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.
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 mezzanineContinue reading “Living on the edge: Brutalist Cliff House”
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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…
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 toContinue reading “Kiss The Future: The Kinematic Dress”
If ever there was proof good things come in small packages, this is it. One of the tiniest apartments in Paris (8 m/sq) is renovated utilizing every centimetre for an astonishingly livable space by Kitoko studio. Genius.
Northwestern University in Chicago has announced results in electric brain treatment that may hold the key to rehabilitating memory disorders stemming from alzheimer’s, aging, brain injury, schizophrenia, stroke and just plain ole’ forgetfulness…Results showed substantial improvement of memory tests after the 3rd day of 20 minute cranial massages for 5 consecutive days using electric impulsesContinue reading “Future Tense: TMS Mind Massage”
Nobumichi Asai is known for his CGI work in various industries like cars and architecture but lends his hand here to the human face: OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo. NOBUMICHI ASAI (PLANNER / PRODUCER / TECHNICAL PRODUCER – P.I.C.S.) HIROTO KUWAHARA (ART DIRECTOR & MAKEUP) PAUL LACROIXContinue reading “Digital Makeup Projection Mapping: Nobumichi Asai”
The TED conference happening this week in Vancouver has not only notable speakers but innovative artwork like that of Janet Echelman. Her”Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” is monumental in size and purported to be one of the biggest sculptures ever. It spans 227 x 145 x 53 m, suspended between a 24-story skyscraper and theContinue reading “Janet Echelman Aerial Sculpture: TED Conference Vancouver”
Taking a rather novel approach to drones, this prototype for a new breed of tiny flying robots could hail a new chapter in stealth use that mimic the insect world. These “MAVs” (micro aerial vehicles) have been difficult to control and are weighed down but New York University has developed one that is featherweight andContinue reading “The Jelly Moth: Micro Flying Robot”
Working in a particularly unusual void between sculpture and millinery, Maiko Takeda explores new volumes and innovative, spontaneous spins on everyday inspirations. With a BA honours in jewellry from St. Martins and a masters in millinery from the Royal College of Art, she has also worked with the phenomenal Stephen Jones, Phillip Treacy, Erickson BeamonContinue reading “Logic + Geometry + Space = Maiko Takeda”
Using the fluctuations of musical vibrations from pieces like ‘Swan Lake’ to alter the form of crystals blends two disparate elements into one uniquely special event. The work of Yoshioka can be seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. An innovative process that documentsts the relation between nature, science and human sensitivity. See more:Continue reading “The Poetic Power of Tokujin Yoshioka”
I’ve always been one for all things entomology, or rather, Ethnoentomology (the study of the relationship between insects and people). So it’s natural that this new collaboration between Damien Hirst and Prada should catch my eye. With only 20 bags made, they are in tandem with Hirst’s first exhibit in Qatar called, “RELICS”. Most beastiesContinue reading “Entomology Elegance: Hirst & Prada Collaborate”
Recalling the work of italian futurist Umberto Boccioni, these creations are visionary. Hadid states: “I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions”. “Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.” Indeed. Made of chrome vinyl rubber and linedContinue reading “Zaha Hadid vs. UNITED: Let the Games Begin…”
With the race on for wearable technologies such as smartwatches by Apple and Samsung, Google is forging ahead with it’s glasses that incorporate augmented reality, straight out of William Gibson’s novel, “Virtual Light” from 1993. Here you can have a sneak preview what this will look like… Google Glass “Explorer” will retail for approx. US$1,500Continue reading “Through the Looking Glass: Google’s “Explorer””
A bit of fun from Alber Elbaz and the cute kids at Lanvin…Priceless.
British Columbia-based Hyperstealth Biotechnology claims to be working on an extraordinary “invisibility cloak” that would render its wearer virtually invisible. Citing security concerns, the camouflage-design company has yet to provide anything beyond mock-ups of the Quantum Stealth cloak, but explained that the fabric works by bending light around a person, enabling them to disappear intoContinue reading “Invisibility Cloak: Hyperstealth”
Why settle for one building when you can have a dozen seemingly piled on structures that entertain as well as take advantage of differing views and interesting inner spaces? The following are a round up of contemporary examples from some rather distinguished architectural firms. Dutch studio MVRDV’s proposal for a 400-metre skyscraper in Jakarta. VitraHausContinue reading “Miles and Miles of Piles: Stacked Structures”
Working between Europe and Brazil, Andreia Chaves is a design consultant for several international companies. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andreia Chaves’ work captured the attention of international media even before her graduation from Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy in 2010 with her 3D printinvisible shoe series. That is not a surprise…