This is a terrific looking rotary hydroponic system designed by industrial designer Libero Rutilo. The origin of the rotary design stems from NASA, in an effort to design sustainable garden systems that would provide fresh food for extended tours in space. This design looks like it would fit right into our earthly needs. More info, and design beyond the link.
This is an interesting touch-like interface that seems to bridge the gap between the physical content world (books, magazines, notes…) and the digital world. The highly accurate fingertip mapping allows the user to conduct some common gestural actions in the real world, transferring data to the digital world.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Otherworldly. Alien. I can think of a few ways to describe the surreal collages coming from artist Leigh Smith. Each collage is thoughtfully handmade, and they all seem to have a retro sci-fi aesthetic to them. Much more work to be seen on his portfolio site.
“This is a film excerpt from a longer 30 minute edited video shot with Milton Glaser at his East 32nd Street Studio in Manhattan. During the longer version Milton Glaser talks freely about his career, design, art and even his mother’s home cooking. The full version can be seen at the POINT Authenticity Conference to be held at RIBA – The Royal Institute of British Architects on 2-3 May 2013.”
Quality story telling, beautiful videography, thoughtfully designed and delivered, honest and genuine… moody soundtrack …all things that I personally appreciate when it comes to digital content …oh yes, and the motorcycles. (via ilovenewwork.com)
Light painting photographer, Patrick Krochon takes his medium to the water, wakeboarding style via-Red Bull. “The boundaries dividing sport and art are blurred in this collaboration in an effort to capture the inherent emotion and creativity of athleticism.” …some nice still shots beyond the link below.
The above “Vertical Landscape” was created by graphic artist Eiko Ojala, from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s simple but sophisticated nature caught my eye while browsing through projects on behance.net. I really enjoy his playful cut paper technique, combined with illustration. Many more quality projects to be seen on Eiko Ojala’s portfolio site via the link below.
“An interactive drawing performance designed for the 120 by 11 feet video wall at the InterActive Corps (IAC) building in New York.
Three artists draw on their iPads to create new content every time the piece runs. The narrative is guided through the dialog between performers and the giant screen, which evolves and transforms the drawings over time.”
This kinetic clock display called “a million times” created by ‘Humans Since 1982′ is being presented at Design Days Dubai. The overall motion, minimalist design and numeric transition is pretty mesmerizing, would love to see it in person. (via ilovenewwork.com)
Just a quick post to take the time to appreciate a nicely designed online weather forecast experience, created by Dark Sky Company. It seems that so many weather sites lately have become completely overrun with ads and inconsistent, cluttered UI, this site is a breath of fresh air for those who simply want to check the weather. (via Andreas)
Jim Golden has taken the “things organized neatly” photography trend to a heightened artistic level with his still life series, that can be found on his portfolio site. He not only has his subject matter and styling dialed in, I find his spatial sensibilities to be absolutely pristine. Which, plucks at the heartstrings of my inner OCD. Have look for yourself. (via Fubiz.com)
Portland based photographer and designer David Ewald, recently launched a fresh new photography site that showcases his brilliant work. From cowboys, body builders, and musicians …to images of remote desolation, and cityscapes, you’ll find an array of arresting images awaiting your view.
New Zealand based company Romotow has patented this innovative take on mobile living space design. The entire mid section swings out 90 degrees to reveal a clever, cleanly designed outdoor living space. Taking only three minutes to set up, this is an amazing design feature for car camping enthusiasts. Many more interesting features beyond the link below. (via Andreas)