By doing away with superflous details like faces, arms, necks and torsos, Sparky Campanella composes a portrait of his subjects with a mosaic of close up skin, moles, freckles and abstracted body parts.Read More
By architects Henriquez Partners in Vancouver, this concrete staircase inside an atrium twists and turns its way up like the umbilical cord of the building, delivering people from one place to another, much like how an umbilical cord transfers nutrients from mother to child. via Contemporist
MÖBIUS — Federation Square is a collaborative stop motion sculpture where twenty-one large triangles animated by Melbourne, throughout Federation Square. MÖBIUS is a sculpture that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day. By ENESSRead More
A gorgeous collaboration by furniture manufacturer Vitra and fashion house G-star Raw, reinterpreting and in some cases re-imagining some of the most classic pieces of furniture by French designer Jean Prouvé. My favourite of the series must be the wooden stool, finished off with the signature two circles in a darker wood.
Prouvé RAW presents a collection of Jean Prouvé furniture classics – newly interpreted by denim specialist G-Star and Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra in collaboration with the Prouvé family. Born out of a mutual passion for this French Modernist’s iconic designs, the G-Star and Vitra creative teams have worked for two years to give some of Jean Prouvé‘s best known designs a fresh and contemporary look and feel, while re-discovering the charm of some of his lesser known pieces.
For the most atmospheric images of the magnificent food culture in Asia, where you swear you are smelling the spices, hearing the hawkers shout their orders and feeling the heat of the charcoal grill, there is only one place to look, that is the EatingAsia blog, written by Robyn Eckhardt with photography by David Hagerman.Read More
A commercial so beautiful I don’t really care what they are trying to sell, cos I am buying for sure.Read More
Set in the middle of the Lake Constance in Austria for the Bregenz Festival “Opera on the Lake”, this stage looks more like one of Dali’s artwork than a performance venue. Designed for “Andre Chenier” by Umberto Giordano, the figure of the head is from Jacques-Louis David’s 1793 painting, “The death of Marat”. Within the set design is also a 7-meter high golden mirror that acts as a venue for extras and stuntmen, as well as an old book held in the hand of Marat as a stage for the singers.Read More
A wonderfully fun, strangely drug-filled, chase’em catch’em film from four students from the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands.
Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
Read more about this project at macncheese.nl
For when the weight of the world is on your shoulders…Read More
Paul Bourke, a research professor at the University of Western Australia, provides us a fly-through of the known universe in a beautiful data driven animation. Geeky, I know, but the results is oh so beautiful, for the rest of us.
The 6dF Galaxy Survey has collected more than 120,000 redshifts over the southern sky over a 5 year period from 2001 to 2005. Its goal is to map our southern view of the local universe, and use the peculiar motions of one-tenth of the survey to measure galaxy mass. It covers more than eight times the sky area of the successful 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey.