Sunday, April 07, 2013

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Please see the current version at our website - Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Check out the Cool Hunting Video

Bubbles Party

We will be having a Closing/Chinese New Year Party on Saturday, February 17. More details to follow.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some finished shots

photos by rob kassabian - also see all our updated finished photos at

Saturday, September 16, 2006


  • to all who came by and visited among the bubbles
  • to John Juster for entertaining us all with his dj/sax skills
  • to our great sponsors and volunteers who made this project possible
  • to m&a for having to put up with us over the last couple months

If you missed us on opening night, bubbles will be up through January.

Friday, September 15, 2006

opening tonight

please join us for our opening at m&a tonight (friday, sept. 15) @ 1619 silver lake blvd, los angeles from 6-10pm. this is one of many art galleries taking part in the silverlake art crawl.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

0909 & 0910

welding done, first bubbles are up! thanks to our great showing of volunteers, we got all the bubble hangers ready to hang.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


is done - darius is great!!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

laboring day

We painted the structure and assembled/wired the remaining bubble hangers. Next weekend we will hang all the bubbles (sans ballons).

Monday, September 04, 2006

10 days to go

Thanks to all the volunteers who spent their holiday weekend stringing eggs, assembling bubble hangers, erecting/moving scaffolding, painting, and much more. We made a ton of progress, including welding the first three arms on to the steel structure. Photos of the past weekend can be found here under fabrication and installation photos.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

past weekend

saturday: erecting steel structure, stringing eggs, and assembling hangers

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Pouring the foundation

working the graveyard shift - pouring concrete and eating cake for mike's bday

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More photos

Thanks to everyone who helped out this past weekend. We can't fit them all on this site, but see more process photos at

Monday, August 21, 2006

Steel Structure

grinding, welding, and cutting - bubbles are cantilevered from the central structural element

digging the foundation

digging pile-ons and the footing @ m&a

Friday, August 11, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Translucent ripstop

New bubble shape changed with taper at top and transluscent 1/2 ripstop with clear tubing

Friday, July 21, 2006

Full Scale air test

Super successful and helped us make some decisions on materials and light

Giant Mercury Switch

Scott invention for inside the bubble

Sewing 8' Diameter

Which we had the great idea to inflate in living room at 3am

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Projecting the pattern

which was pretty clever - but too many variables with zooming CAD and projector zoom and focus - but still clever

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

CNC full-scale seed

Actually took forever - too many string holes that no one will ever see

Laser prototype

just to see the form

Structure Variations

Nobody is happy with the overall structure...Axel made some variations

System Prototype

understanding the air translation

3-d Model images

Simulation Movie

The 3-d model allowed scott to make this great simulation movie
  • Simulation Movie
  • Original 3-d model

    Still pretty conceptual