Watch the future with augmented reality as realized by London designer, Keiichi Matsuda. Either it kills you or makes you stronger….
Watch the absolutely AMAZING R+D at Nike: via Nike is opening an exhibition in Milan | Dazed
The very innovative designer Iris Van Herpen demonstrates her mastery of the elaborate cocktail dress in shimmering surface, texture and 3d printing at Paris Fashion week.
via VIDEO | Iris Van Herpen Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris – NOWFASHION.
A new, sharp approach at Saint Laurent this season.
A new robotic mannequin has been developed by a professor at the Hong Kong Polytecnic University of textile and clothing. It transforms according to exact measurements entered digitally, resulting in a myriad of body shapes. Perfect for personally tailoring, couture dressmaking, schools and quality control.
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..