29.07.15 by Jeff

iOS Game of the Day: Specimen

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Here’s an addictive little iOS game for all you designers out there who feel you have a discerning eye for colour! You can test yourself to see just how accurate those eyeballs of yours really are.

Specimen was created by three New Yorkers; Designer Erica Gorochow, developer Sal Randazzo, and programmer Charlie Whitney. The museum-led incubator known as NEW INC acted as a home base for the project and it sounds like the community there really helped foster Specimen’s development.

The team now has plans to be able to provide users with data about the way they see colour. If you wanna check it out, you can download Specimen for free.

(I’ve found that I do better when I squint at the screen.)

29.07.15 by Staff

Computer Generated “Kaleidome”

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Currently on display at Shatin Park in Hong Kong, “Kaleidome” is a brightly coloured, stainless-steel structure that children can play on. Passersby can also gaze through it and see their surroundings reflected back in kaleidoscopic effect.

It isn’t just fun though. The installation was created by LAAB Architects using a highly sophisticated computer programming system that arranged all 262 laser-cut cells (of 22 unique shapes) into a formation that would allow for as little material and spatial consumption as possible. See more images of LAAB’s amazing design below!

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28.07.15 by Staff

90s Forever

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“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!

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13.07.15 by Staff

The Infinite Bridge

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Amazing circular bridge by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter. Erected off the Danish coast as part of this year’s Sculpture By the Sea festival in Denmark. More images of “The Infinite Bridge” below!

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08.07.15 by Staff

Mark McCloud: “Take It Acid Is”

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“Take It Acid Is” is on display at FIFTY24SF Gallery this month. The show features the largest collection of acid blotter paper in the world, all created or obtained by artist Mark McCloud over a 50 year period. More images below!
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06.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

Anton Hjertstedt

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Fantastic work by graphic designer Anton Hjertstedt. See more of Hjertstedt’s amazing (and saucy!) abstracts below.

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29.06.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

The Selfie Plant

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Curious design project from the CIID. An installation in which a plant can take photographs of itself and share them via social media. Powered by the open-source Arduino Yun board, it can alter the pose and monitor the ‘mood’ of the plant to decide when to take a picture – video embedded below:

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24.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Serpentine Pavilion

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Designed by Spanish studio SelgasCano, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion pays homage to the London Underground and features an enticingly coloured secret corridor. See more images below!

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