I thought this installation by Ruben Dehrs was just beautiful. I love it when an artist uses musical instruments as part of an installation, or objects that play music as part of a kinetic sculpture. Here, 14 acoustic guitars are gently played by fabric tipped motors, which are powered by an Arduino processor hung from above, flitting across the strings, creating a mesmerising sound. More about this work, which is called Playa, on the Fast Company Design blog.
Thanks to Dan P for finding the Pop Up Light, by Well Well Designers, on Design Folio’s site. It’s such a simple idea, easy to imagine using, and a striking application. Flat pack lighting has never looked so good – I want one.
Thanks to Dan P (again) for finding these amazing photographs, entitled Liquid Glass by Mexican Photography studio Jean Bérard Fotografia. Using only photography techniques, they explore the chaotic nature of liquids, expressed in a striking and dynamic way around several different shaped receptacles. Found via DesignBoom.
Ben S found this project by The Stone Twins that shows where old logos, quite literally, go to die. The book they produced, titled ‘LOGO R.I.P‘, showcases the defunct logos of Unilever, Xerox, AT&T, Kodak, Pan Am and more, paying respect to their memory. Each logo is accompanied fittingly by an obituary that talks about its design and cultural history. The fully revised and updated version was released this month and is available on Amazon. (via Designtaxi).
(Also, in case you missed it, Asa recently commented on his favourite ‘dead logo’ in a Design Week article which was written in response to the recent book launch).
In: Art, Ooh that's nice, Product design, Structural design · Tags: Arduino, Friday Favourites, Installation, Lighting, Logo, Photography