The Toy Zone — Toy related antics from around the world Improv Everywhere antony gormley: another place. – shape+colour There’s an intrinsic, undeniable draw towards the sea. Maybe it’s the same lunar gravity that moves the tides, maybe it’s because we were all fish a billion years ago, or maybe it’s the lure of knowing that no matter what machines we strap to our backs or submerge ourselves in, it’s simply not a place where our fragile bodies will let us go for very long. Or maybe, since we’re mostly made of water ourselves, it’s just the natural, molecular pull of little atoms reaching out to find each other again. A genetic memory too quiet for our brains to understand. In British artist and sculptor Antony Gormley’s “Another Place”, he perfectly captures the universal longing human beings feel for the ocean. When the tides are fully out, each of the 100 men are completely exposed. Gormley continued to experiment with the use of multiple figures in 2006 with “Time Horizon”. To see more from Gormley, check out this video from his latest exhibition in London, “Blind Light”:
Tom Eckert My sculptures are formed entirely of wood and then painted. I use traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate and paint my pieces. The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and limewood (all very similar) chosen because they carve and paint well and are very stable. Coming from a painting and drawing background, I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures. My choice of paint is mostly waterborne lacquer applied using both spray guns and brushes Forms carved to suggest cloth recur in many of my pieces. Since childhood, I have been curious about and amused by mistaken impressions of reality presented as part of my visual experiences.
Babelio - Vos livres en ligne - Connectez vos bibliothèques 39 Creative Lego Advertisements - Creativty without bricks : Speckyboy Design Magazine Lego creativity is not limited to building bricks and stop motion movies, it extends even to advertising. As with plastic bricks, Lego can take the simplest of concepts and make a powerful, intelligent and often witty statement. The approach taken with a typical lego ad is often minimal, as you will see from the fantastic print ads below. There really is no end to Lego creativity. Please note that this post was completely updated on the 5th of May, 2010. Brain Stimulator Aeroplane Lego Submarine Lego Tank Lego Dinosaur Lego Periscope Lego Philippe Starck Lego Michael Schumacher Lego Alicia Keys Lego Real Life Building Airplane Hanger Train Line Fire Sation Ascending and Descending Belvedere Waterfall Lego Solutions (1) Lego Solutions (2) Lego New York Toy Fair (1) Lego New York Toy Fair (2) Lego New York Toy Fair (3) Lego Table of Elements Intergallactic Spaceship Submarine Starship Enterprise Lego Crane City Shadow Dam Shadow Shuttle Shadow Video Game Lightbulbs Ambulance Rubiks Cube Astronaut Baywatch Construction Sex
7 Crucial Things That Will Save You as an Independent Creative Over the Coming Years If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed . Thanks for visiting! As most of you will have noticed, the current economic climate isn’t particularly rosy when it comes to available work for us creatives. Let me rephrase that . Just like with all industries that get hit by an economic correction, the weak don’t survive and many of the strong remain . Is there anything we can do to put us in the best possible position, so that we not only survive, but so that we succeed well too? Be aware of the following key things that could make all the difference for you as a creative worker over the coming years… 1. This is mentioned a great deal on Red Lemon Club, but bears repeating for this post. Having a brand doesn’t necessarily mean having a logo or a brand name, though this will add depth to your brand. All of it needs to be consistent and recognisable . 2. “Focus daily on becoming extremely good at one thing and honing a distinct style in the process.” 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Aeolus - Acoustic Wind Pavilion | Aeolus by Luke Jerram Aeolus - ruler of the four winds in Greek mythology. Aeolus is a giant stringed musical instrument, an acoustic and optical pavilion designed to make audible the silent shifting patterns of the wind and to visually amplify the ever changing sky. The sculpture a giant aeolian harp, designed to resonate and sing with the wind without any electrical power or amplification. Vibrations in strings attached to some of the tubes are transferred through skins covering the tops, and projected down through the tubes towards the viewer standing beneath the arch. Aeolus sonifies the three dimensional landscape of wind, using a web of aeolian harp strings. For those tubes without strings attached, the tubes are tuned to an aeolian scale and hum at a series of low frequencies even when its not windy. Optical Pavilion " I was bowled over by Aeolus – it was mesmerising – a truly beautiful and calming piece – fantastic project – thank you for the experience." New Films! Designed to Inspire
Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox | Ideas, observations and inventions 2: Reverse Listening Device Here’s my second object for my Selfridges window at the Festival of Imagination. I thought to myself ‘what would it sound like if I could hear the things that happened on my left side through my right ear?’ So I decided to make this Reverse Listening Device, and it actually works. It sounds very strange and I will now wear it at all times. Above photograph of me taken by Pec studio. For larger images visit my portfolio website hereReverse Listening Device was designed and made by me, Dominic Wilcox for my Selfridges window during the Festival of Imagination starting Jan 7, 2014 onwards. Check back on my blog lots more of the things I made over the next few days. 1: Tea cup with cooling fan January 16, 2014, 12:12 pm Filed under: design I do like a nice cup of tea, but sometimes I’m too eager to drink it and burn my tongue. I added an on/off switch onto the saucer. Before hanging I sat the cup on a tray. The original sketch. BBC article about pedestrian crossing.
Stunning Lego Art LEGO bricks can be assembled and connected in many different ways. Therefore, it is not surprising that some people create original designs from regular LEGO bricks. Today, we feature three amazing LEGO artists: Sean Kenney, Nathan Sawaya and Eric Harshbarger. Enjoy. LEGO Art by Sean Kenney Sean is a full-time artist who works exclusively with LEGO bricks. MCC Smart Car Schou Teak and Wicker Table Nemo and Marlin LEGO Snowman LEGO Art by Nathan Sawaya Some artists use paint, others bronze – But for Nathan Sawaya he chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of toy building blocks. Big Bear Brooklyn Bridge iPhone MLB Logo The Face LEGO Art by Eric Harshbarger After studing mathematics formally, Eric Harshbarger then spent several years as an computer programmer while living in San Francisco, California. Bart Simpson Santa Claus Conan O’Brien
9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams Look behind any creative success story and you’ll usually find a great team, a group of passionate people who raised each other’s game. When thinking about productivity we often focus on the individual, yet it’s by optimizing teams that we can truly take our projects to the next level. How? One secret weapon you have is to appreciate the psychological factors that turn a group of individuals into a cohesive team unit. To help you optimize your team selection and working habits, here are nine facts that can help you get the most out of working with others: 1. One the earliest findings in social psychology was the “social facilitation” effect – the way the mere presence of other people engaged in the same task as us can boost our motivation. 2. Everyone knows that sports teams enjoy an advantage when they compete in the familiar surroundings of their home stadium. The mere presence of other people engaged in the same task as us can boost our motivation. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. How about you?
A DIY Fruit Bowl Made From Melted Plastic Army Men Did you ever play with toy soldiers when you were little? Well, now you can put them to a less violent use, with Mike Pinder’s DIY Plastic Army Men Fruit Bowl. Going under the name N36 on Instructables, this guy took some cheap army men, put them in a metal dish, and melted them together to produce a cool fruit bowl. The process isn’t that hard or long, and the result looks extremely cool. We’ve added a shortened version of his instructions to this post! While the project might look like a smart way to sneak some of your favored troopers into the house, Mr. Yes, the cheap plastic army men are a matter of some controversy. Plus, as an adult, you probably don’t have that many opportunities to keep army men on your dinner table. More info: instructables (h/t: boredpanda) Read more What you need: two bags of plastic army men, a metal mixing bowl and a heat gun! Hot melting plastic is toxic, so make sure to do it outside in a well ventilated area! Look for weak points, like legs, arms and guns.
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