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Daikichi Amano

Ladies and gentlemen, Daikichi Amano from Japan. That’s all.

Fireworks Drawings

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These large works on paper are made by exploding and containing live fireworks, resulting in bursts of saturated color that are overlaped and collaged into abstract compositions made by NY based artist Rosemarie Fiore. Rad.

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The Helix Hotel

American design firm, Leeser Architecture recently won an invited competition for a five-star luxury hotel in the Zayed Bay in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Called the Helix Hotel for its staggered floor plates, it rests in the bay, partially floating in the water.

With 208 guest rooms and suites arranged around a helical floor, the floor constantly shifts as it rises to the top floor. The curvy floor is meant to resemble winding street in a bustling town. It is designed so that one activity feeds into the next rather than affecting sharp separations between each activity. In this way it develops a feeling of being free to whimsically experience all aspects of the hotel without having to decide on an agenda in advance. Guests can take advantage of the lounges, cafes, meeting rooms, indoor health spa, running track and indoor fountain.

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Lang Leav

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Sydney based artist Lang Leav uses pastels and pixels to weave the enchanting world of Akina. Since its inception, the illustration based fashion label has established a cult following worldwide. In 2005, Akina was selected as winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards judged by industry heavyweights such as Peter Morrissey. Later, the label went on to inspire a documentary that aired internationally on ABC television in 2006. As well as critical acclaim, Akina has achieved commercial success, being sold through key boutiques in Australia and Japan.

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Michael Kutsche

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Michael Kutsche is an award-winning conceptual artist/illustrator and 3d artist based in Berlin, Germany. he has worked for the vfx industry since 1998. Clients includes: SEGA, The Creative Assembly, Sony Ericson, BMW, 3Deluxe and more.

Kumi Yamashita

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Kumi Yamashita created this back in 2003 for permanent display at the 2nd floor of Namba Parks Tower, Osaka, Japan. The numbers scattered on the wall, lit from the right, cast a silhouette of a woman. (via The Magenta Links)

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Human Furniture

The Human Furniture/ “ MOBILIARIO HUMANO ” living art exhibition by David Blazquez is currently on display in Seville, Spain at the El Fotómata showroom, from 6 April to 5 May, 2009. (via Homotography)

Gianluca Mattia

Gianluca Mattia was born in Bari, Italy in 1975. He graduated from the Institute of Art with advanced qualifications in both architectural design and interior decoration. Following his collegiate stint he specialized through different professional courses such as digital painting and multi-dimensional graphic design. In 2003 Gianluca started to redevelop the pin up genre in a more modern style. This became an ongoing project motivated by the enthusiasm for his Modern Pin Up. In 2006 Gianluca was commissioned to create the calendar for Suicide Girls of Los Angeles. Now his talents are utilized in the fashion world working for the Italian design agency Go-Go Dolls and Guys. ‘

Magnetic Pixels

Magnetic Pixels are square magnets measuring 10 mm x 10 mm (approx 3/8″ x 3/8″). They are about 2 mm thick (approx. 3/32″). These magnets can be arranged to create pixelated images. By using a lot of pixels it is possible to create photorealistic images. The further you step away the more realistic it becomes. You can also make abstract pictures of course and letters and symbols. Basically anything goes, have fun!

David Foldvari

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David Foldvari was born in Budapest, and has been living in the UK since 1986. Since graduating from the Royal College in London in 2001, his work has gained international recognition. Influenced by his Eastern European roots, his work often addresses subjects of alienation, identity and belonging; “Dealing with negative issues in my work helps to keep me balanced in real life”. Recently his work has become more monochromatic, stark and melancholy whilst still managing to retain its humanity and dark humour. David Foldvari has exhibited widely in London, New York, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Hungary. Some of his recent commercial clients include Nike, Penguin Books, Random House, Mercury, Levis, Greenpeace and Arena. Increasingly his work is taking a more honest and personal direction and returning to its’ fundamental roots. He now lives and works in Brighton, England. (via Product of God)

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