Have you ever seen such an amazing display ofÂ craftsmanship, art, and science? This stunning woodcut print called “The Moon” is currently being produced by Tugboat PrintshopÂ – a shop ran by a husband and wife team who specialize in woodblock prints. According to their site “The Moon” is the largest print they have ever made, measuring in a 36×32″. Once the woodcarving is complete, the image will be hand printed on paper and sent out to those who were lucky enough to get a pre-order in with the shop. You can keep track of the carving process on the shop’s flickr page. What do you think of this duo’s take on art + science? We love it!
“There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”.
Say this out loud, click your heels together, and you could be home faster than you realize with Dominic Wilcox’s new invention. We love this visionary design that was inspired by Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz. And the shoes aren’t bad either!Â Via Discovery News:
Wilcox, a British designer, recently showcased his latest creation: GPS shoes “that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world.”
Simply program your destination into the GPS device and the dandy leather shoes will guide the way. The GPS receiver is located in the heel of the left shoe. On the toe of the left shoe is a circle of LEDs that light up, working like a compass to point you in the direction you need to walk. On the toe of the right shoe is a row of red LED lights that indicate how far you have to go. The closer you get to home, the more it lights up. Consider it the pedestrian version of the ‘hot/cold’ game.
“I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home,” Wilcox explainedÂ on his website. “After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal, is activated by a heal click.”
We think they’d be great for that avid traveller trying to find their way back to the hotel! When would you use them?
Looking for your own innovative design? Check out our unique portraitsÂ – DNA, and fingerprints, and kisses. Oh My!
Starting with a large photograph thatâ€™s transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait. His latest work,Â Trisha, took 3,621 corks to complete, but other works haveÂ required over 9,000.
If you’re not already blow away by this art’s immensity, check out the video below to catch a peak at how it all comes together. Meet: “Grace”: