Prefab Sprout: I Trawl the Megahertz

This lost Prefab Sprout album, previously issued as a Paddy McAloon solo LP, finds the singer receding into a vivid dream world unlike anything in his catalog.

USA/Mexico: Matamoros

USA/Mexico are sludgy, nasty, and unclassifiable, meaning they fit perfectly into Austin's coterie of noise-rock misfits.

Curved Lenses Multiply Everyday Views of Paris in a New Mobile Installation by Vincent Leroy

All photographs © Vincent Leroy

Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter multiplied visions of the surrounding environment. Leroy installed and documented Slow Lens in various locations around Paris, including in highway lanes that were vacant due to pollution-induced city traffic restrictions.

The artist shares with Colossal that he seeks to spark a focus on detail, and inspire contemplation and dreaming, and notes that the work is particularly abstract when viewed at night. You can watch a brief video below that shows Slow Lens in motion. Vincent Leroy is represented by Denise Rene Gallery in Paris. The artist shares more of his work on Instagram. (via Colossal Submissions)

The Anatomical Crocheted Sculptures of Anne Mondro

Anne Mondro uses thin steel and copper wire to crochet part of the anatomy, each carrying both an unsettling texture. Her work is described as exploring "the physical and emotional complexity of the human body." The artist also crafts digital prints that reflect on the connections between humans.

Booooooom TV Best of the Week: Music Videos, Short Films & Animation

OPPOSETHIS Carry-On

Arriva dalla Lituania l’Invisible Carry-On di OPPOSETHIS, con l’obiettivo di “semplificare i viaggi aerei”. Questo bagaglio a mano è infatti il risultato di un progetto di design collaborativo di oltre 500 compagni di viaggio ed è stato finanziato con successo attraverso Kickstarter in meno di un mese.

Una delle tante cose interessanti di questa borsa è che elimina la necessità di portare uno zaino durante i vostri viaggi, poiché si comprime da una borsa da viaggio da 33L a uno zaino da 24L. Lo zaino fa parte del concetto di Invisible Design di OPPPOSETHIS. Nelle loro stesse parole, il brand si definisce “fortemente influenzato dal minimalismo industriale di Dieter Rams e dal movimento underground dell’abbigliamento tecnico urbano” e “il nome Invisible è stato scelto per proiettare la natura non restrittiva di ogni borsa che progettiamo – sia nell’estetica che nella funzionalità”.

Lo scomparto principale che si apre come una valigia rendendo più comodo il riempimento, mentre gli anelli di contrazione / espansione permettono allo zaino di essere utilizzato come una borsa più piccola quando necessario. Dotato di numerose tasche sapientemente posizionate e di uno scomparto separato per un computer portatile da 15″, l’iper-funzionale Invisible Carry-on ha una sottile forma a goccia che lo rende esteticamente piacevole e le sue dimensioni più maneggevoli. La sua leggera costruzione in nylon-poliestere proteggerà inoltre le vostre cose dalla pioggia e dalla neve, il che è sempre piacevole.

Il design studio OPPOSETHISprogetta zaini dal 2014, non sfornando collezioni stagionali, ma al contrario ogni anno ripetono e migliorano i loro disegni, introducendo nuovi pezzi per meglio adattarsi ai desideri e agli stili di vita individuali. Questo grazie ad un mix di feedback che ricevono dai clienti e dalla loro comprensione dello stile urban sempre in continua evoluzione.

Watch Sliced Fruits and Vegetables Disappear Before Your Eyes in Vibrant Animations by Kevin Parry

Kevin Parry creates stop-motion animations that turn the quotidian task of slicing vegetables and fruit into a near psychedelic exploration of each food’s interiors. Through a common technique called strata-cut, the Toronto-based animator creates videos that slowly peel away the exteriors of peppers, avocados, and onions, revealing patterns we might not notice while preparing a simple stir-fry or stew. Although Parry is used to taking his time perfecting each frame, for this series he had to race against the clock to avoid the organic materials browning or losing their vivacious color. Make sure to watch the full video below to take a look behind-the-scenes of his process, and hear the sound effects Parry created by cutting, crunching, and chewing each featured food. You can see more of his animations on Instagram and Youtube.

Photographing young Russian couples making out to protest anti-LBGTQ laws

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“If we want a better future for the new generations we need to stop being indifferent to what’s happening in our country,” says Saint Petersburg-based creative director Roman Gunt. The young creative is a vocal member of the emerging LGBTQ+ creative scene in Russia, currently involved both in underground read more »

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