Museum of Broken Relationships (Zagreb)

Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships is the pure definition of “wow”. A great idea. The collection is made by the donation of objects that tells a story of a broken heart. Along with the objects, comes a text explaning them.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships
An Ex Axe, 1995. Berlin, Germany.

“She was the first woman that I let move in with me. All my friends thought I needed to learn to let people in more. A few months after she moved in, I was offered to travel to the US. She could not come along. At the airport we said goodbye in tears, and she was assuring me she could not survive three weeks without me. I returned after three weeks, and she said: “I fell in love with someone else. I have known her for just 4 days, but I know that she can give me everything that you cannot.”

I was banal and asked about her plans regarding our life together. The next day she still had no answer, so I kicked her out. She immediately went on holiday with her new girlfriend while her furniture stayed with me. Not knowing what to do with my anger, I finally bought this axe at Karstadt to blow off steam and to give her at least a small feeling of loss – which she obviously did not have after our break-up.

In the 14 days of her holiday, every day I axed one piece of her furniture. I kept the remains there, as an expression of my inner condition. The more her room filled with chopped furniture acquiring the look of my soul, the better I felt. Two weeks after she left, she came back for the furniture. It was neatly arranged into small heaps and fragments of wood. She took that trash and left my apartment for good. The axe was promoted to a therapy instrument.”

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

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Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Via The Design Observer

www.brokenships.com

Crystal Bridges Museum (Bentonville)

Crystal Bridges Museum

The Crystal Bridges Museum, in Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.A., is dedicated to american art from the colonial era to nowadays. The collection includes works from Asher B. Durand, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Turrell, Georgia O’Keeffe among other names that represent the artistic evolution in the United States. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie.

Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
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Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Photo: Tim Hursley
Crystal Bridges Museum
Model. Image: John Horner.
Crystal Bridges Museum
Model. Image: John Horner.

Via Design Boom

www.crystalbridges.org

Museu das Telecomunicações (Rio de Janeiro)

Museu das Telecomunicações

The Museu das Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Museum), managed by Oi Futuro Institute, tells the story of telecommunications through various interactive devices. It also counts with a collection of various classic devices, documents, magazines, photographs, negatives, telephone directories and other related objects.

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

Museu das Telecomunicações

https://www.youtube.com/v/lV9Z9TknwcY?version=3&feature=player_detailpage

 

Via Uol Notícias e Arcoweb

www.oifuturo.org.br/cultura/museu-telecomunicacoes/

Moscow Design Museum

Russia has its own design museum, where people can have contact with examples of great international and russian design. By using a grid to compose shape variations, the museum has an expansive visual identity system that is very “catchy”.

Moscow Design Museum

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Via Brand New and Lava

http://www.moscowdesignmuseum.com/