US-based furniture manufacturer Thrive releases three stylish and practical credenzas.
Combining style and functionality, these entertainment units are manufactured in Los Angeles. Clean lines and American walnut wood fuse to perfection.
Each frame is a photograph. 1000 pictures. 1000 martial arts tricks. One day.
This video features martial arts tricker Geran Simpson. Tricking is the name given to the practice of acrobatics derived from martial arts. It is also a social movement and a growing international community who use social media to share new styles.
Simpson’s initiative, Flippin the Script, aims to unify and expand the tricking community by spreading news, creating original content, and establishing a foundation for the next generation of trickers to push the movement to new limits.
Music: “Burst Open” by Venice Gas House Trolley
“My artworks are art/research projects in which I examine urban, industrial and natural environments. I am especially interested in local mythologies handed down through generations, such as the stories told by Native Americans. Typically these stories bear invaluable information about alternative lifestyles in/with these environments.”
Here is a nice edit from wingsuit pilot Tom Erik Heimen, celebrating the joy of life through one of the freest way of expression today.
Amongst the featured pilots in this video is Rodolphe Cassan, from our previous entry.
Oregon-based carpenter named Justin joined his two passions of woodwork and Mac products and created Bamboo Cases for protection.
The cases are made of solid sheets of bamboo. Once cut, they are sanded, glued, felted and finished by hand. The leather strap comes from a full cowhide, which has been cut into stripes and shaped to get a comfortable feel, then hand burnished and oiled.
New-York based artist Barry x Ball‘ “BxB Dual-Dual Portrait”, a two headed, two faced, mirrored composite figures, will be on show in the Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France from the 17th of March to the 16th of May 2012.
The portraits are of his face and that of artist Matthew Barney’s. The sculpture is richly embossed, in a manner reminiscent of late-Renaissance Milanese parade armor. The figures seem to converse with one another, suspended suspended in air by a funnel-like cable system.
The 15 years old windsurfer from Sweden Gustav Häggström made a video featuring the best windsurfing action.
The edit shows some of the most defining moments of windsurfing, including spectacular double forwards, pushloop-forwards and even all the triple forward attempts ever caught on camera.
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has created a suspended labyrinth sculpture called “Crazy Hyperculture In The Vertigo Of The World” at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The visitor uses the sky-path to enter the sculpture that covers the entire space. Spices of various colors and scents engage the viewer’s senses further, in order to fully comprehend the experience.
American and Venezuelan artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza have set up the ‘Nervous Structure Series’, a set of various installations that combines traditional craft and common materials with interactive video projections and computational design processes, creating an immersive and participatory environment.
The pieces consist of a soft structure made out of elastic or spandex and a projector that illuminates it with computer-generated graphics.The series of interactive installations revolve around the idea of interface. The work presents several types of interfaces: a human/computer interface, the physical structure/projected structure interface and the projection/shadow interface.
Music: “California” by Portable Sunsets
German photographer Martin Klimas unveils stunning portraits of birds of prey.
He describes the images as “self-portraits in the broadest sense” because of the technology in place: just as they take flight, the birds pass through a sensor beam that triggers the snapping their own pictures.
Theme park company d’strict set up a 4D virtual reality theme park at the Kintex Center in South Korea.
A mixed physical/virtual reality world awaits visitors, integrating kinect, RFID (radio-frequency identification)-enabled bracelets and data sensors. Visitors create an avatar that will be his virtual reality throughout his visit.
Dutch designer Ben Oostrum from Boo, together with the lighting company IdFrm, created the ‘Be Leaf’ light. The playful LED lamp with, a natural shape of a hanging leaf, is an indirect lighting fixture, taking advantage of a white ceiling surface.
“Indirect lighting creates a nice atmosphere. Because there isn’t always a white ceiling at hand we decided to create a ceiling in our fixture. The result is this playful lamp which comes in several different colors and with various cords.”
This edit is the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, unveiling the Milky Way, Aurora and other phenomena at high speed.
At :53 and 2:17 seconds into the video you see a Meteor with a Persistent Train. These are ionizing gases. Most of the video was shot near the White River in central South Dakota.
Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D; Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16.
Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 15-30 seconds on Aurora. ISO 1600 – 6400 F2.8. 3 seconds intervals between exposures.
Shanghai-based artist Hung Yi is an artist who likes painting with anything but a paintbrush. For her latest portrait, she used coffee, as it offers various levels of concentration. The project took about 12 hours.
Snowboarder William Hugues lights up the hills of the Rhône-Alpes region in France in a for a short movie directed by fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton. The L.E.D. suit, designed by John Spatcher.
“I’ve always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source”, says Sutton.
Canadian Cumulus Project designed Mound of Rounds, a multifunctional tower of cushions. The iconic children’s stacking toy inspired the overall shape. Very practical, it can be rolled out on lockable casters.
Music: “Sacrifice”, by Australian musician, singer, and composer Lisa Gerrard.
From under the shell, this cute tortoise shows to be somewhat gluttonous. Unusual pictures recorded in an fortunate time-lapsed video, so watching isn’t as slow as the pace of the peaceful animal. Nice glimpse from graphic artist Matthew Hoyos.
Israeli designer Luka Or has created these small figures which hang over the edge of a pot for the company Monkey Business. This cute cooking accessory keeps the lid of the pot and pan open to let out the excess heat.