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Posted in Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on February 2nd, 2014
 

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

These long exposure photographs are unique in the way they are composed and presented, making them artistically appealing. But there is something else unique about these photos — the lighting in them is powered by the fruit, which makes them scientifically appealing as well.

Art and science is our specialty, and we love these images. Photographer Caleb Charland attached galvanized nails and copper wire to the fruit to generate enough electricity to power the lightbulbs in the shot. If you’re thinking that this reminds you of grade school science class, you’re on the same track as Charland.

He says this project expands on the potato battery idea, “This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth’s energy sources.”

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit “Batteries”

Long Exposure Photographs Powered by Fruit Batteries

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Posted in DNA Art, Inspiration, Just Cool, Technology by Brittany on January 30th, 2014
 

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Have you ever wanted to paint like a graffiti artist, without making a mess or getting into trouble? Then check out YrWall! This digital graffiti wall allows you to hold a realistic “spray can” to choose your colors, aim and paint away.

When YrWall was first sprung on BBC’s Dragon’s Den a few years ago the artistic innovation reminded us of our DNA Art. Inventors Tim Williams and Tom Hogan ended up striking a deal with two of the dragons on the show to earn funding for their idea. The YrWall is now fully functional, available for rent and is being used in awesome ways.

The wall is available for rent on Luma’s website, and can be set up at your events for your guests to interact with. The easy-to-use graffiti wall makes for a great idea board, brand or logo platform, or just a place for your guests to unleash their inner artist!

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Artistic Technology: YrWall is a Digital Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

Artistic Technology: YrWall is an Electronic Graffiti Wall (as seen on Dragon's Den)

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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Brittany on January 28th, 2014
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: Durr, A Watch That Reminds you of the Value of Time

At first glance, this watch doesn’t look very useful — there is no face, no numbers, and no hands to give you any indication of what time of day it is. So why do we love this design so much?

This watch vibrates every five minutes to refocus the wearer’s attention and make sure they are aware of how long they have been doing the task at hand. Skrekstore  came up with this idea as a way to make people appreciate their time more fully. When time is flying by, you are prompted not to lose track and when things seem to be dragging on you are reminded that it hasn’t been too long at all.

For the final product the team came up with the perfect interval to keep you aware without being annoying, as well as the perfect vibration to get your attention without disrupting your process. As well, the simple band and pastel colored “faces” are a great combination of minimal and fun.

Inspirational Design of the Week: Durr, A Watch That Reminds you of the Value of Time

Inspirational Design of the Week: Durr, A Watch That Reminds you of the Value of Time

Inspirational Design of the Week: Durr, A Watch That Reminds you of the Value of Time

We love design that focuses on us as unique human beings – check out our DNA portraits!

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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on January 25th, 2014
 

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Scientific reactions and effects often create amazing visual art — you just have to be lucky enough to capture it on time! Taiwanese photographer Will Ho was vacationing on the Maldives Islands when he was just so lucky.

These stunning photographs, taken by Ho, feature bioluminescent phytoplankton — or light-emitting microorganisms — found in the ocean. These microorganisms glow and can be seen when they are under stress, as seen here when the water hits the shore, or if they are stepped on or agitated.

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

The colors in this collision of art + science reminds us of our DNA Portrait colour “Deep”! Check out some of our color options here.

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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on January 23rd, 2014
 

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

When it comes to unique art sometimes Mother Nature does the creative work for us, and all we have to do is stand back and admire. These awesome photos, taken by Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni, show the Cordón Caulle volcano erupting and producing incredible visual effects.

Between the clouds, smoke, lightning and lava — the array of shapes and colors is incredible. As big fans of color, we can’t help but stare in awe at the beauty captured in these images. All the while portraying the intensity of one of Mother Nature’s most powerful, creative works.

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Photographs by Francisco Negroni Capture an Amazing Volcanic Eruption in Chile
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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool by Courtney on January 3rd, 2014
 

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

When art and science collide, it’s a beautiful thing! We are intrigued by these stunning photos captured by Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly. The photo series is titled “Frozen in a Bubble”, and gives you an up-close look at soap bubbles as they freeze in -9°c weather.

Kelly got the idea when she took her son outside to blow bubbles, made using a simple solution of dish soap, karo syrup, and water. She says, “we blew the bubbles across the top of our frozen patio table and also upon the hood of my car and then we watched in awe as each individual bubble froze with their own unique patterns”. We absolutely love the results! What do you think? Share with us in the comments!

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Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

Beautiful Photos of Soap Bubbles Freezing by Angela Kelly

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Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

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 décor? Share with us in the comments!

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

Inspirational Design of the Week: Pendant Lamps That Resemble Jellyfish

If you love unique design as much as we do, don’t forget to check out our DNA Art!

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on October 17th, 2013
 

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

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!

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A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Design of the Week, Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on September 19th, 2013
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: Outdoor Constellation Wall

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!

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Inspiration, Inspirational Design of the Week, International, Just Cool by Courtney on August 28th, 2013
 

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

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 Guimarães, 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?

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

Inspirational Design of the Week: The "Centipede" Cinema

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