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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.

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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).

Check Out Some Of Ori Toors’ Vector Work.


When it comes to the technical terms surrounding beautiful and colorful art, people aren’t normally too fussed, but when it comes to Ori Toors illustrations, the vector part is important.  For anyone not ‘digital art’ savvy,  the difference between a jpeg and a vector is essentially that a jpeg is a bitmap based on pixels, that can be seen when blown up too big.  But a vector is based on paths that can be stretched to any size.  This essentially means that Ori Toors incredible works can be blown up to the size of a building, and still look just as amazing.

 

Rich Gilbert’s Superfoam Chair.


The work done by The Agency of Design is flabbergastingly beautiful, but Rich Gilbert and his Super Foam are an incredible stand out to the collection, check out its creation below.

The New Tomb Raider Is Here.


The new Tomb Raider has been met with some speculation, but after this new trailer, we doubt the doubters will continue to doubt.  Featuring an amazing remix of ‘Survivor’ by 2Wei, this new look at Alicia Vikander as the iconic Lara Croft is getting people excited for the film.

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