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Beautiful temporary sand art, A Sign in Space...

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Beautiful temporary sand art, A Sign in Space at Spain’s Laga Beach by Gunilla Klingberg. Love the giant rollers! (Want more?
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Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo

Call Parade: 100 Phone Booths Given to 100 Artists on the Streets of São Paulo | chrysalides | Scoop.it
Mariane Borgomani Mariane Borgomani Mariane Borgomani Wally Gobetz Call Parade is an ongoing public art project in São Paulo sponsored by Brazilian telecommunications firm Vivo, that paired 100 artists with 100 street-side phone booths giving them...
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adaptive architectural spaces by KG'MG

adaptive architectural spaces by KG'MG | chrysalides | Scoop.it
the concept behind adaptive architectural spaces creates a changing public space depending on the presence of humans in real time.read more...
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Nervous System Create Generative Jigsaw Puzzles

Nervous System Create Generative Jigsaw Puzzles | chrysalides | Scoop.it

We wanted to create a style of jigsaw pattern that was truly our own, combining our interest in the morphology of natural patterns with the opportunities for diversity provided by generative techniques. The puzzle generation system we created is one of the most complex design programs we have created. The system has several stages: piece initialization, core simulation, tolerance checking, and export. Additionally we must account for arbitrary puzzle shapes, inserting whimsies figures, and varying cut styles. (design studio Nervous System)

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Thomas Brown and Sarah May create an oddly optimistic portrait of creative frustration

Thomas Brown and Sarah May create an oddly optimistic portrait of creative frustration | chrysalides | Scoop.it
We’re massive fans of Thomas Brown’s clever, conceptual photography, which tends to take intelligent ideas and use them to cease something beautiful to look at.
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faith is torment

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Resonate: An Interactive Installation for Frankfurt's Luminale 2012 by the students of the University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz...
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Flora and Fauna: 400 years of artists inspired by nature at the National Gallery of Canada

Flora and Fauna: 400 years of artists inspired by nature at the National Gallery of Canada | chrysalides | Scoop.it

OTTAWA.- Nature has been an enduring subject for artists for millennia and across all cultures. From the bulls painted in the Lascaux caves and Palace of Knossos, to the garden frescoes at Pompeii, Dutch still lifes, 19th-century botanical studies and 21st-century land art projects, nature has been either a simple fact of life or a source of curiosity, consolation and spiritual regeneration. Artists have persisted in expressing nature’s complexity in forms that are intimate or epic, analytical or expressive. The National Gallery of Canada presents, until September 9, 2012, Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, an exhibition that features more than 100 works dating from the 16th to the 21st centuries, it explores the myriad ways in which artists respond to the natural world. "The Gallery's collection is filled with outstanding works that visitors rarely have the chance to see for a whole set of reasons," says NGC director Marc Mayer. "Both art and nature lovers will enjoy a leisurely walk through this superb exhibition." Flora and Fauna looks at how painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and craftspeople have been inspired by nature over the centuries. This is an exceptionally varied installation in terms of medium, scale and style. It includes drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, sculptures and ceramic works, ranging from the quiet and contemplative to the bold and the audacious. All the works except four are drawn from the collections of the National Gallery. Many great Canadian and international artists are represented, including Lorraine Gilbert, Aganetha and Richard Dyck, Geoffrey James, Bertram Brooker, David Milne, Lucian Freud, M.C. Escher, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frederick Evans, Camille Corot, and Rembrandt.

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manmade recycled rainbow by michael jones mckean

manmade recycled rainbow by michael jones mckean | chrysalides | Scoop.it
the repurposed water is filtered through a solar-powered irrigation system, the mist sprayed catches the light, creating an arching rainbow over public space surrounding the bemis center in omaha, nebraska.
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Maximo Riera — The animal chair collection — Designaside.com

Maximo Riera — The animal chair collection — Designaside.com | chrysalides | Scoop.it

The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing.

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It's Nice That : Andy Gilmore's painstakingly created geometric patterns are beautifully hypnotic

It's Nice That : Andy Gilmore's painstakingly created geometric patterns are beautifully hypnotic | chrysalides | Scoop.it

Kaleidoscopes. Not only a brilliant word, but also some of the best fun in a tube you can have, apart from eating Pringles of course. As a child I’d spend ages looking into them sometimes even two at a time, which is probably why my eyesight is so bad. As a result, I have been unashamedly drawn to Andy Gilmore’s geometric grids of wonderment.

