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Shylights

Shylights

Shylights, by StudioDRIFT, are beautiful unfolding kinetic lights that bloom like flowers.

Via This is Colossal.

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Spex appeal

Love these frames… anyone got any info…?

Via The Gifts of Life.

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Alexander Calder initial R brooch

Initial R pin brooch, brass and steel wire, 1940, by Alexander Calder.

Via Christie’s.

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Dancing paper cranes

Artist Ugoita T. has not only perfected the art of origami, but has an electromagnetised flock of paper cranes that can dance in unison. It’s pretty amazing to watch. The paper birds look alive as they gyrate in near perfect synchronicity on their podium.

Via Rude Mechanicals.

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Koppel annual calendar watch

Watches with annual calendars tend towards rather complicated dial layouts. Not so with the beautifully understated Koppel automatic mechanical annual calendar watch, from Georg Jensen.

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Muji air purifier

Muji air purifier

Muji air purifier

Muji air purifier, with dual counter fan and 360°dust collection and deodorizing filter, this air purifier quickly removes matter suspended in the air. Air is drawn in from around the air purifier and clean air is emitted from the top of the product.

Via Milk n’ Sugar.

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Rudolph de Harak

US designer Rudolph de Harak (1924 – 2002) is mostly known for his book covers and for the album sleeves of Westminster Records. His magnum opus is considered the 1960’s design for McGraw-Hill paperbacks which brought him to produce nearly 350 covers on a multiplicity of subjects ranging from philosophy to science, anthropology and psychology.

His interpretation of each subject is always subtle and innovative as he experimented with a variety of visual arts styles such as op-art as well as abstract expressionism or conceptual art or even Max Bill’s Swiss modernism.

His main effort is to continuously reduce the number of forms and colors and to limit the number of typefaces in order to better express complex notions and concepts. The covers are devoid of any straightforward symbolism and they usually show an abstract quality, far from being mere illustrations of an idea.

Via SOCKS.

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1956 Maserati 200 SI

1956 Maserati 200 SI

The first Maserati 200 S ever built! This stunning piece of machinery has significant historic importance and occupies a place of distinction in the history of Maserati sports racing cars, winning many races back in the 50´s and driven by the likes of Stirling Moss and Giuseppe Farina.

This one of a kind sports car features an impeccable 2.0 litre 187hp engine sourced from a Formula 2 car, and a unique aluminium body that was hand-beaten into shape and welded together, giving it a particular look, thanks to its raw, unpainted finish.

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Fuel Japan

Via guzzigazz.

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Iris

A beautiful poster for Albert Maysles’s new movie Iris.

Via The English Group.

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