Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The World Beach Project

One of my favorite museums is London's Victoria & Albert, one of the great design museums of the world.  Right now they are hosting a wonderful project that invites anyone anywhere of any age to create patterns on the beach and then post them on the V&A's World Beach Project site.  The only rule is that the patterns must be made of beach stones and nothing else.  The project site has an interactive map that allows you to see the designs created by everyone who is participating in the project.  Some of my favorites are the ones made by kids.  Below are just a few that I especially like.  Happy beach combing days, my friends!

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13 comments:

  1. Of course, the heart stole the show for me. So simple and sweet as well as the exact same thing I do when I go to the beach...make a heart in the sand or with pebbles!

    Hope you are having a delightful time!

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  2. I love V&A too.

    What a fabulous idea, I love all the pictures, it's so great what you can do with just pebbles.
    xxx

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  3. That project is breathtaking...*sigh*... and I love the V & A--great London favorite! Happy Days in the best city, Gigi :o) ((HUGS))

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  4. oh gigi ~ i love stones so ... and rocks ... thank you for showing us this ~ the coolest project ever!
    i have just dug a new garden space east of the studio and have been planning a rock terrace and pathway and these creations just really and truly inspire ...
    thanks again ~ have fun!
    prairiegirl
    ps. will you be seeking out a tasty fish 'n chip shop? our cousins took us to a little out-of-the-way spot in london where they still wrapped it in paper ~ divine!

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  5. very cool! hope you are having a wonderful time! :)

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  6. So beautiful!
    a reminder that nothing is permanent somehow...

    xo*

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  7. Love the V&A too but REALLY love this project! 1st, 2nd and 3rd images are my favourites! Hope you are having a fab time in London :)

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  8. Hi Gigi,
    I have emailed you with a few ideas-let me know if you don't get it and I will leave a comment here instead! Love the V and A too-and the beach project looks good!

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  9. Oh, my! I really, really love stuff like this. I get so enamoured of people who create beauty just to do it. Even if it's fleeting. Even anonymously. I just love that.

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  10. I can spend hours looking at this site! Thanks for the link...the whole idea of a museum collecting these images makes me happy:) Very Goldsworthy... I love his work...

    Glad to read you hare enjoying your scones with clotted cream:)

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  11. ...was just thinking I wish I knew about this while I was at Maine's rocky beaches...

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