extraordinary designs of Heatherwick Studio

This is most definitely work worth sharing. If you are not familiar with Thomas Heatherwick then don't worry, you are not alone. Once you see the work of his studio you will never forget him. Watch his talk on TED and visit the Heatherwick Studio site.

"Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its work in: architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, furniture design and strategic thinking Team members come from disciplinary backgrounds that include architecture, product design, model-making, fabrication, landscape design, fine art and curation."

Here are just a few of the brilliant pieces of work done by Heatherwick Studio. Enjoy!

"Each chair is assembled from six metal spinnings, welded together and polished to produce a single unified form with a leather trim inlaid into the weight bearing rim."

Rolling Bridge (video and images)
"A common approach to designing opening bridges is to have a single rigid element that fractures and lifts out of the way. Rolling Bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal."

UK Pavilion (video and images)
"The Seed Cathedral is a platform to show the work of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and their Millennium Seedbank....The Seed Cathedral is a 20-metre high building, constructed from 60,000 transparent 7.5-metre long optical strands, each of which has embedded within its tip a seed. The interior is silent and illuminated only by the daylight that has filtered past each seed through each optical hair."


does this book make my nose look big?

Love, love, love this campaign! Simple and brilliant.

Become Someone Else
"When one reads books, he/she starts living it and identifies (or not) with main hero. These print ads for the Mint Vinetu bookstore, which sells lots of classics, focuses on the idea of becoming someone else. And provokes people to try on different personas."

Way to go Love Agency!

real beauty is inside the bible

"Eye candy" and "design" don't naturally come mind in a word association game around the bible. But, times have changed and there is no need to read a plain bible anymore. There are many great options out now of beautifully designed bibles. Just take a trip to your local Christian book store and see for yourself.

Hmm, I think I need a new bible after looking at a few cool ones. Here are a two of my favorites.

black is the new black

Imagine going into the office everyday and seeing this. 

Oh, the beautiful things I could make in this office space. COORDINATION (Shanghai) Architecture Design & Consulting Co., Ltd. got it right when they migrated their Shanghai office to a glass-company headquarters. There are not many words to choose from to express this beautiful space so I will let your eyes do the work.

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from hammer to nail to art (reblog)

Marcus Levine uses nails to create beautiful works of art. There is no detail that is left out.

“From morning sun to evening sun the shadows across the sculptures change and affect the contrast and, by altering artificial lighting, the sculptures can appear as light as a pencil sketch or as dark as a charcoal life drawing,” Levine says.

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