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February 27 2014

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February 13 2014

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Six-sided modular cabin by Jaanus Orgusaar with wooden walls and fisheye windows

This six-sided wooden cabin by Estonian designer Jaanus Orgusaar has walls that zigzag up and down and two circular windows resembling fisheye camera lenses (+ slideshow). (more...)

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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – Split Mountain View Lodge

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter just created a wonderful chalet in Havsdalene, Norway. The main characteristic of this house called Split Mountain View Lodge is its two giant glassed windows split like they were two different cabins. The chalet’s exterior is fully wooded and the interior is warmly bright equipped with a modern and minimalist design. Check out the other cool projects of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter at reiulframstadarkitekter.no.

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February 11 2014

23:22

Wood You Like To Write This Down?!












The new memo pad from Appree resembles a block of wood, the same block of wood that was probably used to make them.

With the pattern printed on both sides, this thick, vellum paper gives the feeling of real wood. The paper pieces sit inside of a wood-shaped block and you can slide each sheet out one at a time.

Get it here.

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February 10 2014

15:51

900-Year-Old Coded Viking Message Carved on Wood Fragment Finally Solved, It Says “Kiss Me”

 900 Year Old Coded Viking Message Carved on Wood Fragment Finally Solved, It Says Kiss Me wood Vikings history codes
Photo by Jonas Nordby via forskning.no

For the past several years researchers have been trying to crack a Viking rune alphabet known as Jötunvillur, a perplexing code dating back to the 11th or 12th century that’s been found in some 80 inscriptions including the scratched piece of wood found above. Recently runologist (!) Jonas Nordby from the University of Oslo managed to crack the code and discovered the secret message etched into this particular 900-year-old object reads “Kiss me.” Via Medievalists.net:

For the jötunvillur code, one would replace the original runic character with the last sound of the rune name. For example, the rune for ‘f’, pronounced fe, would be turned into an ‘e’, while the rune for ‘k’, pronounced kaun, became ‘n’.

“It’s like solving a puzzle,” said Nordby to the Norwegian website forskning.no. “Gradually I began to see a pattern in what was apparently meaningless combinations of runes.”

However, those thinking that the coded runes will reveal deep secrets of the Norse will be disappointed. The messages found so far seem to be either used in learning or have a playful tone. In one case the message was ‘Kiss me’. Nordby explains “We have little reason to believe that rune codes should hide sensitive messages, people often wrote short everyday messages.”

The act of coding secret messages appears to have been a leisure activity amongst the Vikings, as some of the other translated inscriptions turned out to be playful taunts at the person doing the decoding. The story was originally reported on forskning.no. (via Erik Kwakkel, Neatorama)

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Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader built from timber and concrete

Huge round cushions in shades of mustard yellow and cornflower blue add colour to the pale concrete and timber interior of this kindergarten in western Austria by local studio Bernardo Bader Architects (+ slideshow). (more...)

February 09 2014

17:00

The Head Wood

Créé et conçu par Andrea Deppieri, ce projet Head Wood est la première et unique conception en bois, résultant de la combinaison du design industriel de l’architecture et du design de mode. Le concept a pour volonté de façonner un matériau noble comme le bois pour devenir un accessoire confortable de tous les jours.

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February 07 2014

13:55

Replica of Kitchen Carved from Wood

Avec son projet « Apparatus », l’artiste américain Roxy Paine a créé une cuisine de fast-food appelée « Carcass », qui a la particularité d’être exclusivement faite de bois, de la machine à boissons à la friteuse. Une cuisine originale à découvrir à travers les photos de Joseph Rynkiewicz.


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February 05 2014

16:01

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

Carcass: A Scale Replica of a Fast Food Kitchen Carved Entirely from Wood by Roxy Paine wood installation fast food dioramas
Carcass, 2013. Birch, maple, glass, fluorescent lighting. 13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H. Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz.

When first viewing this large diorama by Roxy Paine, you’re struck by the paradox of what you think you should be seeing and what is actually in front of you. It’s clear this is an expertly executed replica of a fast food restaurant counter complete with order screens, straw dispensers and a soft-serve ice cream machine; but devoid of flashy logos, food, or any other visual cues whatsoever, all that seems to remain is an empty shell—a carcass—carved entirely from birch and maple wood.

Titled Carcass, the installation was one of two large-scale dioramas on view at Kavi Gupta Gallery as part of Paine’s first solo show in Chicago, Apparatus. Via the gallery:

With Apparatus, Roxy Paine introduces a new chapter in his work, a series of large scale dioramas. Inspired by spaces and environments designed to be activated via human interaction, a fast-food restaurant and a control room, the dioramas present spaces and objects which are hand carved from birch and maple wood and formed from steel, encased and frozen in time, void of human presence, making their inherent function obsolete. Rooted in the Greek language, diorama translates to “through that which is seen”, a definition that has evolved throughout time as dioramas became conventionally known as physical windowed and encased rooms used as educational tools. Paine transforms the environments on display by using the diorama’s traditional experience as a tool to create a contemplative experience where what we see behind the glass transitions between being real and being a mere shell of something real.

The additional installation, Control Room (shown in the video above), similarly depicts an extraordinarily detailed collection of switches and knobs, a control center with an unknown function. You can learn more about both pieces over at Kavi Gupta. All photos by Joseph Rynkiewicz, courtesy the gallery.

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