Month: May 2015

pom

COUSIN IT.

Daniel Rozin’s anthropomorphic “PomPom Mirror” features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made […]

kengo

DINING WITH RECYCLED CABLES

If you happen to be in Kichijoji outside Tokyo, please drop by this bar-restaurant designed by Japanese artist and architect Kengo Kuma. Located on a by-street that still retains the ambience of black market stalls popular during the post-world war II period, the yakitori bar- restaurant is predominantly adorned with recycled materials, including ethernet cables, to give the restaurant its […]

smoker ink

BLACK AS TAR

BBDO Proximity Thailand has produced a fascinating case study on its recent anti-smoking effort for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Working with medical faculty at Chulalongkorn University, the agency produced a black ink made from materials extracted from lungs donated after death by longtime smokers. By distributing the ink at public events, the campaign sparked quite […]

HIV

I’M POSITIVE, IT’S BLOOD.

The latest cover of Vangardist Magazine, a progressive men’s publication, is bound to stand out at newsstands. “This Magazine Has Been Printed With The Blood of HIV+ People,” it reads, and it’s true. It has Over 3,000 copies of the spring issue have been printed with ink containing a small amount of infected blood, as an attempt […]