Monday, July 31, 2006

ISD up portolio winner - july

Another great student from the french design school ISD, very clean lines and promising concept .winner of the july portfolio contest

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

pcp :: loop cover

Stumbled upon PCP's work thru Beautiful Decay's Anthology Issue #35, then realized that I'd first seen his work at OKOK in Seattle. I remember being absolutely enchanted. You can spend a lot of investigating all the details -- each work is a narrative. I really enjoyed the show... check out PCP's website

mr papillon

gorgeous urban vinyl designer toy from FL@33 more info

Rachel Plefger :: Love Hate

I guess it's just one of those either love it, or you hate it...(I know, I know, that's a very bad joke...)...and then, of course, sometimes love and hate turn out to be the same thing, just depends on how you look at it... found it here, via here

Thursday, July 27, 2006

reform furniture

furniture constructed from a single material (a very noble and worthy cause!) seems to be all the rage right now. visit reform furniture to see their twist on this design challenge. brought to you by the inhabitat daily digest

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

tweel :: by michelin

michelin has been working hard to gain acceptance of these -- and to get them into as many choice applications as possible -- for awhile now. lots of different opinions on these. My opinion :: we're used to tires...and they give a nice visual weight to our cars, but I find the optically tricky see-thru wheels refreshing, in an unnerving, here's-the-naked-truth, so-learn-to-love-it sort of way...Some articles here for you :: press release, gizmag, webwombat

tattooed steel

'cause I'm chicken to get a tattoo...AND these are yummy for your viewing pleasure

LG Chocolate phone

briefly mentioned in the monday morning must read last week, this lil' phone is just now reaching the US. I tried to find a bigger better pic of the pink one to post for y'all, but no luck. I have to say...I just retired my trusty old LG -- 2 years and too many encounters with water -- for a new RAZR and I'm really unhappy with the user interface. The RAZR sure is pretty on the outside, but the fun stops there. I wonder if the Chocolate is as nice to use as the one that I just gave up... read all about it somewhere else

goorin bros hat shop

sweet. thanxx to jr for spotting these in san fran need a lid?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

strangest (and coolest) mobile tech

found via core77, techEblog's top 10 list of strangest mobile phones is pretty nifty. I am intrigued by the Au Design's Neon phone with hidden digital LED and the Nokia 888 concept phone...and, as recommended, check out the top 5 coolest phones while you're at it.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


nate williams (n8w) :: work shown here done for block branding to create graphics for Bondi, an Australian meat pie company opened in South Korea. nate's site


graphic work by christopher david ryan check out his website

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

blue marmalade :: polyrap & i b pop chair

polyrap wastepaper bin :: A colourful waste paper bin with an origami inspired design. polyrap comes in a wide selection of colours to suit any interior. We have cleverly designed this bin so you don't need a bin liner, because it can quickly be unfold, wiped clean and refolded.
i b pop chair :: i b pop has such a unique form, because we have taken a single sheet of plastic and turned it into a stunning contemporary chair. i b pop is perfect as a dining or occasional chair and can also bring easy style to any outdoor space. The colour options with a different outside and inside colour are ideally suited for making matching sets or inverted colour combinations.
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light objects :: sustainable design competition

Sponsored by Core 77 :: "Light Objects" asks participants to submit design concepts--for any product, service or system--that are thoughtful, forward-looking, elegant and environmentally beneficial. Designers are encouraged to go farther than making their entries 'sustainable' or merely reducing the negative impact that production or use of an object has on the environment. Entries should push the concept of lightness in every way, from material selection and reduction to objects that actively improve our environment through use. The idea of "light objects" creates new opportunities for sustainable innovation in the future.
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marian bantjes

Posted here :: "you are in my thoughts". From Marian's site :: 'Wallpaper* magazine asked me to be one of the 10 Canadian designers represented in their 10-country X 10-designers “Global Edit” at the 2006 Milan Design Salon, on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary.' her site, she's featured here

