Saturday, August 16, 2014

forward






“I think the single biggest thing that money gave me—and obviously I came from a place where I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point. It was literally as poor as you can get in Britain without being homeless at one point. If you’ve ever been there you will never, ever take for granted that you don’t need to worry. Never.”

“I've no idea where ideas come from and I hope I never find out; it would spoil the excitement for me if it turned out I just have a funny little wrinkle on the surface of my brain which makes me think about invisible train platforms.”
J.K Rowling


independence



The concept for the Dandi Memorial has been developed by a National Design Team with participation of leading artists, and designers from major design schools from India; under the overall direction of a High Level Dandi Memorial Committee constituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Culture.IIT Bombay has been appointed the co-ordinating agency for the project.
A statue of Gandhiji, inside a pyramid of light, leading the marchers, followed by life-size sculptures of the group of the 80 fellow marchers will be the main memorial. Two stylized hands raised up in the sky, holding at the top a handful of simulated salt crystals, will form the canopy under which the main Gandhiji sculpture would be placed. The hands would have solar panels mounted within them with a bank of LED search lights floor mounted around the rim of the base pedestal. With light levels going down towards evening, a pyramid of light will rise up in the sky illuminating the salt crystal at the apex.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

reflections




Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston.
Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally on the ground with mirrors positioned overhead. The reflections of visitors give the impression they are standing on, suspended from, or scaling the building vertically.
Sited on a vacant lot on Ashwin Street, Erlich will design and decorate the fa├žade to resemble the houses that previously stood on the block. Erlich’s installation will be accompanied by talks, workshops and live performances, exploring themes related to the project, including architectural history, urbanism, and perception, which will be developed in collaboration with local organisations.

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friends












The art of making scrapbooks has been going on for years. Yet it is the most endearing way to keep memories of your friends for posterity. The scrap book not only defines you as a person it also preserves handwriting, sketches and other traits of your friends. In today’s digital world no one takes the pain to be creative, individualistic and fun. Scrapbooks of holidays, schooldays and college years bring many a smiles to our faces than going on a networking site and casually liking some random post.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

celluloid






Celluloid is really several pictures strung together especially in the case of animated movies. Character development, sketching, visualization and continuity are key elements for an animator to imbibe.
Storyboards are graphic organizers in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.
The storyboarding process, in the form it is known today, was developed at Walt Disney Productions during the early 1930s, after several years of similar processes being in use at Walt Disney and other animation.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

focus




Focus is very vital in photography. It can make or break a great shot. A quick summary of the different focusing techniques is as follows along with product using the technique.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

siblings




Kumi Yamashita is a Japanese artist and currently lives and works in New York. He experiments with light and shadow in the most remarkable ways. He uses the single or multiple objects and places them in such a way that they align with a single light source to produce fabulous results. In his own words, “The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow)”. His choice of material, placement of light and positioning of artwork in the context is awe-inspiring.



branches and roots





So what do you do when the plot you have is a huge rock? 

The house needs to embrace the land on which  it stands and use the topography to its fullest advantage . This amazing house casa-playa-las-lomas by vertice arquitectos does just that. It draws its strength from its roots and reaches out defying gravity.The two main goals to develop the project were to fully exploit the best possible view to the ocean from the social area, as well as from the master bedroom, and to make the most of the plot of land.

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http://www.contemporist.com/2012/03/20/casa-playa-las-lomas-i-05-by-vertice-arquitectos/





darkness







Most of us are very blessed to be sighted. Colour is perhaps the first thing of beauty we experience as a child. Notice how children’s books and toys are full of bright vivid colours that delight us. They catch the child’s eye and he is drawn to them instantly.


Now imagine a visually challenged child. What a challenge it would be to teach him colours.Talk about something he is probably never going to experience. This challenge has been met by Menena Cottin and Rosana Faria in their book titled “The Black Book of Colour”. Black line drawings that are raised on black paper are used which can be experienced by touch. A beautifully written text compliments the artwork describing colours through imagery. A sighted reader can begin to imagine what it is like to use Braille to read by running their finger over the raised drawings. A full Braille alphabet at the end of the book can be used interpret further.

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Book-Colors-Menena-Cottin/dp/0888998732