"Mass Effect Saga" - Illustration for Bioware by Sam Spratt
To celebrate the anniversary of the Mass Effect trilogy, I painted this poster for Bioware — available at their store in 2 editions. With a little under 2 weeks and a mess of replayi—err, *research* to do, I sketched out a composition that’d get the best of it in there, and began painting the majority of key players and aspects from the series. With a roster as large as the game has: I was selective (my custom ginger Shep did not make the cut). The special edition even has metallic inks on the golden text and border elements which I’m particularly fond of. You can snag one HERE.
Contemporary Property in London
Beautifully simple design by Platform 5 architects of an extension to a typically Victorian house in the London borough of Hackney, has such gorgeous and precise details. From the projecting oriel window (a brilliant use of space!) to the large pivot door to the garden & large panes of uninterrupted glass. My favourite feature would have to be the way daylight is brought in from above.
Norway will cut through an island in tribute to massacre victims
How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks.
In the lobby of Milwaukee’s Brewhouse Inn & Suites, restored 1892 brew kettles from the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery are set against original subway tile walls and a stained-glass window of King Gambrinus, patron saint of brewers. The LEED-certified hotel has 90 light-filled guest suites with headboards and tabletops made from salvaged floor joists, while the front desk is constructed of 1,550 amber beer bottles. Photography courtesy of Brewhouse Inn & Suites.
Meet Moov, the fitness tracker that turns Siri into your new personal trainer
Nikola Hu is running wrong. He’s loping along, leaning back as he goes. Suddenly a voice emerges from his phone: “Your cadence is low. Try swinging your arms legs and arms faster.” Hu’s phone knows he’s has running injuries before, so it’s hypersensitive to how his feet land on the ground. “Lean forward and land mid-foot to soften your impact,” it tells him. He obliges, and the voice comes back immediately. “Good job!”