A Sea of Vibrant Color Made of…Knickknacks? This Is How You Cure Clutter.

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kipple (kip’ – É™l): noun “…useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s newspaper. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself…the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization.”

–Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968

Science fiction writer Dick coined the word (which sadly never caught on in real-life vernacular) in his famous novel that would be later adapted into the film Blade Runner. It’s a pretty relatable concept, so much so that British photographer Dan Tobin Smith decided to use the concept as a basis for a large-scale installation project in his East London studio for the 2014 London Design Festival.

The studio, with the installation and walking paths.

The studio, with the installation and walking paths

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