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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).
Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below–love the shot of the shirt sleeves!
“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.
Watch the beautiful video below!