NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has commissioned a series of posters celebrating the future of space travel with retro-inspired designs. Evoking a golden age of exploration, the Visions of the Future campaign imagines a time when one might travel to Jupiter for weather balloon rides the same way we seek out Hawaiian vacations for their sunsets, and encourages us to think not only about the kind of future we want but how we might get there.
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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!
Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David Shrigley, Jonas Wood, Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin, William J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.
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!