New Angles: daily inspiration

Hope Gangloff

Posted in illustration by menno1976 on August 31, 2009

I don’t know much about Hope Gangloff’s background other than that she’s from New York…but I do know that I really admire her ability to evoke an atmosphere (nightlife, drinking, smoking, gambling) in her illustrations by using just a simple palette of mostly red, blue, black and white. It seems that she uses fineliners or ballpoints.

Check out her website for more of her brilliant work.

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Origami Art

Posted in crafts - art by menno1976 on August 31, 2009

Isn’t it amazing how versatile a sheet of paper can be?

I’ve always had a thing for origami because you can literally create your own world by just…folding it.

Although animal origami designs are nice, I prefer origami masks and tesselation designs such as Joel Cooper’s.
Just think of all the work that has gone into it!

Sipho Mabona used hemp paper to create this amazing lamp shade.

Priscilla Mouritzen

Posted in ceramics by menno1976 on August 31, 2009

I’m a big, big fan of Priscilla Mouritzen’s work. This South-African born ceramicist is living in Denmark and all of her work is hand built. I have a bit of a ceramics fetish myself and Priscilla is a huge inspiration to me. I love the organic feel of her work. Also the fire from the wood fired kilns gives the porcelain a special touch, it’s like the bowls came to life by it.
You can find her lovely flickr gallery here.

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erosion sink

Posted in interiors by menno1976 on August 31, 2009

I’ve been making plans for the renovation of my apartment since July last year and it seems that it’ll be an ongoing project… There are just too many nice things I could do with the space! I found this wonderful sink by Gore Design Co. which would fit my organic/industrial theme very well. What’s even better, the material is an eco-friendly concrete!