chair family “sitting chairs” designed by lucas maassen

interesting to see how chairs become dependent on each other and their environment by changing small details. some clearly function as furnitue, some as accessories. did toys turn into furnitue or furniture into toys?

Erik Kessels (founder of kesselskramer) came up with a very original photo book series called “in Almost Every Picture”, which document intimate, often banal and always strangely fascinating pictures of unknown people.

Together with Joep Eijkens he collected and edited the photo collection of the 88-year old ria van dijk from Tilburg, netherlands.

The chronological collection of issue 7 begins in the year 1936, when a 16 year old dutch girl picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a fairground shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera. She still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery.

It’s so fascinating to see how time goes by. changing fashion and companions over the last years makes these pictures look almost conceptual.

how refreshing! sometimes it really helps to watch the world from an other angle.

spotted at tamagotchibaby

Shanghai prepares for Expo 2010

the 2010 World Expo (May 1st – October 31, 2010) is planned to be the largest World Expo in history. The theme of the Expo is “Better City, Better Life”.
large construction and renovation projects have dominated Shanghai, in preparation for becoming the world’s stage on may 1st. a total of 70 million visitors are expected to visit the exhibitions from nearly 200 participants around the world.

photos above spotted at: designboom, thexinbox, shanghaiscrap, designhistorylab

1. designhistorylab
2. thexinbox, philippe lopez / afp
3. thexinbox, nir elias / reuters
4. thexinbox, aly song / reuters
5. shanghaiscrap
6. designboom, katarina stuebe
7. thexinbox, aly song / reuters
8. thexinbox, nir elias / reuters
9. designboom
10. designboom