Posts Tagged ‘ Mirror ’

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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Apartment in Stockholm Encapsulating A Glass-Walled Bedroom


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This small apartment in Stockhom, Sweden impressed us with its original layout and stylish decorating scheme. Discovered by Freshome on Svensk Fastighets, the 34 square-meter crib displays comfortable living spaces with a powerful aesthetic appeal. The first interior you are likely to observe upon entering this apartment is the bedroom, creatively separated from the rest of the project through glass walls. Pebbles under the bed, a giant mirror and framed graphics contribute to the Scandinavian personality of this space. A series of accent items such as the coffee table, the candles or the fireplace give the apartment a mixed ambiance, a touch of rusticity and  traditionalism, connecting the crib with the historic character of the building. The living zone, kitchen and dining table are organized in an open layout. And when it comes to Scandinavian apartments, an irresistible terrace is a must. In this case, the small balcony extends living spaces, creating a charming venue for having coffee and breakfast during warm summer mornings.

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A Telescope For Your Eye


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A group of DARPA-funded researchers have come up with a telescopic contact lens that can offer the viewer up to 2.8x zoom. Led by University of California professor Joseph Ford, the team were able to implement tightly-fitting mirror surfaces into the 1mm thick lens which, as a result, can now offer dual modality. Through the use of liquid crystals, the user can easily switch between the magnifying portion of the contact lens along the rim, or the unmagnified portion in the centre. While these new lenses are an incredible achievement, it may be a while until they become available to the consumer as the material currently used isn’t gas permeable, so the patient wouldn’t be able to wear them for extended periods of time. There are also still some issues with the quality of the zoomed image.

Lil Wayne – Mirror ft. Bruno Mars


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The song was released to urban radio as the sixth single from Tha Carter IV.   Produced by Ramon REO Owen of The Soundkillers, the song features American pop singer Bruno Mars. The song marks Wayne’s highest charting single as the lead artist in the UK. A music video for “Mirror” was filmed by director Antoine Fuqua.

L’Or de Jean Martell “Dome” by Eric Gizard


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The house of Martell has collaborated with French interior architect and designer Eric Gizard to create the “Dôme” gift box for L’Or de Jean Martell.  I worked by drawing inspiration from cabinets of curiosities where collectors would store precious, almost magical objects in Renaissance Europe,” Eric Gizard said. “I was also inspired by silver cloches from great restaurants that excite curiosity and showcase the revelation of an exceptional dish.” The Dome’s base contains a hidden book that emerges with a single push. A mirror placed behind the bottle reflects and enhances the colour of this intense cognac. L’Or de Jean Martell is a blend of very old Grande Champagne and Borderies eaux-de-vie, creating a unique blend of elegance, power and roundness. This blend consists over 400 rare eaux-de-vie, some more than a century old, and they come in a precious crystal decanter. The cognac is a testimony to Jean Martell, whose founding principles are based on the pursuit of perfection. It has notes of fruited candy, sweet spices and gingerbread.

“Looking Good” Wall Mirror by Thabto


The Looking Good mirror from Thabto. It’s a funky, playful piece inspired by the classic sunglasses design. Thabto’s mirror looks like a giant pair of eyeglasses, so you can check out your own beautiful mug while at the same time you adjust your own shades. The dual mirror design actually has another advantage – you and your significant other can primp and preen yourselves side-by-side.

Bobby V – Mirror ft. Lil Wayne.


Bobby V can’t get enough of the ladies in “Mirror,” the first single off his Dusk Till Dawn LP due October 2. While the R&B singer has his hands full as he’s surrounded by mirrors, Lil’ Wayne drops in looking for love.

See What I’m Thinking.


Based on the Fukidasi – the bubble form that is used a great deal in cartoons to express feelings or sayings – this design by Studio Foundations allows the same concept, yet to be used with real people. Programmable to say whatever you want, this bubble is sure to be hit with friends and family. If you don’t want to say it out loud, say it with a Fukidasi Bubble.

Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars – Mirror Mirror Teaser.


Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” was without a doubt a very interesting record.  Weather you purchased the extended CD, downloaded the original, or just heard most of the tracks on the radio, everyone has their favorites.  The track Mirror featuring Bruno Mars was quite a heartfelt entry onto the album, and with the video dropping soon, its no surprise that the label released a teaser.  Check the method 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.