Art

Match Sculptures by Pei-San Ng

October 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful matchstick sculptures by Chicago artist Pei-San Ng.

I am intrigued and mesmerized by the in-between state and by the fragility of the burned matches. The in-between is where the excitement happens, the point where the red heads turns to white before turning to ash, it’s the tipping point.

(via the best part)

 

 



Design

Just in time for Christmas: Hover Lights

October 19, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The LOS#2 by Crealev is now on sale via Los!Concepts. This particular levitating light source will set you back about $1,800. (via doorknob)

 

 



Design Illustration

Obesity in America by Ricky Linn

October 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Design student Ricky Linn illustrated this faux Time Magazine cover for a class assignment. I agree with his self-assessment, it’s pretty genius. Time needs to get to work on the accompanying article stat. (via craig baldwin)

 

 



Design

This is Dare, and other infographic video goodness

October 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A great promo to attract students into the graduate program at Dare, a large interactive agency in London.

On a related note, this infographic trailer for Waiting for Superman is killer.

 

 



Design Music

Moog releases the Filtatron for iPhone

October 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Today Moog releases the Filtatron for the iPhone, probably one of the more advanced sound apps ever made for the iOS platform. I’d be stepping out of my comfort zone to discuss “four-pole resonant Moog Ladders” or that the “sound quality and can be modulated by its own LFO” — I have no idea what this means, but does it sound awesome? Yes. And if I can whip up a follow-up track to Popcorn by Hot Butter using my phone while riding the train, well excuse me if I don’t post for awhile, I’ll be modulating my Moog Ladder.

 

 



Music

Robot Romance directed by Charles De Meyer

October 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A new music video/short film by Belgian director Charles De Meyer for Amon Tobin‘s 2007 track Esther’s off Foley Room. I agree with a comment on YouTube, “I’d rather watch this than transformers.” Go for the HD full-screen.

 

 



Photography

The First Ever Seamless Photograph of an Entire Redwood Tree

October 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Nick Nichols and National Geographic built a robotized rig with three cameras to capture this enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree in California. The final composite is stitched together from 84 photos. Here’s a video of how they did it. (via theo)