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Arts & Crafts in 2011

Posted in Animation, film, ideas by aldorf on June 2, 2011

Amazing work by Physalia Studio

Fantastic Animatronics Reel by John Nolan

Posted in Animation, art, film by aldorf on May 31, 2011

Kudos John Nolan for an impressive reel here! This is incredible craftsmanship.

Imagination underpins every uniquely human achievement. Imagination led us from caves to cities, from bone clubs to golf clubs, from carrion to cuisine, and from superstition to science.The relationship between imagination and “reality” is both complicated and profound. (The Element).

Watch Reel Here.

The art of “Karakuri”. Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive. (video here)

Beautiful! AVEC Project by Praline Design Studio

Posted in architecture, design by aldorf on December 17, 2010

 

A collaboration between Praline Design Studio and the RSHP Model Shop. The project has evolved over time from architectural floor plates to font, from font to model, from model to 3D letters, to photographs, to text and a neon sign. An actual font called AVEC was created and exists in three weights: Floorplay, Mezzanine and Facade. The whole process has been recorded, which brings the 4th dimension of time. All these elements were installed as an exhibition at the A Foundation in London in January 2010. All models and photographs: Mike Fairbrass. More on this project here.

 

 

Studio Von Birken [Design]

Posted in design, fashion by aldorf on January 27, 2010

Studio von Birken
446 Kent Ave #12D
Brooklyn, NY, 11211, USA

http://www.studiovonbirken.com/

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