Posts Tagged ‘ Rainbow ’

Feel The Rainbow.

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Artist Gabriel Dawe is showing his incredible new installation that just opened to the public last October 6 in Como, Italy. As part of Miniartextil, an annual exhibition of contemporary art, Dawe created Plexus no. 19, a stunning thread installation that’s beautifully spread across two balconies in the atrium of a historic villa. The early 19th century neoclassic house, called Villa Olmo, was acquired in 1924 by the municipality of Como and is now open to the public only during cultural events and art exhibitions like this.

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This year’s Miniartextil exhibition is called Agora, taking from the Greek word that describes an important public place where people come to share ideas. The visitor is invited to not just look at the artwork but to be actively involved in it.Plexus no. 19 consists of two thread structures streamed across an upper and lower balcony that is meant to be experienced from different angles or at different times of the day. As Dawe tells us, “When the sun comes in in the morning, it is fantastic. Having those window-shaped light beams add a dimension to the installation. I always like when I get direct sunshine on them because it emphasizes the layering of the thread in very interesting ways.”

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With two assistants, Dawe constructed this installation in about a week. His greatest challenge was working to the confines of the space. “Because of the historic nature of the building, I wasn’t able to touch ceiling, walls or floors to screw in my structures,” he says. “So I resorted to fixing them to the railings, which in great measure restricted what I was able to do. In the end, it worked out pretty well; it really exceeded my expectations how well the installation inhabits the space.” – via Chiccquero

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Rainbow Origami Street Art?

French artist Mademoiselle Maurice creates stunning geometric figures on urban surfaces in Paris. For her recent project Rainbow, she used hundreds of colorful folded origami figures. Each of simple geometric shapes represents ideas such as harmony, spirituality and balance. Rainbow is a temporary installation.

Sugamo Shinkin: The Rainbow Bank.

Japanese practice Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design has completed ‘Sugamo Shinkin Bank’, a credit union located in Shimura, Japan.  The design, an offset volume of rainbow-like layers, is the third branch designed by Moureaux, with the first two located in Tokiwadai and Niiza. Both the interior and exterior hit all colors in the spectrum, and at night, the entire building lights up in such a way that you’d never imagine it was only a bank.

Its Better To Know Whats Coming Next.

WARNING: This Video Is Not For The Arachnophobic.

It’s very true that commercials now a days have become increasingly random.  The more ridiculous a commercial is, the more memorable, and the more likely anyone is to go to a friend and say “Have you seen the ___________ commercial with the green monkeys and the red-headded chick with the dildo made out of uranium?!”  (Sorry if that was graphic, I’m just making sh*t up).  But I came across an equally shocking commercial today during a break from school while chilling with Duckworth of Tokyo 24.  The ad is for Mentos, and is a very far departure from “The Fresh Maker”.  Check the hilarious video below, and please do not forget, this video is not for the arachnophobic.