A list of artsy things
One: The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam boasts of a unique floral display. Large, pale, silk 'flowers' drop from the ceiling—“unfurling and withdrawing into themselves again like shoals of giant jellyfish”—in a lighting installation called Shylight (see lead image). What makes these special is just how much work went into creating these kinetic sculptures—which represents a five-year collaboration between artists and scientists, programmers and engineers. You can see the flowers and other stunning examples of Studio Drift’s work in the demo below—or check their work out over at their website.
Two: Stepping into Cafe Yeonnam is a bit like entering that old a-ha video. Your 3D world is suddenly turned into a black & white cartoon strip. The Seoul establishment’s decor is inspired by a Korean television show—‘W’—in which the characters are caught between the real world and a cartoon universe. Yeah, it’s a super-duper Instagrammable hit with both locals and tourists. South China Morning Post has more on the cafe. You get a sense of what it feels like inside in the very cool clip below.
Three: This art installation is the ultimate tsundoku pile—a nightmarish vision of what our bedside table would look like if we were as rich as Zuck:) This tower of books—an art installation titled ‘Idiom’ by artist Matej Kren—looks infinite thanks to mirrors placed at the bottom and the top. It is parked most fittingly outside a Czech library. Kren is well-known for his other literature-themed artworks including ‘Gravity Mixer’—a rotunda of books—and ‘Passage’, which is an endless wall of the same. You can check out Kren’s other work on his website—and learn more about ‘Idiom’ here. The clip below captures the dizzying experience of staring into literary infinity.