this is a woodcut by the artist Bryan Nash Gill, of a cedar pole. he is my favourite contemporary printmaker and if you don’t know who he is you should check him out, cause he’s sweet. www.bryannashgill.com
As anyone who owns a cat will know, some parts of a house or apartment aren’t exactly designed with your feline friend in mind. In an attempt to change this, Taiwan-based design group Hey!Cheese have created the interior of the “I-Chi Cat House”, which features a large bookshelf that has been specially designed for cats to explore.
japanese artist aki inomata creates intricately crafted plastic habitats for hermit crabs, which are influenced by the architecture of major cityscapes — the new york city skyline, a parisian apartment, and a tokyo-style house. the semi-transparent, delicate forms are designed in the style of physical human environments, which ironically become a shelter for the aquatic arthropods. the biology of the hermit crab makes it a fascinating example of identity transfer — as they grow they require larger shells and periodically interchange their external portion with other members of the crustacean community. inomata connects her study of the hermit’s transformation to the self-adaptation of humans, whether it be in acquiring a new nationality, immigrating or relocating.