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Metropolis II: What to do with 1,200 Hot Wheels

November 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Metropolis II is a kinetic art installation by Chris Burden featuring 1,200 Hot Wheels. It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs. Burden estimates that every hour about 100,000 cars circulate the system. Soon to be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or as my friend Gregg will refer to it, “Mecca”. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Animation Craft

A Town Called Panic

November 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

For the past few months Futureshorts has been releasing episodes of the 2000 French animated series Panique Au Village, distributed by Aardman Animations of Wallace & Gromit fame. Each episode follows Indian, Cowboy and Horse as they find themselves in assorted predicaments that generally make no sense whatsoever. We accept full responsibility if we’ve just exposed you to the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen in your life.

 

 



Craft Design

A Clock That Knits by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

November 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has designed a clock that literally knits time.

Every passing of a half hour is marked by the knitting of a mesh, a full day is registered as one round around the clock and a year results in a 2-m-long [6′ 5″] scarf. After one year they yarn has to be replaced with a new one and a new year can be knitted.

Elise has some other cool concepts. (via fastco)

 

 



Craft

Volmod Ceramics by Jeff Blandford

October 7, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Work by Michigan ceramicist Jeff Blandford who I met at his shop in Saugatuck earlier this summer. In the first photo he wears a 50lb backpack to aide in throwing a 300lb pot. Dag! Stuff for sale via Etsy.

 

 



Craft Design

A Venice Exhibit Brainstorms New Life for Old Gondola Posts

September 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Entries by David Chipperfield and Paola Navone for the “Tra le Briccole di Venezia” (“Among the posts in Venice”) exhibition that explores ways to recycle the massive oak posts used to dock gondolas.

The so called “briccole”, the posts in chestnut oak on which Venice is built, are used for docking gondolas and as beacons. They are at least ten meters (32.8 feet) high and once driven into the lagoon, they have an average life not longer than 5-10 years. Their section affected by tide rise and fall becomes the natural home for microorganisms as well as sea flora and fauna, but once corroded, they are completely replaced.

 

 



Craft Design

Wooden Bicycle & Book Shelf

September 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A beautiful multi-functional shelf by the folks over at the aptly named Knife & Saw. (via selectism)