3D on the Rocks TBWA\Hakuhodo

For this advertising campaign, intricate 3D-milled ice cubes were created for a one time trip to a whisky glass. Each creation is the result of a time-consuming modeling process, and are carved to the smallest details with a precision drill.


Sol Lewitt - Incomplete Open Cubes (sculptures & studies, 1974)


Ninkipen! - 4n house, Ikoma 2013. Photos (C) Kawada Hiroki.


Organically Speaking with Michael Kukla

Today feels very organic - maybe that’s why I can’t stop staring at these marble sculptures by Michael Kukla. The surfacing is inspired by acts of nature; he drills through the marble making celluar-like structures that allow a flow of light through.

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Under a Blood Red Sky

If you missed this last night, you still get three more chances: Oct 8, April 4 and Sept 28 of next year. Miss those, and you’ll have to wait until 2032.


Donut Math

Program in C code, shaped like a donut, renders a 3D donut shape in ASCII, originally put together in 2006 by Andy Sloane:

At its core, it’s a framebuffer and a Z-buffer into which I render pixels. Since it’s just rendering relatively low-resolution ASCII art, I massively cheat. All it does is plot pixels along the surface of the torus at fixed-angle increments, and does it densely enough that the final result looks solid. The “pixels” it plots are ASCII characters corresponding to the illumination value of the surface at each point: .,-~:;=!*#$@ from dimmest to brightest. No raytracing required.

More technical discussion can be found here
The code itself is posted here


Tamsin van Essen

Erosion Series

This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.

Canvas  by  andbamnan