A series of vending machines have been popping up in public spaces around France. However, rather than offering the usual snacks and sugar-filled drinks, these dispensers print off short stories for people to read while they wait for their flight or dawdling shopping companion. Developed by innovative publishing company, Short Édition, the machines offer a choice of 1, 3 or 5 minute reads, which are then randomly selected from their catalogue. See more images below or click here to learn more about the project.
Casa Vicens was the first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (best known for the Sagrada Família in Barcelona). Built between 1883 and 1885, the building has been a private residence for most of its 130-year history. However, thanks to MoraBanc, who purchased the building in 2014, the building will soon be open to the public!
For the past two years architects José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres (of Martínez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectes) and David García (of Daw Office) have been working on extensive restorations to help transform Casa Vicens into a cultural centre, “home” to both permanent and rotating exhibitions. See more images of the site below or check it out in person this October!
A brilliant collaboration between Areaware and VSCO, “Puzzle in Puzzle” uses images from South Korean photographer KangHee Kim’s “Mirrors” series to create custom puzzles that are effectively two-in-one. Designed to highlight the image-within-the-image, they can be completed both separately or together. See more images below!
Record label and audio-visual laboratory King Deluxe is hosting a competition to turn the imaginative worlds of Mike Winkelmann (aka Beeple) into VR environments that people can explore together! The aim of the contest is to motivate 3D artists to think more about VR design. First prize is your choice of either a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift (or the monetary equivalent). The deadline of August 14th and the judge of the competition is, of course, Beeple himself!
Given the fact that Beeple has created at least one new work a day for the past decade, there are tons of scenes to choose from. Click here for more information and check out more inspirational artwork below!
Artist and comedian Guy Madjar uses photoshop to include himself in all the films nominated for Best Picture this year. See more subtly (and not-so-subtly) altered movie posters below!
Designer Moisés Hernández strikes a fine balance between man and machine with this series of perfectly shaped, machine-milled objects hand-painted or, rather, hand-dipped in coloured water to create layering that resembles the plumage of birds. Check out more “Immersed Birds” below.