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What madness is this!
From the outside this nondescript Tokyo home, with its cream-colored façade, looks just like all its other neighbors. But inside it’s anything but. A vibrant palette of pastel-colored walled differentiate the rooms, which give the impression that you’ve stepped into a cubist painting.
Ana House is the work of Tokyo-based Kochi Architect’s Studio. Lead architect Kazuyasu Kochi is known for his unique method of dividing spaces using a grid-based system, and, after Kame House (2013) and Apartment House (2014), this is the 3rd home that he’s applied it to.
In each case, Kochi slices out a portion from the grid, revealing a large void that connects the entire home. Each space is then color-coded to delineate it, which is what creates the cubist feel.
The void creates a central space in the home for family members to gather. And as we’ve said before, in the truest sense it’s a case where subtractive architecture creates a more endearing space.
So hot recently! Here is another summer Dinosports!! Please enjoy dino diving~
These. Look. Delicious.
Project from Dinara Kasko creates desserts using silicon cases designed with 3D software and 3D printed, all with geometric forms:
Cake Lime-basil triangulation
The composition Ball, cube and triangle
I’m Pastry Chef from Ukraine. I’m 28 years old. I started to bake like most of housewives, with some simple cakes and pies, but it quickly turned into my passion. I graduated from University of Architecture and Design and worked as an architect-designer and a 3D visualizer. It just became more interesting to me at some point. I liked what I was doing as an architect, but now I’m more interested in Patisserie. From the moment I got into Patisserie I decided to try to add something new into it. I realized that the appearance is as important as taste. I tried to model my own moulds and print them with 3D printer and I liked what I got.
You can find out more (as well as purchase moulds) via here
This is fantastic. Followed on twitter!
I feel increasingly embarrassed and stupid using the Internet. The world is big right now
This is literally how I feel 99% of the time.
A sober list of the essentials of success and other affirmations from the journal of Octavia Butler. Read them as the necessary juxtapositions they are: “specific goals” and “adaptability,” “cooperation” paired with “self-reliance.”
Hurry off for more on the life, work, and influence of science fiction writer Octavia Butler over at Radio Imagination.
I am not sure why I watched this in the first place, but I'm glad that I did.
this looks like a man just got switched into a cats body and he’s having some self realization of the situation and he’s buggin
Every now and then there’s a visual exploration of the Choose Your Own Adventure series. It seems that each gets a bit more complex, so I appreciate the simplicity of these official maps from Chooseco, which shows the structure of each book. Atlas Obscura provides the details.
On the official maps, however, the endings aren’t coded in any way that reveals their nature. Instead, they operate according to a simple key: each arrow represents a page, each circle a choice, and each square an ending. Dotted lines show where branches link to one another.
The one above is for Journey Under the Sea. I need to dig up my CYOA collection.
Would eat. Would feed to cat!
Every goddamn time
2016 brought us the world’s blackest black, Vantablack, while 2017 has already introduced us to Harvard’s collection of the world’s rarest colours. We now have the first group of colours created by AI. Research Scientist, Janelle Shane, who took a neural network (for non-sciencey brains, that’s an artificial network made up of a number of computer systems), and tasked it with creating a unique set of colours with accompanying names. Janelle states, “for this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 paint colours along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue colour values). Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colours and give them attractive names?”.
The answer was yes (well, almost!) Janelle created an algorithm for the network that completed two tasks: the creation of the RGB value of the colour and the selection of letters to form the colour name. The first results were promising, and the AI had managed to produce valid RGB values, however, the punchy and eye-catching names were lacking a little, and it seemed to be favouring brown, blue and grey hues.
The network developed further and could soon spell green and grey and was expanding its palette of colours, however it was failing to place the green and grey terms alongside the relevant colour.
Then the more creative (we’re not sure we’d be able to pronounce them!) names began.
Finally, the network reached a level of intelligence where colours matched names (almost!). You could see some of the below being right at home alongside the likes of Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath!
This is long and creepy and amazing
Crab emerging from its old shell and straight into my nightmares.
Some of these are pretty great
I want one!
So excited for season two!
I just emailed this to a bunch of people. I'm so glad someone made this comic!
Yes, this is great. Filed under: why politics is broken
“Scenius” is a term coined by musician and producer Brian Eno to counter “The Lone Genius Myth,” or the idea that innovation in art and culture comes from a few Great Chosen Ones. When Eno draws what the traditional model of genius looks like, he uses the example of the symphony orchestra, with God or the Muse at the very top of the triangle, and on descending levels, the composer, the conductor, the musicians, and, finally, the audience listening:
He then draws other organizations in our society that traditionally have hierarchical models:
When he gets to “scenius,” or what he calls the communal form of genius, he draws this:
Here’s what I wrote about it in my book, Show Your Work!:
There’s a healthier way of thinking about creativity that the musician Brian Eno refers to as “scenius.” Under this model, great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals—artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers—who make up an “ecology of talent.” If you look back closely at history, many of the people who we think of as lone geniuses were actually part of “a whole scene of people who were supporting each other, looking at each other’s work, copying from each other, stealing ideas, and contributing ideas.” Scenius doesn’t take away from the achievements of those great individuals: it just acknowledges that good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and that creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds.
What I love about the idea of scenius is that it makes room in the story of creativity for the rest of us: the people who don’t consider ourselves geniuses. Being a valuable part of a scenius is not necessarily about how smart or talented you are, but about what you have to contribute—the ideas you share, the quality of the connections you make, and the conversations you start. If we forget about genius and think more about how we can nurture and contribute to a scenius, we can adjust our own expectations and the expectations of the worlds we want to accept us. We can stop asking what others can do for us, and start asking what we can do for others.
To put it even more simply: Genius is an egosystem, scenius is an ecosystem.
Our world is an ecosystem in which our only real chance at survival as a species is cooperation, community, and care, but it’s being lead by people who believe in an egosystem, run on competition, power, and self-interest.
This was the message of the great feminist and pacifist Ursula Franklin, who said:
The dream of a peaceful society to me is still the dream of a potluck supper. The society in which all can contribute, and all can find friendship. Those who bring things, bring things that they do well. [We must] create conditions under which a potluck is possible.
When you think about your family, your friends, your neighborhood, your office, your city, your country, your world… are you operating as an ecosystem or an egosystem?
Which model we choose to operate under will determine the quality of our lives, and, arguably, our survival.