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B/D Book: 6 Shipping Out Today To Subscribers!

The subscription orders are stacking up, and envelopes are getting stuffed with our newest release Beautiful/Decay: Future Perfect. Subscription cut offs to get this book end tonight at midnight so make sure to put in your order right now to reserve your copy. Once we sell out of this book we will never reprint it! Subscribe now!

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RANDALL ROSENTHAL’s Solid Wood

Nope this isn’t all the subscription money i’ve been stuffing in my mattress for the last ten years. Rather it’s a trompe l’oeil sculpture by Randall Rosenthal. Each sculpture is hand carved from a single block of wood and then painstakingly painted for months. See more of Randall’s amazingly realistic wood sculptures after the jump.

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John Powers’ Polystyrene Orb

The impenetrable geometries of John Powers’ abstract sculptures call to mind a wide range of influences, borrowing equally from art movements like postminimalism and pop culture icons like Star Wars. Meticulously constructed by hand, Power’s forms are constructed out of a limited formal vocabulary: Polystyrene blocks cut to a selection of preset sizes, attached to each other at 90 degree angles. The resulting structure gives the appearance of being a computer-aided design but is in reality the outcome of a human-executed algorithm, dictated by the artist’s intuition expressed through the repetitive action of connecting blocks.

This text is taken from the NODE10 catalogue, written by Eno Henze and Marius Watz and edited by Valérie-Françoise Vogt.

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE AND GET BOOK 6!

Today is the absolute last day to subscribe and reserve your copy of Beautiful/Decay Book: 6. Book: 5 sold out in only a week and we’re already 80% sold out so if you want to avoid searching on Ebay to complete your B/D library subscribe today. Not only will you be  reserving your copy but you’ll save yourself a bunch of cash.What’s there not to like about that? All Subscriptions will be shipping out Monday morning!

 

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Documentary Watch: Project Nim

 

Project Nim is a powerful look at how science can go from studying an animal to exploiting it.  In this doc we follow Nim, an adorable baby chimpanzee who was taken from his mother and placed with a foster human mother as part of a “nature vs. nurture” academic experiment. Nim was to grow up around humans and learn language and communicate like a human being.

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Design Watch: Martina Carpelan

 

Martina Carpelan’s clever utensil set is called “For Men with Hammers But No Manners” and I’m sure we’ve all sat next to someone who has literally sawed at their food, shoveled soup and plowed through their salad.

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Ryan Mosley

Ryan Mosley’s distinctive visual language is rooted in its timeless qualities; archaic skulls, top hats and fig leaves collide with anthropomorphic limbs and futuristic, shamanic figures that create a bewildering backdrop in which anything is possible. Ryan has a show up at Alison Jacques Gallery in London from July 15th-August 13th 2011

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Dry the River X Xavier Barrade= Amazing Ad Campaign

Xavier Barrade’s 3D posters for rock band Dry The River is nothing short of amazing! Xavier spent over 35 hours to create each 3d poster, hand cutting all the pieces and glueing them together.  What he ended up with is an ad campaign that LITERALLY sticks out from the sea of advertisting!  Watch a time-lapse sequence of Xavier building one of the horses after the jump!

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