This series of 3D printed sculptures was designed in such a way that the appendages match Fibonacci's Sequence, a mathematical sequence that manifests naturally in objects like sunflowers and pinecones. When the sculptures are spun at just the right frequency under a strobe light, a rather magical effect occurs: the sculptures seem to be animated or alive! The rotation speed is set to match with the strobe flashes such that every time the sculpture rotates 137.5º, there is one corresponding flash from the strobe light.
Leo Burnett Change, Leo Burnett's specialist arm dedicated to social change, designed this cover, which features a plastic wraparound encasing an image of a woman appearing to be suffocated. It's part of a campaign for Karma Nirvana, the U.K. charity that helps victims of honor-based violence.
In 2004, a 17-year-old British-Pakistani woman named Shafilea Ahmed was suffocated and murdered by her parents, in front of her siblings, after she refused an arranged marriage. Her death is referenced clearly and heartbreakingly on limited-edition covers of the February issue of Cosmopolitan magazine in the U.K. to raise awareness about so-called honor killings.
The photographer for the image was Erin Mulvehill.
Photographer Graham McGeorge captured stunning camouflaged owls hiding (or just napping) in trees.
Following the success of the Australian songstress' 2014 hit music video «Chandelier,» Sia released a second music video starring the 12-year-old «Dance Moms» prodigy Maddie Ziegler. The «Elastic Heart» video also stars another big name, «Transformers» actor Shia LaBeouf. It's kind of a dance-battle cage match between LaBeouf and Ziegler.
Intense. Weird. Viral.
Photographer Marcus Lyon's images of crammed megacities and never-ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid.
In his claustrophobic series BRICs, Exodus, and Timeout, Lyon creates large-scale visions of globalization and human activity. The images aren't just photos of Moscow or Mumbai or Marina del Rey, but composites of hundreds of images meant to overwhelm you with the enormity of it all.
Designed by Anna Marinenko, the Bearded Year Calendar is made up of two parts: a framed outline of a face, along with 12 transparent sheets, each of which is traced with another month's worth of beard growth. As you replace the sheets over the course of the year, the Calendar will slowly grow its beard out from a few scruffy patches in January to the kind of lush, chest-long whiskerandoes that Canadian lumberjacks use like tree roots to suck up maple syrup.
Yeah, why not.
The New York-based photographer Olivia Locher's «How To» series chronicles a smattering of misguided attempts at achievement. «Around the time I started the project I was looking through a lot of cookbooks,» she says. «After a few cooking disasters, I got inspired by how directions could be easily lost in translation. I started illustrating simple tasks that were a little off.» Those undertakings range from applying lipstick to solving a Rubik's Cube, each portrayed using pops of color, handmade props and plenty of wit; the 23-year-old assumes the mindset of a child learning to tackle one obstacle after the next. Life isn’t easy, but through Locher's lens, it's always humorous.
Our favourite: «How to Safety-Proof a Cactus».
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IKEA has just released its first TV ad of the year on the theme of storage. Produced by English Blink Productions and directed by Dougal Wilson, this ad shows t-shirts, seen as birds, migrating from far away countries to an IKEA PAX wardrobe in the city.
«Glitter as a Service: want to piss off someone you dislike for only $9.99? Let us send them some stupid fucking glitter that is guaranteed to go everywhere.»
Found via swissmiss.
Supplement: The 22-year-old creator of the site is already urging his millions of fans to stop using his brilliantly evil website to get revenge on their enemies. http://tinyurl.com/mve6c7a
...Apple sold Milk?
And Nike sold Oranges?
In the work of Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui, the design language of some of the world's most fashionable brands—Tiffany, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Bulgari, and more — is applied to the grocery aisle, with fascinating results.
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