No worldview faces / Dong Wensheng

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Brain Stone

 

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Hitting Five Mountains With One Punch

 

Dong Wensheng

Face Without Global Vision

 

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Dong Wensheng 3

The Study of Mental Phenomenology 50×200 cm

 

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Honzon

From the photographic project No worldview faces by Chinese artist Dong Wensheng

 

Layla Holzer

Layla Holzer

 

 

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Layla Holzer CagedNature

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Layla Holzer Puppeteer

Beautiful drawings created using ink and pastel pencils on paper by Cardiff based illustrator and puppeteer Layla Holzer

Self-portrait (each one of us) / Yoan Capote

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Self-portrait (each one of us), 250 kg in equilibrium, concrete and cast bronze sculpture, 175x50x50cm by Cuban artist Yoan Capote.

Critical +

Selection of objects from the first collection of Critical + design, a webshop/ platform launched  in Amsterdam by the two jewellers Annika Pettersson (SE) and Adam Grinovich (US) in collaboration with product designer Charles Mathis (US).

Critical + Molotov Cocktail

Critical + Molotov Cocktail 2the Molotov Cocktail oil lamp made of beer bottle, may be used for other purposes if need be.

 

Critical + Designer Bong

Critical + Designer Bong 2

Critical + Designer Bong 3Designer Bong, a discrete ceramic water pipe with removable glass slide

 

Critical + Skull Ashtray

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Critical + Skull Ashtray 3
Skull Ashtray, stainless steel, leather, human skull.

Animal

‘Animal: The Other Side of Evolution’

London based fashion designer Ana Rajcevic has created a series of 8 amazingly striking sculptural pieces that appear as natural extension (or adornments) of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Tusk, horn and spine-like pieces come from a unique visual interpretation of animal skeleton structures.  Pieces, that are designed to fit over the face, neck and head are made in complex moulds from fiberglass, resin and silicone.

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Ecce Animal

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Ecce Animal (once we were animals) is a human scull made of compression molded cocaine and gelatin by Dutch artist and designer Diddo (previously posted here).
Via I don’t get art.

on brutalism and whales

Imagine that you are visiting a pretty and quite traditional city, so overloaded with medieval cuteness that it is almost getting boring. And suddenly across one gate, in the center of all the tradition, you get a glimpse of an absolute architectural beauty: a brutalist building sandwiching a huge skeleton!

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20130706_194408Around it the beauty is unsurpassable: brutal architecture, concrete and glass and wood and stone delightfully combined, afternoon light flooding the space, and what’s best: more whales, including an orca, a pygmy whale and a narwhal waving to you while floating in the air! Boy oh boy, that’s a building!

20130706_19451620130706_19520920130706_19481920130706_194849The Cambridge University Museum of Zoology (built  by Arup Associates in 1966-74)  is unfortunately closed for refurbishment until 2016. But the architecture and the whales will be there to keep you in good company.

Read more about the inovative constuction incorporated in the building here. Pictures by WWT (using a mobile phone camera, therefore the poor quality.)

a place between two and three dimensions

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Check more of his works and interview here.
Link to video.

Soul of Science / Daniel Martin Diaz

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Drawings from Soul of Science, a book on the mysteries of scientific diagrams, secrets of symbols and their everlasting effect, by Mexican artist Daniel Martin Diaz.

via thinx

Vertebrae harness / Zana Bayne

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Chain-linked fashion item by leather designer Zana Bayne

Vanitas / Fernado Vicente

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Vanitas series by Spanish illustrator Fernando Vicente.

previously:

Body/machine by Vicente

Self-Dissections by Danny Quirk

Life is Endless / I&S BBDO

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Poster for the Nishinihon Tenrei funeral service, designer Naomi Hou, advertising agency I&S BBDO, Tokyo, Japan.

 

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