The guy in the picture above may look like he's trying out for a method-acting award, but the truth is that he's just looking at his own face in what he thinks is an innocuous mirror on a public street in Sweden. But hidden behind that mirror is Moa Karlberg's camera, snapping away. She's collected the results into an arresting series called "Watching You Watching Me," which captures the unvarnished, intense gazes we all direct at the people that, deep down, we care about the most: ourselves.
The notion that the words "banking" and "openness" might walk hand in hand today, in 2011, is positively laughable to anyone born before 2008. But that's precisely what Swedbank is suggesting with its proposed headquarters in Stockholm, a 484,000-square-foot glass- and light-filled confection that (fingers crossed) hints at a sunnier future for the financial industry.
For the past 70 years, the names of Academy Award winners have been sealed in unremarkable little envelopes presenters have no qualms tearing open and leaving aside like some discarded fruit rind. Now, the homely Oscar envelope is getting a Red Carpet makeover.
To paraphrase Justin Timberlake: driving a European supercar in a videogame isn't cool. You know what's cool? Driving that same European supercar in real life. The Citroën GT only existed in the virtual streets of the Playstation game Gran Turismo -- until 3D printing brought it to life. Yes, we're serious: this is a street-legal, fully functional Citroën concept car made from a combination of hand-crafted and 3-D printed parts, based on the designs from a video game. Car geeks, eat your heart out:
Next month, the Museum of Modern Art will showcase nearly two dozen digital typefaces freshly acquired for the permanent collection, signaling both the consecration of digital type and the canonization of typography as a design discipline. Someone break out the Comic Sans!
Today, obesity is poised to overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death in America. More than a third of all Americans are obese and an additional third, overweight. Total U.S. health care costs attributable to obesity are expected reach $860 to $960 billion by 2030.