Kansas-based origami artist Joel Cooper creates awesomely intricate three-dimensional masks and geometric shapes, each using a single sheet of paper. In keeping with origami tradition, no cutting or glue is used to make these paper sculptures. Some of his pieces are hand-painted, dyed, or stained both before and after the complex folding process. As a final touch, each piece is treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make it sturdy enough to display.
Beginning with the city of Lyon’s 2007 Festival of Lights, French artist Benedetto Bufalino and lighting and designer Benoit Deseille have been collaborating on playful installations for which phone booths, an increasingly uncommon sight in the urban landscape, are beautifully repurposed as Phone Booth Aquariums complete with live fish swimming within.
The duo’s next Phone Booth Aquarium will be installed at the upcoming Lumiere Festival in Durham, UK from November 14th to November 17th, 2013.
Visit designboom to view more images and a video of Benoit and Benedetto’s awesome Phone Booth Aquariums.
(This actually isn’t the first time we’ve seen phone booths transformed into aquariums. Click here to see the first.)
Mathias Kiss; Froissé Mirror.
Roger Hiorns - Seizure (2008)
A condemned London apartment transformed into a copper sulphate chamber.
"After reinforcing the walls and ceiling and covering them in plastic sheeting, 80,000 litres of a copper sulphate solution were poured in from a hole in the ceiling. After a few weeks the temperature of the solution fell and the crystals began to grow. The remaining liquid was pumped back out and sent for special chemical recycling."
Would you believe us if we told you that these articles of clothing aren’t made of clothing at all? We hope so, because it’s true. These aren’t pieces of clothing, they’re unbelievably realistic marble sculptures. These mind-blowing stone garments are the work of a Sydney-based sculptor named Alex Seton.
"Alex’s preferred material is Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble that is quarried at the city of Carrara, located in the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. The marble has been used for sculpture and building decor since the time of Ancient Rome.”
Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities between the two comes from Canadian scientists Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski. The pair have utilized the data visualization software Circos to create beautiful and colorful visual representations of mathematical constants π (pi), φ (phi), and eusing transition probabilities and color-coded digits on Archimedean spirals.
Given the endless nature of π, φ andethe task of representing them visually in a simplified form could seem daunting. However, thanks to new infographic technology and the natural form of the Archimedean spiral understanding pi’s sequencing (for the layperson anyway) becomes a thing of beauty rather than outright confusion—the technicolored vastness evoking an almost spiritual quality.
For the technical deets on how the pair created the visuals, check out the project page on Kryzwinski’s site.
- Progression of the first 10,000 digits of π By Cristian Ilies Vasile.
- Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e.
- Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π, φ and e.
- Progression and transition for the first 2,000 digits of e.
- Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of the accidental similarity number.
- Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ.
(Via The Creators Project)