the mixed media girl

A remarkable work by the young, London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Nikki Farquharson.
Below are her ongoing project, Mixed Media Girls, which gives the viewer a lot to look at. The collages appear innocent and sweet but at the same time exude sharp, pent-up energy that does not feel altogether safe. The title of the work is also wonderfully suggestive – or not, depending on how the reader wishes to understand it.

Farquharson’s work extends from the one-dimensional world to book projects and 3D pieces in which she often ponders and twists the meaning of words and proverbs, spies on conversations, and questions established truths.

In 2007, she started the website Random Got Beautiful that is open for anyone to submit images focused on a specific color. - (reviewed by Tuija Seipell)


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Small Living: Sliding Apartment

Creative small living spaces....

Architect Gary Chang has lived in the same 32 square meter apartment since he was 14 years old, over 30 years ago.
“My whole family – my parents, my three younger sisters, and me – used to live here. To make ends meet, my parents also rented out one of the rooms to an outsider, a woman in her late twenties. Then the room was rented to her younger brother.”
Chang has since renovated the space four times and calls the apartment his ‘domestic transformer.’ Now the soul occupier, the apartment can be easily changed to suit Chang’s desire through the use of sliding wall units and fold away furniture, boasting over 20 different configurations.
“The key idea is that everyone could look into their home more carefully and into how better to optimise their resources, because space is a resource. There is no use making your home as if it is a perfect show flat but at the same time never using the space.”
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