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Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs
For his Brecce collection, Italian designer Marco Stefanelli devised an ingenious way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments, and replacing them with perfectly sculpted resin embedded with LEDs. The resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light. You can see much more on Stefanelli’s blog. (via the awesomer) Related:  Ideas 4 design - SculptureArt Installations

Graffiti Meets Sculpture in Colorful Figures that Explode Through the Canvas by Shaka Sans Titre, 2012 Human Behaviour #1, 2012 Human Behaviour #1, detail Autoportrait, 2009 Mort Face Prix, 2010, photo by Marie Aschehoug-Clauteaux Stress, 2009 Street Allegory, 2010 French artist Shaka (Marchal Mithouard) explores a wild intersection between painting, sculpture and graffiti with his colorfully explosive bas-relief sculptures that seem to cross from the canvas into reality. TouchOfModern +-0 Humidifier Version 3 by Naoto Fukasawa Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen Therm-O by Manuel Desrochers NEA Intimate Massager by Lelo QLOCKTWO W by Biegert & Funk Meeting Knives by Mia Schmallenbach Silhouette, Floating Lamp by Angela Jansen Erosion II Dining Table by Joseph Walsh

Edison’s Cradle? A Kinetic Toy Reinvented with Light As part of his senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, art student Yasutoki Kariya re-imagined the ubiquitous desktop gadget, Newton’s Cradle, using a lovely sequence of light bulbs. Entitled Asobi (which translates roughly as “playing“) the 11-bulb installation creates a visual interpretation of the popular toy named after Sir Isaac Newton demonstrating his third law of motion regarding momentum: that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. However, instead of actual energy created by the kinetic force of steel balls, Kariya devised a method for using programmed light and two surreptitiously placed pistons to create this purely visual experience that’s arguably more mesmerizing than the original concept. As an added super bonus, the team over at the Experiments in Motion blog created the animation above which easily contends for one of the most beautiful animated gifs I’ve ever seen, already racking up over 167,000 shares on Tumblr this weekend.

La experiencia Los visitantes se descalzan antes de entrar en el esclusa de aire. Una vez adentro, pueden pasear libremente o simplemente acostarse y disfrutar del ambiente adentro de la estructura. La primera reacción es a menudo de sorpresa y placer ante la inesperada belleza de la luz. La luz diurna, filtrada por el pvc coloreado es resplandeciente y su luminosidad tiene un efecto directo sobre los 5 sentidos. Caminando por túneles laberínticos y amplios domos, el público se mueve entre tonalidades de color, ora sutiles, ora saturadas. A los visitantes les estimula descubrir como se mezclan los colores y como transforman las caras y la ropa. No se produce dos veces la misma visita ya que la atmósfera adentro está alterada por los cambios climáticos y las variaciones de la luz diurna. Los visitantes suelen expresar su experiencia comparándola a un viaje adentro del cuerpo humano, o bien a una estación espacial.

Manual de identidade Nazista Aloha! Feliz em voltar a escrever aqui no LOGOBR pessoal. E não poderia ser de melhor forma. Como alguns de vocês sabem, no fim de setembro estive na UNESP Bauru para participar da primeira Semana de Tipografia, que aliás foi sensacional! Bem, enquanto fazia as pesquisas para a palestra que iria ministrar na Semana, me deparei com algo que ainda não consigo crer de tão fantástico que é. Trata-se do manual de identidade do Terceiro Reich de Hitler. Publicado pela primeira vez em 1936 e com versões atualizadas nos anos subsequentes, esse manual contém mais de 500 páginas escritas em blackletter contendo informações diversas e imagens do uso de logos, uniformes, títulos, insignias militares, texturas, fluxogramas de níveis hierarquicos, disposição de prédios oficiais, armas, chapéus de cada uma das patentes das forças militares e policiais, medalhas, bandeiras e até documentos. Arquivado em: Branding Tags: brandbook

New Geometric Paper Art from Matthew Shlian Paper artist Matthew Shlian (previously) who refers to himself perhaps more appropriately as a paper engineer, has a new series of intricate paper sculptures which are cut and constructed by hand as part of a process that involves more math than you could shake a protractor at. Via Ghostly International: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales. I highly suggest watching the video above by Jakob Skogheim to learn more about his process (he admits to failing algebra in high school), and it looks like a few of his new works are still available in the Ghostly Shop but I imagine they’ll get snapped up pretty quick.

Tea-time – Tea Steeper Design by Pengtao Yu Timely Steeping I am in love with the Tea-time tea steeper for its intuitive design and simplistic interaction between tea leaves, water and steeping time! A flipping action, akin to starting the timer, sets the tea making process into action. Loose tealeaves and hot water do their steeping business and the ready tea slowly trickles down to the bottom beaker. The timer/filter hold back the leaves and your cuppa is ready to sip! Designer: Pengtao Yu Tea-time is a 2011 Spark Awards entry. Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light This is kind of flying all over the internet right now, but I couldn’t resist sharing. Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The jaw-dropping light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes is currently on view at the Fly to Baku exhibition at De Pury Gallery in London through January 29th. (via art wednesday, fasels suppe)

Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show. Love this. ART+COM: News Hoccer apps on the up and up 24.03.2014 |ART+COM’s spin-off Hoccer gains momentum with a new investor. Dirk Ströer, well-known head of Ströer Media AG, has invested 50 million euros in Hoccer Betriebs GmbH via holding company Media Ventures GmbH. read more ART+COM sues Google 20.02.2014 |The origination of the widely popular application Google Earth is the focus of a patent infringement lawsuit filed today by ART+COM Innovationpool GmbH (“ACI”) against Google, Inc. in Delaware Federal more Relaunch of the master plan website 02.11.2012 |The relaunched website communicates the master plan of the Museum Island Berlin and its future appearance in a contemporary and detailed way. Interactive map at the Hamburg Museum 19.06.2012 |After a comprehensive review, the Museum for Hamburg History today opens a section entitled ‘Taktgeber Hafen’ (The Harbour – A Key Stimulus) featuring a large-scale interactive table as its central element. Media Panel at Zurich Airport ART+COM Monograph