This ‘cannon’ shoots salmon upstream to help them spawn

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 1 September 2014

While hydroelectric dams provide hydro-power, they also block the migration of fish such as salmon, which typically swim long distances to return to their original homes to breed. One company called Whooshh Innovations (yup, you heard that right) has come up with an unique solution – a vacuum tube that sucks the fish out of […]

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LEGO Tube maps made from 1,000 bricks

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Friday 13 September 2013

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, London Underground commissioned several self-portraits to be┬ámade of LEGO. Each map consists of over 1,000 LEGO bricks and took about four days to build. The┬áLEGO Tube maps represent different points in history, almost a sort of historic time-line or family tree. The first map features the London Underground as it […]

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Naples’ Metro Station given a dramatic visual make-over

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 23 January 2013

There’s an exciting project happening in Naples’ underground metro stations involving artists, designers and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt. Called the Art Stations Project, the initiative involves filling stations with amazing art and then opening them up for public viewing. One of our favourites is the Toledo Metro Station (pictured) which opened in September 2012 and was designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca. You could say I’m a little jealous. The only art I come across in Sydney’s underground stations is graffiti.

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