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I'm a cadillac charged article. by Michael Slenske Two decades ago, New York-based light sculptor Leo Villareal attended Burning Man (the annual week-long art event in Black Rock City, Nevada, which culminates around a wooden sculpture of a man set on fire) and the experience changed his life. Cool Hunting
Core77 / industrial design magazine + resource / home

Core77 / industrial design magazine + resource / home

Posted by Ray | 4 Apr 2014 | Comments (0) The phrase "balloon chair" could mean any number of things, really, so h220430's take fits the bill as well as any of the possibilities (according to their website, the company takes its name from its birthday). If I understand the description correctly, the chair is mounted to the wall, as is its canopy of airless FRP (i.e. non-deflating) balloons, but this scarcely detracts from its visual effect. According to the Tokyo-based design studio, "if you sit in this chair, you'll be able to think positive thoughts even if you are feeling down." And while the "Balloon Chair" might evoke a certain Disney/Pixar film for many of us, it was actually inspired by Albert Lamorisse's classic featurette Le Ballon Rouge from over half a century prior.
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DesignVerb!

DesignVerb! Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance March 31st, 2014 This inspirational talk has a special place for me since I live in Boston and also captured the alarming global news during the marathon…. watch this talk to get awed in tech and surprised by a guest appearance. via TED Ed Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales This was one of the more alarming thought provoking talks this year…. imagine if this were true…parasites partiallycontrol the human brain!
Future Feeder and Journal of Architecture & Computation Culture February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: reblog | No Comments » but also, never mind the door. The sound of the footsteps on that particular wood, with those particular acoustics, with that particular stress to the floor underneath it … I knew immediately it was Germany, Berlin most likely. more:Evolution Door (by Klemens Torggler) beautiful… : Fresser. February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: reblog | No Comments »

Future Feeder and Journal of Architecture & Computation Culture

A round up of writing elsewhere: Over on BD is a guide to the Architecture of Breaking Bad. Here is an excerpt: Strangeharvest :: Architecture / Design / Culture

Strangeharvest :: Architecture / Design / Culture

things magazine: an online journal about objects and meanings

things magazine: an online journal about objects and meanings Oceans of images Generic Brand Video, oh the joys of stock photography / GRAD is the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design (via Travel Brochure Graphics). Past exhibitions have seen reconstructed Constructivism and Soviet propaganda imagery. It sent us back to Kosmograd / Triumphs, Carbuncles and Hopeful Monsters – The British vs Modern Architecture, an upcoming talk about architecture, place and public attitudes. Related, Subject, Theory, Practice: An Architecture of Creative Engagement is a short film by Adam Nathaniel Furman on archiporn, imagery, the avant-garde and the gulf between ‘hyperactive new medias with their incredible oceans of material and the slow dialogues that swirl around the grand narratives’. Adam Curtis meets Jonathan Meades.