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4 October 2023 @ 2:52 pm
Chicago-based designer Nicholas Rougeux is fascinated by early encyclopedic publications, from a 17th-century Dutch manuscript dedicated to mixing watercolors to Palladio’s The Four Books of Architecture. Most recently, he took an interest in ornithologist John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds.
Published between 1849 and 1861, the beautifully illustrated five-volume series contains 360 hand-colored lithographic plates made in collaboration with his assistant, Henry Constantine Richter. More
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4 October 2023 @ 10:00 am
A brand new 18-meter-long Strandbeest scuttles across the sands of a beach in The Netherlands in a short video by Dutch artist Theo Jansen (previously), who has been releasing his otherworldly creatures into the world each year since 1990.
Throughout the summer, Jansen experimented with connecting several units together, which could work in succession. “Animaris Rex is a herd of beach animals whose specimens hold each other as defense against storms,” he says. More
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3 October 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Shrouded with an air of mystery, Fatima Ronquillo’s enchanting oil paintings redefine the long-established style of Europe’s Old Masters. The subjects of her canvases are opulently-adorned, paired with a mélange of Catholic icons, flora, fauna, and magical realism that are bound together by motifs evocative of Colonial-era art. In her forthcoming solo show, Amore: An Ode to Love, Ronquillo accentuates a dream-like world where symbols of history, love, and longing come together. More
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3 October 2023 @ 2:41 pm
From hundreds of metallic emergency blankets suspended from a gallery ceiling to a series of giant inner tubes that engulf an entire room, SpY’s monumental kinetic installations (previously) invite viewers to lose themselves in kinetic choreography and dramatic lighting. In both “Zeros” and “Eclypses,” for example, bold, black shapes are cast in red light, dwarfing the visitor as the forms slowly sway. Many of the works require the viewer to activate them by moving through the middle or interacting with various passageways and perspectives. More
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3 October 2023 @ 10:00 am
Kenyan photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) questions conceptions of disposability in You Thought You Could Throw Me Away. On view this month at 193 Gallery in Paris, the exhibition includes a selection of Muriu’s striking portraits that camouflage her body amongst vivid, kaleidoscopic backdrops. Vibrant and disorienting, the photos emphasize the artist’s limbs, hair, and eyewear made of everyday materials and ask viewers to reconsider who and what are thought of as expendable. More
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2 October 2023 @ 5:35 pm
For centuries, a lone tree grew in a gully known as Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, one of England’s most beloved landmarks. Last week, an act of vandalism reduced the stalwart icon to a stump, generating shock and sadness for its loss. While the National Trust works to protect the remains to see if it can regrow, the story sheds a light on trees’ vulnerability while at the same time standing as emblems of strength and resiliency. More
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2 October 2023 @ 4:30 pm
In a celebration of global cultural fusion, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA upends Western art historical portrayals of African customs in vibrant mixed-media collages and sculptures (previously). Merging textiles with fiberglass, brass, raffia, wooden masks, and more, the artist highlights our associations with specific materials, pairing them with elusive narratives.
Shonibare incorporates the colorful designs into backgrounds, like in the Modern Spiritual series of woodcuts, or clothes dancing figures in a variety of of styles, like in “Sun Dance Kids (Boy and Girl).” His use of the distinctive cotton textiles, common in West and Central Africa, reference complex colonial histories, alluding to “the legacy of African aesthetics and the history of modernism while conceptualising his sculptures as ritual objects with power i
2 October 2023 @ 3:13 pm
In Transcending the Garden, Sipho Mabona continues to push the boundaries of origami through large-scale folds inspired by beastly and geological shapes. On view now at Glacier Garden Lucerne, this body of work evokes both animal physiques and the rigid, monumental nature of glaciers portrayed through monochromatic geometries.
