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27 Aug 13:30

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang

by Christopher Jobson

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang porcelain ceramics

Ceramic artist Johnson Tsang (previously) created a pair of porcelain vases that when cut along the edges reveal the profiles of people. Smoosh two together and you have instant ceramic love. See more of Tsang’s process over on his blog, and if you liked this also check out the Profilograph by Pablo Garcia.

26 Aug 16:39

Design Crush

22 Aug 12:40

Paintings by Dan May

by Jason Jose









Paintings by Dan May

Surreal and mysterious paintings filled with gentle creatures interacting with humans and other wild life around them. The works remind me of the illustrations of Maurice Sendak for his children's picture book Where the Wild Things Are. Dan's detail-intensive and imagination-driven works have become widely recognized for their ability to transcend the natural states of space and time.
22 Aug 16:30

Design Crush

21 Aug 14:17

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius

by Christopher Jobson

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius painting digital

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius posesses an imagination to covet. While most of his digital painting is centered around character design, his larger landscapes seen here are rich in detail, creating impossible but ingenious juxtapositions of water, land, and haphazard architecture. You can see more of his work over on Facebook, and all of these are available as prints via INPRNT.

20 Aug 14:25

Texting in movies

by Jason Kottke

From Tony Zhou, A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film.

Michele Tepper wrote about Sherlock's display of texts in 2011.

The rise of instant messaging, and even more, the SMS, has added another layer of difficulty; I'm convinced that the reason so many TV characters have iPhones is not just that Hollywood thinks they're cool, but also because the big crisp screen is so darn easy to read. Still, the cut to that little black metal rectangle is a narrative momentum killer. What's a director trying to make a ripping good adventure yarn to do?

The solution is deceptively simple: instead of cutting to the character's screen, Sherlock takes over the viewer's screen.

And just today, a trailer for Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children, which movie seems to consist entirely of texting and social media interaction:

(via @tcarmody)

Tags: Jason Reitman   Men Women and Children   Michele Tepper   movies   Sherlock   SMS   Tony Zhou   TV   video
14 Aug 14:18

Your moment of Zen, Hengki Koentjoro











Your moment of Zen, Hengki Koentjoro

15 Aug 18:06

Tree House

15 Aug 18:15

Official

16 Aug 19:46

Winter’s Knight

15 Aug 14:25

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges

by Christopher Jobson

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture
All photos © Lindsay Appel for My Cool Shed

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges treehouses Atlanta architecture

Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this beautiful trio of treehouses linked by bridges in an Atlanta forest, which also happens to be his backyard. Inspired by the treehouses and adventures of his youth, the idea was to create a sort of fort for grown-ups. The three houses dubbed “Mind,” “Body,” and “Spirit,” include a living room and bedroom with a special bed that slides out for an improved view of the forest below. The photos here were taken for Jane Field-Lewis’ book My Cool Shed, provided courtesy photographer Lindsay Appel. (via iGNANT, CJ Who)

15 Aug 16:14

In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing

by Christopher Jobson

In the Greenhouse: A Towering Figure Enclosed Within a Glass Greenhouse by Susanne Ussing sculpture assemblage
Susanne Ussing, I Drivhuset, Ordrupgaard Samlingen, 1980. Image Courtesy Carsten Hoff.

Artist Susanne Ussing (1940–1998) was a Danish visual artist and architect who worked in a variety of different mediums from photography and ceramics to large-scale installations and sensory exhibitions. One of her most impactful pieces was this 1980 installation titled I Drivhuset (In the Greenhouse) that was installed at the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen. The sculpture depicts a female figure who has seemingly grown too large for (or has become trapped by) a very tall glass greenhouse. Constructed from newspaper clippings, wood, and metal chimney vents, the figure is so large that her feet seem to penetrate the brick floor below. If Colossal had a physical manifestation, I imagine it would look almost exactly like this.

A retrospective of Ussing’s work titled “an Exhibition in the Midstream between Dream and Prosaic Reality” opened today at the Den Frie in Denmark. Image courtesy Carsten Hoff. (via Carnival of Dogs)

13 Aug 17:29

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi

by Christopher Jobson

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi Lego food chocolate

Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. It’s hard to determine exactly how functional they are, it seems like he had success in building a number of different things, though I can only imagine how quickly they might melt in your hands, but I suppose that’s beside the point; this is two of the greatest things in the world fused together. If you google around there are numerous attempts at creating various forms of LEGO in chocolate or other food, but this appears to be the most detailed and well-designed of anything out there. (via Legosaurus)

12 Aug 16:15

Design Crush

11 Aug 16:17

Design Crush

10 Aug 06:42

Calvin and Hobbes

09 Aug 23:26

Enter Pyongyang

by Jason Kottke

Many videos and photo projects promise a glimpse of life inside North Korea "as you've never seen it", but I believe this video by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth actually delivers the goods. It's one of those 3-minute time lapse portraits of a city that are in vogue, with the North Korean capital Pyongyang as its subject.

Time lapse videos are interesting because they show movement over long periods of time. The Western conception of North Korea is of a place frozen in time, so the time lapse view is highly instructive. (thx, jeff)

Update: Sam Potts, who travelled to Pyongyang and North Korea in 2012 and took these photos, finds this "deeply fake as filmmaking". From his Twitter acct:

Re the time lapse of Pyongyang video, it feels deeply fake as filmmaking, to me. Thus I mistrust it as a document of what real PY is like. You don't see any of the details to that reveal, even in PY, how very poor a country it is. Some of those buses didn't have tail lights. They had blocks of wood painted red to look like tail lights. And the library computers are incredibly poor quality.

Gizmodo's Alissa Walker also noted the propaganda-ish nature of the video. At the very least, the video is a dual reminder of the limitations of time lapse video in showing the whole story and of how manipulative attractively packaged media can be.

Tags: JT Singh   North Korea   Rob Whitworth   time lapse   video
08 Aug 16:50

A little sheet music, Einar Nerman



















A little sheet music, Einar Nerman

08 Aug 18:43

Office Safari

08 Aug 15:24

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag

by Johnny Strategy

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the material to use. Unless of course you’re artist Daniel Agdag (previously), who has been toiling away creating a series of new works each more detailed and fascinating than the next. “The Principles of Aerodynamics” is Agdag’s first solo exhibition where his series of cardboard contraptions that portray his “ongoing pursuit of escape through the metaphor of flight” will be on display through Aug 31, 2014.

As he’s done in the past, Agdag forfeits all blueprints, drawings and plans choosing, instead, to work only from mind and scalpel. His industrial beasts–get close and you can almost smell the oil and smoke; hear the clanking and buzzing–come together only from sliced cardboard hinged with glue.

07 Aug 21:04

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata

by Christopher Jobson

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th. (via F*ck Yeah Painting, My Modern Met)

06 Aug 17:45

Bookshelf Dioramas, Marc Giai-Miniet













Bookshelf Dioramas, Marc Giai-Miniet

06 Aug 23:46

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley

by Christopher Jobson

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

06 Aug 01:37

Check yourself

04 Aug 18:32

In orbit, International Space Station

03 Aug 02:06

What day is it?

03 Aug 03:23

Sulky Sue

31 Jul 20:56

“Rules are meant to be broken.”

31 Jul 20:40

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

by Christopher Jobson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf turtles steampunk sculpture
Photo by Gina Sanderson

Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson. (via Steampunk Tendencies)

31 Jul 12:41

Controllers: Photos by Javier Laspiur

by Jason Jose










Controllers: Photos by Javier Laspiur

Photo series showing the evolution of the handheld controller starting when the photographer first played video game consoles in 1983.