Posts tagged ‘art’
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.
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
“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
Also check out: Zena Holloway’s Underwater Photography
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.
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.
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.
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.