Where is the line between Jenger & Architecture?




Cloudy with sunny spells

They come in various shapes and colours, fleet between rain and shine being swept along by the high altitude breaths of mother nature. The CO9 cloud is ready to be swept along again. It is great to be back just in time for the run up to Christmas and our apologies for depriving you of tasteful objects of desire and art for this long. 

Must you know who your narrator is? Well, in Greek Mythology the gods of the sky and weather were named "Theoi Ouranioi" or "Theoi Ouranioi". This is too dramatic, although they were under the command of Zeus and Hera, which make fantastic names for pets; but not a blogger. The time taken to write this blog should be ample time to decide.

The cloud is about a passion for originality and the hope of imagination. The escapism to be absorbed from entertaining an idea in your mind then translating it into reality remains romantic. We are all different and so are our idea's.

Smart Cloud Light

Perhaps it is fitting then, to kick things off with this "smart cloud light" by Jeremy Crane spotted on www.Fancy.com. It is an interactive cloud light that responds to music, motion, light and flashing lightning. It mimics a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user's presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show controlled by their movement. The display is potentially far greater than this illustration gives credit for and unfortunately there is no you tube link. The system features a powerful speaker from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. The sound of thunder was always a favourite of mine.

Jeremy is a techstartup company owner based in Los Angeles specialising in voice recognition technology called "ivee". Check out his site! www.helloivee.com.


Sticks and Tones by Josh Griffin

'Sticks and Tones' is a three piece storage range made from cast aluminium and birch ply, by recent graduate, Josh Griffin. Inspired by the Surrealist art movement of the 1900's they cross the boundaries between art and design, offering a playful approach to the question, 'Form or function?'. Josh Griffin graduated in Furniture & Product Design from the University of Sheffield this summer.

Josh will be exhibiting at this year's Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Spinningfields between 4 - 7th October 2012.

'Parrots' series by Andy Ward

"Major Mitchell's Cockatoo" (c) Andy Ward

We first spotted Andy's work whilst browsing the brilliant A Little Bit Of Art for some new prints.

Andy Ward is a British illustrator and animator whose work has ordained many weird and wonderful objects from aeroplanes to buses, record covers to handbags and bikinis.

 "Scarlet Macaw" (c) Andy Ward

"Black Headed Caique" (c) Andy Ward

A number of his limited edition prints, including this brilliant series of Parrots as part of his Natural History Project, are available over on A Little Bit Of Art - Andy Ward

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