Wurm placed the house atop the Museum Moderner Kunst for the opening of his exhibition there last year. If you’d like one for the top of your museum, theres a video showing how he did it at YouTube.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster make pictures of themselves using piles of junk and a light.
Dirty White Trash (note the gulls)
Real Life is Rubbish
He (Daylight View)
Remember the guy that created his own real-life marker for Google Maps? Back in 2004 that same guy, Robert Sollis, did this.
In this newspaper all the negative news articles have been carefully cut out. While in theory this should leave only positive news for us to enjoy, it in fact leaves little more than a wealth of advertising.
:: Core 77
The pile of piano parts on the right looks like a perfect piano when viewed through the mirror at just the right angle.
Lunch With A Helmet On
848 knives, spoons, and forks arranged to cast a shadow.
34 seconds. Link to Video
See more of his Fukuda’s at Illusionworks.
I first saw these in Al Seckel’s TED presentation: Your Brain is Wired Badly.
Stephen Palmer’s lab at Berkeley has been doing experiments to understand our preferences for some spatial compositions and colors. Some of the results agree with the art books, but some don’t.
68 minutes. Link to Video
Pauric OCallaghan constructed a wooden case for his wireless router and used an analog RPM gauge to show the network utilization. It would look good with a stained glass computer case.
I grew up in and around boats making wiring looms and control panels, and have a collection of gauges & dials that would normally be found connected to small marine diesel engines. Today I work as a designer building interfaces to networking equipment. As such, I like re-using the old analogue gauges to display network information in a more human readable analogue form. Tying my past to the present to some degree.
I used a 3″ rev counter, simple clean design, that came of one of the boats my dad owned when I was a kid and wired it in to a wireless router I had lying around at work. The rev counter is a rough approximation of the traffic utilization between my home network and the internet.
Pauric is the Principal Architect for User Interface Design at 3Com. I’ve been waiting to post this while he’s been building his website (also very cool) so you could see his very impressive resume. He’s is also the guy behind this chumby case, the elegantly simple cable bone, and the very cool tabbed maps at Make (built on Platial Mapkit). See more of his creations at his site.
Le philosophe - inspired by Arcimboldo (1566)?
Working in a classic artist’s studio in the small quartier of Montmartre, this very old and picturesque area of Paris, passers-by can see him at work through the large windows which light the studio. Andre continues to capture their imagintion day after day. Nobody could remain indifferent to his painting. Reactions range from admiration to puzzlement, fright and even shock. Whatever feeling are aroused nobody ever forgets these original and high quality masterpieces.
Andre Martins de Barros in his studio