Monthly Archives: March 2012

CYCLOPTICS

CYCLOPTICS

Some clients are unusual and Philip Sunsbeats, founder and owner of Cycloptics, a small firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is definitely more than that. He’s anomalous, to say the least. A few months ago he showed up at Brandpowder’s Headquarters, introducing himself as the one and only producer of eyeglass in the world. The product is ... Read More »

I AM PAPER

I AM PAPER

Welcome to the paper version of yourself. This is a particular kind of anatomy,  made of Japanese mulberry paper and using the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling, or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks ... Read More »

MACHINE MEMOIR

MACHINE MEMOIR

In a Quixotesque attempt to oppose the digital revolution, with its hi-resolution, hi-boring view of the world, Brandpowder decided to produce its own line of cameras. The project was initially called Alternative Image Taking (AIT). In our view the name had to sound a bit like a no-frills manifesto promoting a life out-of-focus. But then ... Read More »

THE VEGETARIAN CAR

THE VEGETARIAN CAR

  What’s wrong about oil?  (Photo: G. Esiri) We recently got a tough assignment by the Planet’s Auto Association, a global firm which protects car makers’ interests worldwide. Brandpowder’s task was to rehabilitate big, expensive cars in the eyes of people, shifting their perception from disgust to tolerance. Not an easy goal, considering people’s green ... Read More »

AVOID THE VOID

AVOID THE VOID

Frame inside frame inside frame… Kolkoz is a french artist duo formed by Samuel Boutruche and Benjamin Moreau. The ‘Collection Americaine’ featured here is a series of luxurious baroque frames, framing other frames, and playing around the concept of mise en abyme, or Droste effect (named after the chocolate Dutch box where a lady holds ... Read More »

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