Archive for the ‘urban art’ Category

It is not the seahorse (hippocampus) that sparked my imagination, but real horses (equus) splashing through the water. For some reason it is connected with words as: freedom, pure joy and for some romance. The natural image of a horse would be on land because it has four legs and no special flippers. It’s an […]


The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


The summer is the season for open(air) art exhibitions. At eye-catching locations sculptures arise to enlighten passers-by. One of the arguments to organise these temporary exhibitions is that the city or neighborhood can show-off their dedication to the arts or the artists. And usually it truly lifts the spirit of the square or street and you kind […]


funart

12Jul11

Fun and functional blend very well together. The piano-stair: 66% more people chose the stairs over the escalator. More inspiration on dinablog or the website of the fun theory that is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour. Our brains are designed to detect problems, which makes us […]


slow app

05Apr11

Serendipitor is a tool that helps you to get lost. The app combines directions generated by a routing service with instructions for action and movement. A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points—but it can also be the dullest. This app is helping smartphone users discover the road less traveled encourages users to get […]


immersive art

02Apr11

To show (off) the hours of practice, boards and shoes are thrown into the tree. The corporate memory of the skateboarders of this ramp.


public art

23Dec10

In the slipstream of engagement public art can become a toy of social-media-aficionado’s. Public art includes any work displayed within public spaces, with the goal of being accessible to everyone. It refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the […]