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23 Jul 17:27

Surreal Graphite Drawings by ‘Violaine & Jeremy’ Merge Nature and Humor

by Christopher Jobson

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Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Violaine & Jeremy is a graphic design
and illustration studio based in Paris formed by Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider. The duo collaborate on a wide range of projects including the design and layout of Influencia magazine, indentity projects, and album covers. Among their best work are these astounding graphite drawings of quirky animals adorned with beards of wildlife and other unexpected characters. You can see much more over on Behance.

23 Jul 15:27

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder

by Christopher Jobson

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

For a major retrospective of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, the team at Studio Wieki Somers collaborated with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create Chocolate Mill. The piece was comprised of a giant cylindrical chocolate block that was carefully organized in 10 stacked layers, with flavored shapes used to create different geometric patterns. As a crank-turned blade similar to a cheese slicer grazed shavings off the top, the hidden layers were slowly revealed. You can watch a timelapse of the piece in the video above. (via Designboom, Design You Trust)

11 Jul 15:47

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak

by Christopher Jobson

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Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Based in the old industrial town of St. Etienne, France, street artist oakoak (previously) relies on a keen sense of observation to create his humorous interventions on walls, streets, and sidewalks. Cracks and crumbling infrastructure become the backdrop for superheroes and other pop culture characters who interact with their surrounds in unexpected ways. He shares with Bulkka:

Since I come from Saint Etienne, an old industrial city which is now in reconversion, I have the need to make my city less “grey” and at the same time, funnier. Humor is really important to me. It’s definitely the most important element in what I do.

My main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don’t notice anymore. I walk a lot every day and that’s how I get to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls for example. When I see something interesting during my walks, I measure it and study it, and I come back later to make the collage. I prefer to prepare the drawings and drafts at home.

Included here are several works from the last 6 months or so, but you can see many more pieces on his Facebook page.

03 Jul 00:51

O rock faz levitar

by Victor Afonso
Há imagens que valem por mil palavras. E na iconografia do rock, há imagens que valem muito mais do que mil palavras. Como esta, em que se vê o grupo The Who em plena actuação ao vivo. Pete Townshend, o guitarrista, eleva-se incrivelmente no ar como que por mágica levitação numa salto que liberta pura energia rock, enquanto o vocalista Roger Daltrey rodopia (como era habitual no cantor) de forma ágil o microfone.
Pura energia rock!
PS - Carregar na imagem para aumentar.


03 Jul 10:00

Scientists Just Created a Virus With the Potential to Wipe Out Humanity

by Kristine Lofgren

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It’s like something you would expect out of a horror movie, but this story is unfortunately all true. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – ignoring every virus-related thriller ever – recently created a strain of the H1N1 virus that can escape the human body and spread practically unchecked. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka says that he wanted to study the virus so that he and his fellow researchers could get a better understanding of how viruses change in nature and, like any good thriller movie requires, he did it in a lab with a relatively low biosafety rating.

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25 Jun 15:23

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia

by Christopher Jobson

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Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) has been quite busy the last few months with stops in Italy and locations around Malaysia where he just finished a month-long residency in Ipoh. He completed several large murals depicting locals and their way of life, but also painted a few of his signature pieces that humorously depict children or animals interacting with elements of buildings or other nearby objects. Above is a collection of pieces stretching back to December of 2013, but for more of his recent work in Malaysia head over to Arrested Motion.

25 Jun 09:51

Instant câlin

(Source + merci à Robin pour la suggestion)

26 Jun 18:46

2014 iPhone Photography Award

by Shan Tara

Top smartphone cameras often take better pictures than a bulky camera supposedly more sophisticated. IPPAWARDS, the iPhone Photography Contest is holding an annual competition in the purpose to find the most stunning photos in the world that were captured by iPhones. Watch after jump the amazing photographs taken by the participants.

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007. IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Since then every year, IPPAWARDS has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 70+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by the jury members in several steps and The Photographer of the Year prize awarded.

