It's the 5th year of the exhibit of artist's interpretations of the traditional Christmas Tree at Germany's Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Check out some of the best entries since the inception of the exhibit here.
The Toeloop Chair, by young Swiss designer, Mario Stadelmann, is made out of two pieces of bent polymer, joined at the ends, to create a continuous and seamless loop, giving the chair a very organic and natural feel…
"Since her first exhibition of paintings in 1992, the Finnish born artist Mia Leijonstedt (b.1971) has pursued her interest in artist’s books and studied both traditional and modern bookbinding skills."
'72 Chevy Truck Coffee Table by Joel Hester is constructed with a beautifully cleaned, reformed, and clear coated hood of a 72 Chevy pickup. The table has wonderful detail with the truck's vin tags bolted to welded U shaped legs.
This image is a transformed oil-painting, as found at flea-markets and secondhand shops. These traditional paintings are adapted by using an industrial laser-technique. By erasing parts and adding new elements they get a new dimension.
This is a great website made by students. They come from a variety of art schools and combine their different areas of expertise. Some great furniture, paintings, t-shirts, silkscreens, photographs and lots more.
The Cut Armchair, designed by Filippo Ghezzani, manufactured by The Home Key, is composed of four proportionately sized and spaced partitions. When placed together, they form an aesthetically pleasing and surprisingly functional armchair.
Modern 1200 square foot addition to the rear of a 100 year old Victorian home. Respecting the proportion and architectural character of the Victorian, old and new were kept at bay by a five foot wide clear polycarbonate annex.
There are of course the more sexy/creepy sides of Augmented Reality as proven by the japanese Geisha Tokyo by ARis that comes with two cubes, one the girl appears on, and the one you poke/gift/etc her with... see the vid...
Most involved Augmented Reality video i just found ~ Next Wall's "Tagged In Motion" Project - Free Graffiti!!! ~ tracking graffiti artist DAIM in virtual space where he paints with the tracking codes and sees through a headset/monitor
Ooooh this one brings in to play the idea that Augmented Reality dogs can walk away from the marker, and add more markers, drink water, and interact ~ prototype video from Georgia Tech Augmented Environments Lab
With ARplug-in, Google Sketch-Up: visualize 3D models directly in the real physical space! Sketch-Up 3D models can be visualized directly on users' desktop, by connecting webcam and a printout. By Inglobe tech
Wired blog piece on Augmented Reality as used in Pop Up Books!!! 2D/Virtual 3D ~ fun videos, awesome to see kids reactions - "ArsEdition's upcoming interactive 3D book Aliens & UFOs, provides a good example of Metaio's Augmented Reality (AR) technology"