Mabona became known for his animal sculptures ranging from small schools of koi to a life-sized interpretation of an elephant. More
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1 October 2023 @ 2:30 pm
Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you’d like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected]
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With the highly anticipated return of its massive public art spectacle, BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, is calling for artists working in light-based experiential installation, murals, projection mapping, digital art, or animation to submit proposals for the October 17 to 20, 2024, event. More
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29 September 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Tina Kraus (previously) recreates nature’s beauty, idiosyncrasies, and diversity through her intricate paper sculptures. Though the environment has been a source of inspiration since her childhood, Kraus explains to Colossal, “In the past decade, I have become more and more worried about the future. The climate crisis, pollution, and the loss of biodiversity already have a big impact on nature and life on this planet.” These disquietudes gave rise to her Paper Life! More
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29 September 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Discover the benefits of copper compression socks for athletes, those with circulation issues, and anyone seeking relief. Learn how they reduce swelling, improve circulation, and alleviate muscle pain and fatigue. Discover how copper compression socks work and who could benefit from wearing them. What Are Copper Compression Socks? Compression socks with copper fibers boost leg…
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25 July 2023 @ 4:22 pm
Life can be a thrilling adventure, but at times, we all need a little extra support to thrive and reach our fullest potential. Enter life coaching—a powerful partnership that can propel you toward success and personal growth without judgment or pretence. If you’re seeking to enhance your personal life, career, relationships, health goals, and communication…
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24 July 2023 @ 2:05 pm
Whether you’re a hobbyist, a professional looking to expand your reach, or a business aiming to connect with your target market, starting a podcast can be a rewarding endeavor. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to launch your podcast successfully, even if you have no prior experience. Additionally, we’ll cover…
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13 July 2023 @ 8:10 pm
Finding the best dentist is crucial for maintaining good oral health. Whether you’re new to an area or looking to switch providers, this guide will help you navigate the process. We’ll explore the key factors to consider and offer practical tips for finding a dentist who meets your specific needs. Ask for Recommendations One of…
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4 July 2023 @ 2:24 pm
Have you ever witnessed individuals gracefully defying gravity as they execute jaw-dropping moves on the streets, using only their body weight and surroundings to create a mesmerizing spectacle? If you have, chances are you’ve encountered the captivating world of Street Workout, also known as calisthenics. This unique form of exercise and expression has been gaining…
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21 June 2023 @ 7:11 pm
When it comes to exquisite craftsmanship, rich cultural heritage, and captivating designs, Pendleton rugs stand in a league of their own. With a history dating back over a century, Pendleton has become synonymous with quality and beauty. In this article, we will explore the various styles of Pendleton rugs, delve into the intricate detail of…
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20 June 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Corporate events play a vital role in fostering connections, enhancing brand image, and driving business growth. Whether it’s a conference, seminar, product launch, or team-building retreat, these events offer a platform for companies to engage with clients, employees, and stakeholders. While meticulous planning and execution are crucial for the success of corporate events, certain key…
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31 May 2023 @ 4:45 pm
An anniversary is a special occasion that calls for a memorable celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip overseas? Traveling to a foreign destination with your partner can be an exciting and romantic way to commemorate your anniversary. However, being well-prepared is important to make the most of your trip.…
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30 May 2023 @ 2:28 pm
In a world where compassion and selflessness are needed more than ever, philanthropy plays a vital role in making a positive difference. Among the remarkable philanthropists of our time, David Bolno stands out as a visionary who has dedicated his life to helping others. With a successful career in the entertainment industry, David’s true measure…
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25 May 2023 @ 2:18 pm
Luxury skincare has become an increasingly popular trend, with more and more consumers investing in high-end skincare products. But what exactly is luxury skincare, and what sets it apart from other types of skincare? At its core, luxury skincare is all about providing consumers with an elevated and premium skincare experience. These products are often…
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4 July 2023 @ 12:00 am
The 2023 Tour de France kicked off last weekend but while the rest of the world can’t seem to see past the maillot jaune riding the latest carbon fiber creation, we’ve only got eyes for Donhou Bicycles’ sunflower-hued Utility Bike. Tom Donhou has, quite literally, set up shop in Athens: the Donhou Store is his…
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19 April 2021 @ 11:45 pm
You gotta hand it to both partners in this collaboration: State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead smashed it out of the Golden Gate Park with this smokin’ klunker and a psychedelic range of accessories. Coincidentally, the collection dropped today: 4/20 also being a celebration of cannabis culture. Fun fact: one of the original Waldos…
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11 April 2021 @ 11:45 pm
It finally happened: ENVE, our favorite composite component maker has announced the commencement of its own custom frame program — and while the name and livery might be one of the most uninspiring yet, the bare bones are looking beautiful. The addition of the ‘Custom Road‘ to the catalog was a logical next step for…
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8 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm
Not many would choose a fatbike as a first choice of vehicle to take on a long-distance tour, but it depends on what type of terrain you intend to tackle. Marc traversed a good chunk of Europe to realize a fatbike was his ideal carriage. Marc’s list of conquered countries includes France, Spain, Portugal, the…
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6 April 2021 @ 11:45 pm
It’s been two years since Cameron Falconer blew me away with the fat-tyred mini-velo dirt shredder he built for a Japanese customer. This new lemon sherbet BMX cruiser again proves Falconer’s focus on fabricating insanely fun and functional bikes. Cameron can build you a rock-solid roadie or a sure-footed back road tourer, but he also…
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1 January 2021 @ 4:30 pm
It’s been a strange last few months but, if anything, they have proven that bicycles really are the best form of release from a locked-down lifestyle. This 650b+ Explorer from Dorset’s Sven Cycles is the ultimate escape plan — and it could be yours. The Explorer is one model in Sven’s Semi-Bespoke range, developed by…
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13 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm
Six years ago in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under, we had the pleasure and honor of meeting local frame builder JR of Rogers Bespoke and photographing his first build. Today we feature what may be his last custom bicycle — for his fiancé Gloria. The TDU is the first leg of the UCI World…
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Geeky international news on technology, business and culture.
