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Art Design

Environmental Design by Anna Garforth

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I hope you’re excited as I am to discover the work of UK artist Anna Garforth who uses recycled and natural media to create sustainable artworks in urban spaces. Living moss into script typography? Leaves into letters? If Colossal bestowed awards Anna would walk away with a heavy post-consumer recycled trophy. (via cmykern.com)

 

 



Design

Re:Words

November 2, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A couple weeks ago I posted a great video making the rounds, Words by Everynone. Well the artists behind it have completely remade it using an impeccably edited selection of footage found while scouring hours of random YouTube clips. Amazing how life-affirming this makes you feel. (via booooooom)

 

 



Design Science

Life Imitates Darkman and the 3D Skin Printer is Born

November 2, 2010

Christopher Jobson

OK so it doesn’t actually print the face of Liam Neeson (yet), but researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have successfully tested a bioprinter that outputs living skins cells directly onto burn wounds.

It acts just like your home printer, right down to the inkjet valve and vials of skin-cell “ink” that it sprays onto a wound. The printed skin graft consists of two separate layers — one is a mixture of skin cells with fibrinogen and Type I collagen (which each help with blood clotting and scar tissue formation, respectively); the second layer is thrombin, another clotting agent. The whole mixture has “a consistency similar to jello — so that [it] will adhere to the wound,” say the researchers.

Head over to FastCo for more.

 

 



Design Food

Dentsu Vending Machine Grows 20,000 Heads of Lettuce a Year

November 2, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Did the apocalypse ruin your crops this year? We’ve got you covered. Made in Japan by Dentsu the portable Chef’s Farm can harvest up to 60 heads of lettuce daily without a bit of sunlight. The idea is to provide locally-sourced vegetables to restaurants without the need for transportation. One thing remains unclear: how much water, electricity, and nutrients must be continually pumped into this $90,000 garden to produce such massive quantities of tasty tasty vegetation. Regardless, a pretty brilliant concept. (via treehugger)

 

 



Design

How to Make a Hey! A Lego Table

November 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A nice IKEA hack over at Toki Woki, with a helpful how to.

 

 



Design

2011 Wall Calendar Made from 2,011 Keyboard Keys

November 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This 2011 calendar is a promotional piece for Harald Geisler‘s typography studio in Frankfurt. The hundreds of keyboard keys are photographed row by row to decrease lens distortion and reproduce the keys at actual size. The resulting print will be about 2′ x 3’. Learn more over at his Kickstarter page where you can pledge some money and walk away with a print or three.

 

 

 



Design

Pyggy Bank by Nendo

November 1, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great abstract piggy banks by Nendo. For sale on isetan. (via designboom)