Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!
Dutch designer Christian Heikoop playfully explores the “Normcore” fashion trend in which people consciously choose not to distinguish themselves. Intersecting fashion and design, Heikoop’s project imagines the future of “Normcore” based on a few of its basic tenants: 1. “Raggedness” (secluding one’s body from view), 2. “Anonymity” (keeping to one’s self and dressing inconspicuously) and 3. “All-in-one” (limiting the options by which one distinguishes him/herself). See more images below!
Singapore-based duo Fizah Rahim and Rezaliando (aka Machineast) create iridescent 3D illustrations that attempt to capture that feeling you had watching cartoons as a kid. Not sure if that’s the feeling I get but love these all the same. See more images below.
Bloomberg Businessweek continues to kill it with their art direction. They recently created parody versions of other well-known magazines for their annual The Year Ahead issue, mimicking the style of iconic publications like Time and Wired to convey the range of topics that are going to matter in the coming year. See closeup images of the parodies below.
An incredible installation by Tokyo-based artist Nobumichi Asai. “Kagami” (or “mirror”) scans a participant’s face and uses roughly 5,000 motorized rods to create a 3D replica. More images and video below!
Brooklyn-based Richard Clarkson Studio and the levitation experts over at Crealev have come up with a speaker prototype designed to look (and float) like a cloud. The aptly named “Cloud” is outfitted with Bluetooth capabilities, LED lights (for the lighting effects), and a magnetic base. While not yet available for commercial release, you can check out a video of this whimsical invention below!
SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.