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nat-2 launches sustainable high-end footwear made from upcycled milk

the over production of milk in factories has resulted in unused milk not suitable for drinking, yet nat-2 designer sebastian thies thought of another use. the munich-based designer paired up with german bio-engineer anke domaske from qmilk and created  the nat-2 milk sneakers: sustainable unisex sh...

ford’s foldable robot could soon be delivering your packages

 US car manufacturer ford has developed a robot capable of carrying packages to the customer’s front door. designed to unfold from the back of a self-driving delivery van, digit is a two-legged humanoid that can handle lightweight shipments of up to 40 pounds.images courtesy of fordafter learning tha...

MAD architects proposes snowflake-shaped terminal for china’s harbin airport

MAD architects, led by ma yansong, has released its design for a proposed new terminal at harbin taiping international airport. from above, the terminal appears as a snowflake, referencing the region’s immense amounts of snow that falls in the region. the design simultaneously mimics the ge...

this ducati hypermotard designed for terminator salvation is actually rideable

actor christian bale and director McG — both avid motorcyclists — chose not to rely on CGI to enhance their cyborg motorcycles in their 2009 movie, ‘terminator salvation.’ instead a ducati hypermotard 1100 was reconfigured by designer victor martinez into a rideable, apocalyptic death machine, ru...

bjarke ingels group and HHF reveal multi-functional ‘puzzle house’ in copenhagen

danish architect bjarke ingels and swiss architect simon frommenwiler have teamed up to design a multi-functional social installation called ‘puzzle house’. presented at the embassy of switzerland in denmark, the project forms part of the embassy’s architecture in residence (AiR) program — a p...

electrodermis is a fully-untethered, stretchable and customizable electronic bandage

morphing matters lab and soft machines lab have collaborated to create ‘electrodermis’ – a wearable electronic bandage. wearables have emerged as an increasingly promising interactive platform, imbuing the body with always-available computational capabilities. this unlocks a wide range of applicat...

tomás saraceno interview on aero(s)cene at the venice art biennale

at the arsenale in venice, for the venice art biennale, tomás saraceno presents aero(s)cene — an installation comprising two artworks: on the disappearance of clouds; and acqua alta: en clave de sol; both of which resonate with aerocene, a project by an interdisciplinary artistic communi...

‘VITAE’ by carlo ratti will create an urban vineyard for milan

international design studio, carlo ratti associati (CRA), has won the ‘reinventing cities’ competition to develop a new office and scientific research center for a vacant site in milan, italy. entitled ‘VITAE’, CRA’s winning entry has been developed in response to the call by C40 cities...

IKEA releases limited-edition rainbow shopping bag in celebration of pride month

starting june 1, IKEA US will be selling a limited-edition rainbow version of its trademark kvanting shopping bag, as part of its partnership with the human rights campaign foundation (HRCF). created in celebration of pride month, and to help raise funds and awareness for the HRCF, the b...

pearls suspended in fish hooks turn into delicate jewels designed by bérénice noël

irene belfi, the first space dedicated to contemporary jewelry in milano, presents the jewels by the young designer bér%C3nice noël. born in the réunion island, off of madagascar, noël was surrounded with nautical tales and created a fictitious storyline to inspire her collection. pearly, crystallized wate...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: