Thursday, March 20, 2008

joana meroz - ceramics

'bra cups'

joana meroz is a graduate of the ceramics department at the gerrit rietveld academy in amsterdam and is currently studying at the design academy in eindhoven. she has sent in some of her unique projects which blend design with craft production. her ceramic 'bra cups' are a clever play on one of nature's essential food sources. the 'lace colanders' combine the decorative elements of the plate with the functionality of a drain to create a unique colander. 'in&out tableware' continues on this theme and 'drain eye-catchers' add a whimsical touch to the most banal of kitchen tools. joana was also one of the participants in our 'handled with care'
ceramics exhibition.

'bra cups'

'in&out tableware'

'lace colanders'

'drain eye-catchers'

'drain eye-catchers'

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crayons - (really kewl ones)

by finnish designer heli hietala

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i can't help but keep thinkin... oooh... i'm killin people when i'm drawing!!!~~~ it juz gives me the feeling when i pick up a piece of teddie bear cookie or fish-shaped cookie... 1st bite... 1 arm's gone... 2nd bite both arms gone... 3rd bite.. a leg gone.. 4th bite... no more legs.. 5th bite.. omg.. it's headless.. and so final bite finish it up~~~ aiks... wunder if i'll b duin the same thing when i got my hands on these crayons~~~

Snap and Dine - Demelza Hill

Snap and Dine is a single use three-course table setting that integrates disposable cutlery with traditional silverware. The portable lunch setting expands the possibilities of eating outdoors in style whilst reinforcing the correct use of cutlery, which has been lost over time. This is achieved through the decorative qualities and formal setting which both are a visual reference to fine dinning. This product is fun and interactive whilst raising the standards of current eating on the go habits.

desgined by Demelza Hill

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hokusai an animated sketchbook, 1978

in 1978 the animator tony white created this charming animation that briefly details
the life of japanese woodblock master katsushika hokusai. famous works by hokusai
are animated to a subtle soundtrack and factual (v. old-school) narration. during his
life time the japanese artist lived in an impressive 93 locations and produced tens
of thousands of works under 30 different pen names.

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colors colours~

wonders of colors... pieces of colors... transition of colors... hmm... juz... colors colours colors colours colors colours~~~

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thermosensitive 'swamp stool'

visual reference studio sent in some images of their newest furniture piece: 'the swamp stool'. the stool is the latest addition to their swamp collection which features a thermo sensitive material. the covering responds to body heat and other heat source such as the sun. after exposure to the heat, the material temporarily changes colour. the stool's shape is inspired by the swamp outside the studio's offices in jackson, mississippi.

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The Love Mattress

How many times have you found yourself with the candles warmly lit, Al Green on rotation and snuggling up with that someone special in bed, only to find an important limb or two fallen asleep under the weight of your partner? We love cuddling up, but the muscles, blood vessels and nerves in our arms often pay a painful price for a few minutes in heavenly embrace. Cue in Mehdi Mojtabavi's Love Mattress, a 2007 red dot award design concept winner.

The Love Mattress allows for easy access and comfortable embracing, except the Love Mattress has a series of gaps to allow to comfortably rest inside. Made of modules of polyurethane injected foam, the mattress is easily transportable and should provide ample body support (though we wonder if like memory foam, this would get too hot).

We'll leave all the other possibilities and options to your imagination.

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Kathleen Lolley

"friendly skies ":aprox 11"x17": acrylic on wood:

"devil will rise" 24"x 24" : acrylic on wood:

"mew" :12"x18": acrylic on wood:

"living in the city " : acrylic/watercolor on old door:

"too much thinking":10"x10": ink on paper:

Kathleen Lolley (born 1978 in Marshfield, Wisconsin) moved to Kentucky nine months after her birth. She spent her childhood split between Louisville, KY and Pittsburgh, PA.

She attended California Institute of the Arts and received a BFA in experimental Animation. While at Calarts she experimented with hand-crafted stop motion puppets. This experience introduced her to the world of comics and sequential art. In addition to working on various commercial animations, including Nickelodeon’s Sponge Bob Squarepants and titles for the movie Willard, Kathleen has created a handful of short films.

After spending six years in Los Angeles, she moved back to Kentucky to concentrate on painting and living a simple life. Storytelling still plays a prominent role in her work. Her paintings mix the picture book-esque animals of childhood with scenes from the adult world. Folk creatures try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak. Rabbits flee from hunters, girls are lost in the woods. Giant elk stumble over towns clasping bottles, is it a remedy they hold or just a beer?

Her work can be found in small local shops and galleries across the U.S. Last year her work received international recognition by appearing in Elle & Japanese Vogue and appearing on the latest album cover of My Morning Jacket. Also she has been published in a few comic anthologies (Unicorn Mountain, Kramer's Ergot) Lolley currently resides in Kentucky where she spends her time making crafts, comics and fine art.

