16.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

The Brutalist Playground

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Architecture collective Assemble and photographer Simon Terrill have re-created concrete playgrounds of the post-war era using brightly coloured foam. The large-scale installations are on display at the Royal Institute of British Architecture in London from June 10 to August 16. See more images below.

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09.06.15 by Staff

Trippy Invention of the Day: The Sisyphus Machine

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Physician turned motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro has designed an elaborate sand drawing machine that uses magnets to create really elaborate patterns. The Sisyphus Machine took 25 years to perfect and has been installed in locations around the world. Check out more images and time-lapse video below!

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09.06.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Installation: Light Barrier – Second Edition

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Tech art installation from Kimchi & Chips uses an array of mirrors and lights to create geometric apparitions that appear to float in the air – video embedded below.

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05.06.15 by Jeff

Todd St. John

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Works by New York-based artist/designer behind HunterGatherer studio, Todd St. John. More images below.

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02.06.15 by Staff

Giraffe’s Eye

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Hammerhead Studio in Yokohama, Japan closed in 2014 but this new interactive installation by Lens gives a unique take on what used to be. Shot from above in ultra high resolution video, Giraffe’s Eye allows you to see the daily routines of the artists who inhabited the building with a simple touch of a screen. Really cool idea! See more images and video below.

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01.06.15 by Jeff

The First-Ever Booooooom T-Shirt Designed by Wakana Yamazaki (Only Available Until Thursday)

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Hello my friends, I’m excited to announce the start of something new! Today we launch our Booooooom Shop which will feature exclusive items from time to time.

We’re kicking things off with a t-shirt designed for us by emerging Japanese illustrator Wakana Yamazaki. We wanted to pick someone who wasn’t very well known (this will be one of the themes of the shop) and someone whose work looks like it came from another planet. Her style is so original – never seen anything like it.

The t-shirt is $25 and only available as a pre-order until Thursday June 4th 11:59 PST. It will never be sold again.

One of our goals is to release limited edition products but also allow for everyone who wants them to have them. In essence these products will be both limited and unlimited. So if you want this piece of history, the first-ever Booooooom Artist Series t-shirt, this is your chance.

ORDER THE SHIRT HERE

28.05.15 by Staff

Universal Everything’s Wondrous Projections on the Sydney Opera House

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In collaboration with 22 animation studios from all over the world, Universal Everything has created a living mural for the Sydney Opera House. While adapting cutting-edge technologies, Universal Everything encouraged a creative process intent on capturing something everyone can relate to. The hand-drawn approach, in particular, sets it apart from the kind of projections usually commissioned to light up the iconic structure. See more images and video of the project below.

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26.05.15 by Staff

Bridge Made From 22,000 Sheets of Paper

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Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).

Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in any permanent way. Check out more images of the paperbridge below.

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