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”.
I’m sure we are all familiar with the old Malay adage: “sikit sikit, lama lama jadi bukit”, which means literally, bit by bit, it will accumulate into a mountain over time. Well, if we all threw a plastic bag on the floor, over time, our world would be a plastic world.
Vilde J. Rolfsen’s photo series “Plastic Bag Landscapes” gives us an insight into a plastic world.
For the project ‘Plastic Bag Landscapes’ I use plastic bags, which I have found in the street. By using light and different colored cardboard, I play with perspective. When the studio lights hits the plastic and the colors shine through, the plastic bag does not look like a plastic bag anymore, but makes the plastic bag look like an imaginary landscape.
Logos were always made simple, and eye-catching. Tom Anders Watkins’ series of minimalist logos sure are simple, and they sure caught our eyes as well.
In addition to the final logos, he has also included in-process sketches that shows how they are made. The striking icons in the series—depicting creatures like a flamingo, a frog and a jellyfish—are made by layering circles and straight lines.