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Paddling Pool Fountain

Although summer season is long gone, there’s no reason to clear out your garage of old paddling pools. Here is a simple way to create a unique garden feature. But be careful: use of technology under the age of 10 is detrimental to early swimming experience. »Paddling Pool Fountain« by dutch artist Helmut Smits.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

All Images © Helmut Smits.

FOUNDation Projects

Rikkert Paauw, Jet van Zwieten and Hein Lagerweij of FOUNDation Projects transform for some time now ordinary dumpsters into a unique space – with items they recover from dumpsters. In their hometown Utrecht a fantastic series of dumpsterhouses were constructed last year. The results were set up in the city centre, where they became a kind of small village. On the inside and outside of the buildings video footage of the construction process was being projected accompanied by music and soundscapes produced with field recordings. Foundation, a concept by Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten is about collecting waste material and old furniture from the neighborhood, moving it to a waste container, reusing it to turn it into a small house (with the container as the foundation), to become a temporary meeting place for neighbours and passers-by. Also visit their picture gallery on flickr and their vimeo channel.


Straatlokaal by Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten

Straatlokaal by Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten

Straatlokaal by Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten

Straatlokal

Straatlokal

All images © FOUNDation Projects.

Quelle Fete

Just a victim of bad music? If the air of the room had previously been checked, the sudden death of these famous symbols of glamour and eroticism maybe could have been prevented. Rotterdam-based art collective Rotganzen has created a series of deflated disco balls. If you go out clubbing on the weekend, watch out: they could lie lifeless on the floor.

Rotganzen - Quelle Fete

Rotganzen - Quelle Fete

Rotganzen - Quelle Fete

Flying over the Tulips Fields

Looking at the tulip fields can spring a few surprises, particularly the view from above. Flying over the Tulips Fields by Normann Szkop is the fantastic series about natural colors and man-made patterns. These photos were shot in Anna Paulowna, a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. This brings me to an incredible film project which I had kept around for a while: »Bloemencorso, the annual parade of flowers, takes place in Zundert and features some of the most creative and modern examples of the floral sculpting form you’re likely to see.« Enjoy!

TulipFlying over the Tulips Fields

Flying over the Tulips Fields

Flying over the Tulips Fields