Posts Tagged ‘ Glass ’

Through The Looking Glass.


Teaming up with photographer Atiba Jefferson, Mike Campau wanted to come up with a new way to show traditional portraits. Campau states that “Images affected by glass refraction has always intrigued me, so I thought I would start there.” After trying to use more traditional effects to achieve the proper look, the logistics of trying to stack and overlay them proved to be quite impractical. Mike then turned to full CGI for the glass effect.  But regardless of the technique the combination of Atiba Jefferson and Mike Campau on this photo project is incredible.  Check the method below.

It’s Time To Break The ‘Glass’.


M. Night Shyamalan just tore the roof off of Hall H with the first official trailer for his highly-anticipated Glass, which will feature the return of both Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price and Bruce Willis as David Dunn. Plus, this time, they’re joined by James McAvoy as Kevin Crumb and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, who reprise their roles from last year’s critically-acclaimed Split. The new trailer, which originally debuted at CinemaCon in April, offers plenty of outstanding footage as Mr. Glass partners with The Beast to wreak havoc on the world, leaving only Dunn and Cooke to find a way to stop them.

Enjoy the new trailer below.

Wait Till You See What These Sculptures Are Really Made Of.


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Ben Young, the self-taught artist is currently based in Sydney, was raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand, where the local landscape and surroundings greatly inspired his art.  His incredible glass sculptures have a distinct realism that bring the feel of the ocean, while still having clean, crisp feel to them.  Check the method.

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Geometric Dichroic Glass Installations by Chris Wood


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Artist Chris Wood works with colored glass to create colorful, prism-like mazes and mandalas of light installed vertically on walls. Her most common material is dichroic (meaning ‘two color’) glass, a material invented by NASA in the 1950s that has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wave lengths of light while letting others through. At some angles the glass appears completely reflective, somewhat like a mirror of gold.

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A ‘Wine Glass’ For Coca-Cola


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Coca-Cola is trying to convince consumers that a specially designed glass can also enhance the flavors of their fizzy drink. Developed in partnership with Riedel, the new glasses are inspired by the curves of the original Coca-Cola contoured bottle, and are said to capture “the distinct spices, aroma and taste of Coca-Cola.”

Vertical Glass House In Shanghai


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The Vertical Glass House in Shanghai by Chinese firm Atelier FCJZ, the entire house has glass floors instead of windows, so one can peer directly into the downstairs bathroom from the upstairs dining room. Concrete walls are paired with wooden formwork, and each glass floor fits into a pair of narrow horizontal openings in the walls. Extra lighting along these slots generate stripes of light on the building’s façade at night. Designed by Yung Ho Chang as an urban housing prototype for a competition in 1991, the concept was taken to reality as part of the West Bund Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art. The Vertical Glass House now serves as a guesthouse for visiting artists and architects.

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Clearview Clio Invisible Speaker


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Unlike any speaker we’ve seen in the past, the Clio utilizes a transparent acrylic glass stereo transducer to produce the sound. Due to the innovative design of the speaker (using the brand’s proprietary Edge Motion technology) sound can easily fill an entire space, making it great for not only music but also as surround sound  for your home entertainment system. Clio uses Bluetooth technology, letting you seamlessly pair any device with the speaker wirelessly. While the top portion of the speaker is optically clear, the base is available in three different color options including dark bronze, charcoal, and silver.

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Spin The Shot


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Spin the bottle was one of our favorite childhood games, and the folks at Barbuzzo have just introduced a modified version for adults aptly called Spin The Shot. As you can easily guess from looking at the device, this game is just like spin the bottle, but without the middle school kissing. Unless of course you want to make your own rules. Simply pour a shot of your favorite good stuff into the provided shot glass, spin the wheel, and whomever the arrow lands on must take a shot.

Shot Glass Roulette Drinking Game


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Liven up that boring party by adding booze to the mix with this Shot Glass Roulette drinking game. The game’s rules are quite simple. Every shot glass has 2 numbers and a color on it. Place your bets (using your glass), and if the ball stops on your number and color – bottoms up. The creators of the game opted for 3/4 ounce shot glasses, probably to keep people from getting drunk too quickly.

Lake Lugano House, Brusino Arsizio, Switzerland


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Lake Lugano House, is one fascinating oval glass house, and it is located in Brusino Arsizio, Switzerland. This amazing project is made by jm architecture. The main concept of the project is architecture with an oval shape and highly stylish interior design.

