Archive for March, 2012
 
Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on March 27th, 2012
 

Tunto Powerkiss lamp

Form and function? We’re all over this Tunto PowerKiss Lamp, which provides a powerful glow and integrated wireless charging station for your mobile devices. Via Uncrate:

Made from bent, ultrathin wood board, this unique lamp features PowerKiss wireless charging technology built into the base, touch-sensitive sensors for power and light intensity, and nine ultrathin LED lamps to provide plenty of light.

The Tunto PowerKiss is available in oak, walnut and birch for about $1,400 and is a perfect complement to your modern home.

If you’ve been searching for modern art, check out our DNA Portraits—the ultimate personalized art for fresh interiors.

 
 
Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool by Courtney on March 8th, 2012
 

Photo of wire hands

When art meets science, we’re all over it. Afterall, that pairing inspired our DNA Portraits and our other personalized art like Fingerprint and Kiss portraits.

Montreal-based architect Federico Carbajal creates anatomical architectures out of galvanized wire, stainless steel and acrylic through what he calls spatial sketching. Federico describes his work:

With the influence of the old masters and the early works of Alexander Calder, to current digital 3D media and architectural representation, these tridimensional hybrids bring together drawing, architecture and sculpture in order to create a coherent spatial entity.

Spatial sketching allows for the possibility of new representations of images in space, exploring the void and the dematerialization of volume.  The physical and metaphysical presence of the human body emanate through a combination of transparent planes and spatial lines.

View more of Federico’s work on his portfolio site.

Via Colossal / Street Anatomy.

 
 
Posted in Contest, Just Cool by Courtney on March 7th, 2012
 

A DNA 11 Fingerprint Portrait adds an element of individual design to any room. No matter what your décor or colour scheme, your portrait will stand out on the wall as a testament to your uniqueness.

Tell us which room you’d hang your Fingerprint Portrait in for a chance to win one! Leave a comment on this blog post, tell us on Twitter, or share on our Facebook wall.

Entry Details
We’ll award a 12×12″ Fingerprint portrait to one lucky winner on Monday, March 12. We’ll also randomly award $100 DNA gift vouchers to people who retweet this giveaway or share it on Facebook.

Good luck!

 
 
Posted in charity, Event by Courtney on March 2nd, 2012
 

A DNA 11 Kiss Portrait helped battle cancer at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Grand Desserts Party in February. Women gathered in their cutest black dress to nibble on decadent desserts and toast the eventual eradication of cancer.

The event featured an amazing array of silent auction items—everything from travel packages to wine, beauty products to jewellery, food experiences to personalized art. Our Kiss Portrait was excitedly bid on and the event raised more than $15,000 for women’s cancer research. Our sister company CanvasPop also provided $30 gift cards for all attendees.

It was a great night out for some of the DNA 11 ladies—we were excited to be a part of such a worthwhile event!

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

 
 
 
Looking for corporate art? Create a photo canvas for your office: Visit our sister site CanvasPop.