Why fragile cities hold the key to stability and development. As some of the world’s large cities turn themselves around and thrive – just 600 now account for two-thirds of global GDP – countless smaller and medium-sized cities, mainly in Africa, Latin America and Asia, are descending deeper into violence and becoming less liveable, says a leading Latin American urban specialist.
In a new paper in Foreign Affairs, Robert Muggah, research director at the Igarapé Institute in Brazil, says anarchy now rules in some places. “North, Central, and South America [are] home to a staggering 45 of the world’s 50 most dangerous metropolises. Discarded Glasses Become Vessels to Grow Plants. Looking for a way to use abandoned objects for the greater good, Alicja Patanowska created The PLANTATION.
The PLANTATION consists of objects made from found glasses and porcelain components that when combined allow for the observation of plants growing, both stem and root. Finding discarded glass around the city streets of London in unexpected places, Patanowska spent over a month searching the streets between 4 and 6am to collect the glasses from bus stops, benches, curbs, and alleys. Villegaseditores. Boletín Museo del Oro. Forma y función en el oro Tairona. Intricate Modular Paper Sculptures by Richard Sweeney. Inspired by the organic forms of nature like mounds of snow and clouds, English artist Richard Sweeney creates delicate modular sculptures out of paper.
It’s hard to believe that some of these 3D sculptures came to life from just from paper, but the Wakefield, England-based artist works primarily with a ruler and cutter to bend fold and glue together his complex sculptures, which range from table-top size to floor-to-ceiling installations. Especially impressive are his pleated sculptures, which often don’t even use glue to achieve their three-dimensional terrain look. Sweeney is currently part of a touring show titled Above the Fold. And for those lucky folks in the Netherlands, he’ll be showing his work at the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn this summer. (via Cross Connect Magazine) From Frog, How To Collect Consumers' Data Without Freaking Them Out. Personally, I’m having trouble giving it up.
By "it," I mean information about me, details that I’ve worked hard to safeguard and keep private. In fact, the same companies that are now soliciting, or simply taking, my personal data still encourage me to create strong user IDs and passwords to protect my privacy. This can sometimes feel like a conflicting message to the consumer.
Artist Uses Algorithms to Carve Hyperdetailed Patterns into Plywood. /ˈspīrəl/, Michael Anderson, 2015.
Images via Michael Anderson's wood carvings are about as far from old-timey whittling as it gets. By programming a specialized computer numerical control machine (CNC), he cuts incredibly intricate geometric patterns into pieces of plywood. “I’m interested in using this technology to express art through form, texture and spatial experience,” Anderson told Instagram. The process itself is reminiscent of early, subtractive versions of 3D printing, which carved desired objects out of blocks of wood.
Giferent: Tienda Online de Objetos de Diseño y Regalos. Murió el pintor Manuel Hernández - Arte y teatro. A los 86 años, falleció el pintor bogotano Manuel Hernández, pionero del arte abstracto en Colombia.
Nacido en 1928, Hernández realizó su formación como artista en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Nacional, en 1946. También estudió en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile, donde hizo parte de los grupos Taller 9 y Nueva Generación.
Redpet - museos y exposiciones. 33 Ingeniously Designed Products You Need In Your Life. Strategies for Aesthetic Consistency and Continuity by sarang ganoo. Aportes del diseño by Instituto Metropolitano de Diseño e Innovación. A través de las experiencias by Instituto Metropolitano de Diseño e Innovación. Identidad_estrategica by ACUNAR. Guia de Branding para la moda by Interbrand. [奢侈品牌营销].Uche.Okonkwo.扫描版.pdf by John Xu. Please Invent This: Chefs And Food Writers On Kitchen Tools They Wish They Had. We've all had that moment when we've been so frustrated by [insert inferior kitchen tool here], we've felt the urge to toss it across the room and never step foot near a stove again.
Now imagine cooking for a living. Every imperfect gadget throws up a bulwark against delicious meals. Prop Stylists: The Unsung Heroes Of Food Photography. Looking at a beautiful spread of photos in a food magazine, you're probably salivating over the perfectly arranged greens or the buttery, crumbly pie crust.
The plate it's on, and the carefully arranged cutlery nearby, probably escape your notice. Prop stylists, who choose everything in a photo that's not food, often go unheralded in discussions of food photography, but they play a vital role on set. "I can make beautiful food, but unless somebody brought a beautiful plate to put it on, who cares? " as food stylist Kristy Mucci tells Co.Design. "It's totally an invisible thing," says Kira Corbin, a New York-based prop stylist who does sets for food and fashion shoots.
Co.Design: What does a day in the life of a prop stylist look like? Where do you get your props? What are you looking for?