The Gomboc is the physical realization of a mathematical theorem: that a “mono-monostatic” object — one that has a single stable point of equilibrium, or balance — must exist. And so it does. No matter how you orient it, the Gomboc always rights itself, a bit like turtles and beetles.
Gomboc, € 1,000, by Gabor Domokos and Peter Varkonyi
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A classic house is up for Auction. Christie’s expects the house to sell for somewhere between $15 million and $25 million (€9.7 million-€16 million). It sits on 2.1 acres on a cul-de-sac in an exclusive section of Palm Springs.
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, an exhibition of paper reproductions of classic weapons, is on view at the Craze Gallery in London, organized by PostlerFerguson, featured artists include Ben Wilson, El Ultimo Grito, Oscar and Ewan, Pixelgarten,Hiroko Shiratori, Paul Wysocan, BASE23/DC|DE and more.
Paper Wars will be on view from May 15-21.
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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
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
NEWWORK magazine is a large-format newspaper publication for readers who appreciate the value of new ideas. Designed and published biannually by studio NEWWORK, issue no.1 shows a selection of contributors solely from New York. Seven artists chosen by studio newwork present new ideas and images of art, design, high fashion, culture, and politics. From art directors to business leaders, from design students to curators, audience can find exiting new work and talent. Customized typefaces to reflect each contributors’ work stimulate thinking about typography in graphic design.
NEWWORK, $13.99, by newworkmag.com
David Chipperfield has won an international competition to masterplan an arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.
Arts and Technology Quarter Winner David Chipperfield, from bd
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