Fibonacci zoetrope sculpture

Fibonacci zoetrope sculpture

Video at Vimeo
These sculptures have been designed by John Edmark using the Fibonacci number sequence. He used a 3D printer to create them and has animated them as zoetrope. The effect is more than amazing.
The funny thing about the Fibonacci number sequence is that it appears in nature itself. Look at this video of an artichoke.
Video at Youtube
I wouldn’t care to see a similar video portraying some Romanesco brocoli.
A little birdie let me know. In English thanks to Comunica34
300 kg of felt and much patience

300 kg of felt and much patience

Wandering around Kvadrat’s website, a large textile manufacturer, I was pretty shocked by this layer cloud chair designed by Richard Hutten. 545 layers of felt shape the armchair, which have been cut our and placed manually. Richard Hutten’s website is under being updated. I had to follow his advice and surf Google in order to see the rest of his work. The following project caught my attention:
Picture 1, picture 2, picture 3
These three objects are from the series Playing with Traditions. The designer has used the aesthetic effect created by stretched pixels and has adapted it to classical non-digital motifs.
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A sharp mouth

A sharp mouth

Pictures found here, there and over there.
We have a mouthful! From the series Spine d’Acacia of Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.
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Tania’s thingifications

Tania’s thingifications

A few days ago, while walking around an arts market organized by the Ar+9 cultural centre  in Cordova, we found out Tania Rodríguez‘s very odd work. It is both appealing and troubling. I love thi mouth-mugs that make you kiss to drink, her crazy balls and her surrealistic singing creatures.
Her atelier is Padul (Granada). Go surf her website, tumblr blog or facebook page, and you will find out a peculiar world, where the human body becomes an object and one does not know whether a mouth is there to bite or tell a story.
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Groovy wall fungi

Groovy wall fungi

At my parents’, we decorate the living room walls for Christmas. This time we chose mushrooms as a theme and we found an amusing solution by cutting out and folding paper.

If you want to try this funny wall decoration, below are the steps to follow:
-1 Download the template to use as a basis.
-2 Print different sizes to test it.
-3 Cut the template borders. You can imitate naturally irregular edges that appear on the caps.

-4 y 5 Fold the tabs downwards.
-6 Stick the clear tab over the stripped one.
Your fungi are ready to be stuck on the wall. For a graceful result, we recommend many mushrooms in a variety of sizes. How to place them? Watching nature! Pay attention to how real ones grow, in groups and one on top of the other.
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Computational growth processes

Computational growth processes

Video at Youtube
It may seem ugly, but it is beautiful.
Neri Oxman, Christoph Bader and Dominik Kolb research on natural growth behaviour. And they us this as a starting point for prototypes of wearables that can be printed in 3D.

It’s about time, Lady Gaga!
The cornershop, Creative applications, had a sample. In English thanks to Comunica34
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Full screen walls

Full screen walls

What if the whole room was a video-game screen? Thanks to a few projectors, kinects and the Microsoft IllumiRoom 2.0: RoomAlive project, it seems possible.
Video at Youtube
Seen as I took a walk around designboom‘s. In English thanks to Comunica34
The Diatomist

The Diatomist

Diatoms are single-cell algae surrounded by a silicon wall. Such carapace provides them with very special shapes. Over 100,000 species are known. Klaus D. Kemp collects them and, moreover, he creates these amazing arrangements:
Video at Vimeo
Learnt chatting with the third floor guys, This is colossal. In English thanks to Comunica34
A therapy of the familiar #1: mentally turn noises into shapes

A therapy of the familiar #1: mentally turn noises into shapes

The name of this clip is Noise and it was created in tandem by Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski (go say it three times as fast as you can!). I run into it after rediscovering the great work they made for a Shugo Tokumaru song.
Video at Vimeo
Having to hear noises from neighbouring houses can make anyone go bananas. We were lucky, until we had a couple moving in with a cockatoo and a pair of dogs with awful hairstyles. From now on, I’ll make a mental effort to transform the icky cries from the feathered one and the hideous barking from the doggies into beautiful imaginary coloured shapes.
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Little flying colour shapes…

Little flying colour shapes…

Ooooohmyyyyyygodddinnitbeautifuuuuuuuul… Made out of brass and steel, these mobiles seem to fly. Their author: Chuck Kubba. They are sold here and exhibited here.
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Sky painting

Sky painting

Sky painting is a series of animated gifs created by François Beaurain.
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Stereographic projection

Stereographic projection

Henry Segerman plays with maths. His work tests stereographic projection and can be bought here. When will he make us a ceiling lamp?
Video at Youtube
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All for the printer in 1897

All for the printer in 1897

If you don’t really know what to do right now, just go browse this wondrous handy specimen book.
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The Great Spectacle of the Milking

The Great Spectacle of the Milking

One of these wonderfully surrealistic jewels I like…  This is a series of photos shot by Alexander J.E. Bradley, a curious photographer living in Paris. The whole set is available on his website and on his flickr page.
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Back to school

Back to school

We’ve been given these figures as a present and they turn my working mode down.
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An illustrious illustrated diary

An illustrious illustrated diary

I have just gotten a present from Toni. It is a funny and graceful journal named El ilustre diario de Lucreativo, diseñador freelance & padre full time (Lucreativo’s illustrious diary. A full-time parent and freelance designer). It is sarcastic and genuine. I have loved it, even more after learning that we have helped this person to publish the book on his own. You can see us among the contributor!! Yippieeeeee! Congratulations Xarly!
So, here we go with the links to his on-line illustrious diary, his portfolio and his shop.
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A kid’s reality

A kid’s reality

Telmo Pieper transformed his 4-year-old doodles into realistic digital drawings. Basic physical laws and principles  have no place here.
Spoted at designboom a while ago. In English thanks to Comunica34
Save me

Save me

Video at Vimeo
IRMA’s Save me music video has been recorded in a single take and has no edition effects. It merely uses projectors.

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Light bottles

Light bottles

Here is one of aterbrukshyttan’s products.

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Forbidden fruit

Forbidden fruit

This series of pictures has been created by designer Kyle Bean in collaboration with photographer Aaron Tilley.
Spotted whilst walking around designboom‘s house.