Went on a trip to Dubai first Design Days fair which took place March 19th-21
Was basically an amalgamation of designers from all over the world showcasing their products in the categories of art, interior design and furniture.
Took plenty of photos to be sure ;)
Awesome Interactive Screen that makes wings appear when you flap your arms <3
Ice Angel by Dominic Harris (Cinimod Studio, London) will be presented for the first time during the Dubai fair. The brand new interactive design creation is presented by Priveekollektie (Heusden, The Netherlands)
As the user moves their arms a new wing shape appears, unfurling from the shoulders, moving and displacing virtual snow. The wings are created dynamically and are linked to the participant. The artwork has a ‘memory’, capturing a hidden view of the participant and their angel wings, and this specific angel identity remains linked to that participant in any future encounters with the artwork.
The merging of angel mythology and the natural phenomenon of light travelling to earth creates an intriguing intersection. In modern terms, light is our messenger, allowing us to view the universe. An angel’s form is inherently human, yet an angel always originates from beyond.
At first, I was apprehensive about reading A Monster Calls for two reasons: 1) because it was classed as “Young Adult” or “teen” fiction, of which I rarely find anything worthwhile and 2) Because I have read enough mediocre books of the “fantasy/horror” persuasion to write my own.
A Monster Calls though, is far from disappointing.
A wonderfully intense emotional journey, with the kind of hard truths that everyone fears to acknowledge, I myself felt that uncomfortable twist in my stomach at some of the chapters.
Ness’s wonderful literary style makes you want to read it cover to back in one sitting, and read it again and again.
With such a desensitized new generation, very few books of late have evoked so much emotion from myself. As such, this is definitely one of my most memorable and all-time favourite reads.
Also, I am officially in love with Jim Kay, the Illustrator in charge of these: