10.02.16 by Staff

Abstract Rugs by Swedish Artist Jonathan Josefsson

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New collection of hand-crafted rugs by Swedish artist Jonathan Josefsson (click here to see previous post). Check out more of Josefsson’s abstract creations below! Or this month at Gallery Magnus Winström in Sweden.

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04.02.16 by Staff

15 Real Products Created from Children’s Wildest Ideas

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Awesome “Inventors!” project by British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox (who we posted about last year). After gathering over 600 ideas from over 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, Wilcox whittled down the entries to 60 and challenged local manufacturers to create exactly what the kids envisioned. See more of the original imaginings paired with the real-life creations below!

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23.01.16 by Staff

Contemporary Artists Create Silk Scarves for Massif Central

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Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David ShrigleyJonas WoodJulia Dault, Peter HalleyChris MartinWilliam J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.

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22.01.16 by Staff

Epic Geometric Patterns Made in Sand and Snow by Artist Simon Beck

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Artist Simon Beck turns a walk on the beach into a work of art with these massive crop circle-inspired creations. Obviously each piece takes a huge amount of pre-planning but physically executing such intricate designs can take a full day trudging (sometimes well into the night). Click below for more incredible images from Beck’s journeys across New Zealand’s shorelines and the Swiss Alps.

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13.01.16 by Staff

Colourful Experimental Carpets Created With Syringes of Foam

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NIGHTSHOP makes experimental carpets that are more art piece than interior decoration. Using soft urethane foam, each “carpet” is hand-drawn with foam-filled syringes squirted into various patterns. Never seen anything like this. Check them out below!

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07.01.16 by Jeff

Kodak Announces New Super 8 Film Camera For Digital Generation

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This feels like April Fool’s Day in January! At CES on Tuesday, Kodak announced plans to release a new Super 8 film camera with features including, USB port, built-in mic, digital viewfinder, SD card-slot, and interchangeable lenses. Will this excite a whole new generation of young filmmakers about the film medium? Kodak hopes so!

According to the Wallstreet Journal, the cost of the camera releasing in the fall of 2016 is expected to be between $400 – $750, with a cheaper version following in 2017. Apparently the purchase of film cartridges ($50-$75) will also include the processing and creation of a digitization of the footage!

Kodak had a whole slew of A-List Hollywood directors weighing in on the importance of the film camera so it appears this is really happening. Have a look at more images of the prototype, created with industrial designer Yves Behar, below.

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14.12.15 by Staff

360-Degree Books by Yusuke Oono

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These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced, Snow White and Mount Fuji have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!

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10.12.15 by Staff

Grass-Covered Path Suspended Above Courtyard in Poland

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Inspired by being stuck in an office and thinking “if only I could go for a walk,” the Zalewski Architecture Group have designed a unique bit of green space. This narrow path, suspended between the surrounding buildings, has transformed the sad little courtyard below into something far more enticing. Check out more images below.

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09.12.15 by Staff

Tomorrow’s Meatball: What We All Could Be Eating 20 Years From Now

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The future-living lab, Space10, has set out to explore creative ways of thinking about food in light of our current, unsustainable food practices. Tomorrow’s Meatball aims to do more with less, showcasing alternative food sources like insects, algae, and foods that otherwise go to waste or under-utilized. It also highlights alternative production processes like powdered and 3D printed foods, taking the possibility of future food customization and personalized nutrition to the next level. Check out the project below!

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