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Rapid Motion, Rapid Prototyped

Peter Jansen creates sculptures that focus on the body’s movement freeze-framed in time and space.

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Exhibition: Arik Levy in Chicago

Designer Arik Levy exhibited new work at the Wright20 gallery in Chicago last month.

via: Dezeen

Food: Chef Grant Achatz, of Alinea

 

An excellent story from the New Yorker:

1. Grant Achatz, a devotee of molecular gastronomy, torching cinnamon. “He likes to come up with new culinary ideas late at night, when the restaurant is empty, sketching various ‘prototypes’ on pads of paper.”

1.2 Gelled sweet potato, brown sugar, and bourbon, tempura-fried on a torched cinnamon stick.

2. Huckleberry juice thickened with modified starch and frozen.

3. Tropical fruits under a sheet of coconut.

and other creations….

Grant Achatz, of Alinea
via The New Yorker

Buy the book: Alinea Book by Grant Achatz

Rhino for a good cause

A polished chrome Rhino is up for auction, designed by Scott Wilson in conjunction with Kohler.

Kera, Auction online May 13th, by Scott Wilson, for Faces in the Wild

Paper Wars

Paper Wars, an exhibition of paper reproductions of classic weapons, is on view at the Craze Gallery in London, organized by PostlerFerguson, featured artists include Ben WilsonEl Ultimo GritoOscar and EwanPixelgarten,Hiroko ShiratoriPaul WysocanBASE23/DC|DE and more.

Paper Wars will be on view from May 15-21.

via: Core 77

 

 

Small World

Eye of Science combines the exacting images of microscopic images with the artistry of photography and color. Started by a biologist and a photographer, EOS captures amazing moments of cellular processes as well as microscopic structures and organisms. The images make you think twice about how well designed the world around us is, down to the smallest detail. 

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Exhibition: Yuichi Higashionna at Calm & Punk

Calm and Punk Gallery is proud to present refract!—a new exhibition from Yuichi Higashionna. Yuichi Higashionna is an artist who works with a variety of subjects, using different materials and media, all of which play with our optical experience. His work in painting, film and installlation is unconstrained by form or method. Through his art, Higashionna questions our experience of seeing and what we have seen. 

Exhibition, Japan, by Yuichi Higashionn, for Calm and Punk Gallery

Rent Frank Sinatra’s house in Palm Springs

Designed in 1947 by Stewart Williams for Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, Twin Palms is a spectacular example of mid-century contemporary architecture in the heart of Palm Springs’ Movie Colony community. Features include exquisite period furnishings and infamous piano-shaped swimming pool. Located just around the corner from residences once owned by Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Cary Grant, this vacation rental estate boasts both luxury and historical significance.

Frank Sinatra house rental, $2,600/night, from Beau Monde Villas

via: materialicious

Interiors: Virgin Atlantic

A ground breaking new business class seat for Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service. A unique seating layout and mechanism creates a new sense of shared experience and allows the seat back to fold forward to create a completely flat bed. For the first time, a simple and uncomplicated design aesthetic has subdued the typically complex expression of aircraft seating. The functional and visual expression of the ‘chair’ has been separated from the myriad of functions that traditionally layer the visual quality of aircraft seating.

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class service, by Pearson Lloyd

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