Time to Enjoy Blossom Showers and Petal Snow

(Video link here.) The dazzling last gift of cherry and other trees in-flower right now is the “snow” that falls once the blossoms begin to die. We find ourselves walking under lovely showers of petals and finding wondrous patterns of them on the ground… … We’ve been watching them fall…on people on their way to work, sitting…

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A Mime’s Curiously Visionary Design

(Video link here.) Ikeda Yosuke is a mime who incorporates graphic design and typography into his performances. He is not a professional designer, but he practices outside-the-box thinking with everyday objects we take for granted. Here he envisions OPEN’s opposite hidden within: an example of true possibility-thinking. More of Yosuke’s work here. via Core 77

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Spot-Lit Calder Sculptures Become Wondrous Shadow Sculptures

(Video link here.) On the heels or our article about Room-Size Shadow Boxes, images from an illuminating 2014 exhibition at New York’s Venus Over Manhattan gallery has expanded our view of the great Alexander Calder‘s work AND sparked ideas for abstract room shadow sculptures. In ‘Calder Shadows’, eleven works by Alexander Calder, from 1929 to 1974, are ingeniously spot-lit so…

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PopUp Hotel Rooms Inspire Cabin Thinking

Last October, 22 temporary hotel rooms popped up around Mannheim, Germany, as part of the Hotel Shabby Shabby event for the city’s Theater der Welt festival. Designers were invited to build temporary cabins in unexpected locations using found or recylable materials, for a strict 250 pounds (less than $400) budget. It yielded a many ideas for building…

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