x

Rain Room

3D cameras track each user’s presence opening a path that prevents them from being drenched in the midst of a downpour. Created by the talented multidisciplinary artists, rAndom International

x
Indoor Clouds
Dubbed one of the best inventions of 2012, it will be interesting to see where and how this novelty ends up being used. Created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde. 

Indoor Clouds

Dubbed one of the best inventions of 2012, it will be interesting to see where and how this novelty ends up being used. Created by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde

x

Form 1

Born out of MIT’s Media Lab, and funded by Kickstarter, this Stereolithography-based fabricator could very well be the next big thing in consumer-grade 3D printing. Designed by Formlabs.

x
The Great Illusion
With all the fancy ways of communication at our fingertips, still, what really matters is a great story. Photography by the talented Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia. 

The Great Illusion

With all the fancy ways of communication at our fingertips, still, what really matters is a great story. Photography by the talented Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia. 

x

3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity

In the not too distant future of making things, ‘there’s no penalty for innovation.’ Peek behind the curtain at what’s to come from the inevitable democratization of manufacturing. Created by Shapeways

x

Super Supercapacitor

Attempting to discover a better way of making graphene, the thinest and strongest material on earth, Ric Kaner may have stumbled upon the future of energy. Nothing short of brilliant. Video by Brian Golden Davis

x
Outliers
'Superstar lawyers and math whizzes and software entrepreneurs appear at first blush to lie outside ordinary experience. But they don't. They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all' - Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

'Superstar lawyers and math whizzes and software entrepreneurs appear at first blush to lie outside ordinary experience. But they don't. They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all' - Malcolm Gladwell

x
Blow Me
In light of the most negative election in memory. 

Blow Me

In light of the most negative election in memory. 

x

ISAM Live

The making of Amon Tobin’s spectacular live audio visual experience. Designed in collaboration with VSquared Labs, Vita Motus and Leviathan.

x

Anamorphosis - Felice Varini

One of the most innovative spacial artist I’ve come across in some time. The technique is called anamorphosis where complete shapes can only be seen from the right angle. And while Varini has been at it since the late 1970s, several contemporaries are gaining steam: namely, typography based artist Joseph Egan and imagery based studio Truly Design

x

Augmented Reality - Projection Mapping

Great little documentary on the ever-growing world of projection mapping. Film by Dane Luttik. Projections by visual label, AntiVJ

x
Origami
Designed by Japanese student Takayuki Hori, Oritsunagumono (which literally means things folded and connected) features the skeletons of eight endangered species. Each are gently printed on translucent paper and then folded into animal-like origami. Nice reminder of how fragile life can be. 

Origami

Designed by Japanese student Takayuki Hori, Oritsunagumono (which literally means things folded and connected) features the skeletons of eight endangered species. Each are gently printed on translucent paper and then folded into animal-like origami. Nice reminder of how fragile life can be. 

x

Shadows Come Alive

Fantastic film that sits at the intersection of poetry and skateboarding. Based on an essay noting ‘it’s not uncommon for children to play with their shadows or to imagine they are tangible. However, in order to grow up, children must leave behind this fantasy…’ Created by Joe Pease, music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. 

x

The Last Cigarette
I’ve always loved the idea of cigarettes. But in this day and age I don’t understand how people go through with it. Here the message is clear: cleverly conceived and designed by Barcelona-based Low Ink Studio. 

The Last Cigarette

I’ve always loved the idea of cigarettes. But in this day and age I don’t understand how people go through with it. Here the message is clear: cleverly conceived and designed by Barcelona-based Low Ink Studio

x
New Dice
Big fan of tinkering with the classics. 

New Dice

Big fan of tinkering with the classics.