Friday Finds 04.27.12
In this installment of Friday Finds, we trek to Japan for a rockabilly video, zip on over to Spain to see a wood-framed bicycle crafted using traditional Basque tecnhiques, then head northward to Belgium to glimpse the work of furniture design team Muller Van Severen. Scroll down for more!
Straight-up interiors porn, my friends. Unabashedly feast those eyes.
This week Spanish filmmaker Maite Felices shared her latest installment to her video series on expert woodworkers. This video features the Telleria brothers, who incorporated the Basque technique of Txirbil ("wood-shaving" in Euskera) to create a wood-frame bicycle. Excited to see the next ones in the series, especially the one about a baker who creates his own high-end cooking tools.
This video from Peter, Bjorn, and John is one of the weirdest things I've seen in a while. The Swedish group filmed the video, which accompanies their single "Nothing to Worry About," in Japan, offering a glimpse into the Japanese rockabilly subculture. It's very fun to watch the pompadoured and tattooed dudes dance, kick, and breakdance in the streets...
"We are not looking for the next ‘big find’. The furniture exists because of a logical necessity. A table with a table-leg turning into a cantilever lamp, an open cabinet where one of the shelves becomes a table, or a series of lamps that are no more than a socket, a cover and a cord. The surprise comes from the combination of colors, materials, functions and—especially—the commonness."