"The new internet craze: "chairing", where you take a picture of yourself sitting down and Photoshop out the chair." — @veguntold

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooring - !

newmanology:

Illustrator Alessandro Gottardo aka Shout has a nifty 2013 calendar that he created for Italian magazine Internazionale. Here are the 12 illustrations. See more work here.

Above: November

Junkculture is the perfect name for the junky trope of turning chairs into bad art. Shame!

junkculture:

“Monobloc” by Bert Loeschner is a series of plastic chairs that have been modified using heat. With no concern for functionality and comfort, Loeschner has transformed commonplace plastic products into a strikingly diverse collection of sculptural seating…more

ALL HAIL THE SWIVEL CHAIR - !

MAKE-IT-BIGGER PHENOMENON EXPLAINED BY EINSTEIN

graphicporn:

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction”

- Albert Einstein

Shame! on you for thinking chairs were humans, could talk, love each other or negotiate a divorce. Don’t suffer from anthropomorphism alone. Seek help and support.

The Sitter is not fascinated by her fascinations. The Sitter is not creating awareness about issue X, X or X. The Sitter is not pretending to be materialistic, metaphysical or post-post new age. The Sitter is not a victim of the Milan PR economy. The Sitter is not a victim of the China-IKEA consortium. The Sitter is not even an image of our past or distant future. The Sitter is now.

nicokrijno:

The Sitter.

(Source: nicokrijno)

Shame! on IDOnline.

…THE SPARKLY TRAPPINGS OF OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOR WITH A HEALTHY DOSE OF NEW HOLLYWOOD DECORATING, IN WHICH EVERYTHING OLD IS MADE NEW BY MAKING IT BIGGER…
THOSE TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE DESIGNERS WHO JUST DO EXHIBITIONS OF CHAIRS IN MUSEUMS
— Gert Dumbar, interviewed in "Clowns, Chairs and Dutch Foreign Affairs" by Michèle Champagne for That New Design Smell.

SAD DESIGN CRITICISM MOMENTS

It’s a sad day for design, when students put up their life savings to do a masters degree in design criticism, only to write about why white-trash chairs are interesting. Which we already knew. Before the Marti Guixe "respect cheap furniture" art exhibition back in 2009. And before the $50,000 loan was needed to pay tuition fees. It’s a sad, sad day for design criticism, indeed.