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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dr. Angry and Mr. Smile

The neighbouring face images change between sharp and blurred. When they are sharp, the face on the left looks angry and male, the face on the right female and kind (no generic character attribution implied). With increasing blur the expressions change places.

Using a technique they described 1994, Philippe G. Schyns & Aude Oliva (1999) hid 2 faces in one hybrid image

here are a fwe links if you are interested in the "how it happens"> Michael’s Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena

They also have their paper here.
Here are a few more images of the "hybrid image" technique.

Amazing i must say!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Humble Masterpieces

Humble Masterpieces

This exhibition in MoMa featured nearly 120 simple objects, from Post-It® notes to paper clips, Band-Aids to Bic pens. We use items like these every day, but chances are we will not pay them much attention. While modest in size and price, these objects are indispensable masterpieces of design, deserving of our admiration.

Oops ! why didn't i think of it???

You can buy these from here.
The complete list of the exibits, equally interesting, can be reached here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fuka mhane ...

Naoto Fukasava's exquisite synthesis of east and west has produced a wide range of products in seeming perfect balance. His objects, however, merely look simple.

Read this article where his contemporaries talk about him and their experience working with him.

( Thanx core77 )

Monday, May 14, 2007

Form celebrates its 50th birthday

Form celebrates its 50th birthday with an anniversary issue sporting articles by 50 top designers discussing the first cover drawn by Le Corbusier. Part of that very first issue is pictured above, with the stylings of none other than Garret Rietveld! Better yet, Form has posted all issues over the past 50 years (that's over 200,000 pages) online--free of charge! The folks at Form hope that these archives, along with a complete text search tool, will help readers feed their design curiosities.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

expandable structures

Inventor Chuck Hoberman uses polygons to build amazing expandable structures