Kosmosphaera is a Swiss labor of love between Jodoc Elmiger and Valérie Jacquemet. Together they create giant glass marbles, reminding me so much of my childhood in the Swiss mountains. How stunning would one of these look in my home?
(In case you’re in London, they are currently showing at Tent London T3 booth L10.)
Wage Islands by Ekene Ijeoma is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It’s a 3d topographic map of monthly housing costs submerged in water to show where New Yorkers can afford to live based on hourly wages.
This is surprisingly moving: In an episode of Doctor Who from 2010, the Doctor and his companion Amy take Vincent van Gogh, who was not a commercially successful artist in his own lifetime, to the Musée d’Orsay to see an entire room filled with his paintings.
I hugely admire Steve Powers‘ for his art and especially love this Downtown Brooklyn sign. The parking garage it is attached to is making room for more downtown Brooklyn condos, so, someone please give this a new home…
When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.
Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.