Art/Design: Taiwan’s Upside/Down House

upsidedownhouseA couple of hundred visitors now visit Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan to take a look at an upside down house.  The art project involved a group of Taiwan’s architects and American inspiration.  They built a 3-story American-style house, but just everything upside down.  It cost about $600,000USD and took around 3 months to build.

For more details, go to:  CBS News – Taiwan’s Upside Down House.

Dwell on Design LA – June 20-22, 2014

dwellondesignThis week is Dwell on Design LA at the LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The home living/modern design hipster chic event will take place from June 20-22, 2014.  Our Retrenders Spotlight will be back in action to cover the 3-day event and bring all the cool stuff from Dwell on Design LA.

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Luxury Food Packaging

eggs by versace

Eggs by Versace

Around the world over, many consumers like to buy “luxury brands” and it says many things about our consumer buying culture.  Artist/Designer Peddy Mergui takes at look at trend with his “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat” exhibition at the Museum of Craft & Design San Francisco.  The art series focuses on “What If” high-end companies made regular food item packaging.

flour by prada

Flour by Prada

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LEGO Castle City Build: Ondylion City

Image via Marco den Besten

Here’s a video clip of Marco den Besten’s custom LEGO build – Ondylion City.

For more in-depth details and images, go to Marco’s Flickr page @ Ecclesiastes – Ondylion City.

 

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