Archive for July 2010
Jason Bruges Studio has a bunch of really fun projects, one of which I especially love, the ‘Panda Eyes’ installation for WWF. The panda’s track guest’s movements around the gallery and rotate to follow their movements as they make their way round the exhibit.
By utilising light as make up, Hussein Chalayan along with Nick Knight captures the surreal side of fashion. via A Blog curated by
A simple, art sculpture by Heartbreakers Design that could function as a bookshelf.. or was it the other way around?
Nothing more lovely then writing with a beautiful wooden pen, and make mine a purple heart wood please. Yours for AUS35 at Via Alley
Terrain is a beautiful online shop selling the most amazing modern ethnic looking stuff for your home. I would die to have this amazing hand-crafted Filigree Sphere!
Nel Linssen has a range of beautiful jewellery made out of paper, based on precise mathematics and stunning in its modernity and symmetry.
Tiana Vasiljev has a short and sweet portfolio filled and fun happy design!
A brilliant post over at OK Great, one of my go to blogs… This puts so eloquently feelings that I am sure everyone, designer or otherwise, have come to face at least once before.
Today was a really bad day. My projects went haywire. My boss gave me shit. I spilled my entire coffee before the first sip. The worst part was that today I felt like I couldn’t do my job and I couldn’t articulate why. I felt like I somehow got funneled into an office, at a desk at eight o’clock in the morning through no power of my own-I just somehow plopped down where I was and I felt horrible. I wanted to quit. Luckily, I had some friends talk me off the ledge, a big fucking salad for lunch and…a list. Lists always make life easier, right?
Five things that made me quit being a designer/employee/machine and start being me: (warning-no pictures, just words)
1. Take a deep breath, duh.
We creatives tend to be emotional people. Whether it’s solely about our work, or in all aspects of our lives (like how a certain movie that may or may not be titled Garden State makes me so angry that I erupt in fury tears) it’s easy to get caught up in a moment of despair or self-loathing. Hold. Up. A second. And just take a breath. Stop thinking about rejection and start thinking about rejuvenation. Sure, that sounds like an icky yoga word, but the meaning really is what I’m after. When we’re stressed or low or beaten down we’ve got no juice left. We need to take a deep breath and go back to the things that make our eyes widen, our pens scratch wild and our minds make overly-complicated webs. Take a walk, fly a kite, look at old trains or whatever gets you inspired. Preferably something that takes you outside of your dank ass cubicle. Like, something other than your Google Reader. Talking to you, me.
2. Fight Back
If your boss is stuffing your face into proverbial (or actual) poop or your colleagues are talking over you in the pitch meeting, you best correct that situation. Collect yourself, remind yourself of who you are and what you have to offer and be in the business of solving problems even if that means you have to solve their attitude problem by being even more enthusiastic, eager to listen, cooperate and do right by your client, your company and the stubborn boss man who hired you and writes your check. Fight back, or as your mother would say, “kill ‘em with kindness.” I’ve adapted that to read,“kill ‘em with the smile that says I am slightly better than you but don’t need to let you know that.”Seriously, if you’re honest, talented, thoughtful and positive with the best intentions, no one can ever say anything that bad about your logo.
Either that or go listen to Thin Lizzy REALLY, REALLY loud. I don’t know, always gets me pumped.
3. Take a holiday
Even Frank Chimero says it’s necessary. Me, I’m planning a trip to Norway in 2011 to celebrate my 30th year of being the sweetest bitch alive. Let me tell you, that sort of thing supplies you with a lot of day dream material for the essential fuck-off periods of the day. Usually 3:15. Yup.
4. Keep it light
Dudes, there are really funny gifs of kitties out there. How the hell can you be upset when such things exist???!??
5. Just jump already
No, not that kind of jumping. When I say jump, I mean take a damn risk already. The real reason I was so low today is because I got lazy. No one hurt me, no one robbed me. I just got tired and let the dream go. The dream of owning my own business. The dream of traveling the world and writing about it. The dream of wearing all Chanel, all day, guilt free. Whatever you’ve got in your head, don’t ever let it go. Don’t get stuck in a private beige routine of bitching and feeling sorry for yourself. Jump off the that bridge and see what happens. If it’s a mess, you’ll make it pretty again somehow. You’re a great designer, remember.
There’s something really alluring about the dichotomy of the cheap cardboard boxes and the beautiful art vases on top of them. Now on show at the other criteria Bond Street store. The only thing now is wishing I was nearer… :(
Beautiful images in a strangely coloured landscape. Matthias Heiderich has quite the eye.
urban taster’s favourite conceptual product designer Tokujin Yoshioka has just completed another installation, this time entitled ‘Snow’ and is filled and filled and filled with tonnes of feathers!
Ron Gilad has a interesting way of observing space and its interaction with lines, dimensions and the mind. What results in his explorations are, quite simply, astounding expressions of such pure ideas its impossible not to fall in love.
Ron Gilad’s hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional.
Gilad is fascinated with philosophizing about the common objects we live with.
His work, which vary from one-off to limited editions and production pieces, have no “expiration date” and reside in both public and private collections worldwide.
Gilad asks unceasing questions in 3D form and fabricates answers that create an arena for fertile doubt.
Aino-Maija Metsola’s happy friendly illustrations will brighten up anyone’s day!
No no no no no no no no.. No no no… noooOooo…
Scottish brewery BrewDog has reclaimed the world record for the strongest beer in history with a 55% alcohol beer which it has named “The End of History.” Only 11 bottles will be available, and each bottle will come inside a stuffed animal – seven Stoats will be available at GBP500 and four grey squirrels at GBP700, making it also the most expensive beer in history. That’s USD$1000 a bottle!
Sam Pierpoint is only 22 year old, but her range of work is insanely detailed and wide-ranging. I am especially drawn to her crafty, pen drawn, collage style.
An interesting way of looking at consumerism and landfills, layering clothing upon clothing and simulating a landscape that is eerily familiar. By Jarod Charzewski
The purchasing habits of the North American consumer requires the extraction on our planets resources only to replace them with processed goods in the form of discarded merchandise. This geological cross section shows the new and improved layers of the Earth. Through our ever expending and multiplying landfill sites these new layers will provide us with a planet rich in synthetic nutrients and chemically enhanced goodness.
Beautiful shoes based loosely on the concept of floating and the restriction of being chained down. I can see these walking down any runway any day! via trendland
These are perfect shoes for the digital polygonal addict! Put them on Lara Croft please… Buy them at United Nude.
The United Nude Lo Res is part of a new semi-automatic design method by United Nude. An object is digitally scanned into a 3D computer model and regenerated into various resolutions. The Lo Res shoe is part of an automated design revolution.
Heel Height – 110mm/4.3″
The cup twists the common experience shared by many of the stain. As the user drains the contents of the cup, a stain is noticed, but upon closer inspection, it reveals aminiature landscape.
Often beauty is found is the simplest ideas… Wonderful work by Yukihiro Kaneuchi