This completely mesmerizing dance video was created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo. Intended as a message of hope, you can find Genki Sudo’s message to the Japanese and the world in these trying times below the video.
With the horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan just days past artists and designers around the world are quickly putting their skills to work bringing attention to the important mission of caring for the people of the stricken country. Using the Rising Sun as their cue these posters are both beautiful and moving. Let’s all do our part and help this beautiful country get back on it’s feet!
With hundreds of hours of patience and thousands of pounds of salt, Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto draws vast mazes on smooth floors. Like painting with an hourglass, he lets salt flow from a plastic bottle normally used for machine oil, slowly drawing what he calls his “Labyrinths.” [Read more...]
As children, we often dream of flying up and touching the clouds; looking skyward, they seem almost within reach. Now, through a collaboration between Japanese architect Tetsuo Kondo and German climate engineering firm Transsolar, that dream has become reality. By using three different levels of air with different temperatures and humidities the team has successfully created a cloud that hangs like magic on the roof of the space. Visitors to the 800 square meter room at the Architecture Biennale Arsenale exhibition travel up, through and above the clouds on spiraling ramps. It’s as if they’ve been given wings.
This upbeat Japanese commercial shows off an interesting Google feature we haven’t seen advertised before: the search engine’s ability to be an incredible shopping buddy. The video shows a few Japanese girls huddled around a computer Googling different outfits and accessories, then using a protector to shine the images on each other’s all-white outfits.
The video, which is called Fashion Show with Google, was created by Robbin Ingvarsson & Waldemar Wegelin and directed by Kosai Sekine to showcase Google’s the “sort by color” feature on image searches. [Read more...]