Snow Play

During a period of three years, the Ralston & Bau designers designed and built snow and ice projects to make the book “Snow Play” published by Artisan Books, New York. The idea was to explore all designs possible with the material, making a book with DIY projects for people of all ages that love snow. Creatures, games, spaces and more was made during snow workshops in different parts of Norway. Amazon says: “Calling all snow lovers—young and old alike! When you’re surrounded by the white stuff, it’s time for Snow Play! With crazy creatures to build, challenging games to play, and outrageous spaces to sculpt, author Birgitta Ralston, a Europe-based designer, has imagined the most creative ways to play in the snow. From a looming Loch Ness monster to a slippery Ice Slide, from a Snowball Lantern to brighten a yard to Curious Footprints to mark freshly fallen snow, the book includes 25 projects and games to draw you outdoors on a snow-filled day. Celebrate a winter birthday by building a giant Frosted Cake (and use food coloring to dye the snow!), or light your walkway with the flickering flames from a set of snowy Glow Cones. You’ll find hours of entertainment to brighten even the coldest winter days and nights. Snow Play is filled with projects and games for any age, ability, and number of people. Each entry includes complete step-by-step text instructions, plus explanatory line drawings. The full-color photographs show how each project is finished in all its frozen glory.”