1:1 Model Kits

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Michael Johansson’s sculptures ‘some assembly required’ and ‘toys ‘r’ us’ see the swedish artist turn real forms of transport into 1:1 model kits. Pieces from each vehicle are fastened together by a welded tubular frame and painted a uniform color.

Toys ‘r’ us – Dinghy (scale 1:1, 2006)
‘A boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The real boat is transformed into a model of itself, and its original purpose has given way to something else.’

Some Assembly Required – Crescent (scale 1:1, 2007)
‘As a child I was fascinated building models. I remember breaking off the pieces from the surrounding plastic sticks that were leftover from the casting process and subsequently gluing the pieces back together in the right order by following the instruction manual. A real bike is turned back into a space of imagination. By this I wanted to address the similarities between different contexts and spin concepts such as size and belonging.’

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Sculptural Photography by Szymon Roginski

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Polish photographer Szymon Roginski teamed up with Lasia Korzeniecka to create this unusual collection of photo sculptures for fashion designer Ania Kuczynska. The photos were printed and then transformed into a variety of shapes and assembled back together to display the image. The photo sculptures were then re-photographed for the final pieces.

Photos which excite the human senses!

You can feel and hear the crops swaying around the model. Fantastic three-dimensional work which puts you in the photo’s location like never before!!

http://www.szymonroginski.com

 

Mud Stencil Graffiti

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

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Jesse Graves a US artist based in Milwaukee has harnessed mud as an artistic medium to take his green graffiti to the streets, and he encourages others to do the same. His work is thought-provoking, good looking and most importantly, temporary.

It is a great idea as soil is the foundation for life, mud being the logical material for his sustainable, organic messages.

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Traffic Cone Stage

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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Traffic cones are often only seen around road works or accidents but NYC architecture firm EFGH has managed to make the orange cones into something beautiful with this Hedgehog concert pavilion. The whole thing can be constructed in six hours, and by using already-manufactured traffic cones the architecture firm saved considerable costs on materials.

EFGH was given a short amount of time to make a stage for a Virgin Mobile event intended to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The resulting structure is a ecofriendly pop-up pavilion made from a steel frame studded with traffic cones.

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Tiësto ‘I Will Be Here’ video

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Tiësto’s new track ‘I Will Be Here’  is in collaboration with Sneaky Sound System with the video being created by the Japanese director Muto.

Muto has over 20 years experience and is synonymous with creating visual styles for big names in the music industry and big brand names like Pepsi, Honda, and Sony.

A fantastic track …… love the video!

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Motorcycle rocking horse

October 3, 2009 Leave a comment

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This fantastic creation is from German designer Felix Götze, who has created this rocking horse from old motorcycle parts. Apparently it’s for a little kid who is fascinated by choppers coming out of a workshop opposite his house. It also features pinstripe detail by artist Thomas Weber.

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Synthetic Trees

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment

A report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) suggests that a forest of 100,000 artificial ‘trees’ could be ‘planted’ near depleted oil and gas reserves to trap carbon in a filter and bury it underground. The carbon suckers look like fly swatters, but researchers say that once fully developed, the ‘trees’ could remove thousands of times more carbon than a real tree.

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In addition to artificial trees, the IME report suggests growing algae in tubes on the sides of buildings. The algae, which traps carbon during photosynthesis, could be collected and transformed into charcoal, which could then be buried underground. The report also points out the benefits of painting roofs white, which reflects sunlight and helps mitigate heat island effect in urban areas.

While the ideas sound good in theory no one has quite mastered carbon capture and storage. And even the engineers themselves warn that these geo-engineering projects won’t provide a solution to global warming–they’re meant to be used in conjunction with larger, more long-term efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.

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Story from http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/03/100000-synthetic-trees-could-help-combat-climate-change/#more-58709