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  1. cross-connect:

    Ibrahim Said

    From the narrow streets, pottery ovens, and noisy workshops of Fustat, Ibrahim Said was born in 1976. Fustat is an area in Cairo, Egypt that has etched its name in the history of the pottery industry since the Islamic conquest.  Ibrahim comes from a family of potters, and his father became his first teacher and the rich cultural heritage of Egypt became his second. 
    Known for his elegant vases that are included in some prestigious Middle East collections, Ibrahim’s work is inspired by the ancient work of Egyptians- the strong lines and bold shapes- although his signature work embodies a lightness that comes from his silhouettes, small bases, and delicate finials.
    His carvings are derived from Islamic jug filter designs, which were both functional and aesthetic. The carved area in the neck of the jug filtered out impurities when water was collected in the Nile.  Ibrahim wanted to find a way to bring these ancient carvings back to life while somehow maintaining their history.
    He has participated in workshops and demonstrations throughout the Middle East, and has been highly recognized for his technical ability, creativity, and innovation in the field of ceramics.

     
     
  2. artissimo:

concept art by sergey musinConcept Design 2

    artissimo:

    concept art by sergey musin

    Concept Design 2

     
     
  3. kateoplis:

    Japanese-American woodworkerarchitect, and furniture maker George Nakashima's home studio listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 

     
     
  4. drydockshop:

PICTURE FRAMING & WALL DISPLAY | Sunset Books ©1979
     
     
  5. likeafieldmouse:

    Cui Fei - Read by Touch (2005-6) - Thorns on rice paper

     
     
  6. likeafieldmouse:

    Nadav Kander - More from the series Yangtze, the Long River

     
     
  7. memphis-milano:

    flaviaserrao:

    Recently, a series of events confirmed that Memphis is Back.

    Memphis was a design and architecture collective founded by Ettore Sottsass in Italy, it had a brief life, being active from 1981 to 1987. During that time, they managed to bring 80’s postmodernism together with geometry, bold colors, prints and a hint of auto-ironic kitsch to respond to the minimalism and lack of colors that ruled the 70’s.

    Nowadays, Nathalie du Pasquier did a collection for American Apparel and another one for Wrong for Hay. Also, Memphis collective did an exhibition in Milan during Fuorisalone 2014.

    But before that, spanish fashion designer David Delfin did a bacterio-inspired fashion collection (bacterio is the famous Memphis print) and also a home collection. He was the first one who got me thinking of Memphis, then the confirmation of this rebirth came with the Dezeen article, The Return of Memphis.

    Also, a Memphis-Milano exhibition opened last weekend in Memphis, TN at The Dixon Gallery showing my collection. To see the exhibition floor click:

    www.bit.ly/MemphisMovement

    (Source: formandpurpose)

     
     
  8. 
united colors of benetton s/s 1992

    united colors of benetton s/s 1992

    (Source: astetik)

     
     
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  10. thetuesdayafter:

Jason Middlebrook at Dodge

    thetuesdayafter:

    Jason Middlebrook at Dodge