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Eye Candy: Solid Vase Is a 3-D Pic of Splashing Milk

The Singaporean designer Fung Kwok Pan has managed to capture the flow of water in solid form, and the results are stunning.

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The Singaporean designer Fung Kwok Pan has managed to capture the flow of water in solid form, and the result is stunning.

It’s called Fluid Vase, and it’s pretty much what the name suggests.

How’s it made? Fung photographed water being poured into a vessel at 500 frames a second. Then, he used the images to produce 3-D simulations, creating a virtual mesh vase. Finally, a real vase was built layer by layer with a Selective Laser Sintering machine–basically a laser that prints stuff out of powder.

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Turning motion into solid objects is nothing new. Marcel Wanders famously designed an entire series of vases off flying boogers.

We’re thinking Fung’s work has broader commercial appeal. Soon, you’ll be able customize your own vase at www.supabold.com.

Check out more of his work here.

[Via CreativeApplications.net]

About the author

Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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