history of art

•03/31/2010 • Leave a Comment

dmvA: blob VB3 – Evcik

•01/07/2010 • Leave a Comment


‘blob VB3’ by dmvA
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek

belgian architectural firm dmvA designed ‘blob VB3’, a mobile unit for the office of
xfactoragencies as an extension to the ‘house’. the  space – egg house consists of a bathroom,
kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. the nose can be opened automatically
and functions as a kind of porch. it easily transportable and can also be used as an office,
guestroom or garden house.

polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the ‘blob VB3’.


photo by vercruysse frederik


photo by vercruysse frederik


photo by vercruysse frederik


photo by vercruysse frederik


photo by vercruysse frederik


photo by vercruysse frederik


the blob can be opened the front and side
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek


image courtesy dmvA
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek


image courtesy dmvA
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek


the frame of the ‘blob’
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek


photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek
image courtesy dmvA


the shell surface
image courtesy dmvA
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek


the interior of the shell
image courtesy dmvA
photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek

Incredible Auto Concept Design – Audi Shark

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Audi Shark is, undoubtedly, the most attractive and creative design in the design competition co-sponsored by Audi and Milan’s Domus Academy. It was designed by Kazim Doku, a 26-year-old Turk, and then won the first prize of the design competition.

The two-seater flying sport automobile is inspired by motorcycles and airplanes, and designed both with the future technology and today’s conditions. Looking at the Shark, it’s easy to catch glimpses of the R8, TT and S5 but with an ultra-modern twist. In Doku’s word, it is “an auto which reflects both today and future”.



Unlike other classical cars, the Shark has no wheels but a front-hinged canopy and air foils instead. Unique paddles are designed outside to help the car speed up with a balance and control and to complete the special concept. Both the headlights and the tail lights are made by transparent tubes which integrate LED units to fit the design of Audi. The interior features sporty are designed like a motorcycle seat so that the drivers could feel maximum comfort level.



It is because of the Audi Shark’s exterior design details and the design of the seats that increase the quality of driving, speeding and controlling. The Shark diminishes the risk of an accident as well as satisfies the driver who likes to make speed. It will be the perfect reflection of the cars in the future.


Modern Architecture – The Longest Arch Bridge in the World

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Already home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai is preparing for a record-breaking arch bridge. Inspired by desert dunes, the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing will stretch one mile long (667 m), with an arch 672 feet (205 meters) high and 2200 feet (667 m) long. It outreaches China’s current record holder, the Chaotianmen Yangtze River Crossing, by 410 feet (125 m).

New York City-based architect FXFowle led the team of consultants that won a design competition held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) last February. The bridge is estimated to cost $680 million.

The bridge will accommodate 12 lanes of traffic and a metro line running down its center. The bridge will also include a man-made island on which an Opera theater will be constructed. Reportedly due for opening in 2012, the bridge is part of rush program to increase capacity across the creek and cut chronic congestion.

from http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/modern-architecture-the-8

Artistic Wedding Photography

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One of the greatest trends to come about in these modern times is artistic wedding photography. Rather than flip through countless photos of stiff people with fake smiles, couples are choosing to change it up. Whether they’re utilizing personalized props or are posing in front of meaningful backgrounds, couples are giving us a rare glimpse into their lives. These photos become snapshots of their story. While some play out like the last chapter of a romance novel – tender and sweet with not the slightest bit of cheesiness, still others just give us hope that, in the end, true love will prevail.

Here, then, are fifteen different stories taken by fifteen different photographers. They represent some of the best wedding photography around.

Via June Bug WeddingsOne of the greatest trends to come about in these modern times is artistic wedding photography. Rather than flip through countless photos of stiff people with fake smiles, couples are choosing to change it up. Whether they’re utilizing personalized props or are posing in front of meaningful backgrounds, couples are giving us a rare glimpse into their lives. These photos become snapshots of their story. While some play out like the last chapter of a romance novel – tender and sweet with not the slightest bit of cheesiness, still others just give us hope that, in the end, true love will prevail.

Here, then, are fifteen different stories taken by fifteen different photographers. They represent some of the best wedding photography around.

from http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/artistic-wedding-photography

Magnificent Creatures – Humpback Whales Feeding in Alaska

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British photographer and kayaker Duncan Murrell paddles close to humpback whales to shoot them feeding off the coast of Alaska. The humpbacks, which can grow to more than 50 feet, spend most of their time under water and can dive for up to 30 minutes, so being at the right place at the right time to see them requires skill and luck.

Humpback whales feed mainly on herring, krill. and other small fish. The whales use a variety of methods to catch food including underwater exhalation of columns of bubbles that concentrate prey, feeding in formation, herding of prey, and lunge feeding.

Murrell has earned himself the nickname “Whaleman” because he gets so close to the humpbacks. “All the situations have invariably involved me taking the kayak out in a storm,” he said. “There was a time in Alaska when I was severely hypothermic, standing knee-deep in water and really thinking I would never get out.”

Mug designs

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Mr. P Lick Mug [link]

Mr P Lick Mug

Anamorphic Cups

The Anamorphic Cup is the first product to employ the centuries old visual play of the anamorphic cylinder. The stainless steel cup has a polished mirror finish. The porcelain saucer is printed with distorted images or words. These graphics can only be viewed correctly though the curved, reflective surface of the cup. [link]

Anamorphic Cups

Punch Coffee Mug

This coffee cup reminds you that getting up is hard, you need strong coffee and a good punch in the face to get going. [link]

Punch Coffee Mug

Punch Coffee Mug 2

Dunk Mug

This smart ceramic mug features a special compartment in which you can store cookies. [link]

Dunk Mug

Camera Zoom Lens Mug

Unfortunately, this is not a real mug, just a brilliant concept design.

Camera Zoom Lens Mug

Stacked Cups

Stacked is comfortable in the hand and amusing to the eye. No matter how you grab it, it’s guaranteed to enliven your coffee break and perk up your pantry. [link]

Stacked Cups

The Pessimist’s Mug

You’ll never see the glass as half-full again. [link]

The Pessimists Mug

Helvetica Coffee Mug

Coffee, like Helvetica, is an acquired taste. To satisfy both habits, this white ceramic mug features four weights of the timeless font – in corresponding caffeinated shades – and a sensibly squared handle. [link]

Helvetica Coffee Mug

On/Off Mug

At first glance it’s simply a standard black mug with big white letters that say “OFF”. Nothing fancy, but once you add the hot beverage of your choice, the mug changes color to white and in big black letters it states: “ON”. [link]

On Off Mug

Link Mugs

Mugs that link together: An elegantly formed cross on the side of each mug fits neatly into the next, forming a self supporting row of up to 6 mugs. [link]

Link Mugs

Link Mugs 2

Crinkle Cup

Designed to look like a discarded, plastic coffee cup, the Crinkle Cup is actually made out of ceramic. [link]

Crinkle Cup