Trees are often regarded as objects and are removed according to the landscape plan ruthlessly. In the Netherlands trees typically reach only one tenth of the age that they could make.
For Raw Color and studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters trees are anything but static. They ever changing life forms that determine how we experience light, shade, wind and changes of the seasons.
This photo series presents the life, dynamics and transformation of trees. When the wind blows, when the sun shines, the trees respond to nature in various ways. This project was created for MU, Make a Forest by Mkgk and Raw Color. Read More
This beautiful imagery created by Naoko Ito symbolizes the relationship between humans and nature. Each limb is cut and separated, and then placed into different jars carefully, leaving the overall look of the tree branch intact.
Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki recently won the Kobe Biennial’s Art Container Contest with their Kaleidoscope entry. Contestants were to create a closed environment, specifically in a standard international shipping container.
But it wasn’t just about putting mirrors at every angle so the environment would radically change as people walked through it, explains Shirane. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”
In order to know oneself, one must live towards the outside, it is be experiencing life that one discovers and shapes oneself. I have appropriated his concept while relating it out-of-body experiences more commonly known as astral projections, by seeking to represent – in a metaphorical way – the mind being projected inwards out of the body as a way of self-expression and representation.
This abstract collection has been selected as one of the finalist projects to compete at the International Talent Support 2014. View the collection after the jump.
In conjunction with the Jerusalem Design Week, designers Omer Polak and Michal Evyatar along with chef Erez Komorovsky, created colorful dough balloons made from vegetable juice and herbs. Imagine the taste and the scent! This is the real food lab.
The process included many experiments in the workshops kitchen. it was a great challenge to succeed in creating dough that is very flexible and can also come thin for baking and the eating experience. we worked almost like scientists, we wrote time, quantities, and temperature that we could produce the exact dough.
The bread is baked with industrial blowers through a small hole on a table, to create a spherical shape. Check out the process and the results after the jump!
Check out this stunning art by Estudio Guardabosques!
Introducing Marcus Kraft’s book: Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow. This book is a collection of pop wisdom; the book lists 250 of the best songs for the times when solid advice is needed.
If trees could make music, what would it sound like? We hear the sounds of nature, of the birds, the leaves and more. In “Years,” Bartholomäus Traubeck mines the natural data stored in a tree using some sophisticated man-made technology. With the help of a high-tech turntable, we are able to use tree rings like how we use vinyl records.
It was the wood, rather than the programming or hardware, that proved the most temperamental. “Since wood is a so-called living material it is very sensitive to humidity and temperature,” Traubeck explains. “It was virtually impossible to manufacture perfect cross-section cuts out of pure wood, because it would just break apart. So it came down to either using plasticized wood, which is essentially treated just like [Gunther] von Hagens’s Körperwelten (a very expensive and delicate procedure), or get veneer cuts. In the end, I settled for slices of veneer.”
Shaun Kardinal’s latest Instagram photography exhibition “Flying Formation”, had taken off very well indeed.
Eventually I chose my Instagram feed as the right exhibition space, and would, as a sort of durational performance, post the images over the course of two hours during Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.
When the evening came, I got myself setup at a favorite bar where, lit blue by iPhone and Macbook, I posted an image. Every ten minutes, I composed another—using Instagram’s filters and editor to finish each piece.
If there was a contest for businesses on Instagram, we’re awarding it to Ikea. For its PS 2014 collection, Ikea teamed up with Russian agency Instinct to create a unique catalog, and it sure is unique (and so accessible!). It’s a project that is truly “on the move”.