Design

Invisible Forces Vibrate and Quiver within Elaborately Constructed Fields of Magnets

 Design Science #magnets #physics #sound #video July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert  Elaborately configured grids and systems capitalize on the immense power of neodymium magnets to visualize the invisible. A new collaborative video from Magnet Tricks and Magnetic Games demonstrates how shifting a single element can set an entire design in motion, prompting each …

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Clusters of Diaphanous Textile Sculptures by Mariko Kusumoto Evoke the Ocean Floor

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #sculpture #sea creatures #textiles July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto (previously) shapes gossamer coral and sea creatures from soft fibers like polyester, nylon, and cotton. Embedded with tiny ripples or airy pockets, the standalone sculptures and …

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A 546-Piece Puzzle Slots into a Hulking Simian with Moveable Limbs

 Craft Design #animals #DIY #puzzles #toys June 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mat Random A follow-up to his wooden geometric figures, Mat Random designed a similarly stocky simian with a DIY twist. The architect and craftsman, who’s based in Buenos Aires, recently released a three-dimensional puzzle that once slotted together, forms a …

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An Astonishing Array of Ceramic Mosaic Tiles Comprise a Japanese Museum’s Historical Collection

 Craft Design History #architecture #Japan #mosaics #museums #tile June 24, 2022 Kate Mothes Image © Ryota Murase. All images courtesy of the Mosaic Tile Museum, shared with permission In the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, a nucleus of creativity blossomed in Kasahara Town, Tajimi City, more than a millennium ago. Known for its history of …

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Extravagant Sound Installations by Love Hultén Use Custom Synthesizers and Visualizers to Create Elaborate Audiovisual Mashups

 Design Music #instruments #sound #video June 23, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Swedish audiovisual artist and woodworker Love Hultén is known for his extravagant and unconventional sound installations that fall at the intersection of music, art, and design. Whether an homage to Nintendo, Pacman, or Simone Giertz’s chattering mouths, the custom synthesizers are elaborate …

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Reimagining an Iconic Midwestern Structure, Catie Newell Cuts a Slice of Sky Out of a Michigan Barn

 Design #architecture #landscape #preservation June 21, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Catie Newell, shared with permission In the township of Hume in rural eastern Michigan, an unassuming barn stands sentry in a wide-open field, partially covered in wild vines and grasses. Like many Midwestern farm structures, it’s weathered and has seen years of …

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A Typographic Tribute Honors the Residents and Neighbors of a Now-Demolished House in Sainte-Marie

 Design #architecture #public art #typography June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Paprika, shared with permission For five days in November 2020, a house in Sainte-Marie, Québec, identified all of its residents and neighbors on Saint Louis Avenue. Antoine Audet, Maude Faucher, James Audet… the list included hundreds of names inked on strips …

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A New AI-System Designs Cameras as Playful Pop-Culture Mashups

 Design Photography #artificial intelligence #cameras #pop culture June 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Mathieu Stern, shared with permission A photographer doubling as an inventor of the bizarre, Mathieu Stern has been developing new cameras based on simple ideas: one collection is created for pharaohs, another designed by Aztecs, and others are …

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Nature and Geometry Blend in Beguiling Symmetry in Oliver Chalk’s Voluminous Timber Vessels

 Craft Design #carving #vases #vessels #wood May 31, 2022 Kate Mothes All images © Oliver chalk, shared with permission Only two years ago, Canterbury, U.K.-based artist Oliver Chalk began creating bold, geometric vessels out of wood. Having worked previously with fabric to design and produce large-scale installations for events, his interest in experimentation with …

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Don’t Look Down! The World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens in the Czech Republic

 Design #bridges #Czech Republic #video May 25, 2022 Grace Ebert  Sky Bridge 721 opened earlier this month in the Czech Republic and is claiming its title as the longest suspension walkway in the world, a record held previously by a similar design in Portugal. Strung between two peaks of the Kralicky Snezník mountain, …

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