Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.
This delicious new confectionery uses cutting edge Sensory Substitution Technology to transmit vivid emotive images into your mind's eye.
Available in six flavors, each helping you achieve the right state of mind by projecting specially created evocative imagery into your field of vision.
Each of your senses (touch, smell, sight, taste, hearing) sends information to the brain at a different frequency. The brain determines where the sensorial information it receives comes from by the frequency at which it resonates, it can then process it in the appropriate way (e.g. turn sight information from the eyes into pictures in the mind). An array of resonators positioned on the surface of an Eye Candy transmit information from the tongue to the brain at the frequency that the eyes usually send visual information to the brain. A pleasant sensation of soda bubbles can be felt on the tongue as the mind decodes this sensorial information as vivid pictures.
This process is called sensory substitution and can be used to supplement peoples senses, enabling them to see the evocative images contained within Eye Candy.
Taking the idea of recycling to its logical conclusion, Italian architect, designer and art director Gianluca Soldi presented the Ovetto Recycling Bin, a recycled recycling center, last week at the London Design Festival. Made from recycled polypropylene (the same material used in ropes and carpeting), the bin offers three separate receptacles to make recycling easier and more organized while taking it a stylish step up from those standard blue bins.
Named after the Italian word for ‘egg’, Ovetto takes on a natural shape and is available in several bright color options. Appliqué stickers come with each bin for easy identification of the compartments.
Designer Gianluca has a doctorate in Interior Design and specializes in bio-architecture and sacred art. Along with the Ovetto recycling center, he recently designed a hand-cranked composting bin. The annual London Design Festival showcased “All things Design” from September 13th through the 23rd.
Switch Poplight on and the silver bulb lights up and begins a beautiful color changing and pulsing light show. Turn Poplight on and off by simply pressing down on the top of the light.
An unusual opening where the work is not actually at the gallery nor is it actually real. Patrick Lichty has been recreating lost art in the digital world...
”For a long time, I have been fascinated with “obsolete spaces”, or places that have fallen into disuse or been destroyed for the same reason. This includes the Hulett Ore Loaders near Cleveland, the Adak Naval base in Alaska, and now the recently dismantled Berwyn Spire. These represent the loss of certain parts of American identity in a society that is obsessed with the “new”.
“For this series, I documented the piece in the last year of its existence, and also made an interpretation of it in the 3D online world. I did this as I feel that the Spire only exists in memory and our cultural databanks now, and I felt that by having a virtual version to contrast with the actual one was a fitting tribute to this iconic piece of Americana.”
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