Karakuri from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.
Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri. Today Hideki Higashino is one of the few remaining craftsmen who is determined to keep the history and tradition of Japanese Karakuri alive.
Shot and edited by Matthew Allard.
Camera Sony PMW-F3
Edited in FCP (slight color correction in Color)
On june 20th 2011, JongArsitek! and the Indonesian Institute of Architects, organized a lecture by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.After more than 50 years, Rem Koolhaas finally set foot back to the country, he so oftenly mentioned, to make impact in his provoking architectural thoughts.Accompanied by his partner and Director of OMA Hongkong, David Gianotten, they address approximately 500 Indonesian Architects, young and seniors, in two lectures that comprehensively delivered the journey of OMA as an architectural firm and their projects in Asia.Made by Vidour, this video is for everyone to watch. So don’t hesitate to share this to everybody you know.We hope you enjoy this.
A very late post, actually. Here are the official video documentations of the OMA – Rem Koolhas & David Gianotten Public lecture held in Jakarta on June 20th, 2011 by JongArsitek! and the Indonesian Institute of Architects (see some of the documentation made by myself [here] and [here]).
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Meet Rick Genest, a Canadian artist and fashion model born in Montreal on August 7, 1985. Genest is also known as 'Zombie Boy', with eighty percent of his body is covered, including intricate designs of an entire skeleton (skull included) and is thematically, the depiction of a body decomposing - complete with flesh eating insects.
Started to get his first tattoo at 16, he then meet up with Montreal's tattoo artist Frank Lewis by 19 and was committed to his full body tattoo project, with Lewis responsible on designing the majority of his body over the next six years.
The ad video from above was made as a campaign video for Dermablend Professional products, since Rick Genest has become the muse for the brand. The amazing transformation took a team of makeup artists a full day to cover the tattoos on Genest’s head, chest, arms, face and part of his back.
Genest shot to fame after Nicolas Formichetti, creative director of Mugler and stylist to Lady Gaga, put him on the Paris catwalks and in Gaga’s Born this Way video.
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Sleepbox - video courtesy of ArchGroupRussia
"Imagine yourself in an unfamiliar city or in an airport or in any other public place far from home. There is no opportunity for you to rest and relax, even if you are extremely tired. You can have a snack or drink virtually anywhere, but there is simply nowhere to sleep. Sleeping in public causes security, privacy and hygiene issues. Sleep away from home in busy and crowded places is a non-existent luxury." [Sleepbox]
A very interesting design concept by some creative people in Russia. The main concept of Sleepbox is special units designed as mini hostels, designed for travellers (especially solo travellers) or any people with such mobile activities to be able to have a special place to rest without having to go to a hotel. But the units themselves were already provided with the same level of security and comfort as a hotel does.
Other designers from other countries have also come out with mini hostels as such with different ideas in shape and sizes. But I do think that these design will actually work and is going to become a new trend with so many people who does travelling more these days.
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