Moth Trails at Night | Colossal

  Ontario-based ceramicist Steve Irvine caught this wonderful long exposure shot of fluttering moths swirling around a floodlight at night. Via National Geographic: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in […]

Edwin Deen’s Multi-Colored Sprinkler Paints On-demand Rainbows

  Photo © Edwin Deen, Niels Post, Ampelhaus Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler […]

Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal

  via Video Timelapse of Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal.  This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his famous RedBall project to the UK for the first time, installing his massive inflatable red ball in a total of 20 sites around the country. Photos of the public installations flooded the news and photo sharing sites […]

Typographic match-making in the city

Street politics is the modern urban theater of contention par excellence […] Simultaneously social and spatial, constant and current, a place of both, the familiar and the stranger, the visible and the vocal, the street represents a complex entity wherein sentiments and outlook are formed, spread and expressed in a unique fashion. Asef Bayat

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TMMC book cover Edited by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010 Highly illustrated 396 pages in color Languages: Dutch, English, Arabic Size: 21 cm x 28 cm Soft cover with flaps The Typographic Matchmaking in the City project is a design research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space. […]

Les choses, Georges Perec, 1956, extrait

  Jérôme avait vingt-quatre ans, Sylvie en avait vingt-deux. Ils étaient tous les deux psychosociologues. Ce travail, qui n’était pas exactement un métier, ni même une profession, consistait à interviewer des gens, selon diverses techniques, sur des sujets variés. C’était un travail difficile, qui exigeait, pour le moins, une forte concentration nerveuse, mais il ne […]

Lover’s eyes

The secret history of ‘lover’s eyes’: In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” […]

Thomas Forsyth: Drawing tops

Drawing Tops A spinning-top, that uses a pen as the spindle, represents many of the core ideas behind my current work. It is recognisable, un-intimidating, and invites people to interact with objects that can lead to unpredictable results, or an emergent property. Simply through indulging in the enjoyable process of spinning the top a bi-product is […]

Yes, More To Do Lists

        Yes, More To Do Lists I thought these were lost forever. Imagine my joy at finding them sandwiched in between the pages of some soon-to-be-thrown-out magazine. These are my brother and his partner’s to do lists. If you’ve been here for awhile, you may have seen the earlier iterations here, here […]

Light Stencils Commemorate Victims of the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake | Colossal

    The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making […]

Thomas Forsyth: Chess?

Chess? This is my mischievous challenge on the rigidly structured squares of the chessboard. I have introduced new components to the board, some of which may only emerge during play. This encourages players to communicate and have creative input rather than simply follow pre-determined rules. You can play spontaneously, or those who want a more […]