Archive for November 2010
What a beautiful and poetic discovery, and what a stunning execution! by Peter Wegner
Dopludό has an identity that changes and morphs and is just plain design fun!
Although just a mock-up for now, the scary thing is this seems perfectly possible in the near future. A shoe that twits for you? Location and all? Trembles…. via Gizmodo
Ivan Hvam Hvam has some great, wide ranging work on his site, from restaurants to eyewear. The one that caught my eye was the one for Søndervangskolen, a school in the Netherlands that has apparently suffered from bad reputation that caused a rapid decline in enrollment numbers. The resulting solution is fun, young and exciting, and is a great example showing how design and communication is integral for any business, even more so in education. Plus the logo on the ballon is simple adorable!
Richard Wilkinson has amazing skills in photoshop, rendering lifelike birds for a magazine spread. What’s more amazing is that he generously captured his process in an animated GIF for some unadulterated coolness. (The GIFs are huge so may take a while to load, but completely worth your time. I promise.)
An interesting take on taxes and the government. Design studio Beta Tank have designed a chair with moving panels that transform it from a functional object (on which tax is payable at 19%) to an art object (tax payable at 7%). By deliberately creating an object that is purposefully unusable, the object avoids the high tax rate. via Dezeen
Simon Duhamel has an amazing series of photographs, where he perfectly lit a series of bubble packing infront of bright primary coloured background to amazing results.
A beautiful lamp made from American Oak veneer. Perfect for any home, modern or rustic, now on sale via CoolHunter.
Raw Edges Studio has done some rather interesting seating and rugs, The Coiling Collection, now on display at the FAT Galerie in Paris. This is fun, colourful and right up my alley!
A shot or a pint? Choose your poison. Buy it at homewetbar.com
Once in a while, something comes along that is infinitely useful, perfectly executed, and makes me smile. This project is one of them. A MUST read for anyone or everyone who is using the internet.
Ever wished you could have the mugs of your facebook friends plaster your wall, even when the computer’s not on? Now you can! Social Printshop prints a grid of your friend’s profile images into a long archival-paper poster. For the facebook addict in you.
Simple in it’s execution, Autum’s latest product for Apple devices is simple quality leather and suede stitched and delivered.
Jason Hopkins envisions a perfect human form, based on geometric shapes and organic curves. The resulting images are scarily familiar, but hauntingly alien and seriously scary.
Fred has consistently some of the most fun products on the market, and their new range does not disappoint! A soda pull-tab inspired bottlecap opener? Perfect for Christmas!
Viennese/Croatian design collective Numen / For Use has created a web cocoon only out of packing tape, all 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of it. Drawing inspiration from a dancer’s movement across the space, the resulting web is strong enough to support visitors climbing into and all over it. via Fast Company
Graphic fun and colour explosion perfectly capturing the spirit of a Jazz festival, by Atelier Martino&Jaña
This is perfect for anyone whose wardrobe is filled with only black and grey clothing. Come on.. you know you want to. By Lazy Oaf.
I love these delicate drawings of adorable monsters by Raymond Lemstra.
If there is any word I would never ever use on a pizza cutter, it will be sexy. But.. here it is. A seriously sexy pizza cutter, from Danish product company eva solo.
Florentijn Hofman’s Fat Monkey made entirely out of flipflops!
Fat Monkey (Macaco Gordo)
Sao Paulo 2010
5 x 4 x 15 meters
Inflatable and flip flops
The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.
Dan Holdsworth uses long, sometimes super long exposures to capture the amazing light that bathes his surreal landscape, resulting in a otherworldly, super-abstracted reality.