This year's titles for FOTB were created by Nando Costa through the use of macro motion pictures and materials with magnetic properties.
Stockholm based designer Carl Kleiner was responsible for the visuals of Ikea's new recipe book, called Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best).
This is a two hour documentary about Monsanto, producer of herbicides, pesticides and crop seeds.
Italian Fabiano did this great series: Infinite Palaces & Buildings.
A dictaphone placed inside a parcel, constantly recording as the parcel travels from London to Helsinki. By Lauri Warsta.
Ken Leung, Art Director of Monocle magazine, has established his own London based design consultancy called Modern Publicity. By the way, if you live in Switzerland you can order Monocle here for cheaper.
Lovely documentation from 1930, with some good British narrative.
The BFI writes: This classic film from the long-running 'Secrets of Nature' series shows the birth, life and reproduction of sweet peas - as shown via an enthralling combination of close-up and time-lapse photography, occasionally interspersed with stop-motion animation, narrated by a somewhat florid commentary that has dated rather more noticeably than the still-astonishing images.
Visualization of a hypercube in perspective projection rotates first around the XW plane, the YW plane, the ZW plane and then around all the planes at once. By Eva Schindling.
Photo by Tony Law.
Fantastic article on Businessweek on Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn, the company which produces PlayStations, iPhones and Dell computers. Read it here.
Tristan Perich composed the 1 Bit Symphony.
Spontaneous City is a project by London Fieldworks.
Spontaneous City by London Fieldworks comprises two sculptural installations specially designed for the Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus Altissima) an unusual tree of Chinese origin which grows in Cremorne Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, and Duncan Terrace Gardens, Islington. The two sister sculptures are made from a collection of over 250 bespoke, wooden bird and bug boxes that create a sculptural ‘habitat’ for the birds, insects and invertebrates that occupy the gardens, providing spaces for shelter, nesting or feeding. The design of the boxes in Duncan Terrace reflects the Georgian terraces and 1960s flats that surround the park, and in Cremorne Gardens, the structure is inspired by the architecture of the nearby Worlds End housing estate.
I couldn't agree more with Robert Hughes's comments about how money, fame and the media is transforming the art world. Make sure to see the whole movie.
Excerpt from Matter Fisher, a serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a fragment of estranged matter... By David Prosser from the Royal College of Art, London.
Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum, 2010.
Born in Saga, Japan in 1967. Worked under Shiro Kuramata in 1987 and Issey Miyake since 1988 and established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000.
Have you heard of the Brazil Nut Effect? Here you go.
The work of Rufus Corporation.
Olafur Elisasson (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish-Icelandic artist. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research.
Living two years in Italy I was always fascinated by the beautiful cappuccino designs that the baristas would create in only a second...
Visualization by British astronomer Scott Manley.