02.06.15 by Staff

Giraffe’s Eye

giraffe6

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.

Read More

01.06.15 by Jeff

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

WAKANA-YAMAZAKI-TEE0WAKANA-YAMAZAKI-TEE5

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

opera12

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.

Read More

26.05.15 by Staff

Bridge Made From 22,000 Sheets of Paper

paperbridge1

paperbridge6

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.

Read More

21.05.15 by Staff

Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light

light1

Founded by visual artist Joe Hollier and developer Kaiwei Tang, Light aspires to provide you with “your phone away from phone”: a device that connects with your existing cellphone, but only makes phone calls, and is the size of a credit card. It’s a fantastic concept, not to mention a beautifully minimalist design. Learn more about The Light Phone and Light’s Kickstarter below!

Read More

18.05.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Pikaplant

pika3

Pikaplant makes plant keeping ridiculously easy. Tableau system mimics nature so plants water themselves. Learn more about Pikaplant below.

Read More

12.05.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Design a Secret Society Bandana with Jon Contino

joncontino-02 joncontino-03 joncontino-04 joncontino-05

Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.

Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.

Read More

12.05.15 by Jeff

Wes Anderson Designs Bar for Prada

wes-anderson03

Director Wes Anderson recently lent his design talents to Bar Luce, the cafe inside of Fondazione Prada, a new art and culture complex by Prada. It looks like something right out of one of his movies (the Pinball Machine is Life Aquatic themed) but Anderson says “While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”

Have a look at some more images below.

Read More