i heart: Tom Dixon

Loving the play of light and shadows with these Tom Dixon light fixtures

image via mocoloco

made of etched stainless steel using the same process as the bookmarks I design

Feeling inspired to work on some of those lighting ideas I’ve had bouncing around in my head…

posted by chelsea

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Tasty: Modernist Cuisine

The photography in “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking” is nothing short of stunning. This six volume self published masterwork is the result of some serious geeking out on the part of Nathan Myhrvold and his team of chefs, scientists and photographers.

food + cooking / physics experiments + artistic expression = gorgeous

grapefruit

root vegetables

popcorn

wok

the 30 hour hamburger deconstructed

shanghai soup dumplings

flowers

five hardcover volumes + one softcover volume with washable pages

images via new york times slide show, republic 21, gourmet live, serious eats

Find out more about how these images were created here and at this Ted talk.

posted by cinde

Curatorial Curiosities: Alexander McQueen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

is not to be missed!

on view until August 7, 2011

Here are some highlights…

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

—Alexander McQueen

“People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.”

—Alexander McQueen

“I have always loved the mechanics of nature and to a greater or lesser extent my work is always informed by that.”

—Alexander McQueen

enter his fantastical world of impeccable tailoring!

see more here

all images via The Metropolitan Museum of Art

noticed that yatzer also posted a tribute to McQueen take a look at more gorgeousness.

note:

The line is long….like up to two hours long. And it’s totally worth the wait.

Here’s some tips to ease the pain…

1. Bring friends, a book or music

2. If you are a member of the Met, you go to the front of the line.

3. Get there early (8:30am to line up, museum opens at 9:30) or late. I went on Sunday around 10am and the line was long, but it was much shorter at 2pm. If you opt for late, just be sure to leave yourself enough time to actually see the exhibit!

4. Sign up for an appointment to view the exhibition on Monday when the rest of the museum is closed ($50)

posted by cinde