hypebeast:

SOFTlab’s Flower Canopy for Galeria Melissa in NYC

junkculture:

Artist Transforms the Cranes of an Operating Shipyard into a Spectacular Light Installation

Design is most powerful when it tells a story about something that matters, in a voice that matters.
— John Maeda, PopTech 2014 host, on design thinking and creative leadership at the 2013 Design Indaba conference.
Just announced — PopTech 2014: Rebellion! Meet our guest host John Maeda and check out some of the amazing speakers who will be taking the stage Oct. 23-25 in Camden, Maine. Join us. 

Just announced — PopTech 2014: Rebellion! Meet our guest host John Maeda and check out some of the amazing speakers who will be taking the stage Oct. 23-25 in Camden, Maine. Join us

We see these beautiful structures falling from the sky, and we still cannot explain how they came to be. When you ask how snowflakes form, you are really asking about how molecules go from a disordered gaseous state to an ordered crystalline lattice. Unexpected phenomena can emerge — snowflakes are one fascinating example.
— Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech, snowflake designer http://popte.ch/zmfbE6

Take a guess on what these are - we were stumped! Find out on photographer James Friedman’s site. H/T BeautifulNow

Photo: James Friedman

"Collaboration is a trust in the other person."

- Massimo Vignelli

To be released on 10/11/13 at the IFC Center in NYC, Design is One is a documentary about influential design spouses Leila & Massimo Vignelli. 

H/T Laughing Squid

ianbrooks:

Holographic Cube Building by Hiro Yamagata

Originally made for the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, this installation covered two buildings in holographic panels that shifted color once lasers were reflected off it, creating a dazzling array of invisible light pyrotechnics.

(via: My Modern Met)

Neat. Reminds us a bit of Harpa, the building where we held a gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland. This video gives a nice tour, although it’s too bad that it misses out on sharing the exterior magic that occurs when night falls

fastcodesign:

There’s been plenty of oohing and ahhing over the opening of New York’s Museum of Math, and for good reason. It’s remarkable how fun math can be in the hands of the right curator. To wit: The inaugural installation by artist and perceptual scientist Matthew Brand. Brand is the inventor of something called the specular hologram, a type of optical illusion that tricks your eye into thinking a 2-D object is 3-D.