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Cut Paper Sculptures look like 3D Stained Glass

March 4th, 2012

Artist Eric Standley created these mind blowing 3D-like sculptures out of paper. Each appear to have been cut using a laser cutter. Much like Guy Laramee’s paper landscapes, these sculptures are extremely intricate. Pieces of paper bridge out over others while appearing deceivingly strong. In Standley’s bio it says he sleeps on rare occasions; judging by his work it’s hard to believe. His work is a testament to the great things people can create.

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Canon 5D Mark III Announced

March 2nd, 2012

The Canon 5d Mark III that everyone has been waiting for has been announced. The camera brings a handful of improvements including speed, greater resolution, more processing power, and more options for shooting HD video. The full-frame sensor has been upped to 22.3 Megapixels and shoots up to 6 frames per second with a 61-point AF system. What’s great about the new sensor in this camera is that the pixel pitch is smaller, which allows for better low light performance.

For a handful of years I’ve shot on my trusty Canon 1d Mark II but it’s dated. Jumping up to the 1DX would be ideal, but it’s $7000 price tag is unfortunate. So what do I think about the 5d Mark III? The Canon 5d Mark II was an amazing camera, but the 5d Mark III is even better. Coming in at $3500 for the body I don’t see it as being unreasonably priced.

Is the 5D Mark III what you hoped for—would you buy it?

Spec list:
Price: $3500 (body)
Sensor: 22.3-megapixel, full-frame (36.0mm x 24.0mm) CMOS
Processor: Digic 5+
Max ISO: 25,600 (standard), 102,400 (expanded)
Max Image Size: 5,784 x 3,856
Video: 1080p (24/25/30 fps), 720p (24/25/30/50/60 fps)
Display: 1.04-million dot, 3.2-inch LCD


House Kekkapaa in Finland

March 1st, 2012

House Kekkapaa by POOK Arkkitehtitoimisto Oy & Katariina Rautiala and Pentti is located in North Espoo, Finland. The main part of the house is divided into three zones: living and working space, and a glass-roofed conservatory between. The whole home feels like an ultimate place of creativity and zen year round.


Awesome iPad 3 Concept with Edge to Edge Screen

February 28th, 2012

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The key highlights of this iPad 3 concept include edge-to-edge screen, magnetic iPads with near field communications (NFC) and 3d holographic display for multiplayer games. Not a gamer? Nor am I. It’s just that these features would make a much more interesting experience.

Having not acquired an iPad yet, I’ll be looking to get one after the March 7th Apple iPad event. You have to imagine that Apple has done designs similar to this, but because they haven’t produced it, I wonder where the faults or questions in design lie.

Jen Stark’s Sensational Paper Sculptures

February 28th, 2012

Jen Stark’s work has always blown my mind. The amount of time and work to create her remarkable pieces is astounding. I’d really love to know how much one of her pieces costs, because I’d like to own one.

Check out more of her work.

Motion in Air + Sculptures

February 27th, 2012

This series of images by Mike Campau captures a moment of time in each dancer’s maneuver. The sculptures surrounding them are their movements frozen in time. The sculptures were created in 3D, but how cool would it be to reproduce something similar with just photography?

Villa Midgard

February 26th, 2012

DAPstockholm Architects created this large, structured, steel home in Stockholm, Sweden. For a home that seemingly looms over the land with its rustic exterior, the interior of the home is surprisingly bright and welcoming.

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Winter Recreated Indoors with Post-It Notes

February 24th, 2012

Adrian Merz and Cornelia Hess covered an entire living room with Post It Notes to transform it into a winter landscape. The project was titled “Winter 1972″.

1960s Life Science Book Covers & Graphics

February 22nd, 2012

1960s had some of the most interesting design. The typography and photography really pushed design in a beautiful direction. These 1960s Life Science book covers and graphics bring on such a wave of nostalgia. The typeface used in these was perfect.

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Quantum Chess: A Redesign based on Science

February 20th, 2012

The Quantum Chess set by Olena Shmahalo is a redesign of the classic board game. In Quantum Mechanics if you aren’t acquainted already, it states that particles are everywhere unless they are being observed. The trajectories of particles are essentially oscillating back and forth much like waveforms. Everything that we see or touch is constantly moving very rapidly at such a level where we actually can’t see it. Pretty wild right?

Below is an interesting description of the project:

The material, fired clay, alludes to the biblical story of creation (from dust, dirt, mud) as it sits in accordance with the current, scientific understanding of our being. The phrase “Created in the image of god” has become equivalent to being “made of star stuff” (Carl Sagan).

As each piece is both “subject” and “landscape” (piece & board), the set does away with the concept of Classical separation in favor of suggesting a perception of All as unified, yet variously manifested. The shape of the “landscape” comes from illustrated representations of quantum space-time, magnified, as seen in Hawking’s Brief History of Time. The metaphorical form of these pieces complicates the game, just as increased knowledge requires more complex equipment and more difficult questions. Each time a new game is begun, it must be treated as if entering a new “universe”. It’s possible to play Quantum Chess according to the classic rules, but the players must assign names to and label the pieces in order to keep track of the game.

Astounding Chain Sculptures by Seo Young Deok

February 20th, 2012

Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work is magnificent. Having played with chains growing up I know the tortures of taking them apart and putting them back together. One can only imagine the difficulties the artist endured. The pieces of chain link were welded together to form the sculpture. The final sculptures were shown at Seo Young’s exhibition Dystopia which took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul in 2011.

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Worlds Under Glass by Thomas Doyle

February 17th, 2012

Some days it feels like you’re stuck in your own bubble. From an outside perspective, this could be what it looks like. These miniature, 1/43 scale Worlds were created by artist Thomas Doyle. Here are some words from Thomas about his work:

The private intensity of moments rendered in such a small scale draws the viewer in, allowing for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. Though surrounded by chaos, hazard, and longing, the figures’ faces betray little emotion, inviting viewers to lose themselves in these crucibles—and in the jumble of feelings and memories they elicit.

The glass itself contains and compresses the world within it, seeming to suspend time itself—with all its accompanying anguish, fear, and bliss. By sealing the works in this fashion, I hope to distill the debris of human experience down to single, fragile moments. Like blackboxes bobbing in the flotsam, these works wait for discovery, each an indelible record of human memory.


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