Friday, August 8, 2008

Best Of ExhibiTricks: Exhibit Inspiration

While I'm away on vacation, I thought I'd offer a "Best Of ExhibiTricks" series that clusters together a batch of thematically related postings that you may have missed.

Let's finish up the week with the theme of "Exhibit Inspiration." One of my favorite questions from people I meet who find out that I design exhibits is, "where do you get your ideas?"

What follows are some postings that really resonated with me. Each of them offers some amazing technical skills in the service of beautiful and fanciful ideas.

As a bonus each of these postings also includes an embedded video to illustrate the inspiring work. Enjoy!

First up, is the Festo AirJelly, a wonderful floating mechanical beast.

Next, a mechanical beast of a more terrestrial sort built by the French artistic group Les Machines.

Arthur Ganson is one of my favorite artists. An inveterate tinkerer, wildly creative, and a terrific guy I want to work with again!

Here's a posting that gives both a high-tech and low-tech twist to the classic Etch-A-Sketch.

Last, but certainly not least, a beautiful video (with wonderful music!) of a French artisan creating a triode lamp from scratch.

I hope you've enjoyed this week's "Best Of" series. I thought it was a good idea, but did you? Are there any other topics you'd like me to dig into? Let me know in the "Comments Section" below.

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