Wallpaper Magazine asked Fort Standard to design a piece for their Handmade Exhibition in Milan. What did they decide to make? A survival kit, of course. Calling it “Life is Precious”, they set out to design a kit which looked and felt as important as its contents. Fort Standard’s design became largely about the packaging as it needed to [...]
Back in September, London’s Ivory & Black released a beautiful little video showcasing and promoting an upcoming show with artist and designer Geoff McFetridge. It’s a great video. If you’re not already familiar with Geoff’s work, its a great introduction to how he visualizes things and then puts them into production. The show, entitled “Around Us & [...]
Cabin Porn is a blog that features rad cabins in some of the most unbelievable, obscure and remote places around. Take a look and for more cabin porn go here.
Artist JR Schmidt has just done something many of us have probably thought about, but never actually moved off the couch for. By taking a timeless toy icon, in this case LEGO’s, he has created a three-dimensional graphic interpretation of NYC. Let’s make it clear, he didn’t build this out of actual LEGO’s, instead created [...]
The ninety mile stretch of pristine California coastline known as Big Sur is home to a diverse population of rare and endangered plants and animals, and thusly, The Big Sur Coastal Land Use Plan strictly governs development in this virtually untouched region of the Pacific coast. One of the country’s most stringent building policies, it requires archeological [...]
We’re completely fascinated by these images of the legendary designer Irving Harper’s farmhouse in upstate New York. His sculptures – made from scraps of paper, cardboard, matchsticks, and then secured with glue – are scattered throughout the house. Harper’s been tinkering about with these remarkable masks, shapes, and formations for decades, there are literally hundreds of [...]
It’s hard to believe that most things can be around for 100 years, especially when it comes to design or architecture styles. Take for example Palladian Neo-Classicism, named after the Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), which celebrated the beauty of symmetry and had the appreciation to detail. This is the style of architecture that was [...]
Our Favorite Alphastructaesthetitologist (typographic illustrator) is still killing it and we’re glad to see that he’s in it for the long haul. Jon has the work ethic of an ox and the enthusiasm of a kitten on cat nip. His old-meets-new Americana aesthetic has had us, clients, and even his many imitators swooning. When he’s not producing [...]
Here’s how Leanie van der Vyver puts it: “Humans are playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.”
Shop Class is a five-session mashup of innovative thinkers, doers and curious bystanders. It’s designed to showcase Richmond’s creative best and push new thinking by blurring the lines between creator and creative minded. Shop Class is organized and hosted by Peter Fraser, Ansel Olson, John Sarvay, Lauren Boynton and Lauren Stewart in the historic Marvin [...]
Anna Duthie is a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art, where she focused her studies on textile design and embroidery. Her 2012 graduate collection, Visualisations, layers her work on top of black and white photos. She describes it as “an appreciation of pattern, surface embellishment, contrasting textures, and colour”, we describe it as lovely.
“CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.” We are excited to carry CLOG for just those reasons. We love the fact that it presents opinions and [...]
In 1962 in Carlstadt, New Jersey, an employee of the Pantone Printing Company by the name of Lawrence Herbert, used his chemistry knowledge to organize the company’s stock of pigments and production inks. He soon purchased the company’s technological assets from his employers, organized them even more, and renamed them as Pantone. In 2012, French [...]
Randy Noborikawa is really good at killing two birds with one stone. He’s also really good with neon, graphic design, mixed media, and painting. And it just so happens that he had no formal art training until his early 20′s at The Academy of Arts in San Francisco. What we’re currently really fond of are [...]
In conjunction with the Facebook Edition Porsche , Volkswagen is launching their version of the the social media automobile, the Fanwagon. Unlike the Porsche, Volkswagen’s version just so happens to be equipped with unique tools that make direct reference to the social network (license plate displaying the status, print NewsFeed, etc.)..
Yes, we know. There are a million photos of similar, gorgeous interiors floating around the internet. It’s nothing new at all. But, then again, when you come across one that you really like, sharing it is the best thing you can do. The following are some shots from Mark Borthwick’s Brooklyn home. It’s hard not [...]
Rajni Perera’s paintings are all about the delight and dread of peeling back cross-culture layers of meaning. Her work weaves in and out of gender questions and eastern/western cultures kind of a like a Russian doll peels through layers. At the same time her work is fun, very fun. Not just because of the bold [...]
One of the internet’s most respected inspirational and creative design blogs has just posted their release date of July 14th for their sixth installment in print. It’s Nice That #6 has been designed by Philledephia’s finest, Andy Rementer. To get your hands on a copy before they’re gone (and they will go fast), visit here.
Later this week, Los Angeles will kick off their annal design festival showcasing the city as a global design capital. And why not? The cities history includes the birth of mid-century design as well as the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Neutra, Schindler and more. Whether it is world class architecture, the design studios of [...]
Pen Pencil Stencil is a one-man-creative run by Mark Giglio (not to be confused with Gigolo) out of Oakland, California. Mark has dabbled in many different mediums from print and fabric all the way to wood. His work has been used by Apple Inc., Dwell Magazine, Herman Miller and more. Not bad for a solo [...]
Pierre Botardo moved to Brooklyn from Virginia Beach after living in Richmond. He’s been a long time friend of ours and has recently launched his portfolio site. He creates new worlds and shares his personal experiences by using found images in vintage magazines, photographs and occasionally, india ink.
If it wasn’t lavish enough already to drink Champagne, popping that bottle(s) just got cooler. Meet the the new cool in cocktails. ZARB Champagne not only is delicious (I’m only assuming) but the bottles are packaged so intricately that opening them might be easier than putting them on ice. Outsourced to various artists and designers [...]
Born in Tehran, Iran and now working out of New York, Sarah Rahbar has made a series of beautiful flags that speak volumes to the worldly, patriotic, bohemien American in all of us. Her work has been criticized and loved, check it out for yourself at her website. Click for the continuation.
Don’t know too much about this guy or gal named Leif except that he/she really shows up how we’re connected to our bodies in this amazing collage series. If anyone can link us to more of his/her work, please do.
Kevin is a London-based sculpture that takes marble, resin and wood to the next level. His work is extremely detailed and unique beyond amazing. Click to see more of it.
I was sorta sweatin this dudes style back in the day, with my interests in high fashion and taking gesture drawing classes at the time, it seemed like the best of both worlds. At that time Jarno was a recent graduate, but now a few years later, Jarno has really grown and made a name [...]
Everyone’s favorite big money artist, Jeff Koons, just finished his first collaboration with BMW just in time for the 24 hour Le Mans race in France. Koons did a custom design for a BMW M3 GT2 which has always been a favorite in the Le Mans races. Click for the continuation.
Charis Tsevis is a visual designer and graphic designer working in Greece. He runs Tsevis Visual Design studio and has worked with Toyota, IKEA, L.A. TImes, MacFan Japan, Leo Burnett and more. Click for the continuation.
A few days ago, I was thinking, about how I used to think that people who invested in luxurious summer homes were pretentious snobs that had too much money. However, with the unbearable cold that’s sweeping through the East Coast right now, I now see those summer home owners as pure geniuses. For example, Imagine [...]