Designed by Rael San Fratello Architects, the Planter Bricks are custom designed concrete masonry units that can hold plants and vegetation. The planter bricks have the potential to counter the heat island effect in big cities through evapotranspiration and pollution conversion. The plants in the wall help mediate the temperature of the microclimate surrounding the building, buffer sound and help filter the air.
Japanese artist Skulltoys has created “Skull Wars,” a two-piece series featuring Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper from Star Wars as ornately inked, skull-like figures. Both pieces were featured in the Rising Tide 2 exhibit at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago that ran from December 2011 to January 2012.
3 cities, 3 walls, 1 piece of amazing artwork by Yoji Shinkawa recreated in spray paint by Jim Vision, EndoftheLine.
In advance of the release of the new Metal Gear Rising game EndoftheLine were commissioned by Konami to recreate Yoji Shinkawa’s original artwork on a huge scale in 3 cities across the UK. EndoftheLine found sites in Liverpool, Leeds and London and produced each of the artworks in 2 days filming the whole process
Using the world’s most expensive coffee beans “black ivory” (coffee beans consumed by elephants and collected from their feces) the Japanese successfully created a brand new treat for the human’s need.
For this installation at Young Projects in Los Angeles, Michael Haussman shot five different subjects on a trampoline and gave each a specific prop and background. As the artist says, “to the normal viewer, a person jumping on a trampoline is just a figure moving up and down and their expression is a blur of motion. To capture this action and emotion, all the subjects were shot at 2,000 frames per second.