Yosemite? A bit over-rated. Grand Canyon? No thanks, and please pass the Cabernet. With an interior worthy of gracing modern architecture magazines, I’m not sure I would to stray much further than to hook up the power to the built-in Wi-Fi. The design is by Christopher Deam, a San Francisco architect who has been helping Airstream with its interior design for the past 13 years.
It’s always interesting to see how an artist evolves: how do you keep the essense of your vision, while breaking new ground. This new Banksy piece was seen in the UK recently, featuring a stenciled origami crane holding a goldfish in its beak. Not really a tradional grafitti look, but the unmistakeable Bansky’s commentary on life. Photos by the lonely villein via juxtapoz.
Last year, fellow designer Eva Walter and I were asked to design a new mural for Old Mill School in Mill Valley. We thought long and hard about the project, and ended up recommending this life-size optical experiment. We like the way the bold, clean icons stand out from the busy playground. But the interactive-ness is the real draw: Kids learn to stand on the “magic spot” in order for the icons on the two concrete walls to perfectly align.
The Perspective Mural celebrates the fact that art is all around us, waiting to be discovered. Big thanks to Dawn Dobras and Jane McDonough for lighting the spark, and HGTV star Danielle Hirsch her painting expertise, and Jim Hughes for the lovely photo.
I can’t pretend to know what’s going on under the hood, but Fluid Simulation with Turing Patterns is a relaxing way to bend your mind for the next 30 seconds. Fire up your favorite Grateful Dead track, double click anywhere to get rid of the text overlay, and then start moving your mouse. Trippy. Click here to see it in action. (Note: Requires Web GL. Simple instructions on how to install it for Safari.)
If you can make it to Sperone Westwater gallery in NYC’s lower east side, treat yourself to this display of all things marble. I previously covered Fabio Viale’s amazing sculptures, but to see his life-sized tires in person is amazing. Tom Sachs’s Brute transforms an ordinary lightweight object to the extraordinary through the medium of marble. Most perplexing was Barry X. Ball’s Purity, a bust made of onyx in which you can see a face beneath the stone veil.