Friday, 24 June 2016

Korean Artist Gives New Life to Shattered Porcelain Fragments by Stitching Them with Gold

Korean artist Yeesookyung is habitual of collecting shards of discarded porcelain and reconfigured them into exciting abstract sculptures. Since 2001, called Translated Vase, these stunning bulbous forms feature a numberless of colors, shapes, and surface designs whose discrete parts all converge into single towering pieces. In spite of their mismatched elements, he work feels unified because of their adhesive; she uses 24-karat gold leaf to line the cracks, reminding the Japanese art of kintsugi a repair method that celebrates the artifact’s history by emphasizing its imperfections.

Therefore, the translated Vase was enthused Yeesookyung’s curiosity in a tradition held by Korean artisans as they finish porcelain works that have slight blemishes in order to keep the infrequency and value of surviving vessels. However, saving these fragments, she puts them back together in “the manner of three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles.” Moreover, she clarifies, “From the moment of destruction, she finds a chance to arbitrate and formulate new narratives with my own translation.” The pieces reemerge as hybrids that sphere the past while rejoicing a gorgeously unconventional future.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Magnetized Planters Let Your Garden to Levitate in the Air

Swedish researcher Simon Morris has been testing levitating plants, trying to grow common flora while suspended in the air. This system is called “LYFE”, comprises of a planter that hovers just over an oak base powered by strong magnetism. The invisible force field house plants are able to hover while also turning sluggishly to give alike sunlight to each of their sides. He always inspires with air plants in mind, ability to grow without soil and hides a tiny drainage system to prevent overwatering.

Moreover every “LYFE” planter is designed as a geodesic form, paired slightly with its discrete base to draw responsiveness to the action of the vessel rather than the piece itself. On their website you can read more about LYFE on their Kickstarter and see Morris’s other floating home accessory FLYTE. 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

The Dead Man’s Fingers

Xylaria polymorpha, is generally known as “dead man's fingers”, is a saprobic fungus. The plant is habitually inhabitant of forest and woodland areas, normally growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. The Xylaria polymorpha is a very rare and distinct species of fungus that is widely distributed throughout the deciduous forests of North America and Europe. It has also been recognized to colonize substrates akin to woody legume pods, petioles, and herbaceous stems. The dead man’s fingers is characterized by its elongated upright, clavate, or strap-like stromata poking up through the ground, much like fingers. The genus Xylaria holds approximately 100 species of cosmopolitan fungi. However, The Polymorpha means “many forms” has variable but often club-shaped fruiting body (stroma) similar to burned wood. This odd mushroom dons a variety of costumes in its rather long life span.

Therefore, this fungus is often found with a multitude of separate “digits” but at times the individual parts will be fused together. Moreover, belonging to the class of fungus famous as “Ascomycetes” (division Mycota) recognized as the sac fungi, they’re characterized by a saclike structure, the ascus, which normally contains anything from 4 to 8 ascospores in the sexual stage. Moreover, the sac fungi are separated into subgroups based on whether asci arise singly or are borne in one of numerous types of fruiting structures, or ascocarps, and on the method of discharge of the “ascospores”.  The fruiting body is 3to 10 cm tall; up to 2.5 cm across; tough; shaped more or less like a club or a finger but occasionally flattened. These fruiting bodies may persist for number of months or even years and can release spores endlessly during these time intervals.  But a lot of “ascomycetes” are plant pathogens, and some are animal pathogens, a few are safe to eat mushrooms and loads of live on dead organic matter (as saprobes). Moreover, the largest and most frequently recognized “ascomycetes” include the morel and the truffle; though the polymorpha is an inedible variety.

Moreover the dark fruiting body normally in black or brown, but sometimes shades of blue and green is amazingly white on the inside, and blackened dotted area all around. Thus, this blackened surrounding area is made up of minutestructures called “perithecia”.  Hence the perithecia hold a layer of asci which hold the ascospores. The asci elongate into the ostiole, and discharge the ascospores outward. The spore distribution is a prolonged process, sometimes taking number of months to complete this part of the life cycle, although this is not a common trait amongst fungi, as is normally a much swifter process. In spring season this fungus normally produces a layer of white or bluish asexual spores, named “conidia”, which grow on its surface and surrounding area. Furthermore it is believed that the absolute time frame and slower spore release rate for X. polymorpha foster the individual success rate of spores and let this species to distribute itself extensively throughout its ecological range.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Stone Boy

Well, meet a boy, whose skin started to peel after 15 days of his birth. Ramesh Darji looks like a baby boy of some other world, can be described as thick black scales, and his condition gradually entombing him since.  This type of skin is called “Ichthyosis” which causes scales to grow on his body. As the Ramesh growing, his condition is gradually turning him into a stone statue. His condition has taken his ability to walk or even talk, and his skin to grow seven times faster than normal.
Remesh parents are struggling to find his cure. Therefore Doctors are surprised, and believe fungal infection is the reason of his condition. The kids are not even come close to him so, no one wants to make him friend. The kids are feared from him as he is steadily getting worse. Ramesh lives with his family in Baglung a remote Nepalese region. His parents said; he’s only able to point his hunger or wants to use the toilet. We’re unable to understand him when he’s crying, but we didn’t understand what actually thing is hurting him. We didn’t have sufficient money to cure his disease, which is extremely very costly.
When our all hopes were lost, one day, British Singer Joss Stone, come out of the unexpected source. The singer has shown a video of him struggling kid, fighting with his life makes viral on social media. Therefore, Joss and her team performed in Nepal to support this kid by raising £1,375 for his treatment through the Joss Stone Foundation. She showed a great empathy to Ramesh condition and really want to help him.
Now, Ramesh is getting treatment. However, Doctors are optimist about his improvement and quality of life. Dr Sabina Bhattrai explained his condition; he was really in bad state when he was admitted. We’ve to gone through a painful process of removing scales from his body. So, over the period of some treatment, his condition is improving by giving him antibiotics to avoid infections and applied drugs and moisturizer on his body to remove the dead skin. His parents are highly thankful to Joss Stone, whose initiative to help our son, and we’ll not have any words to thank her, and nobody else could do here. I owe my life to her. Source: CP

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

In Singapore, Vending Machines Offers Knowledge instead of Junk Food

Spreading knowledge is priority in Singapore, rather than rejoicing with junk food out of a vending machine. Time has never left you to make you feel easy with Bookworms instead of grabbing unhealthy foods. The basic purpose behind the bookworms is to feed your brain with extensive words and smart knowledge. The present generation is more inspired with junk foods instead of getting knowledge. These junk foods are extremely unhealthy for their brain and physical health.

Therefore, a local bookstore gets a unique idea to fixed two book vending machines at high traffic areas of the Asian City-State. The third machine will soon be installed at the Goodman Arts Center which doubles as Singapore’s headquarters for the National Arts Council. These books machine actually located at the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Visitor Center. The books collection mainly featured a curated selection of up to 150 texts with an exclusive focus on community publisher and authors.

Moreover, the rare appliances were inspired by Penguin Books’ Penguincubator, which was first introduced in London during the 1930’s. This unique concept actually server the locals to have a distinct knowledge through vending machines. The entire concept is about accessibility and eyeballs. The owner of bookstores, Kenny Leck said, the vending machines could be a visual touchpoint, and you may not buy a book, but we’ll let you know these exist. Moreover, there could be more possibilities of spreading knowledge among peoples. The enrichment also acts as unconventional marketing for the company. This is a great idea, to get the success in the market and disseminating knowledge among different cultures. If the company converts the habits of locals from junk food to knowledge, then it will be a massive success for us. 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Horn House, Man Collected 15,000 Antlers Over 60 Years

This is a super natural world, when you dip in thoughts of people hobbies. Every human being has different hobbies and you would be surprise to come know about unique interests. Just like a Montana man who is lust of bone collection. Thus, inside his bizarre “Horn House”, more than 15,000 antlers collected in his 60 years career. The entire house is covered with antlers, horns and skulls, which he has collected over a 50 years. The man’s obsession is rowing the bones in a lovely way, stacked on the walls, or carefully dangled from the ceiling.  The collector James Phillips has named it “The Horn House”.

James Phillips has started to collect the bones when he was a boy, a curious, enthusiasts to gaze his eerily beautiful collections. As a child, he was lived in Gallatin Canyon, and would regularly hike the area’s vast public land, fascinated with discarded antlers being claimed by nature in the hillsides. His younger days were mostly spent in scouring the ground for a glint of bone shed by whitetails, mule deer, elk or moose. And mostly he stored in an old shed in his backyard in town.

 He’s quite different to others, when he trying to figure a way to stack the antlers to best view of them. He didn’t pile, just like others do. For those, who has interest in to view his collections, are warmly welcomed by him free of charge. The antlers he started gathering nearly 60 years ago are now available to view, hence visitors flock to gaze inside and, irrespective of whether they have a personal interest in antler gathering or not, they are said to have a common reaction when the doors are thrown open.

Moreover, some of his collection includes 'atypical' antlers, which have grown in an inverted shape, or doe skulls with twiggy horns. Thus, from the past few years, his fascination with the antlers has proven lucrative; particularly most of the antlers have been sourced for free. Therefore, his true passion lies in antler sourcing from the landscape, he has also dabbled with hunting. His 80% harvested antlers have been sourced within 100 miles of Three Forks, but there are also antlers in the mix from eastern Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and elsewhere.