Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts

March 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Kinetic sculptor Bob Potts creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that mimic the motions of flight and the oars of boats. Despite their intricacy the pieces are surprisingly minimal, Potts seems to use only the essential components needed to convey each motion without much ornamentation or flourish.

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1:1スケールの自転車

March 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

チェーンまで一体化されたパーツから構成されている自転車。フレーム、チェーンなどの部品を切断したり磨き上げたり組み立てたりして、最後に自転車を作ることができる。お好みに合わせて色を塗ることもできて、

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Daniel Rozin’s Robotic “Mirrors”

March 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Daniel Rozin’s sculptures pay as much attention to you as you do to them. From a distance their pre-programmed patterns hypnotize like high tech lava lamps, but when you approach, something even more unbelievable happens: the moving parts begin to align and shift to mimic your shape in real time.

via design milk


Big Air Package: The Largest Inflated Envelope in History by Christo

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Big Air Package is the latest project from artist Christo installed at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany, a facility that still holds the record as the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe that was converted into an exhibition hall in the 1990s.

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Hello World! Processing

March 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

The fascinating new documentary explores the implications and almost infinite possibilities of this kind of creative software and elaborates on how, contrary to popular assumption, “rules and codes do not hinder the chance to create.

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A Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012

March 20th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Mapping the greatest cultural and scientific advances in modern history with inspiration from John Cage’s music.

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Profile: Haresh Lalvani

March 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

We are pleased to be able to share the Profile on Dr.Haresh Lalvani of Pratt Institute that was originally posted on core.form-ula Dr.Lalvani has spent the last 30+ years building an incredibly rich body of work that has pushed design to new limits. Dr.

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Electronic cotton and stretchable silicon

March 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Stretchable Silicon University of Illinois nano scientist John Rogers developed a method to print ultra-thin silicon circuits, like those on a computer chip, onto a highly-elastic surface that you can stick on your skin.

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Video: Robo-Chopper Dives and Grabs Objects Like a Bird of Prey

March 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

Swooping down like a mechanized bird of prey comes the latest nightmare fuel from the robotics researchers at the University of Pennsylvania: a motorized claw attached to a drone that can grab objects and carry them away.

via wired top stories


The New Original by Droog : copying design in China

March 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | No Comments »

News: Dutch design collective Droog will turn the notion of piracy in China on its head by unveiling its own copies of Chinese objects in a Guangzhou shopping centre next week.

via dezeen