Polka dot 1854
Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of filled circles, generally equally sized and spaced relatively closely in relation to their diameters. Polka dots are most commonly seen on children's clothing, toys, and furniture, but they appear in a wide array of contexts. The pattern rarely appears in formal contexts, however, and is generally confined to more playful attire such as bathing suits and lingerie. Occasionally, white-on-black small dots appear on more formal clothing. Polka dots first became common on clothing in the late nineteenth century in Britain. An early recorded use of the term "polka dot" is in 1854 in The Yale literary magazine. The pattern is named for the dance of the same name, making one suspect there is a connection linking the pattern to the dance. Instead, the name was settled upon merely because of the dance's popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable. Many other products and fashions of the era also adopted the polka name. Thanks to Ran Photographs by Feng Haoyu
Bleeding 220
Glare, light leaking, print bleeding, the content reached out to where you don't see, or don't want to see.
projection project 1420
16 colors being carefully picked. Model reacts to certain color projected to her, post production to further mix and render the colors
Thread 1730
Thread- a small twist of considerable length made from wool, silk, cotton or yarn or any fibrous substance, with a cut in the cross section and is used to stitch and sew fabric and other objects. Cotton was first spun by machinery in England in 1730 and from then on it spread like a wild fire across the world. Bunny Zlotnik -aerial silks dancer, circus acrobat, fire-dancer, event-producer, living statue, aesthete. Photographs by Feng Haoyu 2013 fenghaoyu.com
White tape, on a white girl, on a white background. White is an achromatic color, literally a "color without color", composed of a mixture of all frequencies of the light of the visible spectrum.
Beetle 1938
The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform anywhere in the world.
Black Balloon 1824
A balloon is an inflatable flexible bag filled with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, or air. Modern balloons can be made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, while some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders, such as the pig bladder. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes, while others are used for practical purposes such as meteorology, medical treatment, military defense, or transportation. A balloon's properties, including its low density and low cost, have led to a wide range of applications. The inventor of the rubber balloon, (the most common balloon) was Michael Faraday in 1824, via experiments with various gases.
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Bubble 1835
Bubbles, being a phenomenon of nature, have always been around, but the sport of playing with bubbles didn't really exist before soap. A soap bubble is a thin film of soapy water enclosing air that forms a hollow sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few seconds before bursting, either on their own or on contact with another object. They are often used for children's enjoyment, but they are also used in artistic performances. Assembling several bubbles results in a foam.
Megan Keely 1985
'So take my hand and please tell me this is easy tell me this will all change in time' - This is it, by Megan Keely Megan Keely is an American Singer-Songwriter, co-composer of Rules: the soundtrack for the blockbuster movie, The Hunger Games. She released her debut album, Acorn Collection, in October 2010. www.megankeely.com This is a collabortation by the end of 2012. Photographs by Feng Haoyu fenghaoyu.com
Nylon 1939
Nylon was first used for fishing line, surgical sutures, and toothbrush bristles. DuPont touted its new fiber as being "as strong as steel, as fine as a spider's web," and first announced and demonstrated nylon and nylon stockings to the American public at the 1939 New York World's Fair. According to The Nylon Drama authors David Hounshell and John Kenly Smith, Charles Stine, vice president DuPont unveiled the world's first synthetic fiber not to a scientific society but to three thousand women's club members gathered at the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair for the New York Herald Tribune's Eighth Annual Forum on Current Problems. He spoke in a session entitled 'We Enter the World of Tomorrow' which was keyed to the theme of the forthcoming fair, the World of Tomorrow."
Triangle 180
A triangle has an interior angle of 180°
Red Scarf 1917
There are many ways to memorize, one of them is to create. On one side of the world, red scarf is origin from Soviet Union in1917, carries German philosopher's utopia, on another side of the world it could be meaningless. When a product(red scarf) tells such a rich story, a hide and seek game started with hands behind it. I took my red scarf off at a moment when I was 14, and I did say "Be prepared, to struggle for the cause of Communism!" at 6.
Yellow is the new black 50 years ago, August 28, 1963, the black fought for the freedom of speech, but the yellow in China is facing the same situation, -for free speech in China
Pentagram 3000
Pentagram has been used in national anthem as a common design elements all round the world. The first known uses of the pentagram are found in Mesopotamian writings dating to about 3000 BC.
Rain 2008
我试图用简化的形体去表达属于内心的印象和感触——沉静而不忧郁,寂寞而不伤感,并希望这种沉静的感受会悄然注入观众内心,让现实和理想的两极在时间上共存,在空间上互渗。化景物为情思,绚烂之极归于平淡,作品已恰如我精神的同路人了。-曾倩婷 . 雕塑
Fan 988
According to the Song Sui (History of Song), a Japanese monk Chonen offered the folding fans to the emperor of China in 988. Later in 11th century, Korean envoys brought along Korean folding fans which were of Japanese origin as gifts to Chinese court.The popularity of folding fans was such that sumptuary laws were promulgated during Heian period which restricted the decoration of both hiogi and paper folding fans.They were made by tying thin stripes of hinoki (or Japanese cypress) together with thread. The number of strips of wood differed according to the person's rank.
Audi TT 2000
The Audi TT is a two-door sports car manufactured by the German automaker and Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi since 1998.
Zippo 1933
A non-branded Zippo like lighter, bought from an old man in a flea-market in California, A Zippo, ordered from Zippo, Made in U.S.A, A Dehoo, purchased from a small local shop in California, Made in China. Originality is key to collectors, but as an industrial designer, a moment when 3 different 'brands' co-exist, a moment when metal extracted from nowhere, U.S.A and China, formed almost the same forms and fire up the same flames, is more meaningful to capture and collect. *Zippo produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, and it became popular in the United States military, especially during World War II
Art Directors of Communist
This is a minimal visual history of Communism. The work shows the system of growth to a communist through a series of photograph of some extraordinary details of pins of Young Pioneer, Communist League and Communist. Credited the art directors behind them, from Russia, China and North Korea.
A polka dot pattern has its origin, the same applies to any design, product and object. Original design lasts for a reason. People looks at the same thing over time and gives it different meaning, I am trying to explore an angle from a product designer, observer stand point, so this is titled "Origin" currently consists of 4 projects. Origin一系列里想找到设计,物体,产品的原本,发现在不同时间里,传承的河流里它们不同的含义。Polka Dot 圆点,气球,肥皂泡,红领巾,它们在一百年前的设计跟现在是一样的但百年前,人第一次看到它时和当下看到它时,它,无疑在变。
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