You may not know what fractals are, mathematically speaking, but you know what they look like: tangled, crenelated forms bending and burbling in on themselves into infinity in a geometric, yet weirdly organic way. Generating fractal images is more like exploration than design -- and Tom Beddard explores an entire "fractal planet" in the video below.
If you like wearing stylish sneakers but dislike looking like a reject from Step Up 3D, your footwear options can often seem scant. Nike has brought designer Steven Alan to the rescue, with his new collection of classic, low-key designs that say "Yes, I have evolved beyond my five-year-old pair of New Balances" without looking like you're auditioning for a pop-and-lock dance crew.
Daniel Arsham's apartment in Brooklyn is the only pint-sized place we've ever wanted to live in. It's a mere 90 square feet -- that's about big enough to fit a toothbrush -- but the decor's so sleek and minimal, we'd trade in our own sardine can in a heartbeat.
You might think you're inured to the power of advertising, but here's something you couldn't ignore even if you tried: A display window in which a virtual "street wear" model leaps, bounds, and twirls -- like some sort of parkour freak -- in response to your movements.
OK, that sounds weird and even a tad creepy, but just watch the video. It'll kinda blow your mind:
In China, where new cities spring up practically overnight, a group of architects is floating a radical proposal: develop a city that's already there, and do it as gently as possible.
Any man can be an Esquire man -- no matter if he's an Oxford dandy, a Southern gentleman, or a flat-voiced Midwesterner with just a hint of nasal intonation. ...Wait, what?
Is it any question that the Coen Brothers are a national treasure? Okay, so maybe that seems like an exaggeration (even though it isn't), but we're pretty damn partial to True Grit. Next week, the Academy Awards are letting loose their nominations, and we think they should consider going Coen.