Serpentine Pavilion 2014 Smiljan Radic

Hyde park London
June 26 - October 19
Opening day walk through and under.
During construction large fibreglass panels where craned into place.


Theo Jansen's Strandbeest

Theo Jansen's Kenitc sculptures are walking out of the 3D printer.

strandbeest is Jansens web page

Purchase from Shapeways 3D printing

Kibwe Tavares - Robots of Brixton

Robots of Brixton from Kibwe Tavares on Vimeo.

The Boom Ting Blog - Architecture Unit 15

Address Is Approximate - A Google Street View / Robot inspired stop moti...

"Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins. "

Fake Window Blinds Create Optical Illusion

Fake Window Blinds Create Optical Illusion:

Makoto Hirahara's Bright Blinds are not what you would expect. At first glance, they look like an ordinary pair of blinds, but upon further inspection you'd be surprised to find out that there's actually no window behind them. So what do these blinds do if they don't block out sunlight?

Hirahara's Bright Blinds actually serve a lamp-like function. They are made of electroluminescent (EL) sheets, which means that you can control the amount of light the blinds produce by turning the plastic stick, just like real blinds.

Bright Blinds are available here, but it may take a little while to be shipped because they are all handmade.

via [Holy Cool]
from Everyone's Blog Posts - My Modern Metropolis

Storenvy’s Vinyl Marketplace

Storenvy’s Vinyl Marketplace:

"Storenvy have just opened up a new Marketplace for Vinyl/Designer toys. Anyone selling vinyl/designer toys can setup a completely free storefront on Storenvy.

There are way too many sites out there trying to take a cut out of everyone’s sales,

and we truly believe selling products online should be free.

Storenvy offers:

  • Over 8,500 Stores

  • Over 100,000 products"

  • Over 1 million unique visitors the site.

  • We already have stores such as Lift, Synthetic Compound, Vinyl Zoo and more

  • And yes it’s free to setup a store, list and sell items

Hip Hop Meets Fine Art

Hip Hop Meets Fine Art:

from Everyone's Blog Posts - My Modern Metropolis

"The world of hip hop and fine art collide tonight as artist Justin BUA and DMC (of Run DMC) host a panel discussion to talk about BUA's new book, "The Legends of Hip Hop." Taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7pm, the event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. After the discussion, DMC will even perform!

BUA painted fifty key figures, including everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Jay-Z, providing a portrait of each legend in a style reminiscent of the great masters. "This has never been done before. This is a comprehensive, visual, articulate representation of the legends of this culture..Historically, painters have always painted important people of their time, whether it was the popes, kings, [people of nobility], and that's what I'm doing now. These are the people who dictate culture whether it's the way we think, talk, act or vote. So this is really a compilation of those important people of the 21st century."

Here are some preview images from the book which were sent to us by the artist.


Queen Latifah

Mix Master Mike

Snoop Dog


Mr. Wiggles (The Popper)

Michael Jackson

You can find more information about the show at LACMA's website.

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames: Ice Cube celebrates the Eames visiting the Case Study House 8 forming part of a documentary for Pacific Standard Time the birth of the LA art scene. For more info

chris idema + reinier simons: twentyeleven project kenya

chris idema + reinier simons: twentyeleven project kenya:

this conceptional plan intends to improve the slum living conditions in nairobi, providing a housing alternative for 236 individuals.

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The Screen Sees You

Microsoft's Edison lab | The Verge:

Glass screen acts as a lens, redirecting light from in front of the screen to a side watching camera. This enables the display to detect touch and movement a few centimetres above the surface.

Able to see, the screen reproduces the sticky note which as held up to the display. 
The paper note becomes a digital object in the computer.

Another interesting thing they are working on is multiple head (and eye) tracking. Rather than an image on a surface the they are using the screen as a lens to project video to the position of your eye, tracked in 3D space. The projected video is specific to the angle and distance of each eye for each head, making the 3D experience relative to the position of each viewer.


Google maps lets you indoors and underground

Google maps 6 released for Android November 2011 now lets you see inside buildings.

In the case of Minneapolis Saint-Paul international we can see underground.