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Unexpected Layers of Glass


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Born in Tokyo, Dusseldorf-based artist Ramon Todo creates beautiful textural juxtapositions using layers of glass in unexpected places. Starting with various stones, volcanic rock, fragments of the Berlin wall, and even books, the artist inserts perfectly cut glass fragments that seem to slice through the object resulting in segments of translucence where you would least expect it.

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Saint-Tropez Private Estate


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Located amongst the lush shrubs and trees in Saint-Tropez, France, this contemporary private home stands in direct contrast to its natural surroundings, constructed from a combination of glass, raw concrete, and steel. Each level is reminiscent of an open pavilion, with the boundaries to the outdoors broken down by sliding floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. Inside, the layout has been kept as open plan as possible, with a large lounge and kitchen/dining area lending itself perfectly to simple Mediterranean meals. Direct access to the large roof terrance is also available from the lounge area, from which you can see an additional shipping container-style guesthouse in the grounds.

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China Completes The Largest Building In The World


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It’s one of the superlatives destined for a record book: ‘what is the world’s largest building?’ a year ago the answer would have been dubai’s international airport terminal 3, but as of july 1st the new century global center in the fiercely-growing mega-city of Chengdu undoubtedly takes the title.  With 1.2 million square feet spread out over 18 stories in a glass and steel structure, the program includes what one might expect for a building of this scale: a 14-screen imax theater, shops, restaurants, offices, hotels, the reconstruction of an entire mediterranean village, an artificial beach with realistic sunsets and sea breezes orchestrated by the help of an LED wall (in a contemporary ‘truman show’ fashion). Also there is a 500,000 ft2 art center next door designed by none other than Zaha Hadid. To make some spatial comparisons, the building could comfortably house three pentagons or 20 sydney opera houses. It’s important to add as well that the entire structure was constructed in just a year, and stands as a testament to the will and ability of the chinese.

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Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura And NAP


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Contemporary House, M Buenos Aires in Argentina


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Argentinian architectural practice Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos and Analia Messina have designed  project. The beautiful property can be found in Lujan, a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. The house relates with the environment by its transparency and also introducing three patios, that divide the different areas of the house, mostly solved on the ground floor. The ground floor is connected to the master bedroom by a contemporary stair. On the south face of the house, the main access and all the services were located in order to generate a total permeability to the north side and the environment. The use of materials such as concrete, glass and wood where used to achieve architectural synthesis.

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M House by Marcel Luchian Studio


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Marcel Luchian Studio designed the minimalist M House in Singera, a town in the Republic of Moldavia. Composed of unconventional forms, the residence’s concept design also does a brilliant job of marrying materials with a combination of glass and concrete, both inside and out. The house’s structure is made up of two off-center forms, one on top of the other, steering clear of a traditional box-like design. The overhang from the second floor provides exterior coverage below, perfect for when it’s raining. The two stories also contrast in color, with the darker shade being on the bottom. The interior continues the harmonious use of light and dark materials with dark polished floors alongside white and neutral-toned furnishings and walls.

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“Life is Hard” Series by Andrei Lacatusu


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Life is hard and talented Romanian illustrator Andrei Lacatusu knows it. Inspired by this truth he created a wonderful series of illustration called “Life is Hard”.

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House Tati with dramatic views, Johannesburg


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Johannesburg-based architectural practice Nico van der Meulen Architects have completed the House Tati project, a contemporary five-storey home that was finished in 2011, and can be found in Bassonia, Johannesburg, South Africa. The luxury South African property was redesigned and ingeniously transformed into a contemporary home. The building is located on a very steep and narrow site with 180° views to the east, which allowed the architectural design to take advantage of the spectacular views, but acted as a challenge when the architects wanted to add habitable space. The contemporary makeover was given to the entire building: from the street to the east façade one can enjoy the modern feel thanks to the use of concrete, steel and glass.

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Sun control became key element of the design and the main architectural feature, since the building is mostly facing east. The northern and western façades are screened by the use of vertical louvres to allow sun control and degrees of privacy from adjacent properties. Northern sunlight enters the interiors through new double-volume glazing in the main staircase shaft, while pipe pendant lights from renowned designer Tom Dixon add a touch of luxury and visually connect the volume with the staircase below. The entertainment area and the children rooms are situated one floor lower, at the 3rd level. Here there is a private TV home theatre, a covered terrace with the pool deck, and the main suite on a mezzanine level. Finally, on the ground floor one finds a gym, home spa, hobby room and the squash court as well as a wine cellar and tasting room. The architectural style is complemented by the contemporary interior design, which was developed taking into account the ambience of a city pad with the main focus turned to the views.

