Sunday, September 18, 2011

Laser Cut Felt Jewelry

They look cute!

via MAKE by Chris Connors on 17/09/11


Maria designs necklaces that she then cuts on the laser. She uses an industrial wool felt. The smell as they outgas is a bit like burned hair. Her blog’s got information about her jewelry and other creative projects. She’s exhibiting at Maker Faire, so come check out her work!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been a while since I made eye balls last time.

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Mike and I need to move out where we live for last 7 years, I've been busy to reduce my "STUFF" before moving in the new place. I admit I'm a "in-case-i-might-need-it" collector. Chuck
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That's what I've been busy doing. You don't know how much I get pleasure out of it!!!!!!! Feel like lost 10kg of my weight (wish I could). I decided I will only buy digital books or hire the ones from library which I cannot buy as a digital book. I take a photo of the things I attach to and CHUCK them with my eyes closed. I upload them to my Evernote account. What I really want right now is the good scanner (Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500) so that I can make most of my books into PDF documents. Oh well, let's do more jobs to do now. Sent from my iPad

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I also ate a tomato today.

One of my ArtRage paintings:

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Video: Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station. Copenhagen Phil playing Ravel's Bolero.

Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station. Copenhagen Phil playing Ravel's Bolero.

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Video: iPhone 5 Concept Features

iPhone 5 Concept Features

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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Incredible World Of 3D Street Art

Who wouldn't love them?

via All That Is Interesting on 17/08/11

Iceberg 3D Street Art

3D street art — alternatively known as pavement, chalk or sidewalk art — is a form of anamorphic art pioneered by American Kurt Wenner. Sprawling over sidewalks, walls, and public spaces, artists use chalk or pastels to render pictures that use mathematical continuation of perspective to give the illusion of three-dimensionality. Though the medium is widely regarded as a modern art, street art traces its origins back to the Renaissance.

Renaissance Roots


The penchant for putting chalk to sidewalk was practiced widely by Italian vagabond artists. Known as the Madonnari because of their copious reproductions of Madonna, the artists would travel between festivals, creating religious works from brick, charcoal, colored stones and chalk. Giving credence to the ‘starving artist’ stereotype, the Madonnari lived solely off the coins passers-by tossed at them for their skill. This practice continued for centuries until the hardships of WW2 significantly reduced the numbers of the Madonnari. However, the art form was revitalized thanks to the International Street Painting Festival in Northern Italy, and the tradition has morphed and continued to date.

                 

Founding Father: Kurt Wenner


Kurt Wenner Water God Street Art
Kurt Wenner 3-D Street Art Photo

The pioneer of 3D street art, Kurt Wenner saw the artistic possibilities of combining the traditional street technique of the Madonnari, with his classical training in architecture and perspective. Born in Michigan, Wenner studied at the Art Centre College of Design and Rhode Island School of Design, and had a short stint at NASA before leaving to study art in Italy in 1982. He first introduced the concept of 3D pavement art the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and founded the first street painting festival, The Old Mission Festival, in the US in 1980.

Wenner Mermaids Street Art
London Piccadilly Circus Subway Art
Fallen Roman God Three Dimensional Art Pic

Wenner’s artwork always uses the language of classicism to tell a story. He developed 3D specifically to highlight the relevance of classical art in understanding modern art. All of the current 3D street artists can trace their roots back to Wenner’s vision, though nowadays, most use computer programs or simplified geometry to create the illusions that Wenner was able to do free hand. The staggering work o Wenner is wonderfully documented and collected in the recently released Asphalt Renaissance: The Pavement Art and 3-D Illusions of Kurt Wenner.

Dead People Street Art
Lebron James 3D Art Pic
Buick Street Art
3D Pavement Illusions



Emerging Contemporary Artist: Edgar Müller


Edgar Mueller Creatures From Underground
Edgar Mueller Gigantic Street Crack Picture

Edgar Müller is a 41-year-old German artist best known for his first giant work, turning the 270 square meter River Street in Canada into, naturally, a river ending in a huge waterfall.

Edgar Mueller Street Lave Street Art Picture
Mueller River Street Waterfall 3D Street Illusion

Müller is known for creating the first 3D street painting that changed from day to night. Müller is also the Guiness world record holder for largest pavement art and largest anamorphic pavement art.

Three Dimensional River Bed In Street Art Photograph
Mueller Street Waterfall Picture

Even more magnificent is the video below highlighting the inception and creation of one of his street art masterpieces, The Crevasse:

                 

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aleksandr

Fantastico!

via ChetArt by Chet on 2/08/11

Directed by Rémy Dereux, Maxime Hibon, Juliette Klauser, Raphaëlle Ranson and Louise Seynhaeve.

