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Sinuous Branches Envelop Human-Sized Nests and Large Geometric Sculptures by Charlie Baker

 Art Design #installation #nests #sculpture #wood September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Baker, shared with permission Brooklyn-based designer Charlie Baker wrangles unruly branches and twigs into large-scale sculptures and installations that highlight the natural curvature of his foraged materials. Whether cloaking a perfectly round sphere in wood or constructing a treetop …

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Zen Gardens by Yuki Kawae Interrupt Doomscrolling with Meditative Patterns

 Design #gardening #sand #video August 30, 2021 Grace Ebert  A welcome disruption to doomscrolling, the patterned zen gardens composed by Yuki Kawae are an antidote to today’s seemingly endless anxieties. The Bay Area designer records meditative footage of wide-toothed prongs and dense rakes that scrape across beds of white sand, creating intersecting loops, …

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An Engineer Creates Images Hidden Inside Translucent Windows Exposed Only by Light

 Design #cats #physics #shadows #video #windows August 25, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] What appears to be a smooth acrylic tile suddenly reveals a 2- or 3D figure when illuminated by the sun or an artificial light source. The magical window, which is the inventive design of aerospace and software engineer Matt Ferraro, relies …

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Marine Characters Smile in a Playfully Illustrated Line of Surfboards by Jean Jullien

 Design Illustration #fish #surfing #whales August 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Julien Binet, courtesy of Jean Jullien, shared with permission French artist Jean Jullien (previously) brings his signature cartoonish characters to a new line of minimally illustrated surfboards. A collaboration with the manufacturer Fernand, the four spirited designs feature a pair of …

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Evergreen Architecture: A New Book Explores Buildings That Place Nature at Their Core

 Design #architecture #environment #gardening #greenhouses #urban planning August 18, 2021 Christopher Jobson All images courtesy Gestalten, copyright respective photographers The construction of sustainable and environmentally friendly structures for residential and commercial purposes is one of the more significant challenges of our time. As the built environment continues to encroach on natural habitats worldwide, architects …

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A Massive Crocheted Canopy Provides Shade for a Shopping District in Malaga

 Craft Design #crochet #shopping #Spain #textiles August 17, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photos © Alhaurín de la Torre Beating the heat in the town of Alhaurín de la Torre, in Malaga is an art, literally. A massive patchwork of crocheted squares now blankets the main shopping corridor thanks to local crochet teacher Eva Pacheco and …

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An Innovative Drill-Bit Shaped Pen Holds Ink Around a Grooved Spiral

 Design #ink #pens #writing July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images couresty of Drillog Inventive design and age-old craft converge in a simple writing instrument produced by the CNC-machining factory Shion. As its name suggests, Drillog is a drillbit-shaped pen that holds the ink in its thin grooves that spiral up the side of …

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Translucent Textiles Cast Organisms and Mundane Objects as Dreamy Sculptures and Wearables

 Art Design #coral #fabric #fashion #nature #sculpture July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Mariko Kusumoto, shared with permission From polyester, nylon, and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto fabricates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary heat-setting technique to mold the …

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An Enormous 3D Calico Cat Greets Passersby at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station

 Design #advertising #cats #video July 9, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] It’s not uncommon to run into a friendly cat on the streets of Tokyo, but one particular calico is making an outsized impression on passersby. A billboard ad for Cross Shinjuku Vision that was created in partnership with MicroAd and Unica, the hyperrealistic …

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A Morphing Fractal Vise Pivots to Grasp Irregular Shapes for Engraving

 Design #engraving #tools #video July 1, 2021 Grace Ebert  Nebraska-based artist Steve Lindsay is equally interested in engraving metals and other surfaces as he is in the tools needed to etch with exacting precision. He’s spent the last six years toying with this vise design, which in its latest iteration, has jaws that …

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