Theories of time…

Don't you love an artist who's poetic as well? Discovered this Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi the other day and I just kept clicking on his work/links over and over again because I honestly didn't quite get "it" the first time (did many double takes!). And not until I read each product's description did I fully understand what the underlying theme is throughout his work – our relationship with time. It's quite brilliant I have to say… and very refreshing. Take this ordinary coffee cup for example. Yukihiro created a delicate, tiny little landscape in this cup. What Yukihiro sees is a landscape of time, quote "… relationships are formed through user interaction over time, the product ages and gains knowledge of its purpose in the world. The stain's image is a representation of the product's feelings, memory as the product ages through use." unquote. A lot to take in, but makes perfect sense, no?

(more…)

Tags: , , , , ,