Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fire-Breathing Giant Robot Invades Tokyo

Towering 7.2m above the crowd, Giant Torayan the gigantic mechanical (baby!) sculpture created by Japanese artist Kenji Yanobe, was performing as part of Roppongi Art Night at the weekend - singing, dancing, and... breathing fire:



During the Roppongi Art Night “the entire townscape of Roppongi transforms into a giant canvas of encounters with art, people, culture and wonder.”

Story spotted on Kineda

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fly Me To The Moon

Enchanting images from Nasa's Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn studying the ringed planet and its domain - including the (so far) 52 officially named moons:

Fly Me To The Moon - Nasa's Cassini spacecraft
Fly Me To The Moon - Nasa's Cassini spacecraft
Fly Me To The Moon - Nasa's Cassini spacecraft

In a little over 18 hours Cassini will begin a detailed fly-by of Titan - Saturn's largest moon and the most Earth-like world scientists have found to date.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Guilloche

Guilloche

Elegant moiré... full of detail and curiosity.

» Print available from deviantART

Centre Pompidou Paris

In 1971 Verner Panton entered the international architectural design competition for the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The entry was... errr... lost in the post and was therefore not considered by the jury (apparently! I reckon the dog ate it):

Verner Panton - Centre Pompidou Paris
Verner Panton - Centre Pompidou Paris

A small part of Paris could have looked very different...
Verner Panton reference portal

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tara Donovan

Stunning (large scale) sculptures made from everyday manufactured materials by Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan - Untitled
Tara Donovan - Transplanted
Tara Donovan - Moire

On Amazon: Tara Donovan

Saturday, March 21, 2009

100 Free Monochrome Geometric Patterns

100 Free Monochrome Geometric Patterns by Martin Isaac

For the betterment of mankind may I present 100 (free) seamless vector pattern swatches (also as symbols) for Adobe Illustrator CS and higher. Marvelous monochrome geometric tessellations great for use as backgrounds, fill patterns, and optical illusions... all in glorious black and white.

Download Now - 100 Free Monochrome Geometric Patterns
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