4 October 2023 @ 2:48 pm
UK startup Seergrills has invented the world’s first AI-enabled grill that is so insanely hot it can cook food up to 10x faster than conventional methods. The mean BBQ machine — dubbed Perfecta — achieves this feat using proprietary NeuralFire technology. This consists of two vertical infrared burners which rapid-cook anything from steak to pizza at a blistering 900ºC. For comparison, recipes typically suggest steak be cooked on a gas grill at around 250ºC. To power the grill, users begin by placing their chosen item into the vertical grill, selecting the desired doneness and sear level on a touchscreen display,…
4 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Estonia’s ESTCube-2 satellite is set for takeoff this week with an ambitious mission: the first demonstration of “plasma brake” technology to deorbit satellites faster and help reduce space debris. To achieve this, ESTCube-2 will also for the first time use electric sail (or e-sail) technology. This is a type of tether devised by Pekka Janhunen of the Finnish Meterological Institute (FMI) as a propellant-free mechanism of exploring the Solar System. The satellite’s e-sail is an interweaved aluminium tether line 50 metres in length. It’s made up of 50-micrometre wires, no bigger than the average human hair. In low-Earth orbit, the…
4 October 2023 @ 11:40 am
It is no secret that European tech funding has seen an alarming decline throughout the past 24 months. Thankfully, there are still some bright spots. London-based venture capital firm Atomico is challenging the trend, having raised $1.1bn (€1.05bn) of new funding to invest in tech startups. Atomico will use the funds across both its new venture and growth funds, according to a US regulatory filing seen by the Financial Times. As such, it will be hoping to at least soften the gloomy predictions from its own data presented earlier this year on the state of European tech investment. According to…
4 October 2023 @ 10:09 am
Meta is considering charging EU users €13 a month to access an ad-free version of Instagram or Facebook on their phones, the Wall Street Journal reports. The tech giant is also considering a €16 fee to use Instagram and Facebook without adverts on desktop. Accessing both apps on smartphones would cost about €19 a month — a whopping €230 per year. The proposal is an attempt by Meta to appease EU regulators, who are cracking down on social media platforms that display highly targeted ads without first gaining user consent. Regulations limiting the company’s use of personal data for…
3 October 2023 @ 11:05 pm
Levels of job satisfaction among young tech workers in Europe have bounced back this year. The proportion of employees feeling unhappy in their role fell from 35% in 2022 to 15% in 2023. The findings come from the Young Generation in Tech report (backed by Eight Roads Ventures Europe and HR platform HiBob), which surveyed 2,000 20- to 30-year olds working in tech across seven countries: the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Nearly half of respondents (48%) said they’re “very satisfied” with their role, and 63% plan to stay in their job for the foreseeable future. Only…
3 October 2023 @ 3:09 pm
Neustark, a spin-off from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich university, has inaugurated its first commercial-scale carbon capture plant in the EU, located at a construction waste recycling facility on the outskirts of Berlin. The plant, built in partnership with building and recycling company Heim, has the capacity to permanently store over 1,000 tons of CO₂ per year by injecting the gas into granules of demolition concrete. The CO₂, which is captured at nearby biogas plants and would otherwise have entered the atmosphere, binds with the concrete through a process called mineralisation. This chemical reaction turns the CO₂ into limestone, binding it to…
3 October 2023 @ 2:47 pm
The decision to permit TikTok in Europe is “insane,” according to Professor Scott Galloway of New York University. At an event in Helsinki last week, Galloway described TikTok as probably “the most ascendant technology company in history” — and “a national defence threat.” The professor’s concerns stem from two key factors: TikTok’s alleged links to the Chinese government and the platform’s peerless content recommendation system. “They have implanted a neural jack into the web matter of our youth,” Galloway said. TikTok has denied claims the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influences the app’s content and receives user data directly from the…
3 October 2023 @ 2:11 pm
In the latest round of geopolitical tech chess, the European Commission today published a list of critical technologies to keep safe from geopolitical rivals, in an effort to bolster the bloc’s own economic (and not only) security. The document, prepared by the Commission’s digital, defence, and trade chiefs in consultation with the member states, will serve as the basis for an outgoing investment and export control tool. The list consists of 10 technologies, with applications ranging from potential human rights violations to military robots, quantum supremacy, genetic modification, and interstellar travel. The Commission reportedly considers four to be particularly dangerous,…
3 October 2023 @ 10:34 am
Welsh startup Space Forge is preparing for a second shot at propelling its semiconductor manufacturing satellite into orbit. ForgeStar-1, as the new satellite is known, will be launched from the US either later this year or early next. The satellite contains an automated chemistry lab that allows the remote mixing of chemical compounds and the development of semiconducting alloys. Space offers a unique environment for research and development because its higher levels of radiation, microgravity, and near vacuumless state allow companies to come up with new manufacturing methods or materials that are not possible on our planet. Space Forge recently…
3 October 2023 @ 6:11 am
Norwegian startup Hystar has announced plans to construct a fully automated 4GW electrolyser factory on the outskirts of Oslo, scheduled for completion in 2026. The company already operates a small research and production facility at the site, which has 50MW of electrolyser capacity, with first deliveries of actual green hydrogen expected later this year. Hystar also said it would establish a new headquarters in North America next year, with plans for a “multi-GW factory” by 2027. Founded just two years ago, the startup makes polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers designed for large-scale green hydrogen production. PEM electrolysers produce green hydrogen…
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