Summers near and it’s times to buy some new shades. Having been in an Industrial Deign program a few pairs of safety glasses has always been standard, but to see them make it out to the fashion world is refreshing with a twist of style to the vintage look. Jon and Lizzie of Wintercheckfactory.com have taken a spin on the safety glasses and I might just have to get a pair. A good buy for $45.
Artist Ken Solomon has an interesting take on art by taking Goggle image results and Facebook pages then creates water colors out of them. I’ve always enjoyed the calmness in water colors and wished the web could reflect this. The other side I really like about his work is making the dynamic static. Our modern web world has introduced us to a world where a webpage, idea, definition is constantly changing. An image search for one topic might be different minutes later. Having a static painting gives a retained time stamp in that search, the definition in that time, and something kind of cool.
I like how Ken remarks in the video when questioned about artistic license when it comes to his paintings; his answer is that “you’ll never know” since the the web is always alive so you don’t know if he manipulated a search or if it was actually what was there.
via allthingsD (video interview with Ken)
Many samples of Kens work after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
More Dice prints after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve seen a variety of cool materials in my days but I’ve never thought about using one to act as a cup holder after pouring in a hot beverage as this Heatswell project by Amron does. I’m very curious to find out if the actual forms can be controlled. I’m guessing the forms don’t retract either, but if they did, I’d imagine a whole line-up of clothing that changed forms based on the humidity in ones environment. Watch the video above or here. (it gets much more interesting after 1:35)
“Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert (famous for his work with balloons) threw a party where guests wore shoe-extenders to make them all the same height of 2 meters. Aside from bringing the partygoers all to a common eye level (and eliminating the awkward postures of party talk between the tall and the short), the gathering is lent an infographic nature by the shoes: all made from blue foam, the person’s real height is read in the visual uniformity of the sole instead of at the head—like a walking bar graph.
This (completely underpublished) project, entitled “Level,” is from 1997, produced for the Personal Absurdities show at the Galerie Gebauer Berlin. Finding it now, in 2010, I can’t help but read it as a design event, getting directly at the basic qualities that shape our interactions with others—what does it mean when we all share one height?
Hans Hemmert is part of the art collective Inges Idee. Check out their site for more amazing projects in public space.”
See it, spray it, bling it, eat it! Korefe makes some edible Silver and Gold paint, making sure to capture your guests curiosity! I want to eat silver cereal!
More pics after the jump.
haha, this is awesome! Charlie Brooks gives the 101 in How to Report The News! Watch it above or here.
Hidden within a quiet alley in Boston’s Leather District is a restaurant experience inside a cozy brick and beam environment with dim lights echoing eclectic music while your senses feast on intricate creations at a placed called O Ya .
I’d heard numerous rave reviews (nytimes , yelp) about O Ya since it’s opening 3 years ago, and with delight experienced what just might have been one of my favorite sushi meals in Boston. The combination of a warming environment, attentive personal service, a carefully crafted menu, and an execution to freshness and details made out for an fantastic experience… damn it was good!
Read the rest of the review after the jump which has several photos and reactions to each dish, including the full O Ya menu.
Back in January, EG conference attendees experienced the premiere screening of Life, a new series by Discovery and the BBC on nature after their Planet Earth film! On March 21st at 8pm EST, LIFE will premiere on TV and I highly suggest watching it.
From water running lizards, to frogs that bounce like rubber balls as a defense, an intense new understanding in frog tongues, to the most beautiful bird gestures I’ve ever seen. Get a glimpse of the film on the LIFE site, or on a few video clips below:
“Mark Roth studies suspended animation: the art of shutting down life processes and then starting them up again. It’s wild stuff, but it’s not science fiction. Induced by careful use of an otherwise toxic gas, suspended animation can potentially help trauma and heart attack victims survive long enough to be treated.”
Watch the video above or here.
Gehard Demetz makes some incredibly amazing wood carvings that are mysterious, eerie, beautiful, and full of emotion! I’m not sure what the story is behind each one of these pieces but I’d love to find out.
See several of his wood carving pieces after the jump.