Gilbert Garcin Retrospective at Espace Jacques Villegle

Eespace Jacques Villegle, (Saint Gratien, France) is currently holding a retrospective of Gilbert Garcin‘s work. The French artist creates surreal collages / sculptures from paper, sand, string, rocks, pieces of a Meccano and other discarded objects which he then photographs. He almost always features a cut-out of himself in his black and white images – ‘confronting the meanings and absurdities of the human condition in stark, dream-like landscapes and situations’.

The melancholy of Garcin’s poetic ‘enactments’ never overwhelms. Instead, an optimistic humor is communicated throughout his series of allegorical works, a sense of playing in a psyche littered with fragments from the past.

Garcin himself has explained: ‘In seventy years one has gathered ten thousand souvenirs, one has a sort of attic in one’s head. Piled-up things, which end up suddenly re-emerging.’

‘Glassbulb Light’ by OOOMS Studio

Glassbulb Light | OOOMS Studio

‘The Glassbulb Light by OOOMS is a lamp shaped like a wineglass. This atmospheric lamp is the perfect lighting for those long romantic evenings accompanied by a nice Bordeaux. The LED’s inside will shine for over 30.000 hours, so that’s around 10 years of romance at night!’

butler and stools by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

The Rockable Stool | Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

Danish designer Hans Sandgren Jakobsen blends classic Scandinavian design with his own style sensibility to create this series of furniture pieces for the manufacturer Orebo. The series consists of four pieces; a coathanger, tall mirror, a rocking stool and a stool. Continue Reading

‘Shade’ mirror for Established & Sons LTD

Established & Sons presented ‘Shade’ mirror during the Milan Design Week 09. This wall-hung oval mirror by Swedish design collective Front was originally created as part of an installation of objects that explored issues of perception and reality. Like a sketched piece of furniture, the oval bevel-edged mirror appears hand drawn- a materialized illustration. The illusion of hand-drawn sketch marks on the surface of the mirror is achieved through a unique etching techniques.

‘The illustration of the mirror is printed on its own surface. The object blends with its iconic image.’


‘Beach Bellow’ by Linda Harnett

‘Beach Bellow’ is a collapsible beach chair which helps to make beach trips much more fun and relaxing. It draws inspiration from a regular bellow and is made of silicon rubber supported by spring steel members. ‘Beach Bellow’ is a youthful and fun chair which is easy to carry, store and use. The two sides of bellow can be either used for lying down or sitting. ‘Beach Bellow’ helps reduce the burden of carrying heavy chairs to the beach and has distinct bright colors to keep a track.’