We‚Äôre so excited that DNA 11 DNA Portraits will be featured on Global News Toronto on December 5! Be sure to tune in¬†to see how a DNA 11 DNA Portrait makes an awesome holiday gift for anyone on your list.
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It’s no secret that DNA is one of our passions! When we stumbled upon this great¬†infographic, we knew we had to share. Created by Microsoft Project’s series, Great Projects, the infographic explores the plans, specs, and outcome of the great Human Genome Project (HGP).
Completed in 2003, the HGP is considered the largest collaborative biological project in history. It aided scientists in mapping out our genetic blueprint, pinpointing disease causing genes, and gave us major insight into our evolutionary history. Read up on some more interesting facts about HGP above!
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Check out these unique pendant lamps, created by California-based Roxy Russell Design. Named the Medusae Collection, each of the four lamps in this series are designed to resemble freshwater jellyfish. The lamps all measure aabout three feet in height, and are created from polyester mylar.
What do you think of these rare designs? Would you hang one in your home to spice up your d√©cor? Share with us in the comments!
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Created by artist Noah Scalin, this portrait series called Natural Selection¬†depicts famous scientists by using everyday materials. Scalin has chosen some great scientists, whose works have made an incredible impression on our world — Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Rosalind Franklin, Alan Turing.
Each portrait is laid out as a diptych, including a portrait of the deceased scientist as well as a representation of their skull. The portraits were created using materials such as feathers, computer keys, and even dice. What do you think of Scalin’s unorthodox portraits? Share with us in the comments!
Unique art is our passion! Have you checked out our¬†DNA Portraits¬†yet?
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A fun, unique, and interactive outdoor light installation combining two of our favorite things — art + science! Created by LGA Architectural Partners for a family in Toronto, Canada, the firm depicted a starry night sky on the family’s garage door.
The design includes representations of the constellations Sagittarius, Scorpio, as well as Orion. The patterns were created using a laser-cutter, after which LED lights were installed ¬†to illuminate the design from behind — the lights were fitted in the four-inch-deep cavity of the doors.
We absolutely love the installation, and what it adds to the outdoor atmosphere of this home. It’s a true conversation piece, that we’re sure will remain with them for many years. What are your thoughts on the design? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
It’s kind of odd, but we like it! What do you think of this public cinema design? Built in 2012 on the streets of Guimar√£es, Portugal — the structure offers a unique experience for both movie goers, and design lovers. The project was thought up, and built by Colin Fournier from the Barlett School of Architecture, Polish artist Marysia Lewandowska, and London studio NEON.
The tiny cinema includes 16 tube-like openings for people to poke their heads into, and enjoy the show. Their combined protruding lower-bodies are what give the structure its “centipede” look. Dwellers are welcome to enjoy an hour-long film while inside the structure, which is made up of about 20 short trailers. Fun, innovative, and creative! We’re big fans.
Unique design is our forte! Have you checked out our DNA Portraits yet?
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Our thing has always been the fusion of art+science, but we’re really digging artist Ed Fairburn‘s mixed media art consisting of maps, pencil, and ink. Most of Fairburn’s pieces are large in scale, and he uses the complex webs of roads, trains, and rivers on the maps to create unique portraits. He hides these incredibly detailed, and beautiful faces amongst the topography of various regions — including Canada, the US, Germany, and Zambia.
What do you think of Fairburn’s remarkable art? We’d love if you’d share your thoughts with us in the comments!
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We’re infatuated with everything about this concept, and especially the design! Pictured here is the Diane Middlebrook Memorial Complex, designed by CCS Architecture. The complex is located in a secluded area of the California hills, with nothing around but breathtaking views. It’s purpose? To provide a creative space for different artists from all over the world, to settle for as long as they need to complete their work.
There are four private art studios available. Each studio is complete with a bed, work table, outdoor living space, and best of all — beautifully chosen d√©cor to get those creative juices flowing. Great lighting, atmosphere, lack of distractions, and views galore — we could definitely get inspired here! All that’s missing is some unique DNA art.
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Unique art is our passion, we revel in it! That’s why we’re slightly obsessed with this cool new project by photographer Jon Smith. He focuses on capturing high speed photos of¬†incandescent¬†light bulbs filled with various objects — liquids, powders, dessert sprinkles. He will sometimes dip the bulbs in paint, before filling them, to create even more of a ‘wow’ factor upon impact. Smith’s mind-bending photos are set to be turned into metal prints, and displayed later this year at a show in the United States.
What do you think of Smith’s cool mix of art + science? Share with us in the comments!
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We really admire the design of this dining table by Christopher Duffy, dubbed the UP Dining Table. The table features a glass tabletop suspended by¬†reflective¬†gold and silver balloons — it somehow manages to be both whimsical, and modern at the same time. The designer used toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened¬†steel¬†rods to create the table, which could easily double as a piece of art!
The design is so unique, it’s being sold as a limited edition. Only 20 tables in total will be in circulation. What do you think of Duffy’s design?
Incredible design is what inspires us the most! Have you checked out our unique portraits yet?
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