With 80 years of knitting experience behind him, Alfred ‘Alfie’ Date, a 109 years old man, spends time knitting sweaters in order to dress and protect the Australian and new Zealander penguins from oil. The oil spill in the ocean, which happened in 2013, has affected a lot of birds and Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation doesn’t stop asking for sweaters donations.
For the exhibition “The Play of Brilliants” at the Parisian center of art and dance Eléphant Paname, DGT architects has designed an installation called “Light in Water” that they’ve already introduced at the Milan Design Week 2011. It’s a circular water cascade, put in the darkness, where the visitor can interact by touching the 3 tons of water that falls continually.
After a wonderful work about Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, korean artist Hyo Taek Kim used the new Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ trailer to create and compose palettes based on all movies from the saga, summaring with talent the atmosphere of these legendary movies. Wonderful creations that you can buy here.
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Here is an audiovisual installation by artist Joanie Lemercier. Baptized “Blueprint“, the work is formed from a central monolithic tower that is flanked by two large screens and activated by light projection and sound. Together, these tell a story of the cosmos and architecture, climaxing in an anamorphosis. Discover the video later in the article.
After their project Pixel, French creatives Adrien M / Claire B Company have imagined the “kinetic sand” : an interactive table that responds by touch with sand particles which follow the movement of the contact. This table can accept up to 32 simultaneous contacts and it will be exhibited at the Palais de la découverte in Paris, in June.
Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a couple of photographers who have left their Australian homeland to open a photography studio in Hawaii called Love and Water. One of their specialties is underwater wedding photography. The bride and groom, often adorned wedding dress, then find themselves immersed in water for dreamlike portraits.
After three years of development, Terminal 3 at Narita Airport in Japan, exclusively for low-cost carriers and short-haul flights, has finally opened its doors. The Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei in charge of the project with a reduced budget, was inspired by running tracks to create all the signage. The terminal also features Muji furnitures.
The award-winning photographer and artist Jason DeCairesTaylor, which we have already spoken about previously, produces a truly unique art by moving grandiose sculptures in water. Here is a selection of some of his finest underwater works.
Artist HAROW designed a huge skull with 862 gun’s bullets. Entitled “9mm” and made by hand with wood, plexiglass and steel, this sculpture askis the viewer on the relationship there is between death, violence and beauty. The artist wanted to make weapons and their consequences, “beautifully immortal”.
Currently in development, The Bell 525 Relentless could become the most luxurious helicopter in the world. Its ultra spacious interior will consist of a mini-bar, swivel chairs and conferences layouts. Beyond its appearance, the machine can also reach a cruising speed of 280 km/h and fly over 900km without refueling. To discover in images.
For the NCAA Men’s Final Four competition, Coca Cola and Ogilvy & Mather have imagined a “drinkable billboard” : it’s an ad billboard installed at the White River State Park in Indianapolis that gives Coca Cola Zero for free to passer-by, through a massive straw. Like a public fountain, this installation features 6 straws, 16 captors and 75 valves to bring the soda to people.
Artist Michael Beitz, known for his impressive benches and tables, just released a new furniture : the table “Not Now”. The heart of this sculptural table is tangled like a big knot to avoid any conversation with the person sitting in front of you and half-hidden by the voluminous center.