The video above is from a project called Drawn, which takes brush drawn ink blots, which are then “magically” animated to look like they’re moving on the paper. The whole thing is entrancing. Basically when they draw on the paper, a camera captures the drawing and special software translates the image information into something that can be manipulated digitally. The cameras can then figure out where your hands are, and where the ink daubs are, which then gives the illusion that you’re physically manipulating a 2D object.
And there’s sound involved when he manipulates the blobs… just watch the video, it makes much more sense.
Found through Jean Snow
The wallpaper above is titled “The Family”, and was created by Lisa Bengtsson, who at 26 is doing some really amazing things. Lisa is a Swedish designer who after finishing her studies at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, started her own company making patterns and working as a graphic designer and illustrator.
The wallpaper above is filled with lots of ornate and kitschy picture frames, letting you fill them with photos and knick-knacks of your own. I think it would be really cool to pin up photos of family and friends in all of the open spaces. She also has some other fun wallpapers as well, like a repeating pattern of shoes, so check those out as well.
Found through Core 77
Gerard Stochl is an Austrian photographer who is currently based out of New York. He’s also part of the super cool Chinatown Soccer Club, so you know he’s gotta’ have some slick moves. He also has a pretty cool portfolio of photos online as well, especially of interest is the Time Well Spent album. Very cool and moody.
Found through Dan Funderburgh
I picked up this little booklet from Urban Outfitters a couple weekends and thought it was kind of cool. Basically they hired Mark the Cobrasnake to shoot a bunch of shirts and sneakers in his traditional, impromptu style, and bound it all together into this little booklet. It’s not quite as exciting as his other photos because it’s filled with mostly product shots, and what makes his photos are the people who are in them. But it’s still a well put together catalog filled with some rad clothes.
Mixa USB Cassette’s are such a stroke of genius, I’m not sure how these aren’t all over the place yet. Mixa is a 1GB storage device, put inside of a cassette tape body. The cool part is the customization, which lets you upload photos from your desktop, your Flickr account, or use the custom make Mixa Bits, or go with one of Mixa’s previously designed versions. You can also choose if you want to use a black or white tape.
This is such a great idea, I want to make one sooooo bad! They cost Â£19.99, or $40.78, but that also includes shipping as well. It’s not the cheapest thing ever, but if you really want to impress someone with a mix you made, this would be an awesome way to do it.
Found through Daneil Rehn’s Reblog