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Israbilly New Video Art

Israbilly video

A new video was released today from our friends at Israbilly.

Check it out, it’s totally cool!

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September 28, 2007 Posted by | Artists, israbilly, Tel Aviv - Israel | , , , | Leave a comment

Design Museum Launches Zaha Hadid Exhibition Blog

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Following the openning of the great, first major UK exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s architecture and design at the Design Museum in London which is spanning two floors, this is the largest project the museum has undertaken and presents her most significant past, present and future projects.

To facilitate a forum for debate, and to maximise the impact of the exhibition, the Design Museum has launched a Zaha Hadid Exhibition Blog.

Edited by design journalist Marcus Fairs, the Zaha Hadid Exhibition Blog will reveal the complex processes behind exhibition development, with behind the scenes interviews and images of Zaha Hadid and her colleagues at their offices, back stage photographs and of the exhibition installation, and news and footage of the opening events, allowing visitors an unparalleled layered experience of this major exhibition.

A panel of founder contributors, including Lynda Relph-Knight Editor of Design Week, Edwin Heathcote Architecture Critic of the Financial Times, and Tom Dyckhoff Architecture Critic for The Times, will blog their personal thoughts of Zaha Hadid and the exhibition.

As well as journalists, the panel includes a growing list of designers and design commentators, including design partnership &made, and graffiti artist Remi/Rough, who cites Zaha Hadid as a strong influence on his work.

Check it out! and a must see, if you are in London!

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Architecture, Design | | 1 Comment

Armani Opens Store In Second Life

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Giorgio Armani is going geek chic. The world-famous designer is opening a new store — in the virtual world of Second Life. The new shop will be a replica of Armani’s flagship location in Milan, and will be opened by a replica of Armani himself (in the form of an avatar).

Sound like someplace you’d like to shop? You’ll have to sign up for Second Life, and create your own virtual character. Residents of the online community will be able to buy Armani outfits for their avatars.
With all the design wares now available in the Second Life, it won’t be long before avatars are more fashionable than their real-life users.

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Fashion, Technology | , | Leave a comment

Heat Sensitive Technology For Surfboards

csi heat

Check out the new heat sensitive, color changing surfboard from Al Merrick. Using new state of the art technology, compounds in the board automatically sense temperatures allowing for temporary color changes. Once a black board now turns white deflecting the sun’s rays and heat. The process is totally reversible, so once the board cools off, it turns back to its original color. No more hassles with delaminating decks and melting wax on that black board you have always wanted but were never able to order.

This new technology is now available on custom board orders.

Check it out at Channel Island Surfboards.

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Design, Surfing | 1 Comment

iPhone Killer Apps –

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The Apple iPhone was only released into the wild a couple of weeks ago. I would try to bring you periodically, some of the killer iPhone apps!  So keep following.

iZoho

Even before the iPhone was released, Zoho hacked together an iPhone-optimized version of its online office suite.

Zoho, the makers of the powerful set of online office productivity tools has just announced iZoho, a version of their software that has been optimized for the iPhone’s touch screen.

As it stands now, Zoho has been the only company to come forward and say their online office productivity sets work with Apple’s iPhone.

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Design, Geeks, Technology | | Leave a comment

The New Asko “Home Pub” Fridge

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The inventor of the HomePub, a fridge freezer with built-in draught beer system, is a genius. Designed with special people in mind, the kind who like to pour beer on their cornflakes or drink their coffee with beer and two sugars…

Asko – Home Pub

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Design, Geeks | 1 Comment

Mike Nelson: A Psychic Vacuum

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At a time when modern high-rise condos are transforming much of NYC’s landscape, it’s more and more important to preserve what makes the city unique. U.K. artist Mike Nelson embraces this sentiment with his first major installation in the U.S., “A Psychic Vacuum,” presented in conjunction with Creative Time.

Imagine a derelict building located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side—former home to the bustling Essex Street Market and soon to be hot real estate commodity—its neglected innards a history lesson unraveled beneath peeling layers of paint and gleaned through the things left behind, disparate objects as easily rescued from your grandparent’s attic as from the local dump. Here, Nelson gathers the clutter into meticulously crafted environments to form his dusty homage to the vanishing past.

Wandering along a seemingly endless labyrinth of dimly lit passageways through ranks of mismatched doors, the audience is transported into Nelson’s shadowy world of back alley dentists, gypsy fortune tellers and blue collar VFW bars. With each turn, you seesaw between the role of fascinated explorer and anxious interloper simultaneously anticipating and dreading the anonymous occupants’ return.

All of Nelson’s carefully selected details create a running narrative that at once interprets the (now endangered) character of the neighborhood as a relic forgotten as the days pass by, while at the same time revering it as a still vital participant in the flow of daily life happening on these streets.

With curiosity and persistence, you will finally emerge from the simulated catacombs into the light of day, only to be confronted by the biggest revelation of the entire journey…but some secrets are best revealed firsthand. The show is open Friday through Sunday from 12-6pm and admission is free.

A Psychic Vacuum
8 September-28 October 28 2007
The Old Essex Street Market
117 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002 map

by: Ami Kealoha

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists | , , | Leave a comment

Carsten Höller

holler mushroom

Carsten Höoller, creator of the magnificent slides shown at the Tate Museum earlier this year (above left, click on image for detail) and a beguiling room of 10 ft. mushrooms hanging from the ceiling (above right, click on image for detail), is a renaissance man of sorts. A scientist with a concentration in olfactory communication in insects, he saw a problem with a profession of ever-increasing specialization. In the 1980s Höoller turned to the wide-open field of contemporary art, creating interactive and wondrous works that poke at one’s perception of experience. Inducing doubt and confusion, the majority of his installations and sculptures seem to use the audience as subjects of perceptual and psychological experimentation.

See more of his work here.

by:ost and Minor

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists | | Leave a comment

I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art

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While some have already dismissed skull imagery as a passing trend, we think when it’s done right it can be a timeless memento mori. If you’re anything like us, you’re going to enjoy “I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art,” a group show that opened last week at Cheim & Read Gallery in Chelsea.

Like the title of the show suggests, the attraction to the subject has to do with our shared corporeal experience, which artists in the show have interpreted using clever, horrific and, at times, alluring imagery. The exhibit brings together more than 30 works by a who’s who of artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol (below left), Sigmar Polke, Matthew Barney, Jan Fabre (above right) and Damien Hirst, among others.

“I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art”
20 September – 3 November 2007
Cheim & Read
547 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001 map
tel. +1 212 242 7727

by:Tim Yu

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists | , , , , | Leave a comment

Phaidon new book – 30,000 Years of Art

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Phaidon’s latest behemoth, 30,000 Years of Art, will have you re-think everything you thought you knew about the world of Art. Spaning the entire history of art, the must-have coffee table book delivers a stunning collection of work from the first examples of human creativity to the future of art in the 21st century.

More than 1,000 masterpieces from the greatest artisans of all time are included on the full color photo pages. Text from 35 of the world’s most renowned art experts allows the reader to trace the origins of each piece of art and compare and contrast it to art from differing eras.

Beautifully produced and immaculately presented, 30,000 Years of Art is an essential read for art admirers and art historians alike.

Get your copy at Phaidon books.

September 28, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment