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.
A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge Studio launched a highly successful Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo — an amplifier that would encourage people to reduce waste by allowing them to transform pre-existing speakers into portable Bluetooth stereo systems. In response to customers who loved the idea but didn’t necessarily have old speakers to re-use, they’ve now come up with The Vamp Speaker. Made entirely out of recycled materials, The Vamp Speaker is designed to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo device and can be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for deeper (and louder!) sound configurations. Check out more images and information below!
A series of functional sculptures exploring the balance between objects and space by Stockholm-based Studio E.O, in collaboration with Galerie kreo. See more “Indefinite Vases” below!
Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the ultimate puzzle book: one that requires the reader to solve each page before moving on to the next. Made of five wooden laser-cut puzzles/pages, the story revolves around an apprentice of Da Vinci who is similarly trapped reading the Codex and must solve it before his master returns. More images and video below.
Our friends Vancouver-based designers Knauf and Brown (aka Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown) have designed a new light! The Allumette Floor Light is made of aluminum form and emits a softly diffused LED light through recessed panels on the sides. See more images below.