Monday, August 31, 2009

The Bastard Chairs of China













(...all images from here...)

I came across these beautiful bastard chairs the other day, photographed by Michael Wolf - previously posted over here on mintcar (thank you!).

They perfectly illustrate certain themes I have running around in my mind these days: D.I.Y., low-tech solutions in a high-tech world, eco-conciousness, the celebration of ingenuity and resourcefulness, delight in the hand-made, appropriation and the elevation of the mundane, uglypretty, accessible, inclusive design versus high-end luxury design, the joyous diversity and infinite possibility of human creativity...

Nice to be back. Missed you.

x

4 comments:

david john said...

welcome back!!!!

good vacation?

Bree said...

Hi!

Yes! Took an extra week away from the internets by accident - but I think I must have needed the break...

Thanks for stopping by!

xoB.

yucalin said...

these are amazing stumbled upon you blog ...lovin it

Bree said...

Hey thank you!

Glad you liked the post...