Disarming Design from Palestine
Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label that presents functional products from Palestine, that provide an alternative narrative from what you might usually find in the high street. The collection includes objects such as hourglasses that use cement from the separation wall, a dress made out of one keffiyeh, embroidered car decorations, scarfs depicting landscapes, olive leaves as earrings and an impossible chess game with water tanks and watch towers. The growing collection of products is presented on-line and through a traveling exhibition.* As a collection it aims to represent Palestinian culture in its current reality and reflect upon the function of art in situations of conflict.
The goods are developed, designed and produced by contemporary designers, artists and students in collaboration with local artisans and producers. During several ‘create-shops’ they engage in an enriching design dialogue with small emerging businesses and international colleagues. The project aims to catalyze the development of design as a discourse in Palestine.
(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Hat)
Elsa Schiaparelli’s shoe hat of 1937-38 is the best known of the surrealist pieces made in collaboration with the artist Salvador Dali. The hat derived from a drawing by Dali, which in turn evolved from a 1933 photograph Gala Dali took of her husband wearing a woman’s shoe on his head and another on his right shoulder.
Schiaparelli created her most directly surrealist works with Dali. This includes, in addition to the shoe hat design, the whimsical ‘Tear’ dress and the skeleton dress, both dating from 1938.
by Pascal Blanchet
I’m going to be in Montreal next weekend, tabling at Expozine on Saturday from 12-6. I can’t wait to see the zines, hug the friends and eat the poutine!!!
i’m going to be at this behind a table with cathy g. johnson and katrina silander clark! i’ve never been to montreal! i’m so EXCITED!
also, although emely barroso isn’t able to be present, i’ll have copies of her new comic “#3”! it was beautifully printed by dailen williams on his risograph last week, but unfortunately he won’t be there either :;(
yoooo my new comic ‘spurt of blood’ is gonna be at the crystal club table, say hey to my buddies if yr attending *_*
LOVE THIS POSTER BY JULIE DOUCET!
Sad I won’t be going this year, but if you’re in Montreal, you have to check it out.
None of my Facebook friends cared that I accidentally stumbled upon La Cité Radieuse while in Marseilles in September so I’m telling you about it on tumblr because chances are you will think it’s cooler than my real life friends do.
Vazaleen Sep 24. 2004. Duchess Says. Hair cut catalog images and opposing bleeds. #vazaleen #willmunro #michaelcomeau
Thanks to beautravail for making me take this stroll down memory lane. Fuck these posters are gorgeous.
file under: things i could totally see bossyfemme rocking
Ruby Lips, Salvador Dali
could not decide between black and white or grey and dark pink designs… literally flipped a coin to pink. first time i’m not using a self-portrait as my header! photo by the incredibly talented salima punjani. what do you think?
edited to add: i should have mentionned, go to my blog to see it with the background as well, kind of changes it.
Louise Brooks, 1928.