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Olafur Eliasson Designs a Canonical Structure with 832 Vibrant Glass Panels That Reflect Sonoma’s Weather

 Art Design #architecture #glass #Olafur Eliasson #site-specific August 2, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Vertical Panorama Pavilion at the Donum Estate (2022), Studio Other Spaces, Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, by Adam Potts, shared with permission A bold, conical structure stands on The Donum Estate in Sonoma Valley, casting a vibrant kaleidoscope of …

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A Bold, Architectural Installation Recreates an Ancient Roman Gatehouse with Messages of Belonging

 Art Design #architecture #immigration #installation #Morag Myerscough #public art #site-specific #typography July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of English Heritage, shared with permission Temporarily occupying the site of the ancient Housesteads Roman Gatehouse at Hadrian’s Wall, a vibrant installation by British artist Morag Myerscough recreates the structure that once stood on the …

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Cosmic Cliffs Infinite Galaxy Puzzle Features New Imagery from the James Webb Space Telescope

 Design #NASA #Nervous System #puzzles #space #stars #telescopes July 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All photos courtesy Nervous System, shared with permission This week, the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope amazed and daunted us with their inordinately deep looks at the cosmos, particularly the shot of the glimmering star-forming region known as …

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A Temporary Sanctuary at Hitokotonushi Shrine Provides Fresh Water for Japan’s Honeybees

 Design #bees #honey #Japan #miniature July 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Hitokotonushi Shrine Established more than 1,200 years ago in 809, the historic Hitokotonushi Shrine just outside of Tokyo becomes a secondary sanctuary for local pollinators each summer. The on-site water basins, which are designed to hydrate humans, undergo a miniature …

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Coffee Grounds Live a Second Life as Reusable Mugs That Circumvent Single-Use Plastics

 Design #coffee #sustainability July 5, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kreis Cup Disposable coffee cups are undeniably damaging to the planet and its inhabitants, and even as some regions ban them entirely, we’ll continue to feel the effects of our consumption for generations. The estimated 250 billion vessels we collectively use each year …

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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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