Archive for January, 2018

The Circuit Marker Is A Sight To Behold.

The moment of electricity though a circuit board is something that can be extremely fluid, as fluid ink from a pen.  Check out the beauty that silver micro-particles circuitry and origami paper, that becomes a city of lights.


Sculptmojis? Check It Out

We do realize we’ve been posting quite a few sculpture posts as of late, but theses are too amazing to ignore.  Ben Fearnley has created an incredible mix of CG digital art, playing on the mix of traditional sculpture art forms and modern emojis

The emoji trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon, and taking classic statues with new age faces is a fascinating concept.

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Get Your First Look.

Ant-Man was a fun movie but the sequel looks waaaay better. Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp today and it gives us our first look at what to expect from the movie. There’s no mention of Janet Van Dyne here but we do get plenty of other big reveals, including a sneak peek at The Ghost, details on what happened to Scott Lang after Captain America: Civil War and more.

Even more interesting is getting to see The Wasp in action. Her powers clearly work a lot differently to Ant-Man’s and her wings and blasters both look pretty formidable as she takes on some goons.  It looks like director Peyton Reed is really upping the ante in terms of what we’ll see visually in Ant-Man and The Wasp because buildings, vehicles, and even a Pez dispenser shrink and increase in size here. What do you guys think of this first trailer for the sequel? Sound off below.

Vintage Sculptures With A Modern Twist.

Based in Turin, art and design collective Nucleo investigate past and future time-frames and the spaces they present, often in the form of sculpture and design objects.  In the series of conceptual sculptures titled ‘Boolean’, Robino works alongside Torino-born artist Edoardo U. Trave, to explore a contemporary intervention of figurative vintage sculptures. Nucleo take inspiration from computer-generated Boolean data, in which values are reduced to true or false. This binary logic is represented by the fusion of two strikingly opposing forms: the classical sculpture of an animal or human figure, and rectangular cuboids of polished bronze plates. By implementing Boolean’s computer-aided design functions of intersection and union, Nucleo initiate a dialogue between the past and the future, creating a new space in history that is both yet to happen and already has.

The Lyon Airport Just Got A Major Upgrade.

They’re fun, open-minded, hard-working, and they make fantastic design. The French design agency Graphéine recently concluded the 2017–2018 campaign for the Saint-Étienne Opera house with designs full of emotion, hence its title émotions partagées (shared emotions). And what’s more, they’ve reason to celebrate since 2017 is their 15-year anniversary.  Graphéine’s work begs second and third glances, not only because of the bold typography they incorporate into their solutions, but also because of the daring illusions they pull off, such as their anamorphic graphics for the Lyon St-Exupéry airport.

The New Scent Of Fresh.

The Scentee Machina gives the fragrance diffuser such a radically different avatar, it transforms what you imagine diffusers should look like. Designed as a product that makes your environment smell beautiful, the Scentee Machina even looks beautiful in a way that draws you towards it. It harnesses an aesthetic that’s reminiscent of the Nixie Tube, and brings that visual language to the fragrance diffuser, a product that hasn’t seen much change in 500 years of existing (aside from going electric).

The Scentee Machina asks the question, is the diffuser’s sole purpose just emitting fragrance? Or can a beautiful aroma just be a part of a beautiful experience… created by a product that’s beautiful too? The Scentee Machina is a flat plate that lets you dock a clear fragrance tube into it (it really does look as pretty as a nixie tube), and comes in a Uno and Quattro variants letting you dock single or multiple fragrances.

Controlled via a smartphone app, you can choose which fragrance you want to be diffused, and at what time. The Scentee’s fragrance list is quite inclusive, and far from traditional, allowing you to scent up your room with anything from Sandalwood, to Vanilla, even to Buttered Toast! The app learns from your choices and begins deploying fragrances based on your moods at the time of the day.

Changing a fragrance tube is as simple as unplugging a tube and replacing it with a new one. Magnetic connectors let tubes snap to the base, and when in use, a warm light glows from the tube’s bottom, providing a visual cue while also letting you see the liquid level descend eventually in all its beauty.

What the Scentee Machina does is it abstracts the diffuser, not assigning to it the conventional urn/vase/mountain shape we’ve seen all along. It creates an aesthetic that feels familiar, but not familiar to fragrance diffusers… Which is what’s truly innovative, and goshdarnit beautiful. Not to mention if you could get my room to smell like Chocolate or Buttered Toast, why wouldn’t you?

She Kills Giants.

Originally published in single issues from Image Comics beginning in 2008, I KILL GIANTS tells the story of Barbara Thorson (True Detective’s Madison Wolfe), a young girl who uses escapism to deal with her daily struggles. Her fantasies of monsters and giants attract the attention of her school psychologist, Mrs. Molle, played by Guardians of the Galaxy’s Zoe Saldana, who attempts to help the girl work through her issues.  The film is the feature-length debut from director Anders Walter is being produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter).