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14 Apr 19:04

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish

by Christopher Jobson

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
La Llareta (up to 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
Welwitschia Mirabilis #0707-22411 (2,000 years old; Namib-Naukluft Desert, Namibia)

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
Antarctic Moss #0212-7B33 (5,500 years old; Elephant Island, Antarctica)

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
Jōmon Sugi, Japanese Cedar #0704-002 (2,180-7,000 years old; Yakushima, Japan

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history
Underground Forest #0707-10333 (13,000 years old; Pretoria South Africa) DECEASED

Artist Rachel Sussman Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World before They Vanish science plants nature history

Since 2004, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman has researched, collaborated with biologists, and braved some of the world’s harshest climates from Antarctica to the Mojave Desert in order to photograph the oldest continuously living organisms on Earth. This includes plants like Pando, the “Trembling Giant,” a colony of aspens in Utah with a massive underground root system estimated to be around 80,000 years old. Or the dense Llareta plants in South America that grow 1.5 centimeters anually and live over 3,000 years. This is the realm of life where time is measured in millennia, and where despite such astonishing longevity, ecosystems are now threatened due to climate change and human encroachment.

Sussman’s photographs have now been gathered together for the first time in The Oldest Living Things in the World, a new book published by the University of Chicago Press. Sitting at the intersection of art, science, and travelogue, the book details her adventures in tracking down each subject and relays the valuable scientific work done by scientists to understand them. It includes 124 photographs, 30 essays, infographics and forewords by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Carl Zimmer.

You can learn more about Sussman’s project in her 2010 TED Talk. (via Hyperallergic)

Update: Rachel Sussman was just named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

14 Apr 07:01

Apple vs Banana

by Doug
Sofía Henao

And these are some of the reason why I love bananas!

09 Apr 23:01

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Sofía Henao

Estoy empezando a pensar que esa es una colección que yo debería hacer... :)



02 Apr 17:43

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01 Apr 15:20

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso

by Christopher Jobson

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

New Underwater Ink Plumes Photographed by Alberto Seveso water ink high speed

Photographer Alberto Seveso (previously) just released a new series of ink plumes photographed underwater against a black background titled Blackground. The Italian photographer and illustrator now lives and works in Bristol, UK where he does commercial work for digital brands, magazines, and album covers. Seveso was also kind enough to let us use an image from Blackground as part of small Colossal design refresh for the next few months.

01 Apr 15:37

You Can't Buy Happiness Screen Print


by Junoo
01 Apr 15:38

Dog's Not A Joke Doormat

30 Mar 21:55

this isn't happiness™ Peteski

by turn
28 Mar 14:52

DreamWorks Special Effects Artist Transforms His Son into a Superhero

by Christopher Jobson

DreamWorks Special Effects Artist Transforms His Son into a Superhero superheroes kids humor

Just when you think you’ve mastered every filter and editing technique when making a video of your kid chewing on Legos and pulling the cat’s tail, DreamWorks special effects artist Daniel Hashimoto arrives to trump us all. On his YouTube channel Action Movie Kid Hashmito bestows his son James with superhuman abilities and gives him gadgets of every child’s wildest imagination. Here are five of my favorites but you can see more here. (thnx, Jess!)

26 Mar 13:43

Exhibition

by Levalet

Encre de chine sur kraft sur mur.

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26 Mar 16:19

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings

by Christopher Jobson

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings consumerism advertising

In this fun series of photos from the streets of Milan and Paris, artist Etienne Lavie imagines what the world might be like if invasive street advertisements were replaced with classical paintings. If instead of waiting for the bus next to a back-lit ad for a new car, you were given the opportunity to stare at Marco d’ Oggiono’s The Three Archangels. Lavie has shared very little about the tongue-in-cheek project titled “OMG who stole my ads?,” but art triumphing over consumerism in an urban utopia is pretty clear message. You can see much more of the series here. (via Colossal Submissions)

25 Mar 18:50

A Sprawling Wall-Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan

by Johnny Strategy

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing
photos courtesy Joey Morris and LACE

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

A Sprawling Wall Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan murals drawing

After 7 long months of obsessively scribbling away on a large wall, artist Sean Sullivan “threw in the towel,” in part because he had exceeded his allotted time period by 4 months! The resulting mural was “Grand Pale Maw,” an expansive wall drawing that encompassed the entire rear corridor space of LACE in LA. Grand Pale Maw—Sullivan’s first large scale mural—was on display only through January 2012 but thanks to these photos documenting the process we can still ogle over them. (via Lost at E Minor)

24 Mar 07:01

Most Enjoyable

by Doug
21 Mar 14:06

The Beauty of Japan’s Artistic Manhole Covers

by Johnny Strategy

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration
All photos courtesy S. Morita

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

The Beauty of Japans Artistic Manhole Covers manholes Japan illustration

Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I’m talking, of course, about Japan’s peculiar obsession with manhole covers. Just about anywhere in the country you can find stylized manhole covers, each more beautiful and intricate than the next. For the past several years photographer S. Morita has traveled around Japan photographing artistic manhole covers.

As to why this phenomenon developed, signs point to a high-ranking bureaucrat in the construction ministry who, in 1985, came up with the idea of allowing municipalities to design their own manhole covers. His objective was to raise awareness for costly sewage projects and make them more palatable for taxpayers.

Thanks to a few design contests and subsequent publications, the manhole craze took off and municipalities were soon competing with each other to see who could come up with the best designs. According to the Japan Society of Manhole Covers (yes, that’s a thing) today there are almost 6000 artistic manhole covers throughout Japan. And according to their latest findings, the largest single category are trees, followed by landscapes, floral designs and birds – all symbols that could, and surely did, boost local appeal.

You can see hundreds more of Morita’s photos right here. (via A Green Thought in a Green Shade)

Update: Remo Camerota has an entire book on the design of Japanese manhole covers, aptly titled Drainspotting.

15 Mar 03:15

timber hut on sleds by crosson clarke carnachan architects

by philip stevens I designboom

perched on the shore's dunes, the timber clad structure exists in harmony with its surroundings, blending into the landscape.

The post timber hut on sleds by crosson clarke carnachan architects appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

15 Mar 16:15

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks

by Christopher Jobson

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. There’s only 75 left and these will be gone almost instantly so get one while you can.

17 Mar 15:50

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro

by Christopher Jobson
Sofía Henao

I want one!

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum: Large Format Photos of Chalkboards from Quantum Mechanics Institutions by Alejandro Guijarro science quantum mechanics math chalk

Momentum is a project by artist Alejandro Guijarro who spent three years traveling to the quantum mechanics departments of Cambridge, Stanford, Berkeley, Oxford and elsewhere to shoot large format photographs of blackboards just after lectures. Completely removed from the context of a classroom or laboratory and displayed in a gallery, the cryptic equations from one of the most formidable branches of physics become abstract patterns of line and color. Via the artist’s statement:

Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he will find. He begins by recording the blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. At this stage they are documents. However, once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Colour comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.

Guijarro graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 with a MA in fine art and now lives
and works in both London and Madrid. He’ll have work later this year at PhotoEspaña. (via Not Shaking the Grass)

13 Mar 14:58

Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift

13 Mar 11:25

WSD architecture inserts writer’s shed into UK back garden

by percyweston

offering a secret space that one can retreat to, the intimate shelter was influenced by the client's passion for children's literature and mythologies.

The post WSD architecture inserts writer’s shed into UK back garden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

07 Mar 13:03

No Mirrors Involved: A Perfectly Synchronized Gymnastic Rings Routine Filmed with a GoPro Camera

by Christopher Jobson

No Mirrors Involved: A Perfectly Synchronized Gymnastic Rings Routine Filmed with a GoPro Camera stunts acrobatics

First: extreme vertigo warning. When this video begins it seems as though you’re about to witness a fairly typical gymnastic routine on a pair of swinging rings, but then something unexpected happens as the camera begins to move with the gymnast. The twist: there are actually two individuals performing a synchronized routine. The video isn’t a reflection, but rather the camera is mounted to the other performer who perfectly mimics his partners moves.

The video was shot in 2012 by photographer and filmmaker Thomas Hubener (who I believe is the performer with the camera mounted to him) while filming Raphaël Schulé. (via Reddit)

21 Feb 15:36

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

by Radhika Seth

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his vision take on such a productive form. dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB data drives.

dataSTICKIES can be carried like a stack of sticky-back notes; each of them can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the ODTS (Optical Data Transfer Surface), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, etc. The device uses a special conductive adhesive that sticks them to the ODTS and serves as the medium that transfers the data.

Specs:

  • The special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note.
  • When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.
  • The dataSTICKIES come in various colors and patterns that make data segregation according to type and size easier.
  • They can be stacked and used together for increased capacity, which also enables carrying them together.
  • The top surface can be written on.
  • If a file needs to be given to someone, a single sticky can be handed out rather than an entire pen drive.
  • The dataSTICKIES are not easily lost because they can be stuck down on any object.

dataSTICKIES is a 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept winner.

Designers: Aditi Singh & Parag Anand

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(New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES was originally posted on Yanko Design)

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17 Feb 18:54

Nike crearía tenis que se amarran solos

 Para 2010 salió a la luz una réplica de los conocidos ‘tenis del futuro’ observados en la película ‘Volver al Futuro II’. Las ganancias, gracias a la venta de este modelo de Nike, fueron destinadas a causas de beneficencia, y para aquellos que querían tener los particulares zapatos de Marty McFly, su deseo fue realidad.

Anunció este viernes la página estadounidense especializada en tenis, ‘Sole Collector’, que Tinker Hatfield –conocido diseñador de Nike- había anunciado en el marco de un evento en Nueva Orleans una nueva edición de estos tenis con una curiosa particularidad.

Si bien los tenis eran casi exactos a los que se observaban en la película, la opción de amarrarse solos no estaba incluida, fue por ellos que Hatfield sugirió que para 2015 la marca desarrollaría esta curiosa opción.

Según la página web, Hatfield señaló ante el público: "¿Vamos a ver los cordones que se amarran solos en 2015? Ante eso respondo que sí”, dejando a los fanáticos de la película ansiosos por presenciar dicho lanzamiento.

De ser cierto los zapatos serían lanzados oficialmente en el mismo año en el que, en la película, Marty McFly hizo uso de estos.








15 Feb 15:23

Dear People of the World Letterpress Card

13 Feb 15:07

Firefighter Duvet

11 Feb 09:49

soviet propaganda turned into pride propaganda posters

by Pridaganda

in a country where simply waving a rainbow flag can get you arrested, the collection displays people doing exactly that, happily marching and joining together in celebration.

The post soviet propaganda turned into pride propaganda posters appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

05 Feb 02:31

Days of Autumn - The Big Picture - Boston.com

by ysamjo
04 Feb 21:55

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31 Jan 06:45



02 Feb 15:29

DIY Project : Beautiful DVDs/Books Storage Idea

by architekturblog
25 Jan 23:50

Dazed & Confused ❤

by shawnlynn