‘LIGHT BLUBS’ by Pieke Bergmans / Studio Design Virus
“Off II” by Johan Rosenmunthe
Through digital communication like Facebook, Twitter, online dating and personal websites, the representation of our personality becomes more and more streamlined. We have the possibility to project an idea of how we are as a person into the world around us, but with the constant option of censoring information and invent fictional characteristics. Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.
Every surface inside the top floor of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is covered in QR codes, which visitors decode using tablet computers to explore ideas for a new Russian city dedicated to science.
World renown artist David Mach has recently created stunning works of art by incorporating wire coat-hangers. Born in Scotland and now living in London, Mach is known for his use of everyday materials in his work. The Coathanger sculptures are huge forms covered in metal coat-hangers, both building up the volume of the figures and poking out of the forms as well. He is best known for his ‘heads’ created from matches and is interested in making something striking out of the mundane materials found in the everyday experience.
The few images seen here were created to represent the 394 inmates currently incarcerated on Florida’s death row. They were made directly from the mugshots of each inmate currently serving time there. The variation of color and tonality is a direct result of each individual inmate’s portrait with no additional color manipulation—done so by simply eliminating all detail within each mugshot. By doing so a spectrum of color washes are all that is left, serving both as a roster of Florida’s death row and a collection of beautiful color fields meant to be seen together as a whole.
Artist Jane Perkins has created three portraits of the Queen made from discarded pieces of rubbish. The triptych depicts the monarch in three stages of life: during her Coronation, Silver Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee. Two of the portraits are seen above.Picture: Jane Perkins / Devon Open Studios
Fiberboard Jewelry by Ryan De Remer
If you’re going to be serious about invisible activities like air drumming or in this case, air sniping, you can still benefit from a finger-mounted crosshair to assist you in your air-targeting. Or prove your thriftiness to the world with a fiberboard replica diamond ring, there’ll be one less blood diamond in the world thanks to you!