Month: July 2011

Sacha Goldberger: Jogging Series


Awesome Series. What Runners look before and after!

“Last summer, Sacha Goldberger decided he would take on a very interesting project. He assembled a team who helped him create an outdoor studio at Bois de Boulogne, a park located near Paris that’s 2 1/2 times the size of New York’s Central Park. He stopped joggers, asking them for a favor – would they sprint for him and then pose right after for his camera? Many obliged. Out of breath, these joggers showed an overwhelming amount of fatigue on their faces.

Goldberger then asked these same people to come into his professional studio exactly one week later. Using the same light, he asked them to pose the same way they had before.

“I wanted to show the difference between our natural and brute side versus how we represent ourselves to society,” Goldberger tells us. “The difference was very surprising.”

Look at the rest of the series via MyModernMet

Clone Factory




Wow, this is bizzarre, cool, and ever so slightly creepy! A shop in Akihabara called Clone Factory will scan you face, produce a very realistic 3D-print of your head, then attach it to a 20 inch doll of your choice! The creepy part is how real the head looks compared to how doll like the bodies are. For an in-depth pictorial documentation in the process, look at our ever so loving dancing Storm Trooper Danny Choo’s documentation here!

A few pics from dannys process mirrored after the jump.
via LaughingSquid

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Nervous System Studio


Some awesome mathematical and nature inspired jewelry, housewares products by Nervous System.

“Nervous System is a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. We create using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs mimicking processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.”

thanks sijia!

Video of hunter-gatherer tribe’s first contact with people from outside world


Wow! A must watch. I’ve followed news of these tribes untouched to the modern world. I had no clue people actually went in to meet them. Watch this footage and several clips online.
via boinboing

“[Video Link] This is a fascinating 15-minute video that shows a hunter-gatherer tribe in Papua New Guinea meeting with people from the outside world for the first time. They are very cautious, but also very curious, about the man on the other side of the river. They eventually cross the river to meet Jean-Pierre Dutilleux, the producer of Tribal Journeys: The Toulambi. When the men see Dutilleux’s clothing, they then look at the clothes they are wearing, as if for the first time. When they stroke Dutilleux’s hair, they then stroke their own hair.

It looks like all five parts of the documentary are on YouTube.”

I’ll post all 5 videos after the jump.
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Diana Eng: Laser Lace Tees and Tops Mini Collection

Our fashion friend Diana Eng just launched a new set of laser cut shirts and tops using precision distress floral cell-inspired lace patterns which you can buy at her store here! There are various pattens and colors but I picked the ones I liked most to post here but check out the rest of the designs here. The Cuts are designed so that it only gets better over time. I need some laser cut dress shirts now!