Artist Do Ho Suh Compares His Previous Homes By Creating 1:1 Silk Replicas, One Inside the Other
Korean artist Do Ho Suh has just completed his largest artwork to date at Seoul's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Titled Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home, the giant installation represents two previous residences the artist lived in made with silk at 1:1 scale, one inside the other. The piece is so large that visitors are invited to walk inside and virtually explore it, which you can do through May 14, 2014.
Giant 'Kelpies' Horse Head Sculptures Tower Over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Scotland
Currently in the last stages of construction after nearly 7 years of development, the Kelpies are a pair of gargantuan horse heads by public artist Andy Scott that now tower over the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. The sculptures measure some 30 meters tall (99 ft.) and are meant as a monument to the horse-powered heritage of Scotland.
Polish Concert Pianist Builds a 'Viola Organista' Based on a 500-Year-Old Sketch from Leonardo Da Vinci
Buried in the pages of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous 15th century notebooks, amongst the sketches of flying machines, parachutes, diving suits, and armored tanks, was a curious idea for a musical instrument that merged the harpsichord and cello. Five hundred years later concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has made the Renaissance polymath's design a reality.
Color Coded Candy by Emily Blincoe
Earlier this summer Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe created this comprehensive series of various candy organized by color called her Sugar Series. You can see these and many additional objects organized by shape or color in her Colors Organized Neatly set on Flickr.
Ships That Sail Through the Clouds: Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships
When he was just 16 years old Luigi Prina entered and won a national aircraft modeling competition. Nearly fifty years later the now successful architect met a painter and boat builder named Eugenio Tomiolo and while they were talking made a bet that Prina could take one of his small model ships and make it fly like an airplane. It wasn't long before a small flying boat was whirring in circles around his small studio. Suddenly a new passion was born and Prina has since dedicated nearly 20 years of his later life to building flying model boats, bicycles and other unconventional aircraft.
The Surreal Collages of Joseba Elorza
Joseba Elorza is a sound technician who makes a living with his unique brand of digital collage and illustration. The Spain-based artist blends humor, technology, science fiction and anonymous historical photography to create some really splendid digital imagery.
inFORM: An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content
While it's debatable whether we'll ever be able to teleport objects or people around the world at the speed of light, the inFORM system from Tangible Media Group at MIT might be the seeds of the next best thing. inFORM facilitates the real-time movement of physical "pixels" on a table surface that move in accordance with data from a Kinect motion sensing input device. The system allows people to remotely manipulate objects from a distance, physically interact with data or temporary objects, and could open the door to a wide variety of gaming, medical, or other interactive scenarios where people might be in remote locations.
New from the Colossal Shop: Cloud Earrings and Necklaces by Kira Terrey
These carefully hand-crafted Cloud Necklaces and Earrings are beautiful examples of work by metalsmith Kira Terrey. who works out of her home studio in Kansas City. Beginning with raw silver, brass, and copper, each piece is formed, enameled, and fired by hand. Ready to ship in your choice of sterling silver or hand-cut brass.