June 24, 2012
"Fragments" — Kumi Yamashita
I love this piece.
Wrote the artist,
"'Fragments' consists of resin tiles which cast the shadow profiles of 40 New Mexican residents of different backgrounds and ethnicities, people I met while traveling throughout New Mexico in 2008. It is both testament and celebration of the people whose names may never make it into the history books or history museums, but who definitely make up the rich fabric of life in a pueblo, city, county, and state."
In the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Cast resin, single light source, shadow.
400 x 270 x 2 cm.
Vodka Bottle Ice Cube Tray
"Out to Eat"
Remind you of anyone?
From the New York Times: "Toboggan, by Antenna Design for Knoll, is a whimsical chair with a curved backrest when you sit on it one way; turn around, and the backrest functions as a small desk that can support a tablet computer."
"It was shown in robin's egg blue and dark red. The seat starts at about $400 and will be available in the fall."
"Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna's co-founder, said, 'It can also be a great coffee table.'"
By Brock Davis.
Hands-Free Screen Door
I've seen this a million times but this is the first time I've seriously thought about getting one, not so much for me as for ease of passage for Gray Cat.
Find Your Facemate — "Facial recognition to help you find love"
A different approach to lookism.
From the website:
Smarter. Faster. Easier.
No long questionnaires.
1. Upload photo
2. Get FaceMatched
3. Find your FaceMate
More: "Find Your FaceMate is a revolutionary new online dating site that employs sophisticated facial recognition software and a proprietary algorithm to identify partners more likely to ignite real passion and compatibility. We employ The Science & Art of Love™ in fine tuning the search for meaningful relationships. Scientists offer compelling data on romantic chemistry and findings prove that passion is subconsciously ignited when we spot someone whose facial features are similar to our own."
Find Your Facemate was launched in March, 2011 by New Yorker Christina Bloom.
The company employs Face.com's facial recognition technology.
Facebook last week bought Face.com, a five-year-old Israeli-based startup, for between $60 million and $100 million.
Facebook doesn't toss cash around randomly.
Look for an amped-up, tricked-out iteration of Find Your Facemate on Facebook in the not too distant future.
Steampunk Telescope Ring