Friday, July 14, 2006

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the kenguru

I want to celebrate, do a little dance in the street! I passed over the zoop, a very cool new electric car from Maison de Courreges to post this... The Kenguru is a great example of design used to empower people. There is no front seat -- the wheelchair user simply enters through the back door, positions himself into place and then locks the chair in place. found here

lift :: ooh ooh

I got a kick out of this guy...Lift says :: Breaking free of the conventions of contemporary furniture design, comes a very different kind of beast...OOH OOH is a larger-than-life, upholstered gorilla that comes apart to form lounge furniture.

gro design :: boom bag

Putting portable back into portable...This is a nifty concept -- and they are currently looking for a production partner... know anyone? About the boom bag :: it's an accessory for your favorite mp3 player, made from durable, weatherproof speaker fabric :: houses a full range speaker and rechargeable battery :: holds your mp3 player inside. I wish I could copy and paste this into my summer handbag. gro design, found here via here

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

concrete canvas :: the building in a bag

There's a lot of excitement over the recent conclusion of the Shelter in a Cart competition...The efforts to approach world problems with design have multiplied fantastically lately and so, in light of that, I also wanted to add the Concrete Canvas into the mix. It is not new, but it's neat and new to me...Taking inspiration from the compressive strength of an egg, the Concrete Canvas is a rapidly deployable hardened shelter that requires only water and air for construction. It can be deployed by a person without any training in under 40 minutes and is ready to use within 2 hours. plus, with a design life of over 10 years, (tents only survive for 2 years). more info, found here

street art :: banksy

banksy writes :: "Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw wherever they liked. where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a living breathing thing which belonged to everybody, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. I magine a city like that aand stop leaning against the wall - it's wet." his site

diageo :: orinoco rum

winner, IOM3's Starpack Supreme Gold Award :: 'Commenting on the Oronoco bottle Terry Robins, chairman of the judgingpanel, said, “It features a unique use of materials blending a heavily embossed map on a leather sheath wrapped around a beautifully designed and technically clever glass bottle a tactile pack that just has to be touched and owned.”'

about the rum :: "Recipient of a gold medal at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Oronoco Rum offers light hints of vanilla on the nose, a crisp, clean taste and a smooth rounded finish...Oronoco is a product of renowned cachaca makers Vicente and Roberto Bastos Ribeiro's passion for creating high quality distillates."

Thursday, July 06, 2006

blankblank :: rob zinn

I love the metaphor of light as sound...such a natural way to create ambience...let's see...I'll need one for that wall at home, and a few for my favorite haunt that's badly in need of a facelift, some for the office... more info


They say :: "Cyclepods has created a form of cycle storage, shelter and parking like nothing out there at the moment. It not only looks modern, novel and exciting, but it also maximises space allowing 8 bikes to be stored in a 2metre diameter. The Cyclepod offers shelter which not only compliments the design, but also offers the possibility of advertising. The new product is more secure than any other form of cycle parking as cyclists can lock both the frame of the bike and the wheel to the unit using almost any type of lock. The Cyclepod is very low maintenance and parts are easy to replace if vandalized. Cyclepods are user friendly and bikes can be easily rolled up the unit to fit into place." more info

Andrew Maynard :: Essex St House

I like how he seems to rethink so many assumptions...Here, a wall can be a window and also a door and can disappear when you don't want it there and... And the website is neat too. more info

Jasper Wong

I'm enchanted by the visual texture of his it's done on vellum more info

Agnes & Hoss

Beautiful patternwork, elegant shapes. more info

blog of the month :IKEAhacker

-i found this blog surprisingly very interesting , how to hack the most common and not so boring IKEA stuff ..nice and clean little blog who give you more for less.
visit them .. it'll be good for you
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Benedict Campbell graphic world

-Benedict Campbell as 20 years of experience in advertising as a photographer and digital artist ..her hyper real world and her precision are stunning .you should visit her website as soon as possible for more example of what coul be the image world of tomorrow .bold, sharp, clean and precise. love it
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Tommy Forsgren the design super hero

-Currently living and working in Munich Germany Tommy Forsgren is what i call a design hero , a natural born sketcher , a master ,some kind of super designer .. what else just visit his website and if you are a car designer .. please don't cry . one day perhaps you'll be almostas good as him ..hmm... dreeaminnnnnnnnng
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oddica t shirt

-this site is pretty cool , they are constantly looking for new artist for their shirt and they give you a good amount of money.tshirt and buttons for that .. artist go for it ..
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