Movement and interactive relationship with the body has been the most important element throughout my body of work. However through these works, I also started to explore the mechanical structure as a form. Mechanical structure becomes the most enjoyable form to me as it becomes complex yet remains simple and coherent. The contrast between metal structural form and natural feather, together with the repetitive and whimsical movements of fragile wings, provokes the imagination and evolves the intimate relationship between work and viewer/wearer. Although the recent series, segmented wings have been focused on the formal challenge to engineer an intricate movement that simulates bird wings, these works are intended to be a series of poems in which I develope my own formal language, interpret the nature of wings, create various structural forms with movements, and share the metaphor, imagination, humor, with viewer/wearer.
Life Hack of the Day: Turn an IKEA Stool into a Kid’s Bike
IKEA instructions can be difficult enough to follow as is, but what happens if you didn’t follow them at all and made something else instead? Samuel Bernier and Andreas Bhend spent two days reverse-engineering the Swedish furniture company’s FROSTA stool into a kid-sized bike. According to the duo, the handlebars feel “a bit stiff” but the wheels “roll like a dream.” Wanna make your own? Check out Bhend’s step-by-step modification instruction on Instructables!
Origami Cardboard Provides Portable ‘Homes’ For The Homeless
Los Angeles-based designer Tina Hovsepian has designed Cardborigami, a temporary, portable shelter for homeless people. Hovsepian believes that “design fundamentally impacts the daily life of our society” and that there has to be “aggressively creative ideas and new approaches to old problems”. That has led her to create ‘Cardborigami’, a foldable, origami-like structure made of recyclable treated cardboard—capable of housing two adults comfortably, it collapses to a handy size for easy transportation.