LA Forest Fires Timelapse

7 09 2009

Its amazing how incredible and beautiful destruction can look – this is a time lapse of the recent LA forest fires, played to a Brian Eno soundtrack.

via fastcompany

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David Byrne: Playing the Building

31 08 2009

Artist & Musician David Byrne has created a sound installation in London, based around the idea of using a building as an instrument. Nice way to approach otherwise ‘derlict’ spaces.

Playing the Building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.
http://www.davidbyrne.com/art/art_projects/playing_the_building/index.php





Three Frames

28 08 2009

This is great: Threeframes.net





Everything That Happens

28 08 2009

Via designboom





Make

27 08 2009

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From Olafur Eliasson





Awkward Family Photos

18 08 2009

Brilliant.

via awkwardfamilyphotos





Camper-Bike

18 08 2009

artist kevin cyr built this pedal-powered camper for one in april 2008. the camper sits on a modified bike
frame with two back wheel and one up front. the rider sits on the bike and can pedal around, moving the
camper from place to place. inside the camper features all the amenities needed in a small and compact
envelope. Via Designboom