Sweet new iPhone cases by Smallworks (not an official Lego product, but clearly they play nice with the real thing). I’m intrigued by these because they’re rather attractive and when not encased with my toddler’s Legos might provide a hefty grip. Already available on Amazon.
London-based artist Xavier Antin devised this beautifully orchestrated printing process to create his book “Just in Time, or A Short History of Production“. While I don’t think the paper was physically fed through all four printers at once, each printer was responsible for a color plate starting with an 1880 stencil duplicator printing magenta and ending with 1976 inkjet printer for yellow. (via beautiful decay)
The Luminous Earth Grid was a 1993 installation by artist Stuart Williams erected 50 miles north of San Francisco.
Luminous Earth Grid, an array of 1,680 energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, swept over 10 acres of undulating landscape, 50 miles north of San Francisco. Said the artist, “I see the project as a poetic statement on the potential harmony between technology and nature.” Over a five year period, Williams launched a rigorous fund raising campaign throughout Northern California, and raised nearly half a million dollars to realize the massive project. It was widely acclaimed by critics around the globe and drew tens of thousands of visitors.
I would have loved to see this firsthand. (via behance)
Shop Five continues with its third installment! This week I’d like to introduce you to an awesome shop called Found by James. James travels around the world and brings back a single treasure from each of his journeys and makes them available via his web site. The top five things I picked from his site comprise the bulk of his inventory, but that said I think it’s a testament to his eye for incredibly unique objects.
I’ve been wanting to mention this book of illustrations by Ericailcane for some time. As a Christmas gift in 2009 Ericailcane’s parents gave him a collection of his own childhood illustrations that they had been safekeeping for almost 25 years. He immediately set to work and re-illustrated everything, eventually publishing this book, a side-by-side comparison of drawings from 1985 and 2010. Here’s a quick video of it.
Admittedly these matches were still available as recently as yesterday when I started writing this post, alas they’ve been relegated to the archive. But they seem to be available here.
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