What a surreal idea! "The Patient Gardener" is the product of a weeklong workshop conducted by Visiondivision. Ten Japanese cherry trees have been planted in a 26 foot diameter ring (8 meters), and will slowly grow into their bent design. The saplings are being pulled toward a tower in the center that will be removed once the trees are strong enough and won't unbend. The Japanese cherrys will… Continue
Next time you need a little pick me up, may we suggest you look to Yeoh Gh's illustrations of a one, Mr. Pear? Started about a year ago as one of many fruit character illustration for one of his clients, Gh ended up loving his pear character so much that he carries it on to this day as a personal project.
"I want to bring joy and happiness to people in this… Continue
As only Google could do, you can now (virtually) step into some of the most acclaimed museums in the world! The internet giant has built a brand-new technology that allows their Street View technology to go indoors, encouraging us to explore inside museums and enabling us to see the incredible detail in over 1,000 works of art! "On average there are 7 billion pixels" per image, said Amit Sood,… Continue
24-year-old designer Kyle Tezak recently started a personal project that deals with icons. Why? He tells us, "For me, the most satisfying part of being a designer is taking a complex or complicated idea and simplifying it in a way that gives it clarity. I had been creating lots of icons for a project I was working on at the time and spent a lot of time breaking down ideas and objects to their… Continue
"The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.
While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, colour and space to… Continue
Added by Visnja V on October 7, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting ~ Karl Wallenda.
I found a wonderful message in my inbox this morning from a photographer named B. Romain. He told me about his 60 Quotes Project where he basically illustrates 60 quotes with photographs. As a picture is a thousand words, he asked me explore for myself his first 32 shots of the… Continue
Photographer Dane Shitagi brings the beauty of ballet outdoors in the New York City Ballerina Project. Throughout the eight years that Shitagi has been bringing this collection to life, the New York City streets served as his backdrop. Rather than shooting in a studio, he wanted to take his creativity and inspiration from the world outside – preferring the rawness and atmosphere that only a living…
There are things in life that we really want, and there are things in life that we really need. Maryam Toson just sent us this creative which explores this very idea. She titles the refreshingly honest series, "Wants/Needs Project."
"The main purpose of it, was to question people, and yourself, as to what is it that you really WANT and that you really… Continue
This ad for the Let's Colour Project reminds me of the days when I used to renovate houses with my dad. No matter how rundown a place was a fresh layer of paint would make it look a million times better. The Let's Colour Project brings together several large companies to "spread colour all over the world" by getting local communities to paint their neighborhoods. That great music in the background is Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi from his new solo… Continue
Added by Kevin on July 8, 2010 at 12:56pm —
Barcelona-based Xavier Vilalta Studio have won a competition to design a new tower in Doha, Qatar. The Alpha Project aims to sensitively capture the essence and culture of Doha, with ancient design traditions forming the fundamental basis of the plan and modern building technologies used as a tool of expression.
A real estate company that was building a luxurious villa, called Dolce Vita, asked Elle Muliarchyk to stay there while it was half-completed. During her stay, she took these amazing black and white portraits of herself in the space, using a self-timer.
"I stayed alone on the island for several days with almost no phone reception," said Muliarchyk. "And I…
Even if you're not a big Star Wars fan, you have to admit, these Darth Vader helmets are beyond awesome. 100 of today's most notable artists were asked to customize a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet featured in the Star Wars films. Alex Pardee, Gary Baseman, Ron English, and Jeff Soto were among the artists who…
In an effort to quell the hunger in third world countries, aid relief boxes are sent in by organizations like the UN, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. But what happens to the boxes after? Could they be reused for a good cause?
To provide kids with a temporary escape from their tough lives, Unplug Design Studio have conceptualized aid relief boxes with patterns that, when followed and assembled, become sturdy paper soccer balls. For children…
This is one of the best installations I've seen in awhile. TrustoCorp shakes things up in New York City with these new rebranded products that recently found their way onto store shelves. Combining quality design, public awareness, and some good ole' fashioned mischief, the anonymous board of directors of the Rebranding division of TrustoCorp Intl. went all out in…
The description of how this film was made really caught my interest:
Project London is an independent, no-budget, feature-length, live action movie with vivid, intense, and marrow-vibrating visual effects and animations created with the open source software Blender (and other…Continue
Foodprint NYC is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. The free afternoon program will include designers, policy-makers, flavor scientists, culinary historians, food retailers, and others, for a wide-ranging discussion of New York’s food systems, past and present, as well as opportunities to transform its edible landscape through technology, architecture, legislation, and education.
How ridiculous is technology getting? This will blow your mind.
At the E3 conference that's going on right now in Los Angeles, Microsoft just released Project Natal, a revolutionary hands-free motion-sensitive controller system. The technology, as demonstrated above, allows users to control games, movies, and anything else on their Xbox system with their hands alone, and without touching any hardware.
Here is Project Milo (thanks for the tip… Continue