Inspiration // References // Thoughts
Harold Clayton Lloyd
(April 20, 1893 – ∞)
"My character symbolized something important. I symbolized the little, struggling man, working at menial types of jobs…. He was really no different from anybody else. But he did things that other people would like to have done."
Power plants are not typically considered photogenic, but Anna Filipova thinks differently of Iceland’s geothermal energy. She writes about her photos:
The extraction of geothermal energy is transforming the rural landscape. In this way, nature is shaped by industry. This project documents this transformation and tries to show the grace and beauty within these new artificial landscapes.
via It’s Nice That
A collection of concept art for the incredible Discovery Bay land at Disneyland, an expansion project lead by Imagineer Tony Baxter that, unfortunately, never came to fruition.
The land, which would be located just northeast of the Rivers of America, would bring to life a “time and place that climaxed an age of discovery and expansion”. Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, Discovery Bay would visually boast a steampunk aesthetic and feature unique attractions such as a Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, a dinosaur-themed boat ride, a Spark Gap electric coaster, a hot-air balloon ride, Professor Marvel’s Gallery of Discoveries, and a major E-ticket based on The Island at the Top of the World.
While a few of the ideas were adjusted to fit Disneyland Paris’ Discoveryland and Tokyo DisneySea’s Mysterious Island, the majority of this land has never been built. But, as always, a good idea never dies at Walt Disney Imagineering, so there’s always the possibility of this land showing up at one of the current or future Disney parks across the globe. Until then, we’re left salivating over this amazing concept and what could have been.
The land that never was.
Artist Cyprien Gaillard’s work includes these rubbings of manhole covers, which he describes as the “gateway to the underworld.” The New York Times’ T Magazine has a short interview with Galliard, whose work is the subject of a new exhibition that opened last weekend at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
The image above looks like a scan gone wrong , right? Nope. It’s an intricately carved furniture piece by Ferruccio Laviani. Yeah, we were blown away too.
Crafted Glitch…we love it.
Yeah…back home again after a quick jaunt to sunny (and then cold, and then sunny) Austin, TX. It was a whirlwind week, filled with so much music, so many breakfast tacos, and of course, so much awesome inspiration. Lots more to follow….but I wanted to commemorate the date in blog form. It was an honor to be on stage with Mary Huang from Continuum Fashion. I love what they make, utilizing 3D geometry and image mapping (not just 3D printing!) to make awesome products. It was also a pleasure to get know Kim Ovitz and her work a bit better. Wonderful to have another Shapeways fan on the stage.
And as always, I’m honored to get to represent Gothamsmith on such a stage as SXSW. And many thanks go to Liz Bacelar of Decoded Fashion, who put this whole opportunity together.
3D was the buzzword of the week, amazingly, garnering us some sweet coverage in the Austin Chronicle! The reporter really got what we love about 3D printing and the Gothamsmith project:
"I like the Renegade Craft Fair, but I can’t really wear cute dresses that often," laments Daniel Stillman, who represents the more manly side of 3-D-printed fashion on the panel. His company, GothamSmith, started with four computer-savvy friends lamenting the shortage of cool, affordable, heirloom-quality men’s accessories. Now they design 3-D-printed cufflinks and pendants shaped like bicycle gears, anvils, and headphones. GothamSmith’s designs actually harness the limitations of 3-D printing to create a handmade look.
So, yeah. More of that!