SOM reveals images of stainless steel US Army museum in Virginia

US Army Museum by SOM

SOM has released exterior and interior building photos of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is nearing completion in Virginia.

The stainless steel-clad museum has been designed by American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to tell the story of America’s oldest military service.

The three-storey building will comprise of five pavilions linked by glass thresholds. At the corner of each pavilion glass panels covered by painted aluminium fins are designed to add dynamism to the silvery facades. Continue reading

The Moving Drawings of Ed Merlin Murray

Ed Merlin Murray’s riveting drawings both enact and emulate motion. His movable creations, in particular, feel akin to the work of Terry Gilliam in his animation days. In his intricate line drawings, Murray offers entrancing and illusionary explorations of the human form.

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Author: Andy Smith

Create totally cute sleeping cat sand sculptures with the Neko Cup

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

The Neko Cup (literally “cat cup”) is a beach and sandbox sleeping cat sand sculpture toy.

The hollowed-up cup mold, available in white, black, or beige, lets you make sand sculptures of sleeping cats (“neko” is the Japanese word for cat).

Cute and practical, this is Japanese design at its very best and is surely one of the must-have items for the summer.

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

neko cup sand sleeping cat japan sculpture

It is designed by Yuka Morii using biomass plastic materials (bamboo and scallop shell). Sand has never looked more kawaii than this. Continue reading

The Street Art of Digbeth in Birmingham

The Street Art of Digbeth in Birmingham

A short walk from the city centre and the suburb of Digbeth is Birmingham’s premier location for street art. Much of it run down, it nonetheless boasts some bright spots. The area around the Custard Factory in particular a major highlight.

The majority of Digbeth’s art does centre around the factory. There’s pockets elsewhere of course. A lot of graffiti can be found around the canals and in many of the derelict areas. There’s also quite a few graffiti halls of fame to seen dotted around the perimeters of car parks and old factory walls. Continue reading

The Street Art of Digbeth in Birmingham

The Street Art of Digbeth in Birmingham

A short walk from the city centre and the suburb of Digbeth is Birmingham’s premier location for street art. Much of it run down, it nonetheless boasts some bright spots. The area around the Custard Factory in particular a major highlight.

The majority of Digbeth’s art does centre around the factory. There’s pockets elsewhere of course. A lot of graffiti can be found around the canals and in many of the derelict areas. There’s also quite a few graffiti halls of fame to seen dotted around the perimeters of car parks and old factory walls. Continue reading