Posts Tagged ‘ Brooklyn ’

Robotic Blood Printer Draws


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‘Drawing blood’ takes on a different description for brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson‘s ‘ghost in the machine’: A life-sized, nude self-portrait rendered from his own bodily fluid. Fed intravenously to a CNC machine, lawson’s blood traverses through the mechanical parts, while a robotic arm attached to the device — programmed to trace the designated illustration — carefully maps out the human form.

 

‘I have always used many different technologies to create my work and the goal is usually to find a way to turn those towards something organic and human.‘ Lawson tells us ‘I’m generally not into doing selfies, particularly nude ones, but when I came up with the idea to connect my blood directly to the robot CNC machine, it just made too much sense to not try one as a full nude self-portrait.’

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Me In My Place – Caitlin


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Hello Caitlin.  Originally from Seattle, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY.  Yes she is adorable and cute, and even better, she likes Mexican food and dive bars. Other favorites include little bridges tucked away in quiet corners of city parks and reading poetry-says it’s good for the brain…  Dislikes waking up early and talking on the telephone.  The site Me In My Place certainly knows how to pick them, and whenever my team finds a girl that doesn’t fit the usual mold of this blog, but is still quite appetizing, MIMP seems to do the trick.

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Beyonce – XO


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Back in August, Beyoncé sent fans into a frenzy after she was spotted shooting a music video at Brooklyn’s Coney Island amusement park. Well here is the visual and it’s for her sexy, lover’s lullaby song, “XO.” In the Terry Richardson-directed clip, Queen B is seen having a great time with friends as she dances, rides roller coasters and go carts, and enjoys the scenery. “XO,” produced by The-Dream, Ryan Tedder, Hit-Boy, and Beyoncé, has an airy and freeing vibe.

“Squishy” Chairs by Annie Evelyn


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Annie Evelyn is a furniture designer who has been developing her unusual furniture upholstery techniques since she was a student. This collection of chairs, named “Squishy”, has been designed for Brooklyn-based company New Colony Furniture. Other Evelyn’s works in her portfolio display a sense of humor about seating, with an “impolite chair” boasting a built-in whoopee cushion, and a piece entitled “Sit on My Finger” that’s a tiny chair you wear as a ring. Evelyn reclaims wooden chair frames, lines the seats and backs with foam, and painstakingly covers these surfaces with small pieces of hard materials that give way when pressure is applied. With this technique, she’s able to make cracked cement, tiles and faceted pieces of wood into exceptionally comfortable seating surfaces. Instead of poking you, those sticks will cradle the curves of your body.

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Jay-Z – Open Letter (Produced By Timaland & Swizz Beatz).


jay-z Jay-Z addresses the controversy over his trip to Cuba, the Brooklyn Nets and more in his new track “Open Letter”. Produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, this new track is both a far departure and a welcome addition to Hova’s music. Take a listen below.

Heaven… Or Las Vegas?


Brooklyn based, Chilean Artist, Iván Navarro has created ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ a collection of neon light wall sculptures that are built from the floor plans of twelve of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, including the flatiron building in New York and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.  Chosen not only for their ambitious innovations in engineering and design, but also for their historical relevance and influence, the series features western-style structures that range in scale and span the world.  Through a positioned play of mirrors and light, viewers have the experience of looking up into the interior volumes and contours of each building. Suspended within each piece is a simple phrase (such as surrender or abandon) which echo, like subtle commands through the illusory depth of each object.