16.10.14 by Jeff

These are Not Pieces of Trash They Are Detailed Paintings on Carved Wood

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What you’re looking at is not a discarded cigarette package, it’s a detailed painting by artist Tom Pfannerstill on a carved piece of basswood. His artworks are made based on objects he finds in the street, which he carefully catalogs, noting the time and place of each. These re-created artifacts act as a very personal record of his movements through time and space. For him, creating these 3D memories is “strangely comforting in a world that is increasingly electronic and virtual”.

Lots more images below!

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16.10.14 by Jeff

Through The Ground Glass: A Beautiful Portrait of a Large Format Photographer

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“Through The Ground Glass” is a stunning portrait of Joseph Allen Freeman, a large format photographer. I imagine there was a lot of pressure on the directors, Taylor Hawkins and Nick Bolton, in trying to capture a subject on video when that subject is someone who shoots large format film. They did it brilliantly though, the footage is gorgeous. It’s also really great to hear Freeman speak so candidly about the process. Watch the video below.

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15.10.14 by Jeff

Invention of the Day: 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds and Shoots Paper Airplanes

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Dieter Michael Krone used a 3D-printer to build an automatic weapon that continuously folds pieces of paper into paper gliders. Watch the video below, and stay for the end of the clip so you can see the inner workings of the airplane machine gun. This is extremely satisfying to watch.

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15.10.14 by Jeff

Sculptures Made of Thousands of Ceramic Shards by Artist Zemer Peled

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Israeli artist Zemer Peled creates beautiful organic forms out of porcelain shards and clay. See more below.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Basketball Travels Through Famous Movies

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A basketball bounces and rolls its way through a whole lotta famous films thanks to French animation studio HOTU. Bonus points if you know all three films above. Watch “87 Bounces” below.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Julio Reyes

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Drawings and paintings by artist Julio Reyes. More below.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Norwegian Designers Mesmerizing Kinetic Installation for Lundin Norway

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“Breaking The Surface” is a collaboration between ctrl+N, Scandinavian Design Group, Kontur, Abida, and Intek for Lundin Norway. The installation is essentially a grid of plastic cyclinders that move up into the ceiling as people walk underneath it. The wave-like motions can be experienced from below, on the first floor, but also from above, on the second floor. Love to see this in person, watch the videos below.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Ryan Humphrey

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Love these illustrations (and all the Simpsons details stuffed into them) by Ryan Humphrey. More below.

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