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2 Seamless Kitchens by Karim


The Kook Kitchen’s [in the pictures above]  exclusive concept is distinguished by sinuous silhouettes and an entirely innovative ergonomic design, which was made possible due to the unique properties of HI-MACS which proved essential to facilitate the shape and functional requirements of the fab kitchen. The worktop used in the Kook model, which is more than 90 cm deep, allows an improved layout of the hob and sink zones, as well as making it more user-friendly. The starring role of the ambitious project by Karim Rashid, aside from the latest-generation acrylic stone, is light, with LEDs arranged underneath the worktop, which highlight the magenta coloured aluminium groove. There are also LEDs inside the wall unit which illuminate the edge of the glass, giving the kitchen a dramatic appearance.

Karan Kitchen [in the pictures above] concept on the other hand, is based on an island, with a tapered silhouette, which encourages conviviality. When not in use, the mixer tap and LED light withdraw into the worktop. The simple addition of a multi-purpose chopping board which fits over the sink creates a handy dining area. Soft curves continue on the kitchen’s wall-mounted unit. An opening with rounded edges provides a space for cooking and food preparation within the unit. Owing to the excellent thermoformability properties of HI-MACS, which make it possible to form the material into an infinite range of shapes, and realise any designer’s dream. Aran Cucine was able to produce, thanks to Karim Rashid’s visionary idea, two exclusive concepts featuring a soft and fluid design, of extraordinary beauty, whilst still adhering to hygiene and production issues.

Stunning Glass Sculptures by Robert Mickelson


Artist Robert Mickelson is an expert sculptor who had created the following stunning sculptures. Robert thinks that every sculpture is a reflection of person’s own feelings and ideas. The objects he created are narratives… personal vignettes that reveal the secrets of his innermost thoughts. These are often mysteries even to him until the creative process reveals them and so the work becomes a form of self-discovery.

Ice Cream Glassware.


This beautiful bouquet of ice cream canapé glasses is the latest from Martin Jakobsen, the designer is also know for his other famous creation, the revolution wine glass. The hand-blown Kkis set is a sexy twist on stemware that makes for an elegant and enticing presentation for after dinner desserts.

The Square Heineken Bottle?


French industrial designer Petit Romain recently conceived of a way to take beer outside the bottle. Tired of round bottles in six-packs that clink together and are difficult to stack, Romain imagined enjoying Heineken out of a square bottle instead. Back in the early 1960s, Heineken debuted a rectangular beer bottle that doubled as a glass brick. Similar to that design, the Heineken Cube concept delivers optimal storage for manufacture, transport, and ultimately consumer use.

Mixin’ Up The Medicine.


The Bodum Coffee & Tea Maker is unlike any I’ve seen before. A borosilicate glass reservoir & beverage filter are integrated as detachable modules, making the coffee or tea completely spill-proof. The engagement of brewing process is revealed in one central, elegant device. A new chapter in both coffee & tea culture.

The Glass Walkway At China’s Tianmen Mountain Park.


A new trail path in China’s Tianmen Mountain National Park offers visitors an unusual experience: the floor and rails of the pathway are composed of glass, offering walkers a vertigo-inducing look at the sheer drops and wilderness below.  The walkway spans three feet wide, composed of glass 2.5-inches thick.  Measuring approximately 200 feet (61 meters) long, the walkway is raised almost a mile into the air at about 4700 feet
(1430 meters), inviting comparisons to the Grand Canyon ‘Skywalk’ in Arizona, USA. The passage joins the west cliff at the Yunmeng Fairy summit, where Tianmen Mountain and Zhang Jiajie meet.  Visitors to the Tianmen Mountain Bridge are requested to wear shoe covers to keep the glass transparent and clean.

Yuki Matsueda.


While most designers are busying adding more and more elements into their artworks, Japan-based Yuki Matsueda has, however, managed to let some elements escape from his art pieces. The result seems quite amazing… A vivid 3D image is successfully created and all the elements are believed to be more shocking than those stay still on paper.