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fer1972:

Clever Fold-out Greeting Cards by Heather Abbot (on etsy)

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ryanpanos:

The Humanities - The ABC of Humankind | Olivier Nowak

In Germany, the focus in 2007 was on the Humanities. Our mission: to make the abstract “Year of the Humanities” as visible as possible in public spaces.

The idea: the alphabet. Gigantic letters were attached to highly symbolic locations – with an artistic dimension. For instance, in front of the Bundeskanzleramt, a „D“ stands for democracy. Special feature: The sections only combine to form a letter when the viewer is at the right vantage point. The result was Germany’s largest alphabet – architecture and design made the Humanities visible.

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GIFs by French animator and illustrator Guillaume Kurkdijan

Tumblr | FlickrVimeo | Behance 

prostheticknowledge:

SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours - the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here

EDIT: There seems to be a lot of skepticism about the product (I’m not a scientist, but the idea is certainly compelling). There have been calls at Reddit calling this out, yet the company has posted addressing the concerns here

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Featured Curator of the Week: Philip Intile [pi-slices]

Tyler Haywood aka angulargeometry currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has been obsessed with creating art since he took a clay sculpture class when he was four years old. Tyler likes to make as much work as he can instead of filtering ideas and cornering himself in. Tyler began a weekly blog where he posted mainly still images and poster designs, but after being inspired by Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple’s daily work, he began creating and posting his work daily. He has been creating daily GIFs more more than 430 days and shows no signs of slowing down. 

rfmmsd:

Artist:
Ivan Alifan 
"Birthday"
Oil on Canvas
 64” x 48 “ 
2013

rfmmsd:

Artist:

Ivan Alifan 

"Birthday"

Oil on Canvas

64” x 48 “ 

2013

(Source: ivanalifan.com)

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Yoga series: Works on Paper

A series by multi-disciplinary artist from Yogyakarta, Indonesia Arya Sukapura Putra

Weebly | Saatchi Art

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worclip:

Soul Box (2012) by Matthias Prüger, Manuel Rauwolf, and Ulrike Wetzel

The need to step out of private life and from company temporarily is great in many people. The desire for retreats is widespread in the country but also in the midst of the city and this is currently becoming clear. With our project we embark also on the search for Arcadia. At the intersection of architecture, art and cultural history a so-called Soul Box is built, which offers the user to dangle in the same room. The Soul Box opens to the view of the environment, where its resident can discover himself or herself. 

The Soul Box is a small research station, a minimum space for a maximum of two people, which is limited to the bare minimum. A place to sleep or a niche to sit, with a good book and a hot cup of tea. Much more is needed to an ideal environment for the desired withdrawal and to offer self-reflection. Through a strong relation of the reduced space allowances on the human scale, the user is also faced with their own bodily experience. This self-reference is intended to release further processes and streams of thought. 

The design of the Soul Box distracts from these events, but not from introspection and self-reflection through its reduction of funds and offers. The Soul Box serves as a point of observation at the heart of the project of Arcadia, of the self to be explored. Upon completion, the Soul Box has been set up at different locations to explore this. The modular construction principle facilitates transport and allows repeated assembly and disassembly.

worclip:

Fläpps Shelving System by Ambivalenz

“Freedom to be Ambivalent”

A modular shelving system without rules. A beautiful combination of width, height and shelves. Invisible, Wall Art shelving storage – Fläpps can be a combination of all three. You decide.

Each module is a stand-alone shelf that can be combined with other Fläpps modules to become a wall shelving system. A unique wall mounting mechanism effortlessly permits up to 5 shelves to be stacked vertically.

Unfolded the Fläpps shelving system offers endless applications in the office, living room, kitchen, dressing room or entrance hall.

nothingtochance:

WORLD CLOCK / ELEVEN PLUS

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Artist Alexander Belozor is Ukraine’s first underwater painter.

"It is not only my environmental awareness that moves me. From the artistic point of view it is a serious impact into the development of art. Studying the underwater sphere I explore for myself and others the different laws of perception of sunlight by a human eye. This is a new and unexplored world for artists who paint in air sphere and study laws of refraction of light in the air. These personal discoveries are seen in artworks, because every scenery is a live impression of an artist who paints en plein air under water.”

(text from alexanderbelozor.blogspot.com)

blog | saatchi art | facebook

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worclip:

Align Minimalist Pen (2014) by Beyond Object on Kickstarter

When we decided to design a pen, our main goal was to do something new, something different. After 5 long months of research, design, and development we found what we were looking for, a completely unique mechanism designed inside a clean and elegant design. All at an affordable price.

Align's body is divided into three parts, being the middle one unaligned. To use the pen you only need to intuitively align this part with the rest of the body. Yes, it's that simple, and that cool. 

The shorter version works the same way. This model is divided into two parts instead of three. To use the pen you would have to align the these two parts. To close it you just have to un-align it again.