Posts tagged ‘art’

“plug!”- cork and glass by tomas kral

We have an inexplicable fascination with cork-based furniture (as evidenced here and here). At least when it’s done well we do.  And artist Tomas Kral’s line of products are some of the best we’ve seen.  His designs are modern, clean, thoughtful, and look durable (this last one’s hard to say without actually getting our hands on one).  Check out his website for more photos.
His process includes the using a CNC maching to mill the cork and hand blowing the glass pieces.  It’s a marriage between a controlled, accurate process and one that is much more organic.
+via: designboom
+tomas kral

February 4, 2009 at 10:02 am Leave a comment


By Charlie McCarthy
via: today and tomorrow

December 8, 2008 at 9:45 pm 1 comment

sibylle pasche in new york


If you are in new york between now and December 20th you may want to check out Sibylle Pasche at the Reeves Contemporary at 535 W. 24th Street. I am excited to run out over lunch one day this week and take a peek.  I love large pieces of stones especially when when they are finely crafted to appear so delicate by great artists.





I would love to visit her Atelier Burg showroom in Meilen (just outside of Zürich). *pictured below


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December 8, 2008 at 9:15 pm Leave a comment

jason decaires taylor: underwater sculpture

“Creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park, Jason de Caires Taylor has gained international recognition for his unique work. His sculptures highlight ecological processes whilst exploring the intricate relationships between modern art and the environment. By using sculptures to create artificial reefs, the artist’s interventions promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world.” –Underwater Sculpture

+many more pictures here
+via Design You Trust

Also check out: Zena Holloway’s Underwater Photography

December 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm 5 comments

LED heaven

If you ever wanted to know what 4.5 million LED’s look like, then check out the Nabano no Sato Theme Park in Japan. Read more about the installation here.

+via Farestgizmo, via Notcot

November 20, 2008 at 11:48 pm 1 comment

field of light

Installation by lighting designer Bruno Munro for the Eden Project in Cornwall, England.


+ Eden Project
+Bruno Munro

via: Dezeen

November 16, 2008 at 9:40 pm 1 comment

andy gilmore

Digital Art by Andy Gilmore.

Andy Gilmore


November 4, 2008 at 1:37 am 1 comment

the color of salt ponds

Who would have thought that salt evaporation ponds could be so amazing? I’ve just drawn a little inspiration for my next painting! 

WOW!! Be sure and check out the rest.

+via: kottke

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August 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm 2 comments


If you live in NYC or have spent any time in the city you know how large piles of trash bags can destroy your morning and evening walks. Well, how’s this for TRASH . . .

Anycoloryoulike developed a citywide art intervention that has been replacing normal trash bags with designer trash bags from local artists. The TRASH appears on strings of blocks throughout the city and you too can get involved.  An extra plus in the project is that each bag is biodegradable and treated with repellant for Rodents of Unusual Size and things like that.  

+via: designundersky

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August 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm 4 comments

the cloud – organic responsive landmark

The Cloud by MIT’s Mobile Experience Lab
Located in Florence, Italy

Consisting of over 15,000 individually addressable fibers and 65km of fiber optics, The Cloud is an organic, interactive sculpture utilizing hundreds of sensors to facilitate human interaction and express context awareness.  The sculpture “feels” touch and presence along with changing environmental conditions and it’s programming responds accordingly.

The cloud is capable of detecting presence and engaging with users through its multi-fiber touch interface. Tactile engagement with the individual fibers provokes a variety of responses from the cloud, ranging from ambient lighting to animation and sound. (from the website)

The Cloud is also developed on an open-source platform to which anybody can add to its’ library of creative interaction.

June 23, 2008 at 6:13 am 1 comment

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