// Steampunk ring

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19 August, 2009  |  jewellery  |  Comments Off
Organic mechanic ring

Organic mechanic ring

I have always loved mechanical parts – I secretly love going to the hardware store and looking at all the interesting bits and pieces which I have no idea what their actual purpose is. So it’s no wonder I love this ring and relish the visual aesthetics of the steampunk genre.

This ring is by Jenny Windler whose jewellery is all very unique and interesting.

// Illustrated bill of rights

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19 August, 2009  |  illustration, motion  |  Comments Off

Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression

Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression


Right to Bear Arms

Right to Bear Arms


The Illustrated Bill of Rights by Philip Bell.

Philip Bell has created these beautiful kaleidoscopic images made up of pictogram patterns relating to each of the ten rights that make up the Bill of Rights in America.

The patterns are quite beautiful as they are intricate, and check out the motion graphics version.

// Forks

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19 August, 2009  |  illustration  |  Comments Off
Different types of forks

Drawing of different types of forks by Julia Rothman

After seeing this drawing my cutlery draw is feeling a little inadequate.

Drawing by Julia Rothman via Design Sponge

// Technorama facade

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17 August, 2009  |  Architecture  |  Comments Off

Ned Kahn worked on this facade for the Technorama – the major science center in Switzerland. It’s made up of thousands of aluminum panels that move in the air currents and reveal the complex patterns of turbulence in the wind. Just amazing.

// 100 girls on cheap paper

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13 August, 2009  |  illustration  |  Comments Off

Green girl

Green girl


100 girls

100 girls

Loving the work of illustrator Tina Berning. This series of 100 girls on cheap paper is beautiful and her other work is just as good. I particularly love the green girl which reminds me of the portraits of green polynesian girls from the 60′s which my grandfather had on his walls. Wish I knew what they were called!. Will search around a find a link.

// HTML5 Canvas Experiment

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11 August, 2009  |  web 2.0  |  Comments Off

html canvas

The possibilities of HTML get even brighter with HTML 5. Let’s hope that IE doesn’t stuff their next version up with an inferior product… again. Please upgrade your browser to the latest version, especially if you are still on IE6 or IE7, as you will not be able to view this impressive experiment by 9 Elements. Come on people, it’s not that hard.

For the rest of the caring people in the world who do upgrade their browsers enjoy watching this experiment. Note that this is all HTML5 with a particle generator in javascript – no flash!

// Hall of Fragments

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8 August, 2009  |  Interactive  |  Comments Off

venice
Hall of fragments
Hall of fragments

Hall of Fragments just makes my jaw drop every time I see it. Beauty, elegance and the complex simplicity which is everpresent in nature is captured beautifully in this work by Rockwell Group, in collaboration with Jones + Kroloff

The creators describe this experience as the relationship between behaviour, architecture and cinema creating the visual dynamism which is just enchanting.

Also check out another one of their projects Digital Confetti

// Tone Matrix

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8 August, 2009  |  Interactive, web 2.0  |  Comments Off

tone matrix

This is fairly old, but every time I look at it the elegant simplicity of the look and the beautiful sequences of sounds & rhythms that are generated are just beautiful and mesmerising. I could keep playing with it for hours.

aM Laboratory – Tone matrix

// The machine is us

3 August, 2009  |  web 2.0  |   |  2 Comments

I thought for my first post a reflection on what the web REALLY is…
us // the machine.

Thanks Greg for the link