With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded-off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you in how much time it has been knitted and on which date.
This weekend amid freezing and blustery conditions Chicago held its annual Chiditarod race. For those of you who are unfamiliar the Chiditarod Urban Iditarod is a combination pub crawl, costume contest and charity food drive, and if that’s not enough for you it’s all centered around a race where teams push decorated shopping carts across the city for most of the day, pausing at 11 strategically placed recovery checkpoints, that is: bars. This year the Chiditarod raised over $14,000 and collected 10,000 pounds of canned food for the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation. Awesome. Thanks to Kirstie Shanley for the photos.
Side note. My cousin Ed Stielstra is at this very moment racing across the frozen Alaskan tundra in the actualIditarod. So far he’s traveled 272 miles and still has all 16 dogs with him which is a great sign. Good luck Ed!
About Time is a clock by RISD grad and Fulbright scholar Louie Rigano that abstracts the precise function of hour, minute and second hands to translucent, amorphous color wheels. The accuracy and function of such a clock is somewhat debatable and I would probably consider this more of an art piece than a means of making it to an interview on time. Unfortunately this is just a prototype but according to Rigano he plans to eventually put it into production. Yes, please. (via fastco)
The space shuttle pictured above made from ground scallops and cheese is part of a unique collaboration between NYC-based French Culinary Institute and Fab@Home at Cornell University. Fab@Home is an open-source project that aims to produce a consumer-friendly 3D printer that would give anyone the ability to quickly create small object with the click of the mouse. Taking the idea one step further the culinary institute is adapting the printers to print food. Edible pastes are squirted through nozzles, layering texture upon texture to create snack-sized objects. See a larger gallery here. (via sub studio)
Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B. has been slowly amassing an enormous stockpile of black markers in an attempt to one day hold the world’s largest collection. To celebrate his halfway point, Lee has meticulously illustrated by hand all 500 markers currently in his collection and released it as a print. The 80-lb. gloss poster is only $40 over at Studio B.I.B. (via coolhunting)
A wonderful set of illustrations by Attitude Creative which are available now as iPhone wallpapers and will eventually be produced as posters, shirts, and bags. “Archetypes is a personal project reflecting our love of space, animals and psychology. Using geometric shapes and illustrations of animals we’ve created interpretations of different animal archetypes.” (via behance)
Packaging design by The Pressure for Minneapolis-based musician Sims that involved the creation of an original display font and design of three DIY foldable paper predators within the linar notes of their latest album “Bad Time Zoo”.
After getting several recommendations from friends I finally caught The Parking Lot this weekend via Netflix streaming. This absurd documentary follows a couple of philosophers, poets, musicians and other social outcasts who man a small, seemingly inconsequential parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tension rises, deep introspection begins and hilarity ensues. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch.