Project Soli – The future starts today
Google is setting the pace for the future. Right in the middle of project Soli, Google is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology than can track movement with crazy accuracy. While previous technology is based on optic recognition, having lenses and other part that make the device heavy and fragile, project Soli on the other hand is the size of a small computer chip and be inserted into everyday objects and things we use daily.
Google is living in the future now and Project Soli is just the start. You can check out the GIFs to get a better idea and the video. It’s all very impressive
A tribute from French designer Guillaume Kurkdjian, whom has created a series of pleasing animation that make the cutting-edge technology of old look like children’s toys.
French designer Guillaume Kurkdjian known for his pastel-hued animations creates delightful animations ranging from architectural structures to monsters.
For his new series Electronic Items the artist takes on relics of ’90s technology, from the tape recorder to the remote control car and CD player. Kurkdjian, who is a motion designer by trade, tends to give his animations the look and feel of children’s toys, which from our modern perspective, comes across in this series of gadgets which were once the pinnacle of tech.
[Images: Guillaume Kurkdjian]
The perfect holiday retreat from Vipp
The Danish brand Vipp, mainly known for their beautiful classic pendal bins decided to take a different turn. They might have created the perfect holiday getaway that you just need to pick up and place where ever you feel like, or better said; plug and play getaway.
The Vipp Shelter can be compared to a shoebox of 55m2 made out of simple steel grid, which supports two levels. Due to the transparent shell you can enjoy the beauty of nature all around you. The plug and getaway has a kitchen, bedroom, fire place and sitting area all decorated with the finest essentials of the brand itself. So all you need to do is buy your groceries and decide where you would like to place your Vipp Shelter.
For more information and prices take a look at www.vipp.com
Dawn of Justice posters
After the release of the official Dawn of Justice posters, fans have produced their own view on things. As Marvel and DC movies become more and more successful and popular, so do superhero productions, much to the delight of comic fans across the world. The latest DC blockbuster “Dawn of Justice” that is set to be released in May 2016 is a battle between DC’s most loved superheroes Batman and Superman.
With the trailer leaked and then rush-released this weekend, ‘Dawn of Justice’ director Zach Snyder tweeted the first set of official poster designs. Showcasing the movie’s moody aesthetic, with clever juxtaposing colour palettes, the posters have been a hit with fans and designers alike.
However, before the release of the official posters, illustrators and graphic designer and fans alike took matters into their own hands and created their own fan-art poster designs. Focusing on negative space, subdued colour schemes and watercolour effects, they’re certainly miles away from the real deal but no less impressive. Take a look at some of our favourites below:
Poster by Robert Fear
Poster by Şafak ŞİMŞEK
Poster by Benjamin Richards
Poster by Winston1982
Poster by Mark Schofield
Ball-nogues’ pulp pavilion shades visitors at coachella music festival
For this year’s coachella valley music festival in california, ball-nogues studio has created the pulp pavilion as an architectural installation composed of salvaged materials. Sitting tall in the desert landscape, the pavilion serves as a cool and vibrant oasis where festival-goers can hide from the desert sun and socialize. Having a “green” approach to it, the low-cost structure experiments with paper by converting it into pulp and used as the main building material. The tree-like form uses a mix of blended paper with water and pigment which is then sprayed onto the meshes of organic rope, resulting in the rigid and self-supporting structure. Due to its organic composition, the pulp pavilion can easily be recycled or composted, unlike other conventional materials such as fiberglass or plastic.
SURREAL ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTED BY DESIGNER MATTHIAS JUNG
Surreal Architecture is the latest project of German designer Matthais Jung, whom from a young age has been fascinated by the endless potential of collage art, inspired by his father who worked in his photo lab with scissors and glue, constructing new possibilities out of old photographs. For his Surreal Architecture, Jung has adopted this tactile process passed down through generation to create something truly amazing, a series of fairy-tale structures by combining and reimagining his photographs.
The process behind the surreal photographs is quite demanding, as every image was taken by Jung during trips to northeastern Germany. The last endeavor led him to some abandoned steel mills in the Ruhr region. He then gets to work in his studio, dreaming up new structures and architecture, combining them with earthy and natural backdrops. Jung calls these creations “architectural short poems.” You can see his dreams reflecting in reality, as the surreal building would be perfect on set of a sci-fi or fantasy film.
Jung doesn’t forget his primal role of a designer first and a photographer second, as he follows rigorously the rules of design in order for his work to function properly. There should be a flow a “yin and yang” between order/disorder and homogeneity/diversity. A building has to have a sturdy foundation before he can add some “disorder”, that is, for example, allowing a building to fly.