With spindly legs that look like an upturned spider, this experimental kinetic artwork by Random International relies on the viewer to watch from just the right perspective to reveal a hidden secret. Each of the 15 ‘arms’ is tipped with white LEDs that collectively move to mimic the motions of a walking human figure. Titled Study for Fifteen Points, the piece was created to examine the “minimal amount of information that is actually necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human.”
Random International are an artist collective known for their ambitious interactive installations and sculptures that incorporate robotics and data, most notably the wildly popular Rain Room. More
Absolute Sellout is a collaborative art and design project between Joshua Robin Kaplan and Benjamin Niznik that resulted in these beautifully packaged generic consumer goods that are now for sale online as limited editions.
Absolute Sellout displays a collection of consumer goods and mundane human artifacts in a minimalist gallery context. Each collection is composed of unique and often overlooked objects from the past, present, and future.
These oak business card cases are handmade by Masakage Tanno in Asahikawa, Japan exclusively for the Scandinavian shop Mjolk. In February the team at Mjolk took a trip to Studio Tanno where they shot photos of his woodworking studio that revealed an incredibly quality of craftsmanship, something that’s quite rare these days. (via cmybacon) More
The Spotless Table is a fun new concept by Dutch designer Jenna Postma (previously). The surface of the side table is embedded with six ceramic coasters that can easily be removed for quick cleaning. The minimalist in me heartily approves. More
Inspired by the success of the awesome Love Letter Light (now sold out) the Capello by Molo Design is an LED lamp shaded by a paper cup that can be adapted for myriad uses. (via what we do is secret) More
If I was in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and needed a super minimalist calendar and planner to tack up inside my spacecraft en route to Jupiter, I would probably bring along the Wandkalender & Wandplaner 2011 by Populäre Produkte (for sale here). The calendar and planner come with 100 sticky notes to mark the day when your buddies are supposed to be woken from cryogenic hibernation, or when it’s time to pay the heating bill. More
Edit is a project where several designers were asked to represent a musical genre using one graphic element and one typeface. Thirteen screen printed posters were the result ($75). (via changethought) More
Killer lighting concepts by Stockholm designer and silversmith David Taylor. Most of his objects and lights are made to order for private collections and museums, but each is astonishingly well-crafted as if it were mass produced. Even more great stuff at his studio site, madeby.se. (via picked by six) More
Editor's Picks: Art
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