Apr 15, 2014
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Swimming Pool Like Optical Illusion titled POOL, loss of color Created by Jeroen Bisscheroux

The Swimming pool looks  like  optical illusion  with  carpet  painting created  by  artist Jeroen Bisscheroux  it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool.Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it bridges two tragedies that took place in Japan. One is the 2011 tsunami that affected the Sendai region, and the other is the related events involving the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

The concept behind the installation is that it “brings the impact of the disaster back to human proportions; the understandable human proportions of the dimension of a swimming pool.” To the artist, water is simultaneously relaxing as well as a vehicle for catastrophe. Bisscheroux wanted to create more awareness that tragedy isn’t just something that happens on the other side of the world, but it can, in fact, happen right in your backyard. It brings these issues, like the events in Fukushima, into the forefront so we don’t forget about the people affected.

Swimming Pool Like Optical Illusion titled POOL, loss of color Created by Jeroen Bisscheroux 

Swimming Pool Like Optical Illusion titled POOL, loss of color Created by Jeroen Bisscheroux 

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Apr 15, 2014
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Magic Carpet Spreads over a Church Floor in morocco installation by Miguel Chevalier

‘magic carpets 2014′ by french artist miguel chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former sacré coeur church in casablanca, morocco. covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.

Watch the video below to see the magical experience in action.

Magic Carpet Spreads over a Church Floor in morocco installation by Miguel Chevalier

Magic Carpet Spreads over a Church Floor in morocco installation by Miguel Chevalier

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Apr 14, 2014
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Balloon Chair Floating in Mid-Air Designed by Japanese studio

Japanese studio h220430 has created a chair that looks like it is held in mid-air by balloons, which will go on show at Ventura Lambratein Milan on Tuesday.

A follow-up to the Balloon Bench designed by h220430 in 2011, the Balloon Chair appears to by suspended beneath ten helium balloons.

The chair aims to recreate the feeling that Pascal, the protagonist of 1950s film Le Ballon Rouge, has when a cluster of balloons carried him over Paris, rescuing him from a group of bullies.

Whereas the bench was suspended from four anchor points in a ceiling to maintain the illusion of flight, the chair fixes to a wall.

The leather-covered seat is made from fibre-reinforced plastic, steel and urethane, while the balloons are made from fibre-reinforced plastic and cord, meaning they cannot be deflated.

The designers will be showing the Balloon Chair at Ventura Lambrate from 8 to 12 April, during Milan’s design week.

Balloon Chair Floating in Mid-Air Designed by Japanese studio Balloon Chair Floating in Mid-Air Designed by Japanese studio

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Apr 14, 2014
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Rainbow burst Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare ,Beautiful Installation

Gazing upon Sebastian Masuda’s dizzying installation "Colorful Rebellion –- Seventh Nightmare" feels like the visual equivalent of eating so much candy you’re sweating and the room is beginning to spin.

The immersive installation, where Mike Kelley meets Lisa Frank, is an infinite swarm of neon-colored cuteness, adorning every inch of the walls and ceilings of Kianga Ellis Projects. Stuffed tigers, plastic jewels, miniature parasols and ransacked dollhouses are some of the trinkets hovering in the artistic space, an altar to the Japanese kitsch overload style known in as Harajuku kawaii. In the middle of the room is a white bed; lie inside it and you’ll be swallowed alive by the vibrant Japanese subculture and its insatiable chotchkies.

While Masuda’s wonderfully claustrophobic experiment is an army of cuteness that takes no prisoners alive, there is an undeniable darkness to the pastel-colored invasion too. The living environment is actually the artist’s interpretation of the seven deadly sins, reappropriated to better suit contemporary Japanese subculture. Although most Americans know Harajuku through street style blogs and maybe Gwen Stefani, the movement is rooted in the desire to escape and avoid judgment in a culture that allows little room for deviation or weakness.

"One must understand that in Japan, therapy and psychological outlets are not as acceptable as they are in the United States," Masuda explains in his artist statement. "The majority of the time, these girls do not fit in with their classmates and community. Harajuku is not only a place where they can be different without consequence, it is also a place that provides fashion alternatives for girls to express dark emotions in flamboyant, alternative styles."

Conflating playful excess and vital necessity, Masuda shows visually and emotionally how style and expression can save lives.

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Apr 14, 2014
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Amazing Rare mineral cost $5,000

Rob Lavinsky of The Arkenstone (www.irocks.com) brought this fascinating mineral to market, selling it to a buyer for $5,000. The specimen, which Lavinsky describes as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket), measures 9 x 7 x 6 cm. It was originally obtained by Frank Valenzuela back in the 1960s from the Inspiration Mine in Arizona, USA. Lavinsky explains:

Frank Valenzuela obtained this specimen from a fellow miner at the Inspiration, where he was a miner and then a shaft supervisor in the 1950s-1960s. It was collected, he recalls, in the early 1960s. It is a classic example of the quartz-covered chrysocolla stalactites from that time, but unusual in that it was preserved as a whole pocket. The piece glows when backlit, as the top surface is partially translucent and there is a small hole in back of the vug, to let light into the pocket for backlighting. The largest stalactites are 2 cm. The pocket opening is 2 inches across. Overall, a unique, interesting, and very beautiful piece that I have long lusted to obtain from the collection and bring to market. Joe Budd Photos.

Amazing Rare mineral cost $5,000

Amazing Rare mineral cost $5,000

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