Ford’s proposal involves surgically removing the animal’s cerebral cortex but maintaining the lower brain functions so the body can continue to grow. Without the capacity to sense the environment the bird is arguably not in a state of suffering, which is a far cry from current farming practices.

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Ford’s proposal involves surgically removing the animal’s cerebral cortex but maintaining the lower brain functions so the body can continue to grow. Without the capacity to sense the environment the bird is arguably not in a state of suffering, which is a far cry from current farming practices.

The other effect is that the birds can be packed into a much more horizontal space in just about any type of building upping the productivity from 1 chicken per 10 cubic feet to nearly 4 chickens in the same area. Ford’s plan calls for removing the birds’ feet as well to make space. The design seems to make it easier to raise meat in urban environments, localising chicken farming.

The animal is fed water and nutrients though a tube to its esophagus and another tube removes the waste. The body is then strapped into a frame which can stack the…

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USUGROW

With mind bending meticulous detail, Usugrow’s work crosses the line between bad ass and refined elegance.While developing his vision and technique, Usugrow worked designing promotional graphics for Japan’s punk and metal scenes, Usugrows unique, stylized combination of traditional Japanese artwork and punk iconography soon made him the visual identity of Tokyo’s underground, but Usugrows’ global notoriety begun when overseas brands saw the potential for collaborative projects, resulting in a series of collectable products and feature articles in leading counterculture and art publications. A global cult following quickly resulted.As a conscious leader of his community, Usugrow has been using his fame to organize and promote a new Japanese art movement consisting of a tribe of highly talented artists with roots in the metal, punk, hip hop and tattoos, all of whom share his elegant aesthetics.This group, known as The Shinganists (The Outsiders) consists of Usugrow, Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nozaka, Bene & Jun Kaneko and have exhibited collectively and individually across the globe, representing a true and revolutionary art movement.Motifs of skulls and death are commonly depicted Usugrows black and white artwork, however instead acting as reminders our own mortality, Usugrow endeavors to represent them as symbols of rebirth and beauty.

source:ArrestedMotion

The clone chair

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The clone chair is based on a Queen Anne chair from the collection of the Metropolitan museum in New York that has been sampled, digitised and recreated in plywood. The piece keeps an appreciation of the form and formality of the original, but has been transformed into something that is more about the idea of possibility.by Julian Mayor

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Evolution of the alphabet

Vienna base graphic Designer Andreas Scheiger had create series of evolution or anatomy of the alphabet letter. This is a one of the set about how did the alphabet letter “evolved” .

“Of all the achievements of the human mind, the birth of the alphabet is the most momentous. Letters, like men, have now an ancestry, and the ancestry of words, as of men, is often a very noble possession, making them capable of great things. indeed, it has been said that the invention of writing is more important than all the victories ever won or constitutions devised by man. The history of writing is, in a way, the history of the human race, since in it are bound up, severally and together, the development of thought, of expression, of art, of intercommunication, and of mechanical invention.(…) A letter should possess an esthetic quality that is organic, an essential of the form itself and not the result of mere additions to its fundamental form nor to meaningless variations of it.”


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KASPAR HAMACHER – AUSGEBRANNT

Belgium designer Kaspar Hamacher creates furniture that range from chairs to shelves.
Using nature as a source of inspiration he aims to design simple pieces that are not artificially produced.
Included in his current collection are ‘the stool’, ‘the leather belt’ and ‘the board’.
The difference between the purely natural and the technologically produced can be clearly felt.
There are things that cannot be copied such as the warmth of wood, the smell and touch of leather, the individuality that cannot be imitated.

source:NOTCOT

Ento

This project is a roadmap for introducing edible insects
to the western diet. We believe that this cultural leap
could be achieved through a sequence of products and
services that will steadily build acceptance.
Insects offer a solution to accelerating global food
demand. They are much more space and energy
efficient than traditional livestock and will happily eat the
crops we don’t want. They are also high in protein, low
in fat and cholesterol, and rich in nutrients like omega-3.
We designed our brand: Ento to build awareness of the
benefits of edible insects. Ento will deliver a succession
of foods and eating experiences that will gently
challenge our cultural taboo.
And perhaps by 2020, fresh grasshoppers will be a
regular sight in your local Tesco.

source:NOTCOT