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suppose design office: light installation for toshiba

suppose design office: light installation for toshiba | chrysalides | Scoop.it

in the 'passing on project' installation for milan design week 2012, japanese architect makoto tanijiri of suppose design office partnered with lighting designer izumi okayasu and media producer yahoko sasao to create an interactive lighting experience
in remembrance of the 2011 disasters in japan.

 

visitors are invited to select a clear acrylic object from a pile of many pieces of different shapes and sizes, and to then enter a huge foil tent, where the 'dock' on which they stand is surrounded on three sides by a shallow pool of water. the instant that a participant touches his object to the surface of the water, the acrylic illuminates, glowing in his hand, because of the ways the material refracts LED lights being shone into the water.

 

the installation, whose concept the designers describe as 'turn touch into delight' with the goal of 'passing [something] on',
was supported by toshiba. it is planned to tour various parts of the world, including japan.

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Urban Cityscapes Made With Cardboard and Spray Paint

Urban Cityscapes Made With Cardboard and Spray Paint | chrysalides | Scoop.it
German artist EVOL is known for creating detailed structures or urban cityscapes out of found material.(click here for more pictures)
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Little Sun by Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen

Little Sun by Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen | chrysalides | Scoop.it
Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen, Little Sun, 2012 Photograph: Andy Paradise, 2012
From 28 July – 23 September 2012 Tate Modern in London is the home to “Little Sun” a project by Olafur Eliasson, part of the London 2012 Festival.
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Films & Architecture: “Manufactured Landscapes”

Films & Architecture: “Manufactured Landscapes” | chrysalides | Scoop.it
Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer whose work is focused on industrial (and post- industrial) landscapes. His pictures were so inspiring that moved Jennifer Baichwal in 2004 to record a documentary based on them.
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Measure by Fabrice Le Nezet

Measure by Fabrice Le Nezet | chrysalides | Scoop.it
A physical representation of the concept of measurement composed of three sculptures by Fabrice Le Nezet.
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Transience by Lex Pott in THISISPAPER MAGAZINE

Transience by Lex Pott in THISISPAPER MAGAZINE | chrysalides | Scoop.it
Transience by Lex Pott in thisispaper.com
Over time, dark spots start to appear on mirrors. The silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history.
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Little People on the streets!

Little People on the streets! | chrysalides | Scoop.it

Slinkachu is an artist from London. He uses little people and objects to make this awesome scenes!

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Impressive Water Display at Osaka Station City

Impressive Water Display at Osaka Station City | chrysalides | Scoop.it

This mesmerizing water display created by Koei Industry is located at the Osaka Station City shopping mall in Japan.

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mutterliebe by studiotomtom

mutterliebe by studiotomtom | chrysalides | Scoop.it

studiotomtom (tom huemer + tom vens) have developed 'mutterliebe' an installation that shows a running engine which is breeding out a chicken egg.
the work is a reflection on the industry of food, giving a sarcastic view behind the production of consuming goods.
the contrast between the in-and output looks over dimensional in size. the egg, which normally will be hatched out by the chicken
for a period of about three weeks only needs some food and water to keep on hatching, currently has a consumption of 190 liter petrol.
the heat lamp will keep the egg at an optimal hatching temperature. a micro-controller connected to a sensor keeps track of the process.
in case the temperature gets too low or too high the controller will respectively turn the engine on or off.

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Amazing 3D Screw Portraits

Amazing 3D Screw Portraits | chrysalides | Scoop.it
Andrew Myers, a sculptor based in Laguna Beach, California, is probably the only artist on Earth who uses screws to create three-dimensional...
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Modified Social Benches, Wonderfully Impractical Public Benches by Jeppe Hein

Modified Social Benches, Wonderfully Impractical Public Benches by Jeppe Hein | chrysalides | Scoop.it
“Modified Social Benches” are whimsical, wonderfully impractical benches by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The benches are on display at the Beaufort04 art exhibition in De Haan, Belgium and at the Kurpark in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.
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issey miyake: in-ei for artemide

issey miyake: in-ei for artemide | chrysalides | Scoop.it
named after the japanese word meaning 'shadow, shade, and nuances', the lighting pieces are composed of folding, collapsible fabric made from recycled PET bottles.read more...
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