Wednesday, August 30, 2006

crazy about products?

-Watch this smartly done video advertising for an Ikea lamp , its simple and it just really simplify our "love" for products ...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

glufolio for esquire

pne of a series to accompany a fiction story in Esquire. more work

Monday, August 28, 2006

Medicom::Be@rbrick collector book

-Toyz head , toyz loverz:
we sold out present a limited edition of a Beautiful book about Medicom story since 1996 !!!

every single existin Be@rbricks is inside in order to celbrate 10 years of the company.
sold with ,Be@rbrick 100% collectorCD Rom.

I want to buy it

new Touch screen technology

Lumalive technology by Philips

-Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Philips Research intends to impress the visitors at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of promotional jackets and furniture featuring its innovative Lumalive technology. Lumalive textiles make it possible to create fabrics that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces.
i want to know ..

Sunday, August 27, 2006

radical cartography

City Income Donuts, by Bill Rankin ::

"These maps show the distribution of income (per capita) around the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the US (all those with population greater than 2,000,000). The goal was to test the "donut" hypothesis — the idea that a city will create concentric rings of wealth and poverty, with the rich both in the suburbs and in the "revitalized" downtown, and the poor stuck in between.

This does seem to have some validity in older cities like Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Chicago, but in newer cities it is not the case. Instead of donuts, one finds "wedges" of wealth occupying a continuous pie-slice from the center to the periphery.

Just from visual inspection, it also seems that poverty donuts all tend to have about a five-mile radius, regardless of the size of the city. Perhaps this is the practical limit for commuting without a car?"

more info


nendo's concept:

Giving people a small ≪ ! ≫ moment.
There are so many small ≪ ! ≫ moments hidden in our everyday.

But we don’t recognize them.
and even when we do recognize them,we tend to unconsciously reset our
minds and forget what we’ve seen.

But we believe these small ≪ ! ≫ moments are what make our days so
interesting, so rich...

seen here :: brand destroyer, hanabi & the milan bloomroom

via sensory impact

sand & birch diamond sofa

sand & birch explain the concept: "The Diamond sofa thought by Samanta Snidaro and Andrea Fino of Sand & Birch design studio is entirely realised in mirror-like aluminium. On the wide stripe 160 crystals of Swarovsky will be disposed creating images. The lamp on its side is a fluorescent or a led one."

I like thinking of the sofa this a "provocative design", with..."predominantly aesthetical value" and I also wonder what would happen if this form was treated for contrast, for uber-functionalitly -- for instance, as a park bench with reading lamp, made of recycled materials...

via design spotter

the underground & chiho aoshima

first :: if you happen to be in London, check out their public art program, "Platform for Art", which showcases international artists in the Underground stations. more info
second :: check out chiho aoshima's work. at blum & poe, at wooster collective, at kai kai kiki

Thursday, August 24, 2006

new my plastic heart selection

-toys fan and toys lovers here is some new funcky radioactive man named Hazma Po series B1.2 and a nice magazine called HI FRUCTOSE , (toyz related) with , guess who ?? a great cover story on Mark Ryden, plus a special feature on Jim Woodring and a ton more.
more info

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

z+partners & the carpet invaders

visit this blog, put together by andrew zolli + partners, think-tank & horizon watchers. featured here from the blog, janek simon's carpet invaders

Monday, August 21, 2006

Richard Sheed::here

-Found through designspotter Richard Shed last Wall mounted hookis made of
Lacquered MDF and is called HERE
Initial Edition available in Green, Orange and Yellow
Never again will you have to tell guests where to hang their jackets.
more info

Sunday, August 20, 2006

knock down drag out chair

by material furniture, hailing from portland, oregon. I also love their flipper screen and boxer shelving. Described on Vivavi :: "Material Furniture is manufactured in the United States using FSC certified sustainable wood and ships with minimum packaging, just enough to ensure safe delivery. Throw in the company's commitment to sourcing materials locally and it is evident that we are in the hands of a thoughtful visionary whose furniture is refreshingly relevant for the world in which we live in today." found this thru 2modern, which has a great section devoted to eco-friendly furniture

