“Do you use-less? Or Are you useless?” Such was the strangely-worded binary posed by Hong Kong's DETOUR 2011 design festival. The project, which just wrapped up at the former Married Police Quarters in the city's Central district, was all about exploring the differentiation outlined in this question. The exhibition showed a group of designers and artists whose work demonstrated the possibility of turning useless objects into useful treasures through conservation and artistic recycling.
Baller House 02/03/2009
Published by Michael freshome.com 10/30/2008
Just a twist of design, a splattering of paint, a cheeky addition to something old can make it look brightly cheerful and attractive to the eyes again. The Banpo Bridge which crosses over the Han River in the Seoul capital of Korea has been given new life with the addition of a very interesting fountain, that was specially designed to attract more tourists.
Mars Made, a new Boston-based company, designs high-end contemporary billiard tables such as the striking Mars Metal and Mars Concrete pictured here. The larger-than-life billiard tables come in 8 and 9 foot regulation sizes for a professional feel that those who take the game seriously will relish.
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