Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

May 13, 2012

Recording Machine at Milan Design Week

Hosted in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate, RCA Paradise challenged students to “contemplate the discovery of something or somewhere more wondrous.” The products they presented are all inspired by a “quest for a better future.” One of the most creative pieces was Recording Machine, which splatters paint onto the walls in response to noise – creating a visual representation of sound. Rafel Oliva, who is studying MA Design Products at the RCA says “The performance space becomes a container of all the expressions, desires, words and sounds from the audience that participate – freezing the sound on the wall and collapsing all the inputs into one space and time.”

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May 12, 2012

Future Self

Interactive designers rAndom International have created a lighting installation that can map and replicate human movement. Located at the MADE exhibition space in Berlin, the project was presented as part of a dance performance coordinated by choreographer Wayne McGregor and composer Max Richter. As two dancers moved around the perimeter of the installation, 3D cameras recorded the shapes made by their bodies and replayed them on a brass grid of over 10,000 LED lights. The image created by the lights always resembles a single figure, no matter how many people approach it at once, but it can combine the movements of more than one body.

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May 10, 2012

Gravity Stools

Gravity Stool by Amsterdam-based designer Jólan van der Wiel is a project that if nothing else, it’s quite magical. Using a combination of gravity and magnetic fields, he’s able to sculpt these organically shaped stools that are unique and one-of-a-kind. So, how does he do it? Well, to begin with he’s concocted a mixture of liquid plastic and iron. He’s also designed a “magnet machine” that houses super strong magnets that basically lift the material up forming the unusual shapes that the stool becomes.
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May 07, 2012

LED Landscapes Light Up The Night

In photographer Lee Eunyeol’s ‘Starry Night’ series the sky and the earth appear to have switched places, and planets and stars appear embedded within cracks in the earth. Lee’s stunning light installations are created by installing LED bulbs in natural settings to create epic illuminated landscapes. Using temporal photographic techniques the artist creates these mysterious sights, which reach off into the distance like magical forests in a fairy tale.

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May 01, 2012

Who Wants Candy?

Red Design Group is an Australian company that creates creative and exciting environments for retail business across the board (from 7-11 stores to high-end luxury retailers) and they even have quite a space of their own. One of their recent projects was a candy store, also located in Melbourne.

The store was developed for an importer of sugar-free candy called Sweet Enough, who decided to open their own retail shop. They knew that just any old candy store design wouldn’t be enough and they wanted customers to have an experience when in their store, so they brought on Red Design Shop to create a one-of-a-kind design that would have people spending just as much time shopping as walking around checking out the store.

They wanted the design to bring out the inner child of each person who walks inside, so they decided to create a “room” using childlike illustrations. Drawing everything on white paint using a simple black lines makes it feel almost like a coloring book. And, the candy stands out, too!

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April 30, 2012

Feeling Bubbly?

Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer has designed a perfectly named line of seating entitled Mutation Series. The bubbly-looking pieces are meant to resemble a cellular mutation or even a nuclear reaction, a virus, or something that has grown abnormally freakish. The project can also be seen as a new way to upholster classic pieces but in a sculptural way. Covered in a durable velvet-like finish, each piece is completely unique and nearly impossible to replicate.

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April 28, 2012

A Wall of Plates

Not Tom was approached by British bone china maker Buttercup China to create a stand at the Spring Fair 2012. Lining the wall with over 800 plates to create a giant scalloped pattern, Not Tom was able to demonstrate how simple, quality products can create a dramatic impact. The display won the best stand in show prize, too.

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April 24, 2012

Tendon Guitar by Derek Manson

Derek Manson has created a 3D printed electric guitar composed of suspended polycarbonate polymer “tendons”. The RP Guitar is manufactured in one piece using additive 3D fabrication which is also known as Rapid Prototyping or 3D Printing. The main body is made from a polycarbonate polymer and the central core is CNC machined wood which still allows for excellent tonal properties.

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April 23, 2012

Taking 3-Dimensional Art to a New Level

Designer Lauren Clay has created three-dimensional sculptures out of papier-mâché and painted cut paper (among many other things) that go far beyond the limits of paper’s two-dimensionality. The layered strips of paper create repeated patterns of texture that feel organic but I’m sure they were meticulously placed. Her color choices, materials, and construction show her sharp attention to detail, all of which make me want to see them in person.

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April 22, 2012

Igloo for a Book Worm!

Are you like me and have a pile of books waiting to be taken to a used bookstore? Here is a way you can use up those old books and create a igloo for that book worm in your house! This sculptural installation by Colombian artist Miler Lagos was constructed at the MagnanMetz Gallery using carefully stacked books to create a compact dome that is entirely self-supporting! Read more …

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