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Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. It’s hard to determine exactly how functional they are, but it seems like he had success in building a number of different things. I can only imagine how quickly they might melt in your hands, but I suppose that’s beside the point; this is two of the greatest things in the world fused together. Simples.
If you google around there are numerous attempts at creating various forms of LEGO in chocolate or other food, but this appears to be the most detailed and well-designed of anything out there. (via Legosaurus) Share this scrumptious delight with others by hitting the grey 'f' button above.
If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the material to use. Unless of course you’re artist Daniel Agdag (previously), who has been toiling away creating a series of new works each more detailed and fascinating than the next. “The Principles of Aerodynamics” is Agdag’s first solo exhibition where his series of cardboard contraptions that portray his “ongoing pursuit of escape through the metaphor of flight” will be on display through Aug 31, 2014.
As he’s done in the past, Agdag forfeits all blueprints, drawings and plans choosing, instead, to work only from mind and scalpel. His industrial beasts–get close and you can almost smell the oil and smoke; hear the clanking and buzzing–come together only from sliced cardboard hinged with glue.
Images and info via: Colossal
To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that traverse the entire grounds around the tower.
Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until the final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. You can read more about the project over on the Historic Royal Palaces website, and see the volunteers’ progress by following the #TowerPoppies hashtag on Twitter.
Marble’s usual rendition is seen in delicate antique effigies or lifesize sculptural portraits. Japenese-born, Los Angeles-based artist Yutaka Sone uses it to sculpt vast landscapes, natural as well as architectural. The third in a series of models made in marble, Sone exhibited his two-and-a-half-ton sculpture entitled Little Manhattan last week at the Park Avenue Armory art fair.
Almost 20 years in the making, Sone has previously created models of island-cities of Hong Kong and Venice. His work reflects a fascination with the peculiar forms these cities take, and how they have adapted and conquered them. Aided by photographic reproductions, imagery from Google Earth and several helicopter rides, Sone rendered the densely populated borough to scale, showing, for instance, bike paths cutting through Central Park and the arch in Washington Square Park.
That’s the first thing that strikes you about Little Manhattan, how it works at opposite scalar poles—at both the micro and the macro. While the piece is nine feet in length and three feet tall, the Manhattan skyline accounts for just the top few centimeters or so. Step back, and the latter barely registers; instead, one's eye is drawn to the exquisitely sculpted stone, delicately pleated with folds that extrude the city's outline downwards. Closer inspection, however, yields countless beautiful details. One can trace the intricately constructed streets, avenues, parks, bridges and buildings, and scan for recognizable sites like the Empire State Building.
The 48-year-old artist had been originally trained in architecture. Yet his work as an artist comprises a range of media including painting, drawing, photography, video and performance, but predominantly sculpture. Veronique Ansorge, Associate Director of the David Zwirner Gallery, with whom Sone has been working since 1999, gives us an insight into a few of the dichotomies that Sone’s work embodies. “With his background in architecture, there is an inclination to blend the rigidity inherent in architecture with a fluid artistic vision,” says Ansorge.
There are other interesting dualisms at work here. In the use of marble, there emerges a tension between the strength of the stone and its soft texture and frailty; there is a conflict between realism and perfect reproduction that Sone addresses; a masculinity of an infrastructurally-dense city like Manhattan and a feminity in the form of an island and its gracefully poised "bedrock."
Like with most of Sone’s works, Little Manhattan developed over a lengthy period of time, with plans dating back to the late 1990s. He plans to do sculptures of two more cities to complete his series of miniature marble island-cities.
Images and Info via: Metropolis Magazine
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