Where? Who? What?
It’s INVERTED SPACES by Calico, NYC (www.calicowallpaper.com) : A celebration of the infinite space that has surrounded us since the dawn of time…It’s three walls of all-encompassing Alchemy feeeeeels.
the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold ; or to find a universal elixir. synonyms: chemistry, (+ just a titch of magic)
a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.“finding the person who’s right for you requires a very subtle alchemy”
Inverted Spaces : The Story
A collaboration with Amsterdam’s BCXSY concept design studio, Inverted Spaces transforms NASA satellite imagery into a series of constellational portraits.
Calico Wallpaper and BCXSY’s shared interest in explorations of space—both interior and beyond—led to the discovery of NASA’s immense library of breathtaking satellite imagery. Calico combined their talents to transpose a selection of these images, creating a series of imagined environments that offer an abstracted view of the universe. Enlisting the help of a matte-painting studio (who typically create cinematic fantasy worlds for Hollywood films) Calico was able to scale and enlarge the imagery while retaining the quality of the originals. The result is a six pattern celestial collection that is at once playful and profound. And our vision for our space and brand, smeared all over our walls. Our soul. On paper.
Inverted Spaces explores the beauty of the infinite expansion of the universe. Gazing up at the distant light of the planets and stars, we see that we are but a speck in a stunning sky.