Month: April 2010

2010 GEL conference

I’m off to nyc for the rest of the week for the wonderful GEL (Good experience Live) conference.  Let me know if your there.

Right after that I’ll be scurrying off back to Boston for ROFLcon II for a rather fun 2nd day of the web in a room!
Several posts to follow, otherwise, lots of extra mini links on the facebook fanpage.

EVOL

“EVOL is a berlin based street artist that transforms banal urban surfaces, into miniature architectural surfaces through pasting. using pasted paper, EVOL transforms electric boxes, small planters and other geometric city forms, into miniature apartment buildings and other structures. each piece of paper is printed with a repetitive pattern of flat gray walls dotted with plain window frames. once applied to a surface, the paper transforms the form into small building that EVOL often adorns with small characters. EVOL performs this process within different cities and has even been commissioned to do installations in galleries, where he was created entire blocks of miniature buildings.”

http://www.evoltaste.com

Mirrored pictures after jump via designboom

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UK’s Seed Cathedral is a Tribute to Green


Wow! This fuzzy like cathedral of spiky seeds is awesome!

“With just under 2 weeks to go until the shanghai world expo 2010 opens, the UK pavilion has been complete and is being used for testing ahead of the event.

Designed by thomas heatherwick studio the 20 meter high cube like structure is pierced by 60,000 slim and transparent acrylic rods. the centerpiece of the pavilion is the seed cathedral, where visitors will be able to explore a variety of seeds of different plants  featured on the end of each rod.”

mirrored pics after the jump via designboom

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Jon and Lizzie Sunglasses


Summers near and it’s times to buy some new shades. Having been in an Industrial Deign program a few pairs of safety glasses has always been standard, but to see them make it out to the fashion world is refreshing with a twist of style to the vintage look. Jon and Lizzie of Wintercheckfactory.com have taken a spin on the safety glasses and I might just have to get a pair. A good buy for $45.

via coolhunting

Ken Solomon: Web Water Colors

Artist Ken Solomon has an interesting take on art by taking Goggle image results and Facebook pages then creates water colors out of them. I’ve always enjoyed the calmness in water colors and wished the web could reflect this. The other side I really like about his work is making the dynamic static. Our modern web world has introduced us to a world where a webpage, idea, definition is constantly changing. An image search for one topic might be different minutes later. Having a static painting gives a retained time stamp in that search, the definition in that time, and something kind of cool.

I like how Ken remarks in the video when questioned about artistic license when it comes to his paintings; his answer is that “you’ll never know” since the the web is always alive so you don’t know if he manipulated a search or if it was actually what was there.

via allthingsD (video interview with Ken)

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