Saturday, June 26, 2010


Under the Op-Ed section of the New York Times website I found an article about Tobias Wong, an up-and-coming designer whose recent death was ruled suicide. The article, The Mysteries of Tobias Wong, paints the man as a successful artist who "questioned concepts like luxury and consumerism" and wonders if Mr. Wong's death came from being "a serious, chronic sleepwalker." The article is interesting but the slideshow that showcases the designers work caught my attention, a small portion of which is captured below.

The encased silver capsules immediately caught my attention, reminding me of the ancients who drank mercury only to die from liver failure and poisoning. Idealist notes that the Mirror Puzzle is equally interesting by becoming "an exercise in matching forms rather than pattern" and displaying "an image of whatever happens to be reflected at the moment" in lieu of a static portrait. Lastly, the Killer Ring should be the new logo of Lifetime (fairly self-explanatory).

[caption id="attachment_1998" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="24 Hours of Pure Silver Leaf"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1993" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mirror Puzzle"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2007" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Killer Ring"][/caption]

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