This is a neat post from My Modern Met. It shows all the Olympic pictograms through the years of the summer Olympics in the various countries. There are so many more sports now. Check it out here!
Here are some photos from the LUX Light Festival that takes place in Helsinki each year. There was lots of amazing art on display all featuring light! Such a neat concept, especially in the winter when the days are a lot shorter, we neat a little extra light. Check out more photos here.
Take a look at this amazing sculpture. So neat! It's called Not Now and was created by artist Michael Beitz. It would be pretty crazy to work at an end of a desk like this. Just thought I'd share something fun with you for the week end. Hope to get more to you next week about our master bathroom. We have been working on it I promise!
A department store in Amsterdam has created a vertical living area in the tower of their building. Very neat use of a small, but tall, space! It was created by i29 Architects. For more go to Contemporist.
The living space has been designed for an artist in residence project created by de Bijenkorf and theRijksmuseum named ‘Room On The Roof’, with artist Martin Baas starting the first residency on the 27th of January.
The department store has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to take part in the program. Artist Maarten Baas will be first to use the studio. During the launch, the full program for 2015 will be unveiled together with the first screening of an introductory film by Artist and Creative Director, Christian Borstlap.
This desk has been made from the airplane wing of a Boeing 737-800. It was created by Les ateliers FLOWN. Pretty awesome!
I came across this interesting post of a long exposure photo taken of a tram car in Budapest, that has been lit up with 30,000 LED lights. Itlooks like it is almost invisible in the photo, amazing!
Found on Colossal:
The twinkling lights, when photographed with just the right exposure, creates a marvelling image that resembles a futuristic vehicle speeding through time. This beautiful tradition of decorating trams was an initiative by the Budapest Transport Company, which kicked off in 2009.
Prints of the long exposure images are available from Krisztian Birinyi
An amazing architectural structure has been create for children who visit the Autostradt in Germany. It was created by architect J. Mayer H. Architects. It is a large and intertwining structure that kids can climb and explore. Check out more photos here.
J. MAYER H. designed MobiVersum as a new interaction surface for young visitors to Autostadt Wolfsburg, integrated as part of the overall context of Autostadt “People, Cars, and What Moves Them.”
A playful learning landscape was developed for a wide range of experiences in dialog with the exhibition Level Green shown on the floor above. MobiVersum provides an active introduction to the subject of sustainability in all its facets for children of all ages: from the issue of mobility, joint learning and understanding, to courses in cooking. In collaboration with Renate Zimmer (professor, Institut für Sport- und Bewegungswissenschaft at Universiät Osnabrück) a large movement sculpture was created that is unique in terms of its design and the challenges it presents to children’s motor skills. Depending on their individual level of development, children can interact freely with the installation on various levels on their own or with their siblings or parents, engaging with the challenges presented by the sculpture for their motor skills.
The shape of the imaginative, playful structures of solid wood are reminiscent of roots and tree trunks under the luscious branches of Level Green. The sculptures, which can be used and entered, structure diversified spatial zones with different thematic emphases and inspire the children’s curiosity to discover and explore. Children as tomorrow’s consumers can thus learn early on the importance of a responsible approach to the world’s resources, for they represent our ecological/economical and social future.
Richard Hutten has designed the Layers Cloud Chair. An interesting piece of furniture made entirely from layers of fabric. It has been created by using a CNC machine, which is a 3D precision cutter with computer aided design abilities. Pretty neat idea, and I love all the layers of colours. Looks pretty comfortable too! Check out more photos here.
Artist, Sophie Cardin, has created an amazing art installation out of cardboard for an art festival in Montreal. The piece seems so heavy, yet is very light being made of only paper. See more photos here.
The artwork is described:
The monumental anchor installed in the Guy Favreau complex is a reference to the contradiction between an anchor’s heavy weight and this anchor’s light and fragile cardboard composition. This piece expresses how this is felt as a necessity by immigrating people, while also exploring the instability and the transitory conditions they experience.
NEXT Architects have designed an viewing point up on a hill overlooking Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I really like the organic shape of the structure and the way it twists around. The neat idea around this pathway is that the underside becomes the top side. Check out more photos and description at Comtemporist.