Curiosity Object by Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard

Both pieces of furniture and display windows, these lights act as small curiosity cabinets highlighting the beauty and strangeness of their subjects. When turned off, the bulb and socket disappear beneath an opaque black tinted glass. When lit, the bulb gradually reveals itself behind a soft veil, never dazzling. The base is made of blackened oak and the bell of blown glass.

This series sets different scenes of an exhibition, inciting one to observe and reflect. These lights question what is to be looked at: the object or its content? Where are we supposed to be focusing our attention in this day and age? The designers have chosen to present construction debris. Under these luminous bells, they become specimens of a strange preciousness. From the displayed object, the glance shifts to the exhibiting object.

Curiosity Object, by Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Studio GGSV
Photography © Félipe Ribon

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Exhibtion: The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller & the Bay Area


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Building Construction/Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 2,682,235, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Motor Vehicle-Dymaxion Car, United States Patent Office no. 2,101,057, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Undersea Island-Submarisle, United States Patent Office no. 3,080,583,from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print on Lenox paper; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Non-Symetrical Tension-Integrity Structures, United States Patent Office no. 3,866,366, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, Laminar Geodesic Dome, United States Patent Office no. 3,203,144, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print in white ink on clear polyester film; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.


Buckminster Fuller and Chuck Byrne, 4D House, United States Patent Office no. 1,793, from the portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One, 1981; screen print on Lenox paper; 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm); Collection SFMOMA, gift of Chuck and Elizabeth Byrne; © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, All Rights reserved. Published by Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati.

The Bay Area has long attracted dreamers, progressives, nonconformists, and designers. Buckminster Fuller was all of these, and although he never lived in San Francisco, his ideas have spawned many local experiments in technology, design, and sustainability. The first to consider Fuller’s legacy in the Bay Area, this exhibition features some of his most iconic projects, as represented in a Fuller print portfolio recently acquired by SFMOMA, Inventions: Twelve Around One. Along with Fuller inventions like the 4D House, Geodesic Dome, World Game, and Dymaxion car, the exhibition presents Bay Area endeavors — from Ant Farm’s 1972 domed Convention City proposal to the North Face Oval Intention tent, and from IwamotoScott’s Jellyfish House to One Laptop Per Child — inspired by Fuller’s visionary designs connecting technology, ecology, and social responsibility.

The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area, March 31 – July 29, 2012,
at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA

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Hydro74 Recent Illustrations by Joshua M. Smith

Hydro74 Recent Illustrations

Various Pieces for clients or self exploration

Here are some recent pieces done this year and late last year.  Each piece has it’s own reason or story behind it, may it be for a client or may it be for a personal independent study.




Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

This three-storey building, dubbed House in Shirogane, is the work of Okuna Architects, based in Japan. The residence is 95 square meters in size and constructed of reinforced concrete and wood. The house is located in Shirogane, Minato-ku, which is toward the outskirts of Tokyo.

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

The floors are all outfitted with wood, a complete contrast to the blacked out exterior. The building itself stands out from its neighboring structures, providing a glean of modernism from the mostly drab neighborhood. The sharp angle of the roof dictates an almost fort-like interior setting.

I am a huge fan of lofted spaces, and this house takes the cake. It reminds of my childhood when I would flip over sofas to construct a cozy fort. This dwelling is no different aside from the fact that it has a kitchen and a few stairs. The coziness of the home is still completely intact.

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects

Skim Milk: House in Shirogane by Okuna Architects


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Moonrise Kingdom Print by @needledesign

MOONRISE KINGDOM 1 Moonrise Kingdom Print by @needledesign

MOONRISE KINGDOM PRINT BY @NEEDLEDESIGN
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A Print Inspired By Wes Anderson’s Newest Film Moonrise Kingdom
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(this is unofficial fan artwork)

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