Town and Concrete Creative Studio

Town and Concrete Creative Studio

Town and Concrete is architect Cyril Lancelin who started this creative studio in 2016. Mr Lancelin practices *Parametric design. (in layman’s terms: He creates his designs with geometrical shapes on which he sets a bunch of calculations, or algorithms, loose) Lancelin creates projects; he imagines art Installations and private houses. We feel that on one hand they look friendly, almost childlike or made for children, and on the other hand they seem brutalist 1970s monsters. The “Green Chapel”, for instance, is an inflatable one, just as House “hemi” it is ‘situated’ in Normandy, France. The installation ‘chain’ is travelling from place to place (we guess it’s inflatable as well). The House ‘hill’; an outdoor shaded patio with parametric walls as limits, is imagined in Los Angeles, USA.

(all images are renderings via/by townandconrete.com)

We aren’t quite sure how many of these creations are actually made, because we only could find renderings made by ‘Town and Concrete’, (that answers our question probably) although the latest work “knot” seems to be: see that on designboom.com

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FriendsWithYou

Friends with You

FriendsWithYou  is the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. As artists working in a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, public playgrounds, published works and live performances, FriendsWithYou’s mission is to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction.

FriendsWithYou x Lladro. This series of ornaments symbolizes peace and the ideal of the purity of the spirit. Mixing simplified shapes and vibrant colors, our aim with this collection is to warm the hearts of all who come in contact with these pieces. Built on a visual staple of the ornament as it has been traditionally experienced, our goal was to bake in the idea of animism, giving each toy-like piece a soul.

Mushroom Bounce House & Happy Gift inflatable installation at the Scottsdale Art Festival

FriendsWithYou created a line of wishing amulets for the world called Wish Come True in 2008. These toys were created with the idea to empower all users with the magic of ritual and wishing. This concept was the first in many projects with the idea to make everyones wish come true simply by willing them. (all images courtesy of the artists)

Rubber Duck in China

Rubber Duck in China. Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck is very Popular during Beijing Design Week. BJDW adapted the image of the rubber duck for merchandise (badges, an actual bathtub version in a pretty box and yellow shoes), so did everybody else. At the Summer Palace, where it lies, you can find the duck all over the place. First as signing on the floor (so you know where to find it) next as a photo opportunity; re-sized both for parents and kids. The BJDW merchandise is sold in giant white eggs, the (counterfeit?) fluffy toy by people in the streets. The last encounter is with the Giant Rubber Duck itself, together with a gazillion other people you can stroll or paddle your way around this yellow icon. For us, at Mimi Berlin it was a long anticipated, but weird trip …

Why are these photo’s so foggy? You ask of us. Well today the smog-alarm was 305 AQI, that’s why.

Inflatable Chair

Inflatable furniture is nice, especially when it’s vintage design. But those chairs don’t come with a modern pump….. Here’s how to look good while blowing up your inflatable furniture with your own breath……03-inflatablechair
Blow, Inflatable Armchair. 1967, PVC plastic, Manufactured by Zanotta S.p.A., Italy, designed by Paolo Lomazzi (Italian, born 1936), Donato D’Urbino (Italian, born 1935), and Jonathan De Pas (Italian, 1932-1991),  (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer. (via arttattle)
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Photo by Steven Meisel. Fashion Editor Karl Templer, Make-up by Pat McGrath. Vogue Italia October 2012 (via inspirationgallery)