21.09.09 by Jeff

Organelle Design

Alex and Courtney (Organelle Design) are passionate about creatively repurposing off-the-shelf products and found objects. They presented their work at Pecha Kucha a few days ago and it was the highlight of the evening. The entire place erupted with cheers when images of their chandeliers made out of clothes hangers appeared on screen.

organelle design vancouver alex witko courtney hunt hangelier

organelle design vancouver alex witko courtney hunt hangelier

organelle design vancouver alex witko courtney hunt hangelier

organelle design vancouver alex witko courtney hunt hangelier

organelle design vancouver alex witko courtney hunt hangelier













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.smellslikerevenge.com Blake Ellender

    If you wouldn’t have said they where clothes hangers I wouldn’t have noticed.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      they are geniuses! they’re also making trusses out of bike frames!

  • Bradley

    I saw this idea in RadyMade magazine nearly a year ago. I wonder who did it first. http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/look/look-readymades-hanger-chandelier-069952

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      wow good find – its totally one of those things when you see it you think, why didn’t i think of it

  • SpaceAce

    I’m all for re purposing cast-off objects. There is a ice cream shop in Columbus Ohio that uses old mason jars for lamps.

    • bob

      sure, but they use virgin materials. kinda deceptive, no?

  • Adam NYC

    WOW this is beautiful i love it, very creative indeed. I would purchase this item.

  • http://www.muletstudio.eu Sabrina W

    is beautiful…





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Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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