Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a creative couple who have been in the art world for nearly a decade creating unique images by combining photography, collage, painting, sculpture, and performance elements.
The Cure for Greed by Diddo.
‘The Cure For Greed’ is a project by artist and designer Diddo. It consists of an injection kit featuring a 24-karat gold plated syringe and a single 5 ml dose of dollar ink recovered from approximately $10,000 in US currency.
Whatever we feel about greed, we can agree on one thing: it exists. Whether there’s too much of it in the world, or too little, is a matter of opinion, not understanding. On one side of the debate, some believe it’s the root of all that is corrupt and evil. Conversely, greed is seen and often celebrated as the key behavior that allowed our species to adapt and evolve so successfully. But what exactly is greed? Is it an immutable algorithm hardwired in our DNA, a survival instinct that triggers responses to a constantly changing environment that can turn hostile at any moment? Maybe greed is an emotional reaction to our cultural reward system? Or the embodiment of the darkest side of our natures, rooted in fear? ‘The Cure For Greed’ is an iconic object that sparks an internal and social dialogue on all aspects of ‘greed’, the benefits as well as dangers of this basic and pervasive human behavior. It’s an invitation to reexamine our assumptions and inject them with the type of energy that will ensure new and evolving perspectives. The hope is to learn from this process, and grow, to become more human, not by repressing our nature, but by transcending it with understanding and compassion.
"It seems significant that we don’t want things to be quiet, ever, anymore."
This hexagonal shape watch is surrounded by 53mm of stainless steel and has a look and feel to it that scream “future”. The black Italian leather band is a nice balance to the rest of the sporty timepiece. We’re not quite sure how the face is read—but that mystery is why this device is so fun (and different) to other lower-end varieties.
Cross Check Chair, 1992
Frank Gehry once wrote that designing a new chair was like being asked “to find the meaning of life while standing on one foot. It’s like a Talmudic question.” In 1989, when Knoll approached him with that same challenge, the only way Gehry would consider it was if Knoll would set him up in a workshop similar to that of Charles and Ray Eames, which he fondly recalls visiting in his youth. Two years after receiving the Pritzker Prize — “the Nobel of architecture” – the designer released the Gehry Collection (1990) for Knoll. Paying homage to his Canadian roots, he named the pieces after ice hockey terms; the wafer-thin strips of laminated maple are bent, woven and curled into featherweight yet sturdy forms, evoking the simple strength of hockey sticks themselves. MOMA unveiled a window display of early production samples — three months before their scheduled debut at the American Craft Museum across the street. (source)