If you were lucky enough to be in Sydney this past month, you probably saw a whole lot of colour around the city. Vivid Sydney – the annual event celebrating light, music and ideas – took place and mesmerized Sydneysiders for days. One very unique installation was the talk of the town: Masakazu Shirane’s Light Origami.
If you’ve got a kaleidoscope on that Christmas shopping list for a niece or nephew this year, make sure you don’t accidentally order this one. Or if you do, make sure you keep it for yourself. Introducing the penis kaleidoscope by Yinka Shonibare.
The world’s largest kaleidoscope is located in Wattens, Austria, and it is made of of…you guessed it, Swarovski crystals. Swarovski World is home to 14 underground areas covered in these decadent crystals. The ‘crystaloscope’ is one of Swarosvcki World’s glamorous attractions, where designer André Heller created the world’s largest kaleidoscope.
When the Kaleidoscope first was invented by David Brewster, he was sure that his instrument would not only save the labor of designers but would do much better than designers: ‘It will create in a single hour, what a thousand artists could not invent in the course of a year’. Read more about this in the E.H.Gombrich book called, The Sense of Order. The only book you need to read about art.