Snug Studio snagged me with the perfect bit of bait: a beautiful wooden bird mobile. We unknowingly started a little bird-love avalanche around our house the moment we chose to name our daughter after a bird! And this beaute would be awesome in her room.
Blurring the lines between art and design, Melissa Borrell’s work explores the ideas of space, perception, color and form through jewelry, innovative product designs and sculpture. Her Tangent Mobiles are all of these things – and interactive too. The mobiles come flat for you to transform them into 3-dimensional sculpture by pulling the rings open at a variety of angles and directions. Hang them in any orientation or lay them flat for tabletop and shelf display.
Designer Ryusaku Kawashima had a brilliant idea: transform the concept of the mobile into a DIY exercise by letting the user determine the content. Result: the DIY 419 Mobile. Using the brightly colored clips at the ends of the stainless steel suspension wires, you can attach all sorts of things, from fine art cards to family photographs to crafts.