29.09.15 by Jeff

New Design for the Vancouver Art Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron


The design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery has been unveiled! Designed by acclaimed Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the proposed gallery will be 230 feet tall and have a total floor area of 310,000 square feet (85,000 of which will be dedicated exhibition space). There will be a library and 350-seat theatre, and it will all be primarily made of wood! While the design is impressive, the project is expected to cost $350 million. That’s not only $50 million more than expected but far from the $73 million raised so far.

I personally love the building design; the scale, the striking silhouette, and the carefully considered windows in the upper levels rather than yet another all glass addition to the boring Vancouver skyline. I just don’t know how our city is going to afford it (I hope we can). If it is indeed built, it will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first building in Canada. More renderings of the proposed design below!

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19.06.15 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Trail Type




Loving this little Tumblr called Trail Type – a collection of type found
in the wilderness.

16.06.15 by Jeff

Poster Design: A Selection of Stanley Kubrick Films by Illustrator Tomer Hanuka


Loving this on-going series of Stanley Kubrick film posters by Israeli-cartoonist and illustrator Tomer Hanuka. See the rest below.

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03.06.15 by Staff

360 Degree x 220 Degree Immersive Video Installation




Cocoon is a 360 degree x 220 degree immersive video installation and the latest from London-based animation studio, Factory Fifteen. Exhibited at the SAT Immersion Experience Symposium back in May, Cocoon represents the first attempt at 360 degree film making. In the video below, participants are placed inside a transformative, spherical space that eventually peels away.

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02.06.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter and Video of the Day: The Cinder Cone



Around this time last year Foster Huntington decided to build the ultimate tree house and skate bowl. With the help of his friends (some professional carpenters/some not), Huntington was able to make his dream a reality. Having documented the project from start to finish, Huntington is now starting a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of publishing a book that will inspire others. Watch the video of The Cinder Cone below.

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01.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Roos Gomperts



Commissioned by Dutch Invertuals to translate their iconic designs into illustrations, artist Roos Gomperts has made an 8 poster series using mono printing and paper cutouts. Check out the rest of Gompert’s work for Dutch Invertuals below.

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21.05.15 by Staff

Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light


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!

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18.05.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Pikaplant


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

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