There are no words. (thnx, @shoogyboomz)
These topographical paper cards of the Great Lakes and San Francisco Bay by Crafterall are real purty. Each map is cut from five layers of high quality, acid-free cardstock and you can request special orders in 20 additional colors. Seriously, only $30?
New work from Berlin-based artist Astrid Bin, described as “one thousand paper airplanes are suspended in flight, like flocking birds, or swarming insects.” Reading her bio I’ve decided she’s probably a pretty cool lady:
S. Astrid Bin is a British-Canadian interdisciplinary artist. Past endeavors have included baiting and then unbaiting 100 mousetraps with her hands, making a picture of a pigeon from 538 pieces of toast, documenting an attempt at making a million dollars in a year, locking herself in a disused bank vault for ten nights, making light into a drawing medium, sending hundreds of postcards to an empty building, shaving her head, and occupying a phone booth for 24 hours. She likes to play with, manipulate, study, test and provoke the audience in meaningful ways. She has received death threats, hate mail and international press.
More photos over on http://www.saatchionline.com/profiles/portfolio/id/204617Saatchi. (via lustik)
Two origami posts in a row? Yes, my friends. Each more incredible than the last. Behold the work of Japanese student Takayuki Hori which won first place in the 2010 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition. The collection, entitled Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected) involves the skeletons of eight endangered species which are delicately printed on translucent paper and then folded in an origami fashion to represent the animals. A poignant and grim reminder of life’s fragility. What a brilliant project. (via iain claridge / spoon & tamago)
I’ve been on the fence about posting this for almost a week since finding it over on fuck yeah chicago, and after watching it for the third or fourth time I’ve decided to pull the trigger. I have no idea what’s going on here. It’s kind of like somebody made a music video using the monster from M. Night’s The Village. Also there’s lots of bleeding. Whatever, I think it’s great and I can’t get the music out of my head. By the Chicago band A Lull, directed by Anthony Ciannamea.
Five Orange Spheres was an installation by artist Stuart Williams that consisted of five inflatable spheres each 6-feet in diameter that traveled the world for two and a half years in the 1980s. The above photos were taken in Cannon Beach, Oregon; in the moat around Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, France; Los Angeles; in Central Park NYC; Telegraph Hill in San Francisco; and an Alpine Village in Filisur, Switzerland. Previously.
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