Via Twisted Sifter
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Photo by JULIO LUCAS
Bradenton, FL United States
1st Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year

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Photo by JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ
Madrid, Spain
2nd Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year

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Photo by MICHAEL ONEAL
San Francisco, CA United States
Animals – 1st Place

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Photo by YILANG PENG
Madison, WI United States
Architecture – 1st Place

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Photo by CHUN WAI TO
Hong Kong
Architecture – 2nd Place

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Photo by COCU LIU
IL, United States
Architecture – 3rd Place

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Photo by ALEXA SEIDL
Washington, DC, United States
Food – 1st Place

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Photo by ERIKA BROTHERS
Frisco, TX, United States
Nature – 2nd Place

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Photo by JUANA CHAVES
Madrid, Spain
News/Events – 2nd Place

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2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

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23 Jun 19:56

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures

by Christopher Jobson

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns large splashes of colorful liquid into glistening sculptures that hover in midair. The photos were shot at a speed of 1/3,500th of a second, taking special care to disguise the origin of each burst making images appear almost digital in nature (the duo assures no Photoshop was used). They share about the project:

Colourant is a series of events that pass you by as an imperceptible flash. A fleeting moment, that blocks and obscures the landscape, a momentary graffiti of air and space. Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. Transforming the non-discernible and ephemeral to the eternal. The essence of photography—immortalize the transitory.

You can see several additional shots from the series on their website and prints are available through Vaughan Hannigan. If you liked this you can check out similar high-speed liquid works by Manon Wethly, Fabian Oefner, and Shinichi Maruyama.

Update: For those curious, the artists share via email that the colors/liquids used in the photographs are “non toxic and water based.”

24 Jun 01:14

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani

by Christopher Jobson

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

A number of new works today from artist Aakash Nihalani (previously) who has been skewering subjects in Brooklyn with his geometric figures made from neon tape as part of a new body of work called Landline. You can follow the artist’s newest work on his blog Eye Scream Sunday.

23 Jun 16:17

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte

by Christopher Jobson

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

In 2011, Dublin-based physics student David Whyte began a Tumblr called Bees & Bombs where he posted humorous images and quirky GIFs of his own creation, borrowing heavily from videos and pop culture icons. One day he decided to start playing with Processing, a popular open source programming language designed to help create images, animation, and various computer interactions. His background in mathematics and physics greatly enhanced his understanding of motion and geometry and it wasn’t long before he was churning out some of the most popular animations shared on Tumblr.

Whyte’s minimalistic use of shapes and color places an increased emphasis on motion, and leaves one somewhat dumbstruck at how he conceives of each image. In a somewhat rare move he happens to be quite open about his methods and frequently posts source code and tips to help other artists. See much more of his work on Bees & Bombs.

20 Jun 15:10

Iggy Pop apoia Justin Bieber (???)

by João Lopes
Os antepassados do rock'n'roll deram uma volta no túmulo... Ou talvez não. Iggy Pop surge a apoiar o menino mimado da imprensa dos "famosos", reconhecendo-lhe dotes visionários — e proclamando: "O futuro do rock'n'roll é Justin Bieber".
O texto, como sempre, carece de contexto. E um pouco mais abaixo podemos ler: "Torturem um homem e ele dir-vos-á tudo e mais alguma coisa". O cartaz faz parte de uma notável campanha política contra a tortura lançada na Bélgica e concebida pela Amnistia Internacional [notícia: The Guardian].


A campanha inclui mais dois cartazes, com o estilista Karl Lagerfeld e o Dalai Lama, líder do Tibete no exílio — o primeiro proclama que "o cúmulo da elegância é a camisa hawaiana e os chinelos", enquanto o segundo propõe um cronométrico balanço existencial, sublinhando que "um homem que não tenha um Rolex aos 50 anos falhou a sua vida". Ou como a inteligência da imagem (das imagens) começa no entendimento da potencial pluralidade das respectivas significações, passando sempre pelas palavras ditas, escritas ou imaginadas.

>>> Site português da Amnistia Internacional.
18 Jun 15:22

San Miguel de Salinas by Abaton & Studio Woods Bagot

by Shan Tara

San Miguel de Salinas project consists of 5 independent villa built by Abaton Architects in collaboration with London based Architect Studio Woods Bagot. The project is set up in a unique site of 330 hectares overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and a golf course in the South of Alicante (Spain). During the designing process ÁBATON has taken into consideration each villa’s best location in order to make the most of the views, the existing forest and the height difference without losing a bit of privacy. ÁBATON has studied the best orientation thoroughly for a better use of resources; though in a more modern and definer way, ÁBATON has observed the local Mediterranean building style. It enjoys an 18 hole golf course (Top 100 golf course in Europe) which hosts international competitions, private country club, seafront beach club and tennis/paddle tennis schools.

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18 Jun 12:00

TEPCO Battles to Construct Fukushima Ice Wall to Contain Leaking Radiation

by Kristine Lofgren

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Over three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima disaster, yet TEPCO, the plant’s operator, is still struggling to contain radioactive water flowing from the site. A few months ago the company announced plans to build a giant underground ice wall to block the flow of water, but the project has ground to a halt as the company hasn’t been able to make the ground cold enough to create a barrier. Experts warn that at this rate, some of the areas around the plant will need to be abandoned entirely.

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17 Jun 12:05

Life With a Toddler by Grant Snider

by Maria Pujol
Are you a parent?
Maybe some of these situations will seem familiar to you! :)
These original comic is from Grant Snider.

18 Jun 00:00

Só com um olho

by Victor Afonso
Eram melhores realizadores só com um olho do que muitos com os dois:

Nicholas Ray (1911 - 1979)

Raoul Walsh (1887 - 1980)

John Ford (1894 – 1973)

André de Toth (1913 - 2002)

Fritz Lang (1890 - 1976)
16 Jun 17:48

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

by Christopher Jobson

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Julio Lucas. Bradenton, FL United States. 1st Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions © Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez. Madrid, Spain. 2nd Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Jill Missner. Ridgefield, CT United States. 3rd Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Michael O’Neal. San Francisco, CA United States. 1st Place / Animals.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Felicia Pandola. Providence, RI. 1st Place / Nature.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Juana Chaves. Madrid, Spain. 2nd Place / News & Events.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Terry Vital. Windham, NH. 1st Place / Others.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Hector Navarro. Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico. 3rd Place / People.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 1st Place / Seasons.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Little Su. New Taipei City, Taiwan. First Place / Sunset.

It’s amazing to see the stories we’re now capable of telling with a device that fits in our pocket containing a camera about the size of a dime (or maybe it’s even smaller now, I’m running out of currency/technology scale comparisons). One of the primary champions of photography taken with iPhones is the iPhone Photography Awards which just announced the winners of their 2014 competition. This is the 7th year of the IPPAWARDS, a global contest for photographs taken only with iPhones. This year includes 54 photographers hailing from 17 countries who competed in 17 different categories. Seen here are the top three winners and some of my own favorites, but you can see much more on their website. (via Tim Cook)

15 Jun 11:26

Wax Nostalgic, Carved Crayons

by Maria Pujol
Have you seen these amazing sculptures made with Crayons?
They are so perfect and with this small size!
You can take a look at all of the Wax Nostalgic desings at Tumblr or Etsy!





14 Jun 15:49

http://crypticpoetry.blogspot.com/2014/06/many-women-and-men-i-met-throughout-my.html

by Sónia Costa Campos

Many women and men I met throughout my life have been lost, and also not knowing who they are for themselves and for others. And because they hadn't the good fortune of having a place to call HOME since young, they didn't truly get to know what it meant to feel loved, to love and they couldn't develop stability. Many roam in this world carrying with them this feeling still ("you can run but you can't hide from yourself), but one or two - rare cases - have decided to make a home for them and they manage to built them with the love of someone else. I'm so very glad for these last.
But for the others - the majority -, though it seems your whole life was already defined and that's what it will always be, precisely for the lack of that "home stability" foundations, I really wish you can find a way, or better yet, decide to build it in this one life you have. May you surpass it all and get to make this change, to find a way, to fight for it, to have a passion and getting to the top of that mountain.
10 Jun 16:35

Fruits and Vegetables by Warpaint Studio

by Maria Pujol
Some amazing veggies and fruit posters showing how good they are for the health of your body!
You can buy them at Warpaint Studio.