Sony VN-CX1 Skype Mouse Phone

I really like this shape -- for either a mouse or a phone. It's very sleek & sexy -- and it actually looks well-sized & comfortable. But I'm really skeptical about whether or not I'd really want my mouse to also be a phone...I seem to have a habit of using both at the same time... Does anyone have any experience with this sort of multi-function mouse? I'm very curious about whether or not it's really practical... reviewed in audiocubes

airyusha robotan toilet paper holder

cute, huh? via hem feber

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hoet very light furniture

-here is the new isomol collection , its not about the design , which is good by the way ,it's more about the production process, those products are made of polystyrene and covered by a hard polymere , resulting in a strong piece who weight almost nothing ..great.
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Beautiful decay, beautiful design

-Here is one of the last beautiful decay shirt .. enjoy
more info

Monday, August 14, 2006

Suk-woo Lee concept CD player

-Here is a nice concept of lamp/cd player , put a cd in it and a projection of interface appear in the surface down below . simple intuitive and pure just like that .
more info

Barber Osgerby table

-Constructed from an apparently seamless ribbon of moulded polyester with a high gloss finish , the zero/in low table is an exercice in restrained form ,
The deigners Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met whilst studying and opened their design studio in 1996 , today for Established and Sons they established a new kind of purity in the table world
more info

alexander Taylor :: TANK

-Alexander Taylor for established and sons realised in inhjection molded polycarbonate this sweet little suspension lamp , available in 4 different colours.
more info

Thursday, August 10, 2006

cable fun anybody?

-Found through design sponge those funny cables are not the most beautiful ones but after all , if you can smile everytime you plug something this would be great .. NO ?
more info

FLy with google map

-Nice graphic interface based on google map rendering motor , you can grab a plane and fly over the biggest city , even mars or the moon .. so what are you waiting for ?
more info

thomas bentzen prismatic chair

-from 2005 still a prototype but a good visual appeal for this faceted chair by thomas bentzen .
more info

Sony sport S2

-the S2 will use an internal "G-Sensor" to automatically switch to songs that match your running tempo and acceleration.what else can you ask , with this "stick design" you just have to put it on your pocket and run just keep on running for your earing pleasure ..
via gizmodo

Nike Htm zoom Macropus

-the Air Zoom Macropus is back , with a special leather finish and extremely precise finitions , available in 8 places in the world , just click on the link and go spend 150 dollars for thoses babies .
more info

Adidas stan smith SF

-Designed by Evan Hecox, a special edition of the Stan smith by adidas is available at Sold out,
it's a really cool city impression on both side and the design is obviously not the same on both shoes .. enjoy

more info

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

matteo grassi

thoughtful, elegant, restrained design, visit matteo grassi. seen here :: loom by franco poli & kube by eoos

t-shirt :: billy was a good ghost

tee hee hee :) artwork by 1988, otherwise known as justin tarin, found at owl movement

Saturday, August 05, 2006

PIKAPIKA lightning doodle project

-Really interesting and surprising happening , those guys are doodling with light , and then they animate it .. a must to see, leave the website 20 sec to charge the animated GIF

IKEAhacker flatpacks rearranged into art

-I really like this website ,Ikeahacker , kieren_jones use ikea's bumerang clothes hanger to creat a stag's head. with a few more hangers, she formed a crossbow to shoot ikea pencils at the stag.. and so on ....
IKEAhacker website

©1980 Sandy Skoglund

-The radioctive cats an old but still interesting picture bu Sandy SKOGLUND . visit her website to see her recent work .
go to sandyskoglund website

Quechua 2 sec limited edition

-You've seen this one before but it's summer time and Quechua is selling now some limited edition 2 sec tente ,as a reminder you just have to throw this tent in the air and your automatically ready to sleep , very good for lazy and drunk camper ...
more info

80 years of TEAGUE Design

-An interesting article through coroflot about TEAGUE 80 th anniversary by michael DiTullo from Jordan Brand , a special pleasure for me to link this one here .
Show me this nice article .

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tom Sachs from new york

What can you do with foam core, Sharpie markers, duct tape and hot glue?
Attempting to change viewer's perceptions of precious items and revered brands, but only if your name is Tom Sachs and if you are focusing on critiquing fashion and street cultures .
°°°Chanel Guillotine (Breakfast Nook '98), Chanel Chainsaw ('96) and Prada Toilet ('97) made from original Prada packaging
thanks Tigrou
Through the cool hunter .