Crayon Portrait Sculptures by Diem Chau

May 24th, 2012






As you can tell by the previous “sculpture” posts on the blog this past month I’m obsessed with sculptures of objects that are in our everyday lives. This artist, Diem Chau, shows us the other things Crayons can be used for. Aren’t these sculptures just great?

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The Apartment House

May 23rd, 2012



The Apartment House was created in 2009 by Formwerkz Architects. The house is organized in two linear volumes split by a common pool in the middle. The house is two levels with a lawn garden sitting on the roof. Found on Freshome.

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David Mach’s Matchstick Sculptures

May 21st, 2012



David Mach creates some of the most “fueled” sculptures I’ve seen. This series is created by thousands of matchsticks glued together to form portraits. Some of the portraits are more realistic while some take a much more expressive form. Found on Beautiful Decay

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The Split House by Superkul

May 18th, 2012



Another beautiful, modern house this time from Superkül Inc Architects. The interior of the house is is really a wonderful—not too cold, not too warm. What I like most here is the interior opening up to the backyard and pool. Via Contemporist

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Wooden Textile Blanket

May 17th, 2012



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Elisa Strozyk is the creator of this “wooden textile” blanket. The final product is a half wood, half fabric combination that until now, seemed very foreign. This would be absolutely awesome to have. Found via Freshome.

The processes to transform wood into a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility. There are various possible applications, for example as floorings, curtains, drapes, plaids, upholstery or parts of furniture.

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British Columbia Home by Pb Elemental

May 15th, 2012



Pb Elemental designed this beautiful prefab house in White Rock, BC, Canada. I can’t find anything with this house that I don’t like. The exterior wood siding with the metal and cement really pull everything together.

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The Leica M9-P Series Limited Edition Hermes

May 15th, 2012



Hermes.com teamed up with Leica to create one of the most expensive rangefinders sold today. A total of 300 Edition Hermès digital rangefinders will ship beginning in June for $25,000. If that price tag hasn’t scared you away, there are 100 even more exclusive special edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas models available in July for $50,000.

Talk about a fancy setup that may easily cost more than your car. The $25k package comes with the Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 lens while the $50k package comes with the Leica Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 lens and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 90 mm f/2. I’m convinced that this is totally awesome. Via Engadget.

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Apple iPhone 5 “Plus” Concept

May 13th, 2012






It’s about that time when iPhone 5 rumors start ramping up. Fortunately I have one right here for you to feast your eyes upon. This iPhone 5 concept or as the original creator calls it, the “iPhone Plus”, was created by the same guy who dreamed up the Instagram Camera.

Here’s a quick feature list for you dreamed up by the creator:
- Liquid metal Body: thermoformed on a single plane, no junctions needed
- Screen with double alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass
- 4.3″ Retina Display with In-Cell technology
- A6 Quad Core processor
- Rear Camera: 10.0 Megapixel, f/2.4, 1080p Full HD video at 30 FPS
- Front Camera: 2.0 Megapixel (VGA), 480p VGA video at 30 FPS
- Rear motion sensor
- Top pico-projector to beam photos and videos on any surfaces
- Slim design for an edge-to-edge thinner profile
- New slim-dock connector
- Fully “Capacitive” home button

What do you think about this iPhone Plus concept?

Francesca Pastine’s Artforum Excavations

May 13th, 2012





Francesca Pastine began using Art Forum magazines as her choice of medium in 2008. Francesca would cut and manipulate the magazines to create and reveal the topography that lies within. Found via Beautiful Decay.

Eric Valli and the Incredible Honey Hunters

May 9th, 2012








Eric Valli is an extraordinary photographer. Every one of his series are stunning and reveal a look at a part of the world that isn’t typically seen in such light. This particular series by Eric titled Honey Hunters of Nepal, documented the fearless Gurung men risking their lives to harvest the massive nests of the world’s largest honeybee.

Casa Finisterra by Steven Harris Architects

May 9th, 2012




Casa Finisterra in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was designed by Steven Harris Architects. The house mixes relaxation and modern very well, not to mention how gracefully it sits into the hillside above the water. In a way the flat slab structure of the roof reminds me of the mid-century Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs.

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Instagram Socialmatic Camera

May 9th, 2012




The Instagram Socialmatic camera. It’s only a concept, but it’s still pretty cool. Antonio De Rosa created this concept out of curiosity over Facebook’s massive purchase of Instagram. Check out some of the desired features below but first, let’s connect on Instagram.

Socialmatic is the first Instagram photo camera and it would even have its own OS called InstaOS. Here are some of the hoped for features:
- 16 GB mass storage
- Wifi and Bluetooth
- 4:3 touchscreen
- 2 main lenses: first for capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing
- Optical zoom
- LED Flash
- Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real
- Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets
- Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks
- InstaOS 1.0, the operating system built by Facebook and Instagram

If you want you can print it directly on Instagram Paper Sheets, thanks to the internal printer. Also every Instagram photo printed from the camera has the persons Instagram username and a QR code pointing to their Instagram account. More images after the jump.

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