Leave it to a Dutchman! While still a graduate student at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Joep Verhoeven did us all a favor and put form over function. Why NOT inject a little beauty into something as common and necessary as a chain link fence? I swore I would never have one, but we do (came with the house) and love its purpose (dogs). While most of it is covered with vines and shrubs, there are a few areas where I would love to place this Lace Fence instead!
The organic and curvilinear patterns available include Blossom, Drops and Leaves.
The lace fence is produced by the Dutch design house, Demakersvan, and is available in the U.S. through DroogUSA.
Currently in the Netherlands, there is a competition quite unlike any other I've ever seen. Just check out these sand sculptures at the Zandsculpturenfestijn (Sand Sculpture Festival) running from the 15th of April to the 29th of October. The Festival information is here.
The winner of the competition with the Marine motto, created by Arianne van Rosmalen and Susanne Ruseler.
Aren't these amazing?