This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.
isamu noguchi biography isamu noguchi (pronounced as: sämoo nogooch) was a sculptor, designer, architect, and craftsman. he believed that through sculpture and architecture, one could better understand the struggle with nature. isamu noguchi was born in los angeles in 1904 to an irish-american teacher and editor, and a japanese poet. isamu noguchi was raised in japan until, at 13, he was sent to the us to study. after winning one of the first guggenheim fellowships in 1927, noguchi travelled to paris where he worked for six months as a studio assistant to the sculptor, constantin brancusi. returning to new york in 1932, he made his name as a sculptor and portrait artist, as well as winning commissions for memorials, monuments and industrial designs. with his long-time friend, the visionary engineer buckminster fuller, he constructed models, planned outdoor projects, and investigated the ways in which people live and thrive in their environments. / see noguchi's exhibition / see noguchi's furniture
Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures, Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view. What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. Update: Post updated 10/18/2016 with new photography.
Real Life Version of Up | Fubizâ ¢ Une belle initiative par la chaîne National Geographic avec ce concept de reconstitution de la maison du film Up (La Haut) des studios Pixar. Un lancement effectué depuis un terrain de Los Angeles, avec plus de 300 ballons à l’hélium et une maison grandeur nature. ‘How To Vacuum Form’ at Aram Bartholl track byDanny Dive Thru I am very pleased to finally publish this new project I’ve been working on the last couple months (def. not a Speed Project ;) It was premiered last week at my solo show opening ‘Reply All’ at [DAM] Berlin. If you are in town drop by, check out the show and make your own mask! FOR FREE!! ‘Reply All’ Solo show: Aram Bartholl, January 28 – 10th March 10 2012 [DAM] Berlin, Neue Jakobstr. 6/7, 10179 Berlin Materials: polysterol 1-1,5 mm, 23 x 33 cmplasterhose, hose connectorsclampsvacuum hand pump, (camping supply)toasterwooden board, rodsstop watchoriginal, prototype or master mask to make copies from Tutorial: positive plaster cast from maskadditional plaster modeling (chin and forehead) optionalnegative plaster cast from model to obtain master moldinclude hose, hose connector and holes for decompression in the casttoaster parts rearranged to heating board, mounted on standheat 1mm polysterol approx. 2 min in 6cm distanceand keep pumping !!
Is this really a sculpture? So, you are wondering what is so special about this man’s face? It is a hyperrealist sculpture by Jamie Salmon, who uses materials such as silicone rubber, fibre glass, acrylic and human hair. Incredible detail! Also see: The Hyperrealist Sculptures of Ron Mueck Notes from the artist (from bio): I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be “real” and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. Link via Sweet Station
Stockholm Metro | Fubizâ ¢ Découverte en images du métro de Stockholm, considéré comme l’un des plus beaux du monde. Appelé Tunnelbana, il se compose de 100 stations, dont 47 sont souterraines. Ouvert en 1950, certaines de ces stations de métro sont taillées dans la roche. Fictional Landscapes Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist: My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I don’t know about you but given the right disposable book (blasphemy!)
Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal.
The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Edit: For more Jacques Torres deliciousness, check out my Jacques Torres Chocolate Mudslide Cookies! Your ingredients. Whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture, very gradually, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate. Author: The Crepes of Wrath Prep time: Cook time: