Showing posts with label art installation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art installation. Show all posts

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lucid Stead - The House that Phillip K Smith III Built

Barbie loves a great project! Especially when its innovation pushes the boundaries of normal to the envelope instead of relying heavily on what has already been seen and done. There's no better place to see change and challenge put to use than in your dream house! Check out this lovely contemporary piece of architecture art by Phillip K Smith III. 

Lucid Stead - The House that Phillip K Smith III Built

 "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert.  When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you.  It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change." - Phillip K Smith III

Located in Joshua Tree, California, Lucid Stead is a light based art project by artist Phillip K Smith III.  

"Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape.  Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience.  Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms.  In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized." (via/Royale Projects)

Would you live in this light based art project? 

Barbie might!

Kisses, m. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Keret House

Barbie loves her skinny jeans and there's always a better way to flex your thin muscles. How about something far better than fashion? Then you'll love the narrowest of houses with the fabulous flair and beauty of a traditional home... Barbie does!

The Keret House

The Keret House designed by Jakub Szczęsny of Warsaw-based studio Centrala,  is the narrowest “house” ever built, possibly, in the entire world.

Its a two story structure that is one part art installation and one part sustainable residence. The Keret House is named after Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret. According to Polish law, the Keret House is too narrow & small to be a legal residence, which is why it’s fallen under the classification of  “art installation”.

This minimalist house comes with a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.

At its narrowest it measures 3.02 ft and 4.99 feet at its widest. This accounts for a total of 44 square feet.

“It’s something that is very, very compact” said Keret, “but it has in it all the stuff that a house needs.”

Would you live in The Keret House?

Barbie would!

Enjoy! Kisses, m.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Style Icon: Heather Benning's The Doll House

My Barbie Dream House is a Real Life Doll House? Barbie loves being a doll and adores her fabulous creature comforts but would she really adapt to living in a Life Size Doll house?

Artist Heather Benning has captured every little girls fantasy by bringing to life a true to art Doll House. An old abandoned farm house has been repurposed to mimic a doll house. Down to detail this home contains kitschy interiors & furnishings and has also removed the fourth wall.

Watch out for peeping Tom's, Dick's and Harry's!

Would you live in Real Life Doll House?

Kisses, m.