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“My Body is a Cage: Arcade Fire” - Assorted Hearts

I like it!

via assorted hearts on 1/08/11

“My Body is a Cage: Arcade Fire” - Assorted Hearts

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Dancing Squid Dish

I think this is AWFUL! I'm not sure what they are thinking when they look at it, for me, it's gross.... I would stop eating a squid for the rest of my life. Yes, Japanese are weird, aren't they?

via All That Is Interesting on 24/07/11

This dish served in Japan includes an entire squid served raw, where soy sauce applied to the squid creates a reaction in the nervous system due to the sodium content of the soy sauce that makes it appear the squid is ‘dancing’.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cozy Cozy Cozy!

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i'm obsessed to make these crochet cozy at the moment. You can warm and protect your wrist, your lunch apple and of course takeaway coffee. Would you believe that we have a very cold sunny day(it may be a shower or two) today. The highest temperature will be 15c! Hurrah! Love it!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm making a teapot cozy.

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I've actually never made a teacup cozy before. I thought we don't need one in Sydney even in winter but I had t change my opinion. You wouldn't believe how cold it is here in Sydney. I love the cold weather that encourages me to do more knitting, crocheting and felting. Here I am! making my first teapot cozy!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

News From The Future: Virtual Supermarket in a Subway Station

I am speechless.

via Make: Online by Phillip Torrone on 11/07/11


News From The Future: Virtual supermarket in a subway station
in a campaign designed by the seoul branch of advertising agency cheil, tesco homeplus supermarket opened last fall a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, permitting users to shop using their smartphones.
a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves and displaying images and prices of a range of common products. each sign also includes a QR code. users scan the code of any product they would like to purchase, thereby adding it to their online shopping cart. after the web transaction is completed, the products are delivered to the user’s home within the day.
the strategy makes productive use of commuters’ waiting time, while simultaneously saving shoppers time spent going to the supermarket.
It will most likely be NFC, not QR code as this actually happens.

Perspective Lyrique, a Building Projected on a Building

I've heard about it but never seen it before, that's amazing! I believe I would be very frighten by the size of it.


via Make: Online by John Baichtal on 11/07/11

Perspective Lyrique uses Ableton Live to control the output of QC + MadMapper.

A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”. The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorithm.

[Via BoingBoing]

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

A light bulb with wings.

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I made a amigurumi light bulb while ago, then I attached the hand felted wings on to it. I like it very much!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Heart shape balloons are ready!

I am going to deliver them the local shop this morning!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Having my morning tea with Heart.

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Broomstick Lace Scarf

As I said I'm really into crochet at the moment particularly I love the very challenging skills/patterns, this is one of my favourite one but believe of not, it's not challenging at all soooooooo easy! But looks sofisticated and GREAT! Don't you agree?

I found it from youtube (http://youtu.be/QzzlVMwewnY) then just followed it. I don't have a thick knitting needle so that I used a bunch of straws wrapped with tapes. It works anyway. I am making this for one of my beautiful friends, she loves beige or brownish colour so that I can't wait for the moment she said "Wow!" when she looks at it.

They said "broomstick" lace, but it looks to me rather "paisley", much posher than a broom sitck.  because it has big holes it won't take so much time to make a scarf that's another good news too. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Japanese tea with love.

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My friends kindly gave me a Japanese Tea from Japan written in English(I don't know why). Love the package, I'm going to have my afternoon tea now. sent from my iPhone

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Foot steps of a seagull.

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We are here at Wollongong Dog beach again. found perfectly preserved foot steps on the sand. Cute!

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I've made a cup sleeve with orange and blue.

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However, you are still my favourite!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Heart Shaped Balloon with A Beanie on.

I made this for my friend who is in hospital right now I will visit her this week with it. Her favourite colour is green and blue that reminds her ocean she said. Here in Sydney has had very cold winter this year the best season to do knitting or crochet. I am addicted to crochet, making the heart shaped balloon at the moment. I went to get a bag of balls of yarn (they were discounted hurray!) I am making a quite few variations of balloons and they will be on the shop very soon.

I have experimented many ways of displaying it, I really like the idea of displaying as if it's floating in the air because it is a balloon. The simple wire does the magic. 

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You can hook the wire on any bottle (Energy Drink would be ideal for a cheering up gift).

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Simply just stick the wire into the back of balloon.

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Here is another way of hanging it.

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See, Just stick it into the back of the balloon.

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Easy, Simple and Cute.

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