Cymatics: New Music Video for Nigel Stanford Merges Music and Science Experiments

Cymatics: New Music Video for Nigel Stanford Merges Music and Science Experiments sound music video magnets fire

Cymatics: New Music Video for Nigel Stanford Merges Music and Science Experiments sound music video magnets fire

With a host of audio-based science experiments from sine waves blasting through streams of water, to visualizations of audio frequencies using sand, and sound waves traveling through flammable gas, this new video by Nigel Stanford has it all. Titled Cymatics, the music video was created for the first single from his new album, Solar Echoes. If you want to learn more about the science, there’s plenty of behind-the-scenes footage with explanation behind each experiment on his Vimeo channel. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger mountains landscapes fog Europe

Photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) stays up all night, often driving 3-4 hours in the dark to hike up mountains in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and France, to shoot these foggy landscapes just before sunrise. Only at heights of 500 to 1,500 meters can he achieve a clear view of rolling mountains and treetops as they pierce through the fog for a few brief minutes. He shares via email:

Since I’m ascending the mountains during the early morning hours mostly alone it’s always a very special experience. When it’s still dark during the walk everything is calm except some animals of the night like owls. The anticipation is growing when the eastern sky starts to gloom gently. Around 30 minutes before sunrise the best stage of such a morning starts. The intensity of colors reaches the peak and due to the indirect lighting everything seems to be smooth. These are the moments that touch one’s soul in a very meditative way.

You can see much more of Schönberger’s work over on his Facebook page. (via My Modern Met)

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Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub  stars space home carpets

The team over at Zurich-based Schönstaub released this great series of rugs and bath towels adorned with various photos of nebulae. The the 100% cotton towels are available through their shop and the rugs appear to be made to order. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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A Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

A Solar Powered Glow in the dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh solar power Netherlands light bicycles

This stunning illuminated bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands was just unveiled tonight by Studio Roosegaarde, an innovative social design lab that has risen to prominence for their explorations at the intersection of people, art, public space, and technology; most notably their research with Smart Highways that could potentially charge moving cars or intelligently alert drivers to hazards. The swirling patterns used on the kilometer-long Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path were inspired by painter Vincent van Gogh (who lived in Nuenen from 1883 to 1885), and is lit at night by both special paint that charges in daylight and embedded LEDs that are powered by a nearby solar array. You can read more about the project over on Dezeen.

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DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

DIY Geometric Paper Animal Sculptures by Paperwolf paper DIY animals

Stuttgart-based designer Wolfram Kampffmeyer creates DIY geometric paper sculpture kits under the name Paperwolf. The designs range from taxidermy trophies to standalone animals that come flat-packed with detailed instructions on how to fold and assemble yourself. See tons of additional designs in his Etsy shop. (via Endless Geyser of Awesome, Bored Panda)

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Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

While in college, artist John Bisbee was scavaging in an abandoned house looking for items to incorporate into a series of found-object sculptures when he kicked over a bucket of old rusty nails. To his astonishment, the nails had fused together into a bucket-shaped hunk of metal. He had an epiphany. Bisbee has since spent nearly 30 years using nails as his sole medium to create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects from thousands of nails that are hammered, bent, welded, or fastened together in a seemingly limitless procession of forms. His mantra: “Only nails, always different.” He shares with American Craft, “A nail, like a line, can and will do almost anything. What can’t you draw with a line? The nail is just my line.”

Bisbee is currently an artist in residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and had an exhibition at Shelburne Museum earlier this year. He was recently profiled in American Craft’s Material Crush issue featuring 30 artists working in unusual mediums, almost half of which have been featured right here on Colossal. Definitely worth a look. (via American Craft)

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Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House rainbows psychedelic home architecture

The artist Kat O’ Sullivan has been creating upcycled sweaters and clothing for over 20 years. “It seems like anything within my grasp ends up painted a million colors,” she says. And this statement certainly held true when the artist decided to purchase a home in upstate New York that had been built in 1840. “I just thought it was cute,” explains Sullivan, but “it was the kind of house you would drive by and never notice.”

But once in the hands of the artist and her “creative mayhem” the home quickly began to change. After a trip to the local paint shop – “give me one of everything!” – Sullivan spent countless hours painting and renovating until the home looked like a psychedelic rainbow complete with oddly shaped windows, eyes and a big mouth. But “Calico,” as Sullivan calls her home, is an eternal work in progress. “It will only get weirder.”

You can keep up with Sullivan and her psychedelic home on Facebook or on Etsy, where she sells sweaters and tutorials on how to make her sweaters. (via Designboom)

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