Even if you don't live in a hip neighborhood, art might be in the air. The designers behind the Kaalink pollution filter want to keep airborne carbon out of the atmosphere and back in your sketchbook. Their project, called Air-Ink, is a result of several years of research at MIT's
Sculptural projects by Marc Fornes tread through several categories—architecture, biomimicry, fine art, engineering—and his pieces can fittingly be inspiring from multiple angles. The most recent of his site-specific installations expands on his exploration of "stripes" and topology, creating an enormous coral-like structure out of thousands of smaller flat plates.
Maurice Montero Sauvage is a quiet builder of complex art. His sculptures feature miniscule hand-worked wooden pieces that suddenly shift into organic movement with the turn of a crank. This piece, titled Gran Cheval, has popped up around the internet with little or no attribution, and few detail shots, which
Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon The
Design Enthusiasts: Instead of carrying on your legacy through objects you leave behind after death, you can now become a piece of functional art for the home. Designed to "recreate the experience of confronting mortality in everyday life," Nourish is a collection of ceramic dinnerware composed of bowls, plates and
Ah, January. The season for yoga class Groupons and vague promises to improve. For many, cutting down on nicotine will be on the to-do-better roster this year, and if you've ever tried to quit smoking (or hoped someone you care about would) you know the intense sensations the process can
At first it seems strange: Two creative competitors periodically staring at each other during a competition. But they are, after all, competing to see who can sculpt the other person's likeness first: The participants are Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa (Dean of Sri Lanka's University of Visual and Performing Arts) and
While browsing through some designy online boutique, I found a kit for a hip, rustic present: a ball you make out of dirt. A kit... for dirt? It seemed stupid, though perhaps appropriate for a year where leather wrapped rocks sold out at Nordstrom and ecological concerns reared their tragic
Another Krampusnacht passed, and you made it! And there's still a few weeks left in 2016. You must have done a lot of good this year, or maybe Krampus just had his hands full elsewhere. Festive!Krampus is everybody's new favorite old world holiday sprite, and he's kind of a
Should any of us be surprised that the late great David Bowie was a collector of Memphis Group housewares? Of freaking course not. While we may still be feeling the loss of the artist and the cataclysmic year his ascendance has thrown us into, there are a few small silver
One of the most important film-related inventions of all time, the Steadicam, turns 40 this year! The original camera stabilization device is known for its prominent role in capturing iconic film moments including the hallway in The Shining, the stair climb in Rocky, the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas and the
Art is often credited as an emotional outlet for the maker and a channel for better understanding emotions in the viewer. But sometimes the feelings involved are too big or complicated or irrational to be fully released. For those times when uncertainty, fear, rage, or helplessness are too much to
Motion and graphic designer Florent Porta is catching eyes from all over the world with the new short video, Preposterous. This catchy series of uncomfortable scenarios harkens back to other projects with tension-building subjects, but here the outcomes live up to the name. Take fifty seconds to enjoy the smooth
Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt. Not to duplicate an existing Rembrandt, but to paint an original one, with a unique composition and
At design school, they taught us that we can draw with just about anything. Well, here are some astonishing testaments to that philosophy: See, artist Max Zorn "drew" all of those images with brown freaking packing tape. Watch how he constructs a scene: And a face: In the first two
The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism is seeking to fill a full-time, renewable position teaching the history and theory of industrial, product, and graphic design in a department that offers courses to undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially looking for candidates who can teach both general and specific courses in these areas of material culture across a broad topical, chronological, and geographical range.
Is there one belief you hold, one mannerism you were raised with, that 99% of people don't seem to share? For me it is the old Emily Post notion, instilled in me during childhood, that it is impolite to discuss politics or religion outside of your home. As someone who
If you're unfamiliar with traditional printmaking chances are good you'll have never seen Smash Printing, the closest thing to 'extreme printmaking' I can imagine. To execute this kind of print you prepare a physical woodblock, linocut or etched plate up to a multiple feet wide, ink it up, get your
Whether you were a party ghoul all weekend, had to ferry around sugar addled kiddos or wore yourself out from Scroogily ignoring the best holiday on the planet, you're probably tired this week. Don't fall prey to the leftover candy! Take some tips from machine master, Joseph Herscher on how
To kick off your spooky weekend, The Coroflot Blog team has dug up some of their favorite Halloween-inspired projects for your viewing enjoyment. Try not to get too creeped out by the lifelike cakes, skeleton design experiments and Satanic works of art. The list combines verything we love about Coroflot
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s award-winning design team is seeking an inspired and versatile designer to engage our audiences through visually rich and compelling visual graphics for the 3D environment, digital platforms, and print. This position is a member of a design team that plays an instrumental role in translating the vision of our expanded institution into a vibrant and cohesive brand.
Maps and globes have been valuable commodities since we figured out how to make them, but not all maps get the full globe treatment. Spacey places like Mars have been long mapped from afar, but there are nearly zero globe makers offering these historical maps in globe form.
Talk about winning the creative gene jackpot. Giovanni Bugatti, born in 1823, was an artisan and stonemason. His son Carlo, a jewelry and furniture designer. Carlo's youngest son, Rembrandt, was a sculptor. Carlo's eldest son, Ettore, was a designer and engineer who formed the car company that we know today
I can't figure out why Pinuccio Sciola isn't a well-known name. If you find inspiration in organic sculpture, interactive installations, material exploration, or unusual musicality, his work likely offers something to learn from. Sciola was an innovative and prolific Italian sculptor who passed away this March at the age
When it comes to creative licensing, brand management and representing leaders in Art, Fashion and Design Brands, we're kind of a big deal, but we need some sharp, confident go-getters to help us grow and become even better. We are an international brand licensing and consulting
What do you do when you come up with the idea of starting a business that transcends category and previous entrepreneurial norms? When it comes to going out on your own and starting your own business, the truth is there is no perfect science and it's almost always daunting—but when
As part of her "Salt" series, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau suspends objects within the Dead Sea for set periods of time. Because the Dead Sea has a salinity level of 34.2%, making it nearly 10 times as salty as typical ocean water, it has an interesting effect on said objects.
Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks a full-time Ceramics & Wet Shop Technician in the Parsons Making Center. The technician will oversee the day to day operations of the wet shop facility and should have a strong command of current ceramic, clay, and plaster processes.
What would it take to make car travel safe? Rather than waffle over where to put airbags, sculptor Patricia Piccinini redesigned a human who can withstand a standard road collision. Piccinini's project yielded "Graham," an otherwise normal guy grotesquely reconfigured for maximum durability on the road. Conceived with input
No matter your country, background, taste in music, or political persuasion, 2016 continues to deliver disasters small and large. Escapism has its limits (just ask anyone in charge of the PokemonGo servers), but beauty can help keep our heads up. And maybe our legs? This week I found some surprising
Freehanding straight lines is hard, and those of you that are good at it have put in countless hours of practice. For nature, however, straight lines can be easy. The tendency of liquid to obey gravity and provide a flat surface, for instance, allowed us to create levels. Brazilian artist
Even if you find it cacophonous, Chinese Opera can be fun for an unversed, visual-minded Westerner to watch. First time I saw one I couldn't make heads nor tails of the story, but as you watch the performers' motions within their elaborate costumes, you start to grasp which characters represent
Over the last few months we've seen headlines trumpeting breakthroughs in skin-related technologies like 3D printed nose cartilage and lab grown muscles. If those make you feel like you're living on the cusp of a biofuturist hell world, check out the sculptures of Sarah Sitkin, an artist whose work might
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