Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …

Made From Vantablack and Meteorite: LUCY by Ore

One ring connected to the cosmos

Made with Vantablack (the pigment so dark, it traps 99.96% of incoming light), meteorite and gold-plated microcircuitry, LUCY is much more than any other super-polished, sphere-shaped ring. Each ring is connected to its wearer’s own white dwarf star and vibrates when that star reaches its zenith. The “magical ceremony” (happening multiple times a week) encourages the wearer to pause, center and reconnect with the space around them. …

Nick Barclay’s Abstract Movie Posters

The graphic designer breaks down classic movies into simple circles

Sydney-based art director Nick Barclay branches outside his traditional covers and spreads for international magazines and political campaigns for something a little more playful. In his latest endeavor, the designer has re-imagined classic film posters, applying an interesting circular twist on regular artistry. The collection contains pieces—or perhaps better described as abstract representations—for films from “Reservoir Dogs” to “The Matrix” to “Pulp Fiction” and “Trainspotting” …