Like the game Broken Telephone or Chinese whispers, Clement Valla asked five hundred Individuals to do just one thing — trace a line. Starting with a single line, each user only sees the latest line drawn, and can therefore only trace this latest imperfect copy. Resulting in A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals.
You can still participate via Amazonmechanical Turk.
Mat Hudson A.K.A. ORPHAN ELLIOTT does fun illustrations with a signature texture and ragged edges. I am too much in love with his colours and eccentric characters!
Art Lebedev has done it yet again, creating a subversive yet totally want-able product in the form of a cardboard USB stick. Has something to pass to a friend you never want to see again? Tear one off, scribble on it and pass it off. You never have to worry about getting it back. I’ll take mine in a roll please. Thanks.
I love it when sculptures interact with the surrounding landscape like this one. And a little humor does go a long way!
Here’s to design with a cause. A 2011 iF Concept Design Entry, hopefully to be a reality. By Martin Gschwandtl. Via Yanko Design.
The construction industry suffers from one of the highest work-related accidents across the board with nearly 60% of those injured having to leave indefinitely. The H3 is a vest with integrated accumulators on the back and supporting arm. The design improves physical efficiency using artificial muscle technology. It’s meant to assist the human operator, not replace him/her.
When I find myself having trouble choosing just six looks from a collection to put on urban taster, it means the designer has done an amazing job, creating lustworthy visions at each and every turn. Parbal Gurung has done just that with spicy Vermillions, the faintest Pinks and the most amazing looking Silver, Grey and White pieces to die for. images from Style.com
Jakob + Macfarlane Architects just completed this crazy amazing project of a Big Orange Cube with a big hole in it, in Lyon, France. Meant as a container for objects of art in furniture and design, it has itself, unquestionably, become one of the exhibits as well. via Contemporist
From the makers of Arkhippo, the over-sized iphone case. Ark has done it again and given us Arkcanary II, an acoustic iphone speaker shaped like a phonograph’s speaker or an old skool hearing aid. ARKWHAT?
More work from photographer Luke Stephenson, who previously was photographing every cornflake in a box. Now he turns his lens to brightly coloured birds against a matching background. The result is equally arresting.
Beautiful Lotuff & Clegg Flapover case for the iPad in full leather, with a contrasting suede interior. Now when’s the iPad 2 coming, along with my excuse for more accessories?
If you have always fancied foam of tuna and reverse reduction of riocotta (which means wet and moshy, really), this is the perfect gift to give yourself this Fourteenth of February.
This kit includes:
- 5 sets of food-additives:
- Agar-agar — 10 sachets of 20g each
- Calcium Lactate — 10 sachets of 20g each
- Sodium Alginate — 10 sachets of 20g each
- Soy Lecithin — 10 sachets of 20g each
- Xanthan Gum — 10 sachets of 20g each
- 1 set of tools:
- 1 syringe
- 5 pipettes
- 3 lengths of 18″ silicone tubing
- 1 slotted spoon
- 1 set of measuring spoons
- 1 DVD with 50 recipe demonstrations included
A beautiful new awareness campaign for WWF, “We Are All Connected.” Produced by Troublemakers, and realized by Mato Atom with Ogilvy & Mather.
Janna Syvanoja creates wonderfully dimensional jewellery from paper.
The process of making my recycled paperjewellery pieces, involves a slow, “natural” technique. By curving each slice of paper around the steelwire, one by one, one after another, it is as if the piece grows into its shape by itself. This way the character of wood, paper’s original material, is preserved in the piece — as is also the association to the whole organic world, the way it builds itself, being in constant change, traveling in time.
Printed paper has also an additional reality, the information it contains. Now, one can only see separate words and letters, that have been transformed into graphical patterns on the surface of the piece. The previous content of the material referred to communication between people — message and expression. A piece of jewellery is worn for the same purpose.
Made me laugh. Polish group PMS Collective’s ‘Self-Service’. Via animal.
Distilling public figures into the bare essentials so we can see the power of pure brand. by Ali Jabbar