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A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

Created in 2006 by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja, To Breathe – A Mirror Woman was an elaborate installation at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid. Originally built in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines, Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a multisensory sound and light experience. A special translucent diffraction film was used to cover the windows to create an array of naturally occurring rainbows which were in turn reflected by a mirrored surface that covered the entire floor. Additionally, an audio recording of the artist breathing was played throughout the space to further enhance the experience. The installation was on view through the end of the summer and you can read much more about it here.

Kimsooja most recently wrapped the Korean Pavilion with a similar film treatment at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton, known for his whimsical functional objects like the magnetic cloud keyholder and his Lochness monster pins, just launched a Kickstarter Project for a new kind of pencil that makes rainbows when you sharpen it. Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core of recycled paper (not wood) and either a white or black exterior. Shotton says the pencils will ship before Christmas.

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Luna Park

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

HOTTEA Blankets the Williamsburg Bridge in a Rainbow of Thread yarn bombing rainbows New York bridges
Photo © Patrick Sullivan

Last week Minneapolis artist HOTTEA (previously here and here) stopped by NYC and created this excellent rainbow of thread atop the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge. Titled Rituals the piece consisted of 2,000 strands that took the artist and his assistants some 11 hours to cut and tie. Photos above courtesy Luna Park and Patrick Sullivan. (via Hyperallergic, Animal)

Rainbow Anatomy by Shok Oner

Rainbow Anatomy by Shok Oner street art rainbows bones anatomy

Rainbow Anatomy by Shok Oner street art rainbows bones anatomy

Rainbow Anatomy by Shok Oner street art rainbows bones anatomy

Rainbow Anatomy by Shok Oner street art rainbows bones anatomy

London-based street artist Shok Oner has been making work since the 1980s. I’m really enjoying his current series of rainbow hued x-ray pieces, some of which have been turned into prints. You can follow him over on Facebook and Flickr. (via street anatomy)

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed shoes sculpture rainbows installation anatomy

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed shoes sculpture rainbows installation anatomy

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed shoes sculpture rainbows installation anatomy

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed shoes sculpture rainbows installation anatomy

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed shoes sculpture rainbows installation anatomy

Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece involved 145 multicolored shoes and legs that were eventually placed near the salon. See more on his website. (via show slow)

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo winter snow rainbows igloos ice architecture

Thanks to an ingenious mother from Edmonton it’s quite possible nobody will every build a plain white igloo again. The adventure began with a kernel of an idea from Brigid Burton, whose daughter Kathleen Starrie and boyfriend Daniel Gray, an engineering student, were coming for a winter visit from New Zealand. Wanting to “keep him occupied” during the frigid winter days that often dip down to -25 °F (-31 °C), last October she began filling paper cartons with colored water and setting them outside to form translucent ice bricks. She hoped Gray’s engineering skills would do the rest. Like a total champ he accepted the challenge and with the help of additional family and neighbors the team spent nearly 150 hours fitting the 500 ice bricks into place. After completion the raingbow igloo was so visually striking the local news showed up to do a feature on it.

You can read the full story at the Global Edmonton and see many more construction photos here. Pretty sure Kathleen is basically required to marry this guy now. (via reddit)

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Voyage: A Fleet of 300 Illuminated Boats in Canary Wharf by Aether & Hemera rainbows multiples London light installation color boats

Media architect Claudio Benghi and light artist Gloria Ronchi joined together in 2006 to form Aether & Hemera, an interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks “to research the aesthetic challenges of light and its power to trigger emotions and response, creating a sense of identity or setting a mood.” Their latest installation in London’s Canary Wharf is this beautiful fleet of 300 illuminated boats called Voyage. Each floating light is reminiscent of a paper-folded origami boat that is illuminated from within, and I’m told there is a wireless network in the vicinity that allows you to join with your mobile device and somehow alter the color of the entire installation.

Voyage will be up through February 15th, 2013, and while the lights are on during the day, the viewing is probably best at night. I want to thank photographers Sean Batten and Ian Docwra for providing the images for this post.

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge Taiwan rainbows light installation bridges

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge Taiwan rainbows light installation bridges

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge is an elevated pedestrian walkway located in Magong, Penghu County in Taiwan. The bridge is lined with a thin neon band that reflects a rainbow onto the water’s surface below at night. (via gaks)

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