09 Jun 21:54

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee

by Christopher Jobson

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland, with its extreme landscapes, jagged lava fields and Northern Lights, is arguably one of the most photogenic countries in the world. So it’s no surprise that over half a million tourists flock there every year to shoot the landscape. But UK-based photographer Andy Lee, on his first visit to the country, came back with a series of photos titled “Blue Iceland” that captured the waterfalls, peaks and roads in, literally, a whole new light. Using infrared photography to pick up invisible light rather than visible light, Lee transformed Iceland into a series of stark, moody and somewhat dreamlike silhouettes. At times the austere rock formations and glowing waterfalls almost appear to be painted. You can see much more of Lee’s work over on his portfolio site. In the words of Lee himself, “Infrared and Iceland, a match made in heaven.” (via PetaPixel)

06 Jun 22:00

Uma Maçã Por Dia...

by Ricardo Saló
Manter vivo o inestimável legado de quem já partiu. De nada mais, e não é pouco, trata "Evolutionary Minded". Motivo mais forte não haveria para fazer regressar às lides quem delas já se tinha retirado: Brian Jackson, cúmplice de sempre de Gil Scott-Heron, e uma nova versão (com elementos de Parliament e Headhunters) da lendária Midnight Band. Um problema: como superar tamanha ausência para uma melhor visita guiada (e não só) a um repertório que tanto fez pela abertura de consciências como pela expansão dos horizontes da música? Distribuindo a função narrativa por figuras como M1 (dos Dead Prez), Bobby Seale (fundador do Black Panther Party, nos anos 60), Gregory Porter (cantor), Chuck D (dos Public Enemy), Killah Priest (dos Wu-Tang Klan) e Abiodun Oyewole (de The Last Poets). Fez-se o que se pôde. Igual era difícil; e melhor, impossível.
26 May 18:15

Simples e eficazes

by Carlos M. Reis
09 Jun 17:30

16 Million Color Scribble Pen Lets You Capture the Hue of Any Object

by Lucy Wang

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Do you find the hues in the average box of colored pencils or crayons too limiting? The folks at Scribble feel your pain, which is why they’ve developed the world’s first pen that can replicate 16 million different colors! Like a real-life Photoshop “eyedropper” tool, Scribble’s high-tech pen can scan a color from any object around you and instantly transform its ink to match the same color.

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09 Jun 17:04

http://paradoxosdoedu.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-post_19.html

by ParadoXos















Como se o tempo fosse apenas uma vassoura de varrer memórias
09 Jun 06:09

Mirage Residence in Greece by Kois Associated Architects

by Shan Tara

Located in the northern side of the Cyclades, Tinos is the third largest island of the island formation.  Known as the “Island of Madonna”, Tinos is the greatest center of pilgrimage in Greece. Within its landscape of rugged, rocky hills lay more than 40 villages, like marble fragments of an ancient statue scattered across the hills. The island is famous for its unspoiled architecture, its picturesque villages and beautiful scenery. More than a thousand churches can be found on slopes and hilltops, a thousand or so dovecotes, while masterpieces of local architecture and tens of derelict windmills are found in its gullies and valleys.

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The scenery is lined by hundreds of kilometers of dry stonewalls that make the landscape unique.

The residence by Kois Associated Architects is situated on a steep sloped rocky plot facing south, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The site offers protection from the prevailing winds and a natural plateau which from the beginning was identified as the optimal location for the residence as it would minimize the impact to the landscape due to excavation. It is a single-level structure and has a surface of 198 square meters. The location allows benefiting from wonderful and panoramic views of the landscape and seascape.  Our approach to the program was Doric. Only the essential features and programmatic elements to sustain a comfortable stay were incorporated in the design.

