This stunning line of geologically-inspired jigsaw puzzles, named Geode, is the creation of Massachusetts-based generative design studio and retailer Nervous System.
As described in their blog:
Geode is a jigsaw puzzle inspired by the formation of agate, a colorful banded stone. Each puzzle is unique, emerging from a computer simulation that creates natural variations in the shape, pieces, and image. Hundreds of lasercut plywood pieces intertwine to form a challenging, maze-like puzzle. Each geode is a slice of an algorithmic rock.
The puzzles are intricately cut in birch plywood, completely unique from each other, and available in two sizes (approx. 180 pieces for $60 and 370 pieces for $95).
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These amazing plywood art pieces are created in a small work area by Gabriel Schama and his laser cutter Elsie. His work really took off after a successful Kickstarter a few years ago. Read the rest
Nando Costa's "The New America" is a fantastic animation made from 800+ laser engraved blocks of maple. He had me at the opening shot of an eye in the triangle. Costa is selling the original blocks for $50 each at Etsy. Read the rest
Spotted today at my school-visit in Gutersloh, Germany: these swish laser-cut glasses-frames, all lacy and 21st century. As worn by Frau Corsmeyer, proprietor of the remarkable Buch Handlung Markus, a bookstore in a 17th-century, half-timbered building that dates to the 30 Year War. Don't know the manufacturer -- do you?
Update: They're Lafont Borgias -- thanks, Anonymous!
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