June 28th, 2012
‘Mouth Factory‘ by Cheng Guo is one of the cooler projects I’ve seen lately. Cheng has build a series of functional machines specifically designed to be operated by the mouth of the user, which includes chewing drill, teeth lathe, tongue extruder, mouth breath rotational molding and vacuum form machine.
The project explores the capabilities and versatility of this wondrous organ and correlating facial expressions, re-contextualised within the realm of production. As a comment on human enhancement, the project aims to explore the aesthetic of production through a series of performative devices. By focusing on the mouth, the production devices acquire a fantastic quality that amplifies and render visible the reciprocal relationship and effects between our body and our tools.
inhaling vacuum form machine
blowing rotational molding machine
found at adafruit
June 20th, 2012
Somehow I really like art made with stuff you can buy at the hardware store. Untitled Endless Cut by Jacob Dahlgren.
found at dvdp
June 19th, 2012
“Pulse Machine” is an electromechanical sculpture made by Alicia Eggert and Alexander Reben.
This electromechanical sculpture was ‘born’ in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 June 2012, at 6:18 PM. It has been programmed to have the average human lifespan of babies born in Tennessee on that same day: approximately 78 years. The kick drum beats its heartbeat (at 60 beats per minute), and the mechanical counter displays the number of heartbeats remaining in its lifetime. An internal, battery-operated clock keeps track of the passing time when the sculpture is unplugged. The sculpture will die once the counter reaches zero.
June 14th, 2012
“Garagenatelier” is a garage in Herdern, Switzerland, which offers space for 8 cars. 4 of them get “a room with a view”. Designed by Peter Kunz Architectur.
found at iGNANT
June 11th, 2012
Today I went to see this years DMY exhibition at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. DMY is an annual design fair where you can find work by new and upcoming designers. The quality of the work was quite mixed but there were definitely a few gems. Here are my favorites:
Mirror.01 designed by Lennart van Uffelen for Atelier Belge
One Duck by Monique Habraken. It’s a tapestry from a collection of feathers from one male duck.
Units Of Time by René Schwolow is a clock divided into 3 separate clocks.
June 4th, 2012
“Blind Self Portrait Machine” is collaboration between Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets. They’ve build a machine which can help you draw your own self portrait.
While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.
found at Make blog
June 3rd, 2012
Here are some very impressive sculptures made of straws by SangSik Hong.
May 30th, 2012
Normally I’m not into decorative porcelain plates, but I’m willing to make an exception for these ones by Maxime Ansiau.
found at booooooom
May 29th, 2012
Inner Doubts .com, Rafaël Rozendaal‘s latest piece. Not that it really matters, but is this Rafaël’s first HTML/Paper.js work?
April 26th, 2012
Wouldn’t it be fun if you had to drink each piece you won with this “Wine Glass Chess Set” by Anders Nordby?
found at bevel and boss