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Quietly located in the heart of the Art and Design district of Queen West in Toronto is the not -so secret Atelier started by artist/photographer/writer Alex Jowett. With a focus on handcrafted unique design, quality workmanship, use of vintage and reclaimed materials and a stimulating blending of art, design and fashion Atelier Nomade is Toronto's freshest environment for art and design! www.Atelier688.com www.Facebook.com/Atelier688 http://www.etsy.com/shop/Atelier688 email: mail@atelier688.com OPEN: by appointment or chance!

Charles and Ray Eames obviously had a love of giant numbers! As you can see from the images of their studio above. Wouldn’t mind something like that in my room.

These images were the inspiration behind the Poster Numerals of the Eames typeface from House Industries;

"In a nod to Charles and Ray’s infatuation with circus imagery, we penned these elephantine figure fonts whose woodcut-inspired forms leave a tastefully pachydermic impact."

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Yes…

Yes…

All respects to Paola Navone, as this is probably one of the nicest design jobs I have seen in recent years. Well deserving of all the attention it has received.

All respects to Paola Navone, as this is probably one of the nicest design jobs I have seen in recent years. Well deserving of all the attention it has received.

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20 years on and we can move forward.

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This.

This.

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alexjowettart:

On The 20th anniversary of the Rwandan massacres I have decided to release 5 photos of major incidences of man’s inhumanity to man for public use. The idea being that anyone can email me at mail@atelier688.com for a dropbox invitation to download these high res files to be used however they like (print and post graffitti-style in public spaces, photos to be framed etc.) in hopes of spreading awareness and pushing towards a kinder gentler future. Blurb on the pieces is below!

*Some of these photos are difficult to look at, but that is also the point.
Photo 1: First major test of a Nuclear weapon at Bimini Island, Polynesia
Photo 2: A group of Children in Auschwitz
Photo 3: Skulls from the Rwandan Genocides museum
Photo 4: The devastation of Hiroshima
Photo 5: The World Trade Center 9/11

*Please reblog and spread the word of remembrance and tolerance even if you do not wish to download any files!


LOVE AND WAR: In Our Time


In the modern age the collective memory (history,) of the world’s society is housed in the easily accessible internet. Most of the major events throughout history are archived in both photographic and literary means; from the Armenian Massacres to Hiroshima, the World Trade centre destruction and the current genocide in Darfur. In this current series, artist, Alex Jowett directs his camera at the internet itself, by aiming his camera at the computer screen and shooting actual file photos from many of the worlds major examples of human atrocity. The photos both direct the viewer’s attention back to the fact that information on all the atrocities can be found in the collective memory of society (the Internet,) but also reflect the human condition of convenient memory loss. The photos themselves have a blurry, pixellated effect which reflect this loss of memory. By directing peoples thinking back to the internet (where much of the catalogued histories remain,) Alex Jowett hopes to refresh the mind of the viewers, in hopes that, future atrocities will not be repeated. The following quote by Adolph Hitler shows the necessity in remembering such atrocities and not simply trying to sweep them under the carpet of the collective conscience,“”Kill without mercy!” the Nazi leader told his military on the eve of the Holocaust. “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?”
To further this idea of the necessity of memory Jowett often uses quotes as titles for the photos. This way, Jowett says “I am not just showing a picture and saying how in that incident things were as they were, instead by titling the piece other than a direct reference to that moment I am relating, for instance the Holocaust to the Armenian massacres as well as the Rwandan, Kmer Rouge and Darfur massacres. It is once we realize that by allowing one form of genocide to happen we are, as a society, condoning genocide in general!”

www.AlexJowett.com

Some Atelier Nomade (688) manila rope lights in Muriel’s Kitchen, London UK

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Some Atelier Nomade (688) manila rope lights in Muriel’s Kitchen, London UK

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Brilliant.

Hans Jörg Ruch - Chesa Madalena transformation of a farmhouse built in 1305 to a gallery, Zuoz 2002. Photos (C) Filippo Simonetti.

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Beauty use of old doors to make a kids’ room in a loft! (might do this myself some day)

Debi Treloar photo.

Beauty use of old doors to make a kids’ room in a loft! (might do this myself some day)

Debi Treloar photo.

Some Atelier 688 2” manila rope lights in Auckland New Zealand.

Some Atelier 688 2” manila rope lights in Auckland New Zealand.

Some Atelier 688 2” manila rope lights in Auckland New Zealand.

Some Atelier 688 2” manila rope lights in Auckland New Zealand.

Just because.

Jean de Brunhoff
Just because.

Jean de Brunhoff

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Design mondays carries on with Fashion designer Rick Owens and his ‘Bodeuse’ (petrified wood,) pieces. Known for his simple rough luxe style Owens’ style translates well to his recently introduced limited edition line of furniture that is not for the faint of heart. Simple, clean lines matched with high and low design elements (plywood and petrified wood) make for some truly interesting works.

Copper mixing bowl pendant lights in 8”, 10”, and 12” sizes available now on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/181969226/copper-mixing-bowl-pendant-lights?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Copper mixing bowl pendant lights in 8”, 10”, and 12” sizes available now on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/181969226/copper-mixing-bowl-pendant-lights?ref=shop_home_active_1

www.Atelier688.com