Fusing the art of sculpture and fleshy painting creates hyper-realistic forms that remain surreal in their context. Flesh for thought.
On the shores of the Songhua river sits the newest project from MAD. A 79,000 sq/m petalled building housing a massive theatre and a more intimate performance space. The curvaceous lines mimick the marsh landscape but cut in stunning white aluminium and glistening glass.
Exciting new Dutch designers continue to flourish, utilizing cutting edge technologies to express ever changing aesthetics. One such young designer is Anouk Wipprecht and her dresses for Audi.
London – This is The Age of the Long Near, in which we explore why short-term thinking is the greatest threat to business potential, our happiness as individuals and the world that sustains us.
The Future Laboratory’s creative team has produced a film for LS:N Global’s Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Briefing, which was held at South Bank on 12 March.
The video introduces The Optimised Self, our manifesto for the body and mind; Whole-system Thinking, consumerism that goes beyond sustainability and environmentalism; and The Immortal Brand, a new premise for businesses that want to thrive in The Age of the Long Near.
‘We wanted to establish the premise of The Age of the Long Near through a commanding spoken narrative,’ says Lynne Devine, who provided design and direction on the film. ‘The film traces the path of an orb as it evolves, regenerates and mutates before returning to a singularity, suggesting an infinite cycle of time with an element of the divine.’
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Animation: Mighty Elk http://mightyelk.co.uk/
Sound: Joe Ashworth https://soundcloud.com/joeashworth
Voice Over: Elizabeth Nestor http://www.damngoodvoices.com/
Van Gogh cycle path by Studio Roosegaarde, Neunen, Netherlands
Morphosis by Lucia Giacan for ODDA magazine
Prada Mens AW15 Catwalk by AMO. Photography by Alberto Moncada
If a room with a view is your thing, then look no further. ‘Casa Brutale’ by Dutch firm OPA (Open platform for Architecture) will be a stealth house embedded in the rock’s edge and completely unobtrusive…from the landscape view. With the clear swimming pool as the ‘roof’, the sun’s reflections cast a moody light over the mezzanine bedroom and high ceiling living area with a fantastic view over the Aegean sea. Fit for fun.
Been inspired by the ocean lately and thought I’d drop this little song in here for the record…
At the expense of seeming a tech geek, these two fascinating developments in robotics allow a glimpse of the quickly accelerating future.
MIT continues its cheetah program but have advanced so far that the beast now can autonomously jump over obstacles at quite a speed with incredible stability. Must be seen to be believed.
On the opposite side of the spectrum we find nano-bots (again, from MIT) like the self-folding, maneuvering and ultimately, self destructing bot that could have many practical applications:
After launching the LG Display curved OLED televisions with 4K capability, this year’s offering is sure to make headlines. LG has a mind-melting 55-inch ‘wallpaper-style’ set that is a very thin 0.97mm and weighs only 4.1 pounds. As OLEDS don’t need backlighting,the actual components are not contained within the TV itself. The “mat” can be hooked up on a wall using a magnetic foundation, allowing the ever-present TV to practically disappear altogether.
No dates as to “when” this new development might hit first-adaptors..
Introducing ATELIERI, fashion for women and men and the new webstore: atelierishop.com
John Oliver takes a look at the real price of that $19.95 dress that is truly priceless…
Brought to you by SOLS, this 5 layer boot is custom scanned and printed as an exoskeleton with the remaining inner layers utilizing air bags, sole and leather finishings. It will expand and tighten according to motion to optimize fit and is certainly a foot in the right direction…
As the year begins, there are two developments worth noting that will have profound repercussions down the road:
The Stanford school of medicine have developed a technique to lengthen the ‘telomeres’ which are the end caps to our DNA and serve to protect and divide the cells. As we age, the number diminishes and weakens from an optimum range of 8,000 to 10,000 nucleotides that make up the average youth. This process extends the telomeres by a 1,000 nucleotides or the equivalent of numerous human years. This may prove disruptive in the treatment of numerous diseases and possibly in rejuvenating cells as a way to slow down the aging process. Only time will tell… Read more at: http://stanford.io/1Kqp0Vr
Researchers photos Inc.
Graphene has been introduced to various industries but this particular application from the crew at the University of Manchester and of Sheffield will allow LED light to be emitted over a surface of only a few molecular layers thick, thus allowing for a new generation of FLEXIBLE and semi-transparent electronic screens. This is due to the heterostructure of the material, its superb conductivity and strength, incredibly at only 10-40 atoms thick!
3D printing continues to take small leaps and bounds as adventurers literally spin out innovative adaptations like that of Nervous Systems, Massachusetts and their kinematically designed frock. Made from over 2200 modular, triangular pieces that move individually allowing fluid, fabric like motion. 21st Century chainmail. So wonderfully innovative that MoMa NYC has bought it to place in their museum. Printed through Shapeways, it involved ‘folding’ the stl. file within the parameters of printing capacity. A remarkable, technological feat that is equally delicate and beautiful.
Coming on the heels of tiny living, this charming, little home comes to us from that centre of funlandia, Portland. A luxurious jewel box of a caravan, this 12 square metre space includes ALL the amenities one will need to ‘live it rough’. Voice activated door locks, smartphone operated climate controls and high-end fixtures like stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and bamboo floors certainly take things up a notch. At least for a getaway, it certainly is a home-away-from-home. All starting at $56,000 US.
With our respect and remembrance…
Steven Meisel teams up with Prada for a very moody “still life” video showcasing how so little can convey so much…