Plastics in Art
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Plastic Convergence. Where Plastic meets Art and Design, Science meets Art, Amusing meets Serious.
Curated by Kate Hall
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clem chen inserts taxidermy molds into bike seat sculptures - designboom | architecture & design magazine

clem chen inserts taxidermy molds into bike seat sculptures - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
listed as a finalist for the ASIA AWARDS 2013, the 'bike seat sculptures' by canadian designer clem chen transform the bicycle pieces into animate works of art.
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BigRep ONE full-scale format 3D printer for creating 1:1 furniture - designboom | architecture & design magazine

the BigRep ONE is 27 times larger than a large desktop 3D printer, the CNC can produce models in 1:1 scale, such as furniture pieces.
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designboom shop: sir henry studio upcycles PET bottles into petits bracelets - designboom | architecture & design magazine

designboom shop: sir henry studio upcycles PET bottles into petits bracelets - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
these fashionable bracelets 'PET petits' by polish designer wojciech lanecki of 'sir henry' studio are 100% handmade from disposable PET bottles and can be used as both a casual and evening wear accessory.
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BNKR arquitetcura upcycles crates into social topography - designboom | architecture & design magazine

in 2012 mexican studio BNKR arquitetcura built a recycled pavilion that function as the cafeteria for expo CIHAC, an architecture and construction exhibition in mexico.
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become a digital architect with google build: a chrome experiment with LEGO - designboom | architecture & design magazine

become a digital architect with google build: a chrome experiment with LEGO - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
the collaboration between google chrome and the LEGO group brings trillions of colored bricks to the internet using WebGL.
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Stop-motion music video by Rafael Bonilla for Exxus by Glass Animals

Stop-motion music video by Rafael Bonilla for Exxus by Glass Animals | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Surreal animated creatures made out of plasticine populate this music video by Rafael Bonilla for upcoming British band Glass Animals.
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Authentic Artist Lego Art by Marco Sodano

Authentic Artist Lego Art by Marco Sodano | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
This quirky set of poster designs were created by Italian art director, Marco Sodano. He states the concept behind these works is that all the...
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A little squinting may be necessary.

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Seriously, a gulping yolkfish to separate eggs - designboom | architecture & design magazine

Seriously, a gulping yolkfish to separate eggs - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
tel aviv-based peleg design has invented the 'yolkfish' a gulping goldfish that is capable of separating eggs.
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tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair - designboom | architecture & design magazine

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
designboom spoke with british designer tom dixon about the Y chair, his design influences and creative process, and what's coming up next.
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Plastic Chair Sculptures by Bert Loeschner

Plastic Chair Sculptures by Bert Loeschner | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Artist Bert Loeschner makes sculptures out of monobloc plastic chairs. The sculptures range from single chairs modified into human-like poses, to elaborate multi-chair structures. via designboom ph...
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Glide Fashion Icons All Over Your Lips #art #lipstick #sculpture #carving

Glide Fashion Icons All Over Your Lips #art #lipstick #sculpture #carving | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Usually when your lipstick starts to resemble a sculpture, it's a result of how you apply it day after day, and also the shape of your luscious lips. Months of application is never going to turn in...

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architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami - designboom | architecture & design magazine

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
the architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami. an international pantheon of famous architects congregated for the 'imagine the future - now!' dinner.
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Spot the Ghost Chairs?

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Olafur Eliasson's tears used to make human cheese

Olafur Eliasson's tears used to make human cheese | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Bacteria from personalities including artist Olafur Eliasson, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and chef Michael Pollan have been used to make human cheese.
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The Plasticity of Life.

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idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs - designboom | architecture & design magazine

idan noyberg + gal bulka attach elephant in the room onto wall plugs - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
designers idan noyberg and gal bulka have created the 'elephant in the room', a playful accessory to compliment electric plugs.
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vinylize produces eyewear from unwanted vinyl records - designboom | architecture & design magazine

vinylize produces eyewear from unwanted vinyl records - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
'vinylize' glasses were originally developed from communist records, salvaged from the budapest flea markets and are handmade in hungary by tipton eyeworks.
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A generation of plastic art objects are degrading like overused Tupperware. Can they be saved?

A generation of plastic art objects are degrading like overused Tupperware. Can they be saved? | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
In the early 1960s, curators at the Philadelphia Museum of Art noticed something funny about one of their modern-art sculptures: It smelled like vinegar. Worse, the once-clear plastic sculpture had begun browning like an apple, and cracks had appeared on its surface. By 1967, Naum Gabo's translucent, airy Construction in...
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adult-sized little tikes car takes to the city streets - designboom | architecture & design magazine

adult-sized little tikes car takes to the city streets - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
the engineering and design team at attitude autos in oxfordshire, england have built an adult-sized little tikes car version of the familiar little tikes cozy coupe that drives.
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Plastic waste finds its 'sole'. From Flip-Flop to Art in Kenya.

Plastic waste finds its 'sole'. From Flip-Flop to Art in Kenya. | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Artisan manufacturing company turns dirty, discarded flip-flops into animal ornaments and jewellery
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Polka Dots Madness #YAYOIKUSAMA #art #installations #polkadots #colour #sculpture

Polka Dots Madness #YAYOIKUSAMA #art #installations #polkadots #colour #sculpture | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Yayoi Kusama, the 83 years old princess of polka dots who has dedicated her life’s work to the small spherical shapes is having a retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York.

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The ever rising star of zaha hadid. Among architects to design interior of ronald mcdonald house in hamburg-altona - designboom | architecture & design magazine

The ever rising star of zaha hadid. Among architects to design interior of ronald mcdonald house in hamburg-altona - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
the 'ronald mcdonald house' set to open in hamburg, germany in summer of 2014, will include the involvement of 11 architecture teams.
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"Cyborg scenario" will see computers in the brain replace wearable tech

"Cyborg scenario" will see computers in the brain replace wearable tech | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Surgically implanted chips that feed digital information into the brain will supersede wearable technology, according a leading 3D imaging studio.
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I'm thinking: 

1. The remarkable Plasticity of the Brain

2. Frankenstein !

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$100 3D-Printed Prosthetics Offer Hope to Amputees in War-Torn Sudan

$100 3D-Printed Prosthetics Offer Hope to Amputees in War-Torn Sudan | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
After reading an article in Time magazine, this CEO traveled to Sudan to create inexpensive, 3D-printed limbs to help the nation's 50,000 amputees.
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How we made the Reliant Robin - The Guardian

How we made the Reliant Robin - The Guardian | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
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How we made the Reliant Robin
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I know the Robin has been voted the worst car ever, but the "plastic pig", as it was called, was a good little product: a design classic, really.
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Giant Rubber Ducky Bursts Before a Crowd in Taiwan

Giant Rubber Ducky Bursts Before a Crowd in Taiwan | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
Florentijn Hofman's giant rubber duck burst before a crowd in Taiwan.
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sculpted ai weiwei by he xiangyu lies face down on the ground - designboom | architecture & design magazine

sculpted ai weiwei by he xiangyu lies face down on the ground - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Plastics in Art | Scoop.it
chinese artist he xiangyu has created a fiberglass representation of ai weiwei, curiously positioned lying face down on ground at the rubell family collection, for the group exhibition '28 chinese'.
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