tokujin yoshioka’s designer of the year, yoshioka has sent us some images from the installation that consisted of 550,000 plastic drinking straws piled into maze-like arrangements to suggest clouds. the use of weightless materials expresses the idea of ‘formless’ and ‘fluid air’
snowflake rug, design is made from weaving various transparent fibers together, the design suggests a crystalized snowscape.
The photo above shows a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky volcano. This stream flows beneath glacial ice on the flanks of Mutnovsky. Because glaciers on Kamchatka volcanoes have been melting in recent years, the roof of this cave is now so thin that sunlight penetrates through it, eerily illuminating the icy structures within. Photo taken on September 12, 2012.