Bottle Design Brain Melter: The Handle is the Spout, the Opening is on the Bottom, the Inside and the Outside Are the Same Surface

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That there is the Klein Bottle, first conceived of in 1882 by German mathematician Felix Klein. Klein’s “non-orientable surface,” as it’s called in the math community, is like a Möbius strip in that you cannot distinguish inside from outside; follow it with your eyes and you’ll see one turns into the other, which makes me very, very uncomfortable.

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I’m told that the Klein Bottle is, in essence, two Möbius strips connected together. I’d like to start sketching that to work out how it goes together, but I can’t because I’m too stupid.

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LOVE IS A RIOT

Inspired by the demonstrations happening now in turkey and all over the world

 

the reality we inhabit is a projection of our own consciousness that has one source.
we are forced to experience the illusion of separateness.

all forms of conflict are essentially two seemingly separate forces trying to express their love for each other, however our identification with our own egos get in the way. creative conflict is seeing yourself in the opponent and the realization that there is no other self.

tear gas, brutality, violence or injustice don’t make this interaction any easier yet they still do not take away from the universal truth of oneness that each of us are a part of.

the expression of Love is one of the greatest mysteries and it manifests in a myriad of phenomena. Love is incredible, love is crazy, love is pain, and… Love is a Riot.

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ALIGN: A Limited Edition Rug by Joe Doucet & Odabashian

ALIGN: A Limited Edition Rug by Joe Doucet & Odabashian

New York-based artist and designer, Joe Doucet, collaborated with Odabashian, one of the oldest handmade rug companies in the Americas, to create the limited edition ALIGN. The Tibetan-knotted rug was created just for the recently held WantedDesign 2013 and was on display there.

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Most knotted rugs of this caliber are made around 2mm x 2mm grids and Doucet used this to work off of when he came up with his geometric design. The rug is woven in India and the design measures 5′ x 8′ and contains over one million, Tibetan single knots. Only 10 are available at this size but other sizes can be made custom.

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digital grotesque: a 3D printed room by michael hansmeyer

80 million surfaces generated using modeling software and mesh-based digital language have resulted in a series of 3D printed complex architectural objects that will soon culminate in a full scale room.

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light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

weighing just under 150 grams, the training shoes take advantage of the structural material properties of flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers.

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Monograph: Shiro Kuramata by Deyan Sudjic

Shiro Kuramata (1934-91) was a truly exceptional designer of furniture and interiors. Many of his poetic, precise and unique pieces, like the expanded-metal-mesh How High the Moon Armchair and the acrylic, aluminium and paper-flower Miss Blanche Chair, are still highly prized, collected by museums like MoMA and the V&A and sold at auction. Sadly, however, most of the hundreds of interiors he designed no longer exist, and can only be glimpsed in photographs or described by those who saw them.

This combination of the precious and the disappeared is appropriate for a designer like Kuramata, whose work was neither modern nor nostalgic, neither western nor Asian, but which has a remarkable creative power as well as a sense of endless invention. This compelling and highly influential work is documented here in this beautiful monograph.

Author Deyan Sudjic, the director of the design museum in London and the author of many highly-acclaimed books on design and architecture, tells the story of Kuramata’s life against the backdrop of Japan’s turbulent history from the 1930s to the 1990s. It was a period in which the collapse of the repressive conformism of Japan’s traditionally authoritarian social order released a creative explosion that propelled Japan into the creative forefront in cinema, literature, fashion, architecture and design, and Kuramata’s work occupies a special place in this period.

Designed by Jonathan Hares, and presented in two volumes with a beautiful acrylic slipcase, the book includes all of Kuramata’s work, depicted in never-before-published photographs and drawings from the Kuramata archives. Many projects are represented with images of the design and manufacturing process, appropriate for this very technically inventive work that continues to be of interest to a wide range of designers. Shiro Kuramata is a major figure who richly deserves the wider audience he is just beginning to attract, and this first-ever monograph will be of a quality and beauty to match the work he produced.

Shiro Kuramata, by Deyan Sudjic, 2 volume hardback ediiton in acrylic slipcase, 305 x 238 mm (9 3/8 x 12 in), 416 pp, 600 colour illustrations, ISBN: 9780714845005, Published by Phaidon

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Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

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On the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the River Lule meets the Gulf of Bothnia, lies a very important building. Facebook’s newest data center – in Luleå, Sweden – is now handling live traffic from around the world. Facebook claims Luleå is likely to be one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world. All the equipment inside is powered by locally generated hydro-electric energy. It is 100% renewable and they have been able to reduce the number of backup generators required at the site by more than 70%.

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