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A Clock for every time!

Creative and Modern Wall Clocks

‘I am always late on principle, my principle being that punctuality is the thief of time.’ – Oscar Wilde

Are you always late? There is a Clock for you. Do you like cats, music, or even math? A clock for you as well!

Here you can find some fun and quite stylish clocks to add a touch of design to your house!

DCI Matte Black Powder Coated Metal Mathematics Blackboard Pop Quiz Clock

Happy Black Cat Wall and Table Clock Ashton Sutton Wooden and Glass Musical Clef Shaped Wall Clock clock design

And last, but not least, in Osaka, Japan, in the Station City there is an astonishing dot matrix water clock, that shows the time as well as beautiful complex graphics, all with drops of falling water. (Watch the video)

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Music will save the world

“Beaty will save the world,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote in  his book, The Idiot.

Music is beauty.  Art is  beauty.

And when music and art meet, the epitome of beauty is born.

Synesthesia is the metaphorical process by which one sense modality is described or characterized in terms of another sense, such as “a bright sound” – sight with hearing -or “a sweet music” – taste with hearing -. With these paintings one can actually “see music”, not only hear it: a double pleasure.

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare ~

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” ~ Plato ~

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Take a look also at:  Surreal Photography by Thomas Barbèy: Piano Peace  and  Surreal photography by Erik Johansson: Electric Guitar

Credits:  Joe Joubert, Leszek Bujnowski, et al.

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“Without music, life would be a mistake” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

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Monumental Sculpture: “Sho” by Jaume Plensa at the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas.

Jaume Plensa, born in 1955 in Barcelona, Spain, is a contemporary artist. He is famous for his big sculptures (up to 66ft – 20 meters – tall) mainly representing humans, that can be light or heavy, made with marble, steel and/or glass. His sculptures are composed with different subjects, from trees to letters, to shoes. His work is meticulous and he is committed to a careful construction, obtaining a clean look. One of his most notable works is Crown Fountain (2000-04) in Chicago’s Millennium Park, one of the most successful public art projects of the past decade. He was awarded with the Medaille des Chevaliers des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture in 1993, with the National Art Award of Catalonia, Spain, in 1996, and with an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago. Plensa has exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide, including in Paris, England, Madrid, Vienna, New York, Chicago and Tokyo.

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Sho is one of Plensa’s sculpture and it represents a female head and is formed by white-painted stainless steel openwork mesh. It stands approximately 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide and weighs 660 pounds. It is a portrait of a young Chinese girl, Sho, whom the artist met in Barcelona where his studio is located. The undulating curves of the girl’s facial features and braided hair are emphasized, especially in profile, demonstrating the artist’s ability to represent the human form in large, three-dimension. Created in 2007, it is now exposed in Dallas, Texas, at the SMU, Meadows Museum’s new plaza and sculpture garden since 2009.

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Take also a look at:

Giant Clothespin Sculpture in Belgium

Amazing Sculpture: Horizon in New Zealand

Monumental plant sculpture at the Mosaiculteres Internationales de Montreal

 

 

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Monumental Sculpture: “Sho” by Jaume Plensa at the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas.

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The most unique, as well as the most unbelievable and incomprehensible stairwell are located in the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), NY.  It was designed by a Filipino architect Rafael Nelson Aboganda in 1968 and it was inspired by the artwork of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelius Escher.

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An architectural marvel that seems to violate the laws of physics and basic logic by looping back into itself, whether you try to go upstairs or downstairs you end up always in the same floor, as in an illusion effect.

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As astonishing and wonderful this stairwell appears to be, unfortunately, it is only a myth.  It is part of a project by film and animation graduate student Michael Lacanilao. “The Stairwell Project” aims to create a modern myth regarding the existence of such “magic staircase” in the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Nonetheless, it is an interesting story and it is a good way to imagine new frontiers for design and architecture.

 

You may also like the surreal photography of  Erik Johansson and Thomas Barbèy.

Metal artwork: Joel Sullivan

Joel Sullivan, a canadian artist now living in Nova Scotia, was inspired in an early age from his mother’s drawings and spent most of his free time sketching animals, Super Heroes and anatomy which especially fascinated him.
As an adult, after taking a decorative welding course, Joel abandoned the pencil and started to use metal as the base of his work. Combining fine art and metal craftsmanship, Joel creates works that are raw and unusual. He founded Iron Designs and created anatomical sculptures, robots, abstract works and wall art.

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Metal artwork: Joel Sullivan

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LEGO Wedding Dress

Japanese artist Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon created this white dress made entirely of Lego for Tokyo’s “Piece of Peace” world heritage exhibit featuring objects built using the popular bricks.

Hosokai believes that we construct things from the most basic building blocks. The artist writes about his creation:

“There is fear in that we are all different from one another, but that is also the gateway to self-consciousness. Self-consciousness was once whole, but in the modern trend where all things whole get broken down, it too is about to get deconstructed. For that reason, people now seek to reconstruct their consciousness by extending it onto others. Through this process of extension, we have learned to unravel things down to their basic elements.”

Visit: http://www.daisyballoon.com

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LEGO Wedding Dress

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Love Me Love Me Not Table

The Love Me Love Me Not Table is a a set of eight individual side tables, that can make up a full flower. The sculpted form of the base unfurls to reveal a surface like a floating leaf or petal. It was designed in collaboration with Justin Plunkett for Vogel design.

You can find it here: http://www.vogeldesign.co.za/products/products/jlmlmn-real-open.jpg/

Take a look also at some great ideas for lamps: Illumination? Creative lamp design and A Clock for every time!

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Love Me Love Me Not Table

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