Album of the Year for 2013
“The Bones of What You Believe” - CHVRCHES
I’m hoping my choice for album of the year isn’t just a result of the way Lauren Mayberry pronounces “proud” in the lead track “The Mother We Share”. It’s adorable and more than a little sexy. I think there’s something else to it though; there’s an honest fun to the voice CHVRCHES uses in their debut album. I get the impression they aren’t taking themselves too seriously and yet there’s an unmistakable polish to the production. The clear, bright tones from the synths and a driving line throughout make this perfect for the road. Similar to last year’s selection there are retro hints and a minimalism that I respect. All told this album got a lot of play this year even though there was some strong competition from some of my favourite artists.
Perhaps the highest praise I can offer is that I hope their inevitable follow-up is more of exactly this.
Technology Mimics the Brushstrokes of Masters
Daniella Levy, who oversaw the day-to-day work on the project for Fujifilm, said: “It’s a one-to-one size reproduction, there’s an exact color match to the original, and it has the exact same brush strokes as the original, meaning the same height and the same direction,” she said. Our challenge was to match the texture of the original in structure and shape. It had to be in perfect registration. It cannot be half a millimeter left or right.”
To create its reproductions, the TU Delft team of researchers, Pieter Jonker, Jo Geraedts and Joris Dik, developed an imaging device to record both color and topographical data from painting surfaces. Tim Zaman, a graduate student, sat for two weeks with Rembrandt’s “The Jewish Bride” in the Rijksmuseum, while it was closed for renovations, and conducted 3-D scans of the painting. The researchers also used X-ray fluorescence to do a chemical analysis of the component parts of the pigments, and hyperspectral imaging, which collects color data from across the electromagnetic spectrum. Combing that information produced a “point cloud,” or a set of volumetric data akin to a three-dimensional pixel. Océ made the high-resolution 3-D print based on the color information it got from TU Delft.
We’re about to enter a whole new world of forgeries.
If it’s an absolutely perfect copy, is it even still a forgery?
It’s taken a while but I’ve finally found a TV show that has a men’s style I like more than Mad Men. It’s House of Cards. Loving those navy suits.
Wow wow wow..
Easily my Animated GIF of the Month.
Nice purple shirt. Could use some tailoring.
This is so much of my life.
Love this space. No surprise that my new house shares a lot of design cues with it.