Sunday, May 8, 2011
Armless Chinese Artist Paints Using Only His Teeth and Feet
Losing an ear didn�t seem to detract from Vincent Van Gogh�s artistic
skill, but Chinese artist Huang Guofu�s use of only his mouth and feet
is quite remarkable.
Self-taught, after his father became ill an 18 year old Guong 18 chose
to leave school and pursue painting as a profession in order to help pay
for his father�s medical treatments. He started selling his art on his
local streets and some were purchased, albeit generally through sympathy
and for �charitable� amounts.
Follow the link to watch the video of Huang Guofu in action.
#china #art #artists
Sustainable Vertical-Village Concept
The “Vertical Village: A Sustainable Way of Village-style Living”
by Yushang Zhang, Rajiv Sewtahal, Riemer Postma and Qianqian Cai (with
studio tutor Alexander Sverdlov, at The Why Factory of professor Winy
Maas (MVRDV) at the TU Delft) was recently awarded the first prize in
the d3 Housing Tomorrow 2011 Competition.
#energy #architecture #design
The Strand Craft Super Yacht with a Super Car
The conceptual Strand-Craft-166, a somewhat stealth-like looking craft
that is certainly super in every sense of the word, and unsurprisingly
features a floating “garage” in the aft.
The yacht would certainly not look out of place in a James Bond movie.
There is a retractable fly-bridge, a hidden spa that features a built-in
bar, and the living area boasts five double ensuite staterooms equipped
with 52-inch Bang & Olufsen televisions, mood lighting and there’s even
the option of the upholstery being crafted from bullet-proof Japanese
Samurai tread leather.
The Spaceport America Terminal by Foster and Partners http://bit.ly/iSljGV Check out the many great images of the winning competition entry that Foster Partners provided to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority for the Spaceport America Terminal that will house Virgin Galactic aircraft. http://ping.fm/Mt6BP
The Rising Chair: We never thought it possible, but flat-pack furniture
can be at the cutting edge of of design!
(click on the link to read more and see more images)
Created by Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs, The Rising Chair was
borne from one fundamental question: "To what degree is the object
you're creating capable of dictating its own design?"
With straightforward beam-like wood strands, The Rising Chair is formed
by a grid-like pattern that "blossoms" into what seems like a complex