Toy building blocks are a recurring source of inspiration for architects and artists. Simple and geometric, they were originally designed as a tool to develop creativity and teach younger ones to feel primary shapes and colours. Designers reimagine building blocks to turn them into a creative toy, a brand new modelling kit or even an artwork.
The art of embroidery is centuries old and today, is often viewed upon as primitive needlework. However, contemporary visionary artists push the boundaries of traditional techniques, subjects and materials, thus bring the traditional craft onto the next level. No longer basic handicraft, embroidery is a growing presence in museums and galleries, the needle and thread being used to investigate a variety of issues in diverse and complex ways.
A classic labyrinth is a primal architectural typology. On the one hand, it puts the creator in the position of power letting them direct the movements of the visitor to an absurd extent. On the other hand, being composed of just walls, it appears to be an essential form of architecture. Contemporary designers and architects get inspired by the form interpreting it in symbolical installations that make one contemplate on art, environment, or even truth.