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An Astonishing Array of Ceramic Mosaic Tiles Comprise a Japanese Museum’s Historical Collection

Image © Ryota Murase. All images courtesy of the Mosaic Tile Museum, shared with permission In the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, a nucleus of creativity blossomed in Kasahara Town, Tajimi City, more than a millennium ago. Known for its history of ceramic production, the region celebrates its distinctive heritage with a spring and autumn festival, a ceramics-themed park,...

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Microsoft Invites Xbox Gamers to Take Control of Pride 2022

June is Pride month, and with it arrives a deluge of Pride-themed designs across industries, each marked to communicate representation to employees and customers alike across the LGBTQIA+ community. Pride is perhaps most openly and vibrantly represented within the tech industry, with the LGBTQIA+ community playing an important role both internally across industry departments and across their user...

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Vintage Typewriters Are Reassembled into Amazing Metallic Bird Sculptures by Jeremy Mayer

All images © Jeremy Mayer, shared with permission Jeremy Mayer challenges the notion that typewriters’ creative output is confined to the written word. The artist scours shops and trash bins near his Bay Area studio for analog processors in disrepair that he then disassembles, sorts, and reconstructs into metallic sculptures. His previous works include symmetrical assemblages, anatomical recreations,...

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Vintage Typewriters Are Reassembled into Amazing Metallic Bird Sculptures by Jeremy Mayer

All images © Jeremy Mayer, shared with permission Jeremy Mayer challenges the notion that typewriters’ creative output is confined to the written word. The artist scours shops and trash bins near his Bay Area studio for analog processors in disrepair that he then disassembles, sorts, and reconstructs into metallic sculptures. His previous works include symmetrical assemblages, anatomical recreations,...

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How Your New Sneakers Began as a 3D Model

When you slide into a pair of new sneakers, you probably don’t stop to consider you’re donning the efforts of countless hours of collaboration tying together work of numerous designers, material engineers, and increasingly, 3D modeling specialists spanning cities or even countries. German sporting gear and fashion brand Puma is utilizing photorealistic 3D product rendering and augmented reality...

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PRIME: A Behemoth New Book Surveys A Broad Segment of Millennial Artists Working Today

Tau Lewis. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission Across nearly 450 pages, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation offers a broad and insightful survey of the Millenials defining the future of the art world. As its title suggests, the massive tome is a primer on the innovative, subversive, and category-defying works that are captivating curators and art professionals....

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Color Therapy: Our Favorite Modern Finds Inspired by Yves Klein Blue

In 1928, iconic French artist Yves Klein was born in Nice. The leader of the Nouveau Réalisme art movement and a pioneer of minimalism and performance art, Klein’s work transcended traditional forms of artistic expression, capturing feelings over form. His contributions to the art world are immortalized through his seminal monochromatic paintings and most popularly, through his signature...

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Fungal Structures Guide the Sieni Collection

The forms of the Sieni collection resemble fungal structures – stems, hypha, caps, and gills. Fitting, because the word “sieni” means mushroom in Finnish. Designed by Michael Yarinsky for Made by Choice, the furniture pieces seem to be hard and soft at the same time, while asking to be handled and experienced. The curved 90-degree angles, use of...

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