Almost a year ago we featured Tedwalk, a runway an exhibition of Ted Noten's work (see here), and since then I have been fascinated with his concepts and non-conformist design methods. I was searching around to see some news about him and I found all these great images of his work. Featured here is his jewelry collection, “Haunted by 36 Women” based on the stereotypical perceptions of Women.
Swedish design students Tove Jansson and Per Emanuelsson have collaborated to create what they called Chain shoes. A concept based on two very opposite ideas; floating and the restriction of being chained down. They feel like some torture chamber device to me, but brilliant nonetheless. I love to see student work, if you are smart, its the time that you can take advantage of really pushing the envelope to create completely abstract interpretation of conventional projects. And whats the worst that can happen, your instructor disapproves, oh well!!