Tuesday, April 19, 2011


One more from the Art Institute of Chicago! You seriously have to check out Simon Heijdens's Shade project. Real-time wind visualization made available indoors in my favourite geometric shape!

"A responsive skin to the windows of a building that filters daylight into a moving projection of shadows that translates the ever-changing natural timeline of the outdoor to the static and perpetual indoor space."

If you get the chance to go to Chicago, Shade is part of the Hyperlinks exhibition, only available until July 20, 2011.....go meow! We highly recommend it!

- Heather.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Idea of a Tree

The Idea of a Tree by Mischer Traxler is an autonomous production method that uses manufacturing with Mother Nature at the controls.

Driven by solar energy, an apparatus pulls threads first through a colouring and glue agent, and then winds it around and around a mould. The greater the sun intensity, the faster the apparatus spins, resulting in thicker cross-sections and a lighter colour.

It's kind of like gardening, but instead of carrots, you get lamps and seating!

- Heather.