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Filthy street mattresses turned into objects of desire by Glasgow artist Adam Shield

Posted by James Cartwright,

One thing we really love about our jobs is having the freedom to trawl the web for some of the strangest, most obsessive creative projects out there. We like it when people do great things for no good reason other than having an inexplicable passion for something niche and far too much time on their hands. Which is why we like Glasgow-based artist Adam Shield, a man with an unhealthy interest in abandoned mattresses that he’s channeled into a bizarre creative project.

Sleeping Patterns is a blog in which Adam documents the richly detailed, dubiously coloured mattresses he finds littering the streets of his city. They’re grubby and disgusting, covered in damp, mould and God knows what else, but under Adam’s careful gaze they become objects of curiosity and aesthetic worth. Add that to a brilliant blog name and you’ve got an perfectly executed archive project on your hands. Lovely.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.