I Debated weather to post this or not…as its not as ‘structured’ as most of the content of my previous posts. But hey, I saw it, and loved it. Beautiful work by Kiev based artist/designer Valeria Olkhova
found via trend tablet
photos by alina berezenko
Well this post is slightly past its used by date, but still it must be said that one of this years design highlights has been the PAD fair in Berkeley Square this October. The fair showcased some of the most prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia. PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts and I must say truly it inspired me with the collection of contemporary art, craft, antiques and sculpture. Below are a few of my favourite stands, click to see the gallery link.
The below three images were taken from the Pearl Lam Gallery (above), of a sculptural piece of furniture designed and made by Shanghai based designer Danful Yang. Her works are a cross cultural and playful mix of objects and materials used in often unexpected ways. I loved the level of detail in this piece and the used of semi-precious stones.
Summer is over and its time to get back on the Ol’ Catchtag blog….and I will admit I have missed you all! We are looking to share loads of lovely things with you over the next few months as we are bursting at the seams with design gems.
In the meantime, I have continued to update the Tumblr account and have also set up an Instagram (all a bit new but im getting there…just look up catchtag)
Berlin firm ART+COM just completed this stunning new kinetic sculpture in Terminal 1 of Changi Airport in Singapore. Kinetic Rain consists of two sets of 608 suspended raindrops made from lightweight aluminum covered in copper which are raised and lowered in a 15-minute computationally designed choreography controlled from motors embedded in the ceiling. ART+COM created a similar though somewhat smaller piece for the BMW Museum in 2008.
I have just got back into the office from visiting this amazing property at 15 Pembridge Gardens, Notting hill, London. I was fortunate enough to have a peep inside this immaculate home of interior designer, and fellow Aussie, Peter Mikic. Incredible eclectic furniture pieces (my favourite being a stiletto antique brass capped leg console), brave use of colour (unknown I find to period homes in London), contemporary British art collection and bespoke lighting to die for!! They also happened to be shooting the cover for the next Harpers Bazaar featuring an actor from Downtown Abbey……