Amazing ceramic sculpture by Christopher David White.
This impeccably detailed ceramic sculpture called Cycles of Decay was created by ceramicist Christopher David White who works out of Bloomington, Indiana. Even on close inspection the knotted and twisting veins of the tree branch look almost exactly like old wood, take a closer look on his website. (via sweet station)
The artist has another impressive sculpture with the title Not 2B, similarly detailed and realistic.
The Big Bend probably won’t be built. At 3,690 feet long, the skyscraper would also be one of the tallest on the New York skyline. Architecture firm Oiio concepted this design, which almost looks like an eloganted, habitable St. Louis Arch. Regardless if it ends up breaking ground or not, it’s nice to see concepts that bend the mind just a bit. Via DesignBoom:
A CNC machine is not elegant. It’s huge and cumbersome, with wires cords and complicated settings. But the output of a CNC can be beautiful. Take these bird sculptures, for example. Created by Moisés Hernández Design Studio, the simplified bird forms are made smooth and streamlined, and then color dipped for a very soft and warm effect.
Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş has a series of photos out called Flatland II that will really warp your brain. Taken of landscapes in the United States, Büyüktaş painstakingly stitches images together and then wraps their angles until they resemble roller coaster like twists. His work is fun and mesmerizing, and definitely puts a new perspective on familiar subject matter. Via DesignBoom:
The Ollie chair is going to be a hit. How could it not? This Kickstarter chair turns from classy, wood slatted ergonomic shape to a beautifully flat slab with the pull of a string. Ingenious! Currently raising money on Kickstarter, the chair is designed and made by RockPaperRobot, a design firm in New York.
Ollie is weather resistant and available in a number of special edition painted versions.
Located in the middle of Porto’s Unesco World Heritage site, Studio FAHR 021.3 has created a bold sculpture that brings strong contrast to the ancient city’s architecture. Made from large ventilation tubes, the sphere, entitled Eclipse has a great balance between form and negative space. Via Visuall:
Zaha Hadid died last year, but left an incredible legacy of fearless, and forward-looking architecture that will last several lifetimes. A tower being built by her firm now is featured in DesignBoom, and showcases some amazing design attributes. Featuring the world’s tallest atrium, at 600 feet (!!), the twisting shape gives movement to this towering building.
In an understated description, Andy Hixon writes:
“Here are some sculptures I have been working on….simple as that really.”
His work is defined by human forms abstracted into geometric shapes and objects. They’re also photographed in a unique way, using a finger painted background motif to add depth and interest. Nice work. Via Behance:
Anish Kapoor makes “wow” art installations. Think the shiny metallic “bean” in Chicago, a giant red megaphone in the New Zealand countryside, etc. His latest install in Brooklyn will be “Descension”, a constantly funneling black whirlpool of water, contained within a perfect circle. Via DesignBoom:
A play on “the beat generation”, this series of hilarious yet amazingly detailed fruit and veggie people is worthy of a closer look. Paris artist and photographer Cristian Girotto uses Cinema 4D and other 3D rendering programs to bring these vintage characters to life. Click on the images to check out some of the amazing detail. Via Behance: