Archive for August 2010
Some new work by Spanish architects ParedesPino Architects exploring the interesting relationship of scale of public spaces.
Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city.We opted for a solution that allows a wide variety of uses. It offers a covered area, protected from the weather, which will house a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times.It therefore poses a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. The parasols also solve the artificial lighting in the same item and allow drainage of water inside.
Daniel Reese paints shoes with modern pop culture references, making them instant wearable art that looks so good! How can anyone not love the Mario shoe?
Only the strongest logo can withstand a beating from AJ Dimarucot and his Distorted Identities experiment.
Yummy looking food done in yummy looking illustration is just good for everyone.. all round! by Ampersand Food Groups
One of those things you laugh at because its true. And then you become sad.. because its true..
A great example of how the humblest material can often yield the most amazing results, Matthias Loebermann‘s structure is made up of piled up shipping wooden pallets, ground anchors and tie rods.
Something about old technology that always seem to suggest romantic feelings. Old calculators and old buttons galore at Vintage Technology.
It’s a thread measure. It’s a tread gauge. It’s a ruler, a caliper. Oh! And it writes! Buy one here.
For the last few years I have worked on a project photographing ice fishing shacks in the lakes region of Maine. These shacks illustrate the primal elements of shelter, food, warmth and an ongoing battle against the caprices of nature. They are entirely utilitarian in their purpose, using lightweight windproof materials such as foam insulation sheet metal, plastic or wood, yet put together in surprisingly ingenious ways, appearing as crude minimalist sculpture.
The photographs are taken on milky days in rain, fog and snow, when the light is filtered and the range of color is extremely narrow. This makes the shacks appear all the more mysterious, as if they have been airlifted onto the scene, opening them up to secondary narratives beyond the strictly functional.
- Scott Peterman
Who’s up for no more sharpening and no more broken leads? ME ME ME! via Sharpie Blog
Because you are such a competitive person. Do the Spock! Thought you’d like to know. via Flowing Data
In an interesting experiment, this beekeeper decided to see what would happen if he put a glass jar over one of the holes in a beehive. The result is nothing less than… nightmare inducing… :S via slightlywarped.com
Reduced to its simplest form, the deliberately iconic looking Bold wall clock by Swedish design brand Hello Industry! Stuff that makes me smile out loud!
You Work for Them is one of my favouritest type foundries and for all things generally cool. Their experiments with type in water and in ice just further cements their coolness in my mind.
Making its way round the blogs is a beautiful chair by Singaporean Jarrod Lim. Equal parts asian and cosmopolitan appeal, no wonder everyone loves it!
A great little invention to solve life’s little inconveniences… by Damjan Stanković