Saturday, November 21, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015


A vinyl record is a sound storage medium that was developed in the early 20th century. people would place the pieces onto the top of a gramophone and gently secure the needle onto its rotating contours so they could listen to their favorite musicians. because of this action, people began to form a connection with their discs, keeping them in pristine condition within their sleeves. since then, time has passed and technology has advanced, labeling vinyl records as ‘retro’ or ‘old school’. bringing back this nostalgia, upstairs shop has taken old vinyl records and applied them to a comb design called ‘grably’

the grooming accessory is available in two versions. the first, called ‘no.15′, has been created with thick teeth and increased spacing between them so they can handle the rugged terrain of curly beards. the second, called ‘no.20′, is the wide tooth comb which features thinner spikes placed closer together within its dimensions for longer hair. decorating each surface are a series of rings that have been maintained in ode to the material’s previous function. simultaneously, this deliberate preservation provides enables a firm grip as the product is in use.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Keith Haynes

Keith Haynes (b.London 1963) presents bright and dynamic artworks created using a precious collection of vinyl records which have been re-worked and re-shaped into colourful, bold and familiar snapshots of pop culture, the result is a playful and nostalgic exploration of music and pop culture from his past to the present day.

Keith’s work is noteworthy for his interesting choice of materials, creating works from the ‘clutter’ of pop culture - button badges, CDs or, more uniquely, vinyl records. Whether it’s a graphically iconic portrait or a meaningful song lyric each piece is created from original vinyl records chosen to enhance the subject matter; Haynes considers the subject and the object to be of equal importance within his practice.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pamela Gaunt


Object Gallery, Sydney 2001
Left: Disc-grace Photocopied acetate, thread, found materials
Right: Disc-grace High pressure jet-water cut vinyl records
Each: 1.25mts x 2.5mts
Photo: Rob Frith, Acorn Photo Agency

Created for the exhibition Lace - contemporary perspectives, the piece Disc-lace/Disc-grace is configured in two half circles, divided by the corner of a room. Both sections make reference to Renaissance lace patterns, one utilizing layered photocopied acetate circles and machine embroidery and the others lace pattern is industrially cut into the artist’s collection of vinyl records. This work reflects the artist’s tendency to reinvent traditional patterns by developing processes that are intended to blur disciplinary boundaries and challenge conventions and hierarchies of practice.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daniela Boni

'Circle' by Daniela Boni

Born in Buenos Aires, live and work in Turin (Italy). Working as an advertisement stage designer allowed her experiment with different materials to create ephemeral space and furnishings, an expertise later applied permanent space like private apartments and public place. The next stepsees her creating small furniture objects, like lamps and mirrors, and experimenting with new techniques of wall painting. A slow and progressive work through which Daniela Boni developed her personal style of ambient design-elegant, essential,minimal and at the same time open to suggestion and contaminations from art and music.Her in depth knowledge of the materials renders her an insirend and inspiring design'artisan'.

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