The 99″ Lamp by Tel Aviv-based Aviad Patel is comprised of 99 strips of yellow veneer fiber hung individually along thin metal slots. From Eyes in Design:
Suspended on three metal cords of adjustable length, the lamp takes its optimal place in the space and intrigues the viewer by its shape from every possible angle. 99 thin natural stripes, each 1″ wide, delicately woven and individually stitched between slots of metal, eventually create the shape of the lamp. Wood veneer has a special protective coating which allows easy cleaning and guarantees longevity.
The smaller pieces in the last two photos are early prototypes (dubbed 33″), however I think they’re just as striking as the actual light. I can only fathom how much a light like this must cost, apparently the prototype has already been sold at auction. If you’re interested get in touch with Yair Doram Lighting. (via redesign)
This last August before a trip to Alaska a 16-year-old from New Jersey who goes by the Flickr name Cabe26 decided he wanted to pick up photography. The tiny worlds above, flipped, magnified and skewed through tiny glass marbles are among his very first photographs. Here’s a quote from an interview with Short List:
“I realised I could innovate the idea using a much smaller piece of glass and using new techniques, strategies and compostions,” he explained. “I realised I had hit on something when I took the first picture. Before even processing it I realised the idea worked out perfectly. The focus was superb, the composition was right on, and it was eye-catching.”
Cabe26, please don’t ever put that camera down. (via short list)
NYC artist and animator Katie Armstrong just made and premiered this animated cover of Britney Spears at the Leipzig International Art Residency Program in Germany. Quick verification with the wife suggests this might be “the most amazing thing ever”. I have to say it definitely gave me the chills.
Everyone’s favorite Swiss sound sculptor Zimoun has updated his compilation video to include work from 2010. Sit back, relax and enjoy the frenetic whizzing and whirring of more modified dc-motors than you can shake a polysiloxane hose at. Previously (though admittedly he updated the same video).
New prints by NYC designer Tommy Cinquegrano. The top print Warehouse #1 is available now and looks like it will sell out by days end. The other two are available soon, though he has many more great prints in his shop. (via omg posters)
There’s been no shortage of book and paper sculpture in this space lately but I’m making no apologies. St. Louis-based scientist and artist (scientist! and artist!) Julia Feld makes delicately layered sculptures and topographies from dissected science and medical textbooks. Many are available through her shop, Holy Stokes. (via dude craft)