Archive for May 2010
I find it incredibly painful to reconcile these pictures of Bangkok with the one I fell in love with… via The Big Picture
This DIY project over at design*sponge caught my eye. What a ‘bright’ idea! *nudge nudge*
For those times when you have three feet, or lose one sock, or the special occasions when you want to see a really bad website. Throx has it all!
Part of the Pantone Universe Campaign, Pantone has decided to start being hoteliers and got Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert to design “the hotel of colors… showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor.” My one questions… is colorous a real word or just made up marketing speak?
The artist behind my favourite game of all time, Cranium, has amazing depth in his illustrations, and as far as I can see, a cult following. His work is often subversive, but never outright gross. If I had a list of my favourite artists, Baseman will be right on top! Below’s some of his work from his Hide & Seek collection.
A single piece of wood, cut, curved and bent into a beautiful chair. Slightly Geiger like to me, but that’s no bad thing! via Contemporist
The romantic Corner Stones of New York, done with beautiful, often cheeky photography. A site to go visit and absorb it all.
Nothing says “I AM A MAN” like a Black & Decker #LP1000 Alligator Lopper 4.5 amp Electric Chain Saw. There. Now go into a corner to pound your chest.
Nobody does Grandeur, and Hold-your-breaths, and Smile-to-yourselfs as well as Nike. What a beautiful ad.
*UPDATE* Turns out I was wrong about the Cranium part, not the part about it being the best game ever, but that the delicious illustrations were done by Gary Baseman, a hugely talented illustrator/artist whose works I have always admired but never knew the name to. Thank you Migy for your mail. I now know the folly of my mistake, which only means I have one more artist to admire and fawn over.
Absolutely adorable! The food must be so good the packaging’s eating it up right? via The Dieline
Brilliant, simple, to the point. Made me smile. via Ads of the World
Capitalizing on Lady Gaga’s most famous line.. anything famous should go on a tshirt. :)
By simply installing lights into the back of cupboards, Jean Nouvel manages to transform the notion of cupboards being used to hide things away, into one that makes a of feature of the mess behind the doors.
“ANON was specifically created to challenge and stand out in a very tired and clichéd premium diamond jewellery market founded on the “diamonds are forever” sentiment.
Pearlfisher’s approach was to confront this sentiment and turn it on his head by focusing on the person, moment or occasion rather than on the diamond. ANON references unknown authors of love, poetry and folktales its understated and ambiguous nature allows the brand to take a step back, putting the consumer in the spotlight. This is reflected in the new strapline: ‘every story has a diamond’.
The ANON identity is a simple triangle, echoing an ‘A’ shape, and representing the facets of a perfect diamond/ perfect balance of life. Each of the two bespoke packaging boxes comes wrapped in an ‘origami’ style outer, which then reveals a box with a triangular shaped key inset into the lid. Removing this key and inserting it into the lock springs open the box to reveal the jewellery.”