australia. He recounts memories of the moving encounters he made, unveiling a side of Singapore history that many might be unfamiliar with. Recently, Soldeville came accross the long-forgotten, numerous pictures he had taken. The following illustrations are just a few among many jewels. Go and enjoy a trip down memory lane at the OBJECTIFS Gallery before March 13th. "Looking back", the photographer reflects, "I believe I meant those photos to be portraits of these people I had come to consider friends, wishing to show their fragility, their humanity rather than documenting a situation, news style." (…)

Dialogues Art & Design: Moss x Phillips

Murray Moss, légende vivante du design et fondateur de la galerie et du magasin (récemment disparu) Moss de SoHo, à New York, joue les commissaires pour one vente aux enchères de la maison Phillips de Pury & Company.  L'événement proposer des oeuvres d'art et de design, certaines issues de la collection personnelle de Murray Moss et de son associé Franklin Getchell. Les lots seront exposés au cours des dix jours précédents la vente de ces "Dialogues entre art & design", qui se tiendra le 16 octobre. Murray Moss, the living design legend behind Moss gallery and (now defunct) shop in SoHo, is curating a namesake auction for Phillips de Pury & Company.  The event will present art and design works, some of them from the personal collection of Murray Moss and his associate Franklin Getchell. The lots will be exhibited during ten days before the "Dialogues between art & design" auction, to be held on October 16th.

Communauté de designers : Hinge, Chicago

A Chicago, designers, artisans et antiquaires se sont regroupés en une communauté, baptisée "Hinge" (la charnière). Dans la ville des vents, de Frank Lloyd Wright et de la tour Sears, Hinge propose une sélection de pièces de mobilier industriel, meubles de bois réalisés à la main, ou pièces vintage chinées puis recyclées (les chaises danoises sont retapissées de tissu provenant de sièges d'avion de la compagnie United airlines), mais également d'oeuvres d'art et photographies d'artistes locaux (ici, Jeremy Edwards). On visite régulièrement le site pour découvrir les nouvelles curiosités proposées à la vente (et qui peuvent être envoyées au bout du monde).

Design & art au Grand Hornu, le “Fabuleux Destin du Quotidien”

A l'occasion du bicentenaire de ce lieu unique, le Grand Hornu Images et le Musée des Arts Contemporains joignent leur efforts et proposent une exposition d'envergure (du 7 février au 23 mai), consacrée à la relation entre Art et Design.

Origami photographique, sculpture d'illustrations

Conçu comme une sculpturale mise en abyme photograpique, ce travail a été réalisé par Szymon Roginski pour un catalogue de mode. A partir des prises de vue initiales, le photographe polonais

De l’art (jubilatoire) de mettre les mains dans le cambouis

Roland Reiner Tiango a imaginé ce poster en kit, dont la réalisation nécessite de noircir allègrement ses mains d'encre. Une bonne séance de barbouillage