More recently, she did a magnificent series of paintings for Shedding’s 2nd album, “What God Doesn’t Bless, You Won’t Love; What You Don’t Love, The Child Won’t Know."

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fast sleep

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Andy Warhol's philposphical prints

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woof! woof! (doggie speakers)

'woofer' speaker set by dutch design outfit cultivate

'pun intended, 'woofer' speaker set is a cross-over between
an addition to your sound system and your loyal 4 footed companion.
available as a co-axial speaker system which consists of two dogs.'

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OMA's residential tower in singapore

far east organization, singapore’s largest private development company,
has commissioned the office for metropolitan architecture for OMA’s
first architectural project in singapore - a 36-storey residential high-rise.
the 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of scotts road
and cairnhill road, in close proximity to orchard road, singapore’s famous
shopping and lifestyle street.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Schweppes Commercial - Burst

Slow Motion has never been this cool~~~

Giant Rubber Ducky

woohoo... giant gigantic enormous rubber or blown-up ducky

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Stockholm Furniture Fair 2008

'polar' lamps, design by fido

‘something’ it changes shape from a carpet to a stool by adjusting the rope.
made of pressed mouldable polyester.

trash bag holder by chen-karlsson

'oz' a small metal table lamp featuring a slot for a book by cat&nelson design

'oz' an easy chair with multiple layers of coloured felt by cat&nelson design

dandelion inspired hanging lamp fixture by addi

dandelion inspired fan which raises with the pull of a braided leather strap by addi

'nosy' by salto & sigsgaard

'radon' by hans sandgren jakobsen

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Boris with Michio Kurihara - Rainbow

Gudrun Gut

Move Me



Die Sonne

Adidas - Original Games

cool adidas ad.. well basically funny.. showing sports taken to the streets... in conjunction wif the 2008 olympic games



Good Stuff

Love & Pain

Keyboard Organiser Lives Inside The Keyboard

The Keyboard Organiser is positioned as the world’s only fully functioning keyboard and organiser. It opens like a clam shell to reveal all the kinds of things you’d find on many office desks, from pens, paper clips and Post-It notes to pirated DVDs, old tissues and a Laptop Shagging USB Dog

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How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

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Monday, March 3, 2008

The 2007 Results of Coroflot's Design Salary Survey

The Mountain Goats - Sax Rohmer #1

the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs

Skateboard shelf is a piece of furniture that every skateboard lover would tell your that is awesome. I know that because last month I’ve meet someone who is in love with skateboarding, and he fall in love with this piece of furniture. Perfect for students and kids, it provides substantial storage space for books, display and even skateboard paraphernalia.

Storyline Shelf is designed by Frederik Roij√© and is an excellent solution to store your books in a modern way. Sound finds a physical identity in the beautifully crafted Storyline bookshelf. By first processing a word into soundwaves, the physical shape is then mirrored in powder-coated steel, using an explicit folding technique. Appropriately enough, the word that inspired this lovely piece was “bliss”

Hanging Bookself is an innovative storage design for your books from unal&boler studio. Something that Ididn’t saw before. This system can’t replace a whole bookcase, but two of three systems of storage like this could be fun to hang somewhere in your home.

U Bend Shelf is a great example of an extremely simple design. A single bar that extends from the wall which will support your books in a discrete and stable way, the first of them being used to fix the others. The shelf is available in two high gloss powder coated finishes, black or white, and the price for this shelf is $95. I think that this is a great way to store some books in a small room.

The Equation Bookshelf is designed by Marcos Breder and is a simple idea of to divide things in priority order. As you can see the design is quite unique, stylish and original. You can put together the books that you need immediately or more important between (parentheses) or maybe a photo, or something important for you to be the focal point of this bookselhf. Set others between [square brackets] and {braces}.

Now this design might look cool for the eye, but I don’t think you can stay to relaxed in that space, I’d rather stay in a comfortable chair. The “Shelves with a Bench” was designed by Stanislav Katz, a designer from Latvia.

The Ceiling Bookshelf is a great idea to store your books if your space is limited. As you can see a place that 99,9% of people don’t use can be used in a very practical way to store your books, and save a lot of space in any room. The ceiling bookshelf is an idea that can be applied quite easy. However, in order to get a book, you have to use a chair. Finnaly let’s hope that the ceiling bookshelf will not reserve us unpleasant and unexpected surprises, like a book falling from the ceiling.

This Multi-functional shelf design by Yoon-Zee Kim is a playful and creative piece of furniture. You can use it as a shelving system or a seating and a desk. This piece of furniture has a modern look, doesn’t take to much space and is a very clever idea that looks nice.

this is taken from freshome's 30 of the Most Creative Bookselves Designs...for the complete list click on the title for the link.

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