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Our goal was to integrate the building into the landscape like it was part of it.The living space is covered by a rimless pool that produces a visual effect of the water extending to the horizon, vanishing and merging with the seascape. From a distance especially if viewed from the path of approach, on ahigher ground, the only visible feature of the house is the sea like surface of the pool. The water during the day reflects the surroundings and during the night, the star filled night sky.The mirroring pool of water carefully positioned on the landscape evokes memories of the optical phenomenon of the mirage from which the project was named.

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The most of the visible construction materials were extracted from the vicinity and were used to make the house ‘disappear’ into the scenery. Local techniques were also borrowed like the characteristic dry wall construction found in abundance in the island. This technique was implemented with minor modifications; on the side embankment walls in each side of the pool volume.The local materials have a low impact on the environment and they are very efficient as insulating materials.
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The rear walls are made of retained earth and have layers of vegetation that regulates the temperature and cools the environment through evaporation. The pool acting as roof provides thermal insulation and protection from solar radiation and heat transmittance.

We wanted to make a house fused with its surroundings, an invisible oasis hidden from the unsuspected eyes. The house is acts almost like an observation post as it clings to the rocks and oversees the dramatic cascading landscape. A landscape left almost intact due to the implemented design strategy and the careful selection of materials.
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05 Jun 15:31

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett

by Christopher Jobson

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Sunny Meadow Fun Park. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Skhayascraper. Edition of 20, 590 x 840mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Langa Longer Shopping Mall. Edition of 50, 590 x 630mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Bridge Below Starry Skies. Editions of 50, 590 x 490mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Gugulethu Gables. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Glory to Gold. Edition of 10, 940 x 770mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Diepsloot dignity tower. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct is the latest body of work from Cape Town-based artist, designer, and photographer Justin Plunkett who uses his own original photography to digitally construct fictional landscapes and structures. He shares via an artist statement:

Con/Struct is an exploration into the themes of empowerment and imagination. Plunkett, using his own photography, has created new juxtaposed environments that encourage questioning and exploration: inviting the debate around how marketing- induced aspiration and perceived value can empower but can also corrupt, how it can be both perverse and create beauty. At the same time, at the core of his work, he honours and applauds ingenuity and the creative spirit.

The new works were recently on view at the Cabinet, and you can see more on his website. (via Designboom)

04 Jun 16:19

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components

by Christopher Jobson

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Technological mandala 30. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 122 cm x 122 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 30, detail

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 27. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, 150cm x 150 cm, 2013.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 15. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 80 cm x 80 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala
Technological mandala 34. Electronic components, copper wire, paper, wood frame, 76 cm x 76 cm x 7 cm, 2014.

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components technology sculpture mandala

Multimedia artist Leonard Ulian (previously here and here) has a number of new mandalas and wrapped books created using a variety of soldered radio and computer components. The mandala is traditionally known as a spiritual and ritual symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism meant to represent the universe, but through his deep interest in how systems can be applied to the process of art making, Ulian has adopted mandala patterns to create symmetrical networks. The artist most recently had work on view at The Flat, and you can see much more on Ulian’s website. (via Beautiful Decay)

02 Jun 18:32

All About Chili by Williams-Sonoma

by Maria Pujol
I love eat spicy food, but I never know the difference between all the chili peppers and which are the more spicy!
Here is a little explanation of some of the most famous and the heat level of course! :)


The source is Williams-Sonoma.
02 Jun 17:16

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili

by Christopher Jobson

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Mother of Pearl Shell Skull Carvings by Gregory Halili skulls shells bas relief anatomy

Born and raised in the Philippines, New Jersey-based artist Gregory Halili is deeply influenced by the vegetation and wildlife he experienced as a child. His latest series of work involves a fusion of the human form with the natural world in these amazing bas-relief shell skulls. Halili carves and then paints with oil on raw, gold-lip and black-lip mother of pearl found in shells collected from the Philippines. The pieces will soon be exhibited at Silverlens Galleries in Manila and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in NYC, but for now you can see much more in this Facebook gallery. (via Junk Culture, Skullspiration)