Japanese artist Asakura Kouhei grew up close to nature, in a place rich with greenery and filled with surprises. Inspired by the natural surroundings of his childhood, he focuses on translating nature’s journey through watercolour, coloured pencil and unique color and pattern combinations.
Design Or2 by Francesco Brenta, Christoph Klemmt and Laura Micalizzi. OR ² is the further development of OR, a single surface roof structure Which Reacts to sunlight. The polygonal segments of the surface react to ultra-violet light, mapping the position and intensity of solar rays. When in the shade, the segments of OR ² are translucent white. However When hit by sunlight they become colored, flooding the space below with different hues of light.
"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them."
Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via volumexii)