Archive for December 2010
Madspeitersen looks through the plastic and metal encasing our everyday electronics and peers into their insides. Objectification taken to an extreme is always a perfect starting point for amazing art.
A great little store selling great little things. The Ghostly Store has a range of logo goods that are quite fun!
A starkly graphic set of poster curated by Edit, where each designer was asked to represent a musical genre using one shape and one type (stating the genre).
I am having some serious lust over this Killspencer bag its not funny. Too bad Christmas is over and my New Year Resolution is to start saving up. But gifts from friends, on the other hand, are perfectly acceptable.
A great identity programme, where the simplest icon, in this case the Euroslot, is elevated to become the expressive part of a supermarket brand. Makes great sense! A 12 pound puncher makes great economical sense, instantly branding all collaterals with very little overhead, a great idea for a not for profit supermarket. Super all round work by the people at Unreal.
Perfect for folks where exact timing does not matter as much as style.. the ZIIIRO watch.
The ZIIIRO Gravity presents a simple and unique way of reading time. The tip of the inner swirl represents the current hour, while the outer swirl displays the minutes, with a continuous gradient movement showing the passing through time. Resting on our patent pending bracelet strap, it combines silicone and metal to form a flexible bracelet watch. This model also features an interchangeable clock body switchable with multi color straps. ZIIIRO Gravity comes in 6 colors of white, red, green, yellow, blue and magenta.
Aren’t these the cutest wooden USB drives ever? Designed by Lambria and made by hand out of wood, these are surely a must for friends who still used the USB stick drive thingys.
Maia Flore manages to capture the sense of falling we all get when sleeping in the most beautiful and poetic way possible.
An interesting experiment by Antrepo4, taking everyday brands and making them visually cleaner first, and then going one step further by removing everything but the logo from the packaging. This is sure to make any brand stand out from the crazy messy shelves that exist today.
Marloes Ten Bhomer created a rapid prototyped shoe that is built with two different materials to allow for each part to be replaced when it wears out. This looks really sexy, like stepping to a hard piece of acrylic and letting it envelope your feet.
This credit card case from Paul Smith is right up my alley, in bright orange tie dye print on iguana leather, with purple stripped lining!
Using the first domino to show the hour, and the last two dominos showing the minutes, Carbon Design Group creates a truly original clock that is actually useable.
I love diving, for the sense of freedom it gives me, as well as the myriad of lifeforms that are completely alien to that on terra firma. I love the shapes that are formed by the corals and rocks, often reminding me of human settlements and skyscrapers. Underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor obviously thinks the same, taking the idea to its extreme by constructing human figures, or ‘life casts’ out of material that encourages coral growth and plants them along the bottom of the seas. The resulting ‘man-made’ landscape is quickly overtaken by the marine lifeforms, creating a sometimes erie, strangely beautiful art that is surely out of our world.
A new site for all of us visual people. Think it of as ffffound, but with search and a lot more useful!
A perfect wallet for the season! Now go ahead and buy it at Darkroom
The first ever collaboration of many between Absolut and China artists is revealed with the unveiling of the Absolut 72Bian, the name taken from a phonetic translation of the chinese word ‘变‘, which means change. Used to symbolise the chinese mythical character of the Monkey God, who can morph himself into 72 different changes. The limited Absolut bottle design is sadly, not much different, save for a printed cartoonish interpretation of the Money God. Interesting?.. barely… Ad campaign? Forgettable… Ticking the Chinese marketing box? Absolut-ly!
I am always a huge fan of repeated elements, repeated to such an extent it takes over the idea, the execution, the space. Everything. Ryuji Nakamura’s Cornfield has precisely that magic, taking over an entire gallery with a thin latticed structure made out of paper. via Designboom
So beautiful, and intricate and shiny. Slavs and Tatars are, in their words:
Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Their mirror mosaic is just one of the entire series of thought-provoking and sometimes controversial work. Brilliant stuff!
For everyone in the branding business, and everyone else who enjoy brands everyday.. Merry Christmas!
Classy looking condom packaging that look fit for the perfect gentleman. via Lovely Packaging
Here’s a device who cannot decide if it wants to be a wall-driller or a wine-opener… so its both! buy it at Amazon!
I always love the idea of making something seem like its something else.( I am sure there’s a big word for that, but I digress.) Raw Edges, an Israeli firm formed by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, from whom we recently loved their Coiling Chairs, created a ceramic tile resembling folded paper. The result is something that seems fragile and tactile. Comes in three models, maxifolded, midifolded and minifolded. via experimenta
How did Fendi campaigns look like spring 1993? How Balenciaga was Balenciaga pre Nicolas Ghesquiere? More than a style touchstone and history lesson, this is a look back into graphic trends and social trends, (boobs / no boobs?), old logos, and how luxury was presented way back then. That is the magic of The Style Registry.
By skewing and shearing everyday objects, (well.. ok.. everyday objects AND a skull), Robert Lazzarini forces upon his audience a new perspective that warps and distorts. I can imagine feeling disoriented viewing these art pieces, which is the best compliment you can pay.
I love the works of Amano Takashi who turns fresh water aquariums into works of living art. I would put one in my living room, even if it takes up the entire space! Simply stunning.