MX3D-Metal – an incredible new technique for printing 3D metal in midair


We are able to 3D print plastic goods, fabric for clothing, food, and possibly in the future, human organs. But metal has been less accessible. Now, a collaboration between Dutch designer Joris Laarman and software company Autodesk has yielded something groundbreaking: an affordable technique for printing large metal structures, called MX3D-Metal. (Video)



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Scent Rhythm watch tells time through scent

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Scent Rhythm watch

Scent Rhythm is a new watch concept designed by artist Aisen Caro Chacin that does away with all those pesky minutes and seconds and hours witch dominate our lives. The watch replaces them with four scents — one for each six-hour period of the day. The scents are designed to mimic and encourage our own internal circadian rhythms, which govern the human cycle of sleep and awake. (Photos)


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12 amazing examples of environmental art

ives of Grass by Mathilde Roussel
Soil, wheat seeds, recycled metal and fabric
Brooklyn, New York, 2010

Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing curated a new 2014 calendar that brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that’s surprising and often times meaningful.(Photos)



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Virtual reality and museums of the future


What if you were able to visit the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum and the Guggenheim all in one day? Imagine looking at the world’s most famous masterpieces from your favorite chair in your own home. Imagine being able to look around museums and visit heritage sites that you otherwise might never be able to see because you can’t afford it, or aren’t physically able to travel, or just don’t have the time. Then imagine creating your own museum, populating it with your favorite works of art and sharing your creation with others.



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