Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chris O'Shea

Our talented designer friend Chris O'Shea has created a fun new app which turns an iphone or ipod touch into a toy the video here.

A recent interactive installation of his that also caught our eye is Body Swap - which transforms the body movements of two people projected onto a screen. The clever bit is this: the images are swapped, so that each takes control of the other! the hilarious video here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gillet Square in FX magazine

Last month, FX Magazine ran an article titled 'Youth Opportunities' about the need to engage young people, now more than ever, in post-riot UK. SNUG in Gillett Square was sited as an inspirational and innovative example of public space design.
See the full article here.

London snow

Kids in Hattie's neighbourhood have 'reclaimed the streets' with this curious object!

Strange landscaping in the woods

These mysterious earthworks were spotted in Sudbourne Woods in Suffolk, and are actually a Forestry Commission bike park in the process of being built from pieces of carpet and sand piles.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Snug featured in Popular Science magazine...

Snug is included in an article entitled 'State of Play - the future of fun' in the current issue of Popular Science.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pedestrians can now loop-the-loop!

German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth have created an aerial walkway in Duisberg, Germany called 'Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain'. It consists of a staircase which winds like a ribbon through space in the manner of a rollercoaster, and includes an 'impossible' closed spiral loop - surely an irresistable challenge?!

It also looks amazing at night...

all photographs by Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth
, via Dezeen