Nanoengineers created blackest-ever black metal

Boston College Physicist Willie J. Padilla and a team from Boston College and Duke Univ. have nanoengineered a material that absorbs all the light that strikes it. How much more black could it be? None more black.
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Architectural Furniture + Film

Some examples follow of how furniture could be from film in its broadest context.
I am developing a project called The chair that wasn't there, dealing with notions of furniture design and film/vision.
In this first example by Adelbert Ames (Jr?) We see something that looks like a chair, but only from one point of view. (image from Eye and Brain: The Psychology of seeing, by Richard Gregory, 1966)

There is also the possibility of looking within film for examples or inspiration for furniture. Here we see the outre furniture made by Liz Moore for Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange


Immersion Site

Good Site by Graham Coulter-Smith about Installation Art with references to John Bock and Schneider among others


Iphone apps for navigation

Once you have read this, if you have an iphone, I recommend the acrossair app get it from iTunes

See film of Acrossair below

A guided tour in the palm of your hand

“Design USA: Contemporary Innovation” is on view through April 4 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, cooperhewitt.org.

Apple have lent 100 iPod Touch devices to offer a guided tour through the exhibition