Friday Finds 03.09.12
For your Friday amusement, five finds from the staff of Dwell. Scroll down for more.
I couldn't help but share Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde's mysterious cloud in a room installation. Using dramatic light and smoke, he crafts a single cloud trapped in a room that lasts only a few minutes. As Berndnaut explains, "the idea I had was going to be an ephemeral work. It would only exist in a photo." I especially love the ethereal feel of Nimbus II (above). It's an incredible use of time and space.
Leah: EOSkate - A Paper Skateboard
Tammy: NYC's 3-Way Street Dance
As in most urban areas, busy streets and intersections uphold a constant clash between bikes, cars, walkers, runners, buses, and broken traffic rules. New York City being no different; there are approximately 150 fatal accidents amongst pedestrians and cyclists alone every year. The "3-Way Street" campaign spearheaded by NYC activist and artist Ron Gabriel encourages awareness to this ongoing conflict while also promoting a three-way balance for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. Thanks to John for the great find of Gabriel's video case study on one Manhattan intersection's never-ending clash dance.