We Are Flowers, Melissa

Reading Time: 2 minutes A stunning, nature-inspired installation of over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York with an engineered Mylar net made of over 4,000 unique pieces. These flowers are placed in a more natural arrangement to combine the […]

1,400 Square Feet of Candy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Painter Peter Zimmermann has moved his colorful hues from canvas to floor in his latest exhibition “Freiburg School,” at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg, Germany. The installation is composed of bright blue, pink, and peach resin that appears like a candy-coloured lagoon beneath the feet of museum-goers. This resin covers more than 1,400 […]

Chiharu Shiota’s Striking Key Installation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Earlier this summer artist Chiharu Shiota unveiled her whimsical installation ‘The Key in the Hand‘ at the 2015 Venice Biennale. The sprawling artwork incorporates several old wooden boats, above which a dense cave-like network of red string suspends 50,000 donated keys. Though we wrote about the piece here on Colossal back in May, this video filmed by Sergey Khodakovskiy gives a […]

Flowers Bloom to Provide Shade and Light

Reading Time: 2 minutes Installed to beautify an urban space in Jerusalem, four interactive flowers bloom and close in a fluid response to the pedestrians that pass underneath their red, over-sized petals. Designed by HQ Architects, the public sculptures are 30-feet tall and dwarf those who choose to walk beneath and around their gargantuan motion-activated blooms. Depending on the season […]

Connected Worlds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Connected Worlds, by interactive design studio Design I/O, is a gigantic installation that trades esoteric terminology for a sea of pixels. Installed at the New York Hall of Science, the room-sized exhibit revolves around a 48-foot digital waterfall that “pours” onto the floor. Kids can aim the resulting streams by damming around the space with […]

In full swing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nicework presents to you, Tessa! She loves spending time online, so finding something to write about is second nature to her (or so it seems)   21 Balançoires (21 Swings), a project recently done by a team of Montreal designers will bring some whimsy to your week. Canadian design collective, Daily Tous Les Jours, has […]

Emerging Artists Dortmund

Reading Time: 3 minutes For years, Dortmund thrives in a scene of Fine Arts with nationally acclaimed exhibitions and exciting actors.Low rent in this area provides an optimal breeding ground for studios and exhibition spaces run by artists. Emerging Artists Dortmund showcases those equipped with the necessary skills needed to work successfully as professional artists.The corporate identity for this years exhibition was designed […]

Hyper-Matrix Kinetic Wall

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am mesmirised by this robo-wall created by Media Artist Group, Jonpasang! These impressive, blocky wallscapes are giant pixelated fields that are combined with projectors and marketing to promote the carmaker Hyundai at the Yeosu Expo in Korea. Jonpasang collaboratively builds works of art combined with various technologies, always resulting in spectacular installations. Just look at it! (via TheFoxIsBlack)

Little Letterproeftuin

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is printmaking, craftsmanship and technology all rolled into one little cart! Dutch traveling open-source design studio, Letterproeftuin, showed up with a mobile printing installation at the Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival. Their miniature screen and letter printing presses allow them to print small posters and books at printing shows with ease. (via The Method Case and Colossal)

28,000 Potted Flowers for the soon to be demolished Massachusetts Mental Health Center

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are many beautiful things on the Internet. Not all of them make me stop and read an entire article. Bloom is one of the most touching things things I have ever seen. The delicate flowers really bring out the sadness and highlight the Sense of Place that the facility holds.   In 2003 a building […]