More from Longoland

Some recent work from Josh Longo’s unordinary mind:

 

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Zimoun

For those of you that are cat people, you’ll understand when I say that the following films are like cat DVDs for humans. More about the artist here…


 

Pendants

Several pendants from Trainspotters

 

Joel Dugan, Feather

 

Joel Dugan, “Feather”, vellum, gesso, and watercolor
7.5″ x 11″ x 7″

 

Specimen Horn Speakers

Specimen horn speakers- made in Chicago.

 

 

The Shindler Garden

Nice layering + textures. Via Dig it

Mini Concrete Towers

I really love these little (spray paint) buildings that have been popping up c/o Berlin-based street artist, EVOL.

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Busyman Bicycles

Busyman Bicycles is a Australian based maker of custom leather saddles and grip tape, etc. Nice work!

Balancing Blocks

I don’t know what it is that I can’t stop obsessing about these Balancing Blocks, but I love them!  Made in Brooklyn, these vintage-looking blocks are made from leftover wood from local furniture shops.  Don’t they look fun?  I know I could waste some time with these..

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Eily ‘O Connell Rings

Really beautiful rings by Eily ‘O Connell, mostly made from glass and enamel.

The 8 Million-Faced Carboard Sculpture

These are just a few of the many sculptures created by Michael Hansmeyer, a Swiss Architect and programmer.  He started with a computer model in the shape close to that of a Greek column, and through a subdivision algorithm (which repeatedly splits the surface), created a model with over 8 million faces.  With the help of a laser cutter, he reconstructed the columns and held them sturdy with a wooden core.

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Does your breakfast smile back at you?

So I may have just figured out what’s been wrong with every breakfast I’ve had in my adult life.. It’s not in the shape of a face!  I can’t believe I forgot what Pee Wee Herman taught me back in the 80′s.. breakfast is always better if it’s in the shape of something familiar:

“I pity da fool who don’t eat my breakfast cereal!”

So when I came across Museum Stodio’s Breakfast Club photos, I was happily reminded that “one eye” in the face of breakfast is simply not enough.

My, ‘one eye’ lazy person’s breakfast = not acceptable

Museum Studio’s smiley breakfast= very acceptable

Slinkachu’s Little People

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am a miniature toy addict.  I will, without a doubt, be an old lay with a knick-knack room one day.  Anyway, when I saw the work of Slinkachu, I fell in love.

He randomly puts up these tiny installations in cities all over the world.  I could look at these all day..

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Material Focus: Expanded Metal

Expanded aluminum,  stainless, copper- the list goes on.  If it is a metal sheet, chances are it can be expanded.  This process is great, because there is not as much wasted material as there is when perforating  metal. With expanded metal, the metal is slit and pulled into to shape (or expanded). Perforated metal is punched or cut out, leaving waste blanks.

It has a fairly clear visual impact, is relatively inexpensive, and is usually very strong for it’s weight.  Maybe the visual impact is too strong- conjuring prisions, paddywagons, and industrial storage & machine cages. Available in a wide range of patterns, metals and gauges of metal, it seems like it warrants more use.  Tiny expanded silver, someone?

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Powdered Iron Slugs For RF Coils Set

I was doing some very belated powdered-iron-slugs-for-RF-coils shopping tonight, when I ran into this complete set from the 1940′s.  This set is so complete I’ll be set for a couple of months. Surplus Sales says: Stackpole Carbon Co., complete engineering set of powdered iron slugs for RF coils. 40 different types with 10 – 15 per tube. Various grades, screw sites & body diameters. We suspect Circa 1940′s.”





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