#LONDON2012 INTERVIEW —Thomas Heatherwick, Designer of the Olympic Cauldron
The honour to light up the 2012 Olympic Cauldron was given to seven young athletes, ending speculations and bets which single British celebrity might be the chosen one.
Comprising of 204 copper petals representing the competing nations, the pedals were carried one-by-one into the Olympic Stadium by each nation. Here, its designer Thomas Heatherwick speaks with dezeen’s Marcus Fairs about one of the most secretive projects he’s ever worked on.
Heatherwick’s other work include the internationally renowned Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2012, the Rolling Bridge in Paddington and London’s new red double-decker bus.
//APPLAB x ART// — ARTFINDER — We take a closer look at Artfinder, the place to “discover, experience and share art”. Perfecting discoverability through customized recommendations is a massive trend throughout all genres – and Artfinder does exactly that by deeply connecting art lovers within an interest community of like-minds.
The mobile app let’s you locate art and events around you as well as taking snap-shots of the art you like and store it into a personal collection. Artfinder also offers themed “iPhone/iPad guides” – which we are taking on a testdrive. Some of our favourites so far:
//ON THE ROAD x FOUNDERSHOUSE CPH// - During a Copenhagen stop-over we visit Founderhouse - a “shared invitation-only workspace for ambitious technology startups and experienced tech entrepreneurs.”
We interviewed Everplaces, Shape, Ge.tt, Evertale, Inventors Of, Eventbird, Young Academics and CanvasDropr — and can testify that this is a truly talented ensemble cast of entrepreneurs under one roof.
Watch out for a profile on Foundershouse in our upcoming Copenhagen Special.