Perpetual Ocean shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. By estimating the circulation and climate of the ocean NASA was able to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.
Klein Bottle House in Mornington Peninsula, Australia applies the logic of a shape which folds into itself to become one continuous volume. The mathematical term for The Klein Bottle is a surface with an indefinable left, right, top or bottom. This project was carried out by the Architecture firm McBride Charles Ryan. For more information, images and technical drawings follow this link.
Every year at the international watch and jewelry fair in Basel Switzerland, famed watchmaker Harry Winston unveils the latest model in their exclusive Opus line. This year for the Opus 12, Harry Winston partnered with Emmanuel Bouchet to create a watch that is built around 12 pairs of hands that point towards the center and rotate in place to turn blue when they’re telling the time or silver when they’re inactive. It’s an absolute marvel of engineering that unmatched by any other watch producer on this planet.
Google has set off to brazil to offer users Google street view: Amazon, the ability to explore the rivers, forests, and communities of the amazon basin’s rio negro reserve within google maps. For more details and a video of how this breathtaking project was accomplished click here.
The harvard microrobotics laboratory have developed a robotic bee that is printed from layers of carbon-fiber and plastic. Attached to the frame are titanium wings which, when applied to an external power source, are able to move at 1 or 30 hertz. Technology’s unabated evolution continues to expand our abilities to further miniaturize engineering. For more details follow this link.
In Liu Bolin latest work commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar, he applies his signature disappearing effect to some of the worlds biggest designers. This collaboration features designers Albert Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier, Angela Missoni, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciol painted into their own thematic environments.
Filmmaker Marcus Tomlinson brings us Cosmic Energy, a short film featuring model Ajak Deng with jewelry from Bulgari, Fabergé, Louis Vuitton and Dior. This new wave of conceptual filmmaking that has already penetrated the fashion world is now starting to make its way over to jewelry.