Siemens Smart Stove Lets You Place Pans Anywhere On Stove
This stove seems to be both good news and bad news.
Siemens’ subsidiary, Thermador, revealed its Freedom Induction Cooktop at CES 2012 earlier this year. Now, Siemens will design its own full-surface induction cooktop as part of its home appliances range. The unique stove will have 48 conductors to allow pots and pans to be placed anywhere on the flat ceramic surface. There would also be a touch screen that can detect and display the size, shape, and location of each cookware.
The kitchen unit will also be more energy efficient than traditional fixed stoves as it enables a continuous and even heat distribution. Siemens showcased a demo of the cooktop at Eurocucina 2012, a kitchen design exhibit in Milan, Italy
Photographer: An Le (www.anlestudio.com) Art Direction: Huy Vo Stylist: Kevin Wu & Heather Parcell Make-up & Hair: Johnny Gonzalez (http://www.jsgonzalez.com/), Veronika Robova & Farrah Mei Models: Huyen Trang (Major), Sean Thompson (Next) & Stan Jouk (Red) Producer: Luan Luu & Amy Li Photo assistants: James Sakalian III, Kalen Cheng, Jason Wang & Dave Sweeny
Tyra Banks Fires Three Judges From America's Next Top Model
Whether you watch the show or not, chances are you know about the whole cast by now. Well it looks like Tyra is letting them go as judges.
It’s the end of an era: After being with the show since 2003, and working for 18 seasons, Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker, runway expert J. Alexander and creative director Jay Manuel have been let go from America’s Next Top Model.
Executive Ken Moss says:
Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the ‘America’s Next Top Model’ brand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. They have been amazing assets to the show and will always be a part of the ‘Top Model’ family. We will continue to actively work with each of them on future projects.
I was just thinking, if pinterest had a wall and some other basic features, it could be the next facebook, judging from the growth. After all, facebook is starting to turn into a picture sharing medium more than anything else.
This app, pinviewer, turns your facebook feed into a format that is similar to pinterest.
Whether you want to use this, or even like it, is up to you.
You can see all my photos, tags, comments. Basically, instagram without your phone. The only thing you can’t do is upload your pictures from your computer. But you can login and it has plenty of features.
So for those of you who are addicted to instagram, you don’t have to keep checking your phone for updates anymore, you can refresh your profile to check the comments, or look at the feed to see new pictures being uploaded by your friends. You can also comment back and do pretty much everything you want.
A few months ago, we introduced you to tape artist Max Zorn with his incredible layering technique used to produce astounding portraits made of packaging tape. I was absolutely blown away by his layering method and medium of choice. Equally innovative and using a similar approach, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates remarkably meticulous portraits by cutting into several layers of wire mesh.
If you own Photoshop, you’ll know what this is right away.
Windows>Swatches. Yes, it’s Pantone swatches based art.
Yeah, it’s art from swatches. Awesome!
If you are a graphic designer, you will immediately recognize these little squares that represent Pantone swatches in Adobe design software. British artist David Marsh took these functional little squares and turned them into something completely new. Take a step back to get a really good look at the pixilated scenes, which use minimal amounts of colors to form the famous and recognizable artwork.
Marsh focuses on album art from 1960’s through today. To create these seemingly abstract scenes, he uses 1,369 squares in a way similar to Pointillism—the practice in art of painting tiny dots of pure color in patterns to make a picture. Marsh says, “These latest works combine two ‘big likes’ for me—Pantone swatches and record cover art. Up close they resemble a random mix of pantone swatch icons. Stand back, however, and your image-memory takes over and interprets an iconic album cover.”
Urban spaces transform into florescent geometric illusions in artist Aakash Nihalani’s unique yet temporal works. He uses bright lines of tape to single out elements of the city landscape, giving them the look of having more dimensions than they actually have: doorways pop out of their flat walls, homeless people sit on seemingly raised platforms and highlighted bricks fall out of place.
Nihalani follows an intuitive approach to his art, often creating the pieces from gut instinct on the spot. He carefully keeps the designs in visual perspective, overriding the real forms of his urban canvas and creating isometric rectangles and squares that appear to float above the surface. Many of his pieces are so well done they look to be computer generated… but don’t be fooled, this is all tape.