Posts Tagged ‘design’
Doppelgänger kissing mask by Portuguese artist Didier Faustino.
San Francisco is still a very provincial city when it comes to architecture but University of California’s recently opened ‘Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building’, designed by firm Rafael Vinoly architects, seems to have made it past the nimby approval apparatus with a very “edgy” design.
“The building’s location on a steeply sloping hillside – in a city plagued by earthquakes – was a defining element in its construction. The architects’ circuitous use of stairways and sloping walkways has deftly resolved the former, maximising all available space and ensuring a fluid and cohesive whole. Meanwhile, the entire complex is also supported by steel space trusses and concrete piers, which are specifically engineered to absorb earthquakes through seismic base isolation. ”
Amazing heart vase designed by by Eva Milinkovic.
via: Design Milk
Check out this obsessive work constructed with 100,000 staples by UK artist and designer Peter Root.
Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.
The new Puma shoe box design by Yves Béhar has been three years in the making and I think it’s a great idea and a step in the right direction. The outer bag is made from recycled PET but it’s unclear if it’s recyclable and I don’t think this design qualifies for Cradle to Cradle certification but it’s great to see Puma is taking an interest in new ways to package products, thus reducing waste and inefficiency in producing packaging. I would like to know how the shoes are going to be shipped. The advantage of the shoe box is it’s ability to withstand pressure when stacked and boxed for shipping long distances. If the cardboard interior of the new packaging can withstand the same pressure as an original shoe box design, while cutting down on waste and cost, then this design will go far but if this is just for show on the consumer side and it’s actually shipped inside a shoe box to the stores, then Houston, we have a problem.
So many people I know are obsessed about Bacon. It seems to have an addictive quality that makes people love it ! I recently saw a friend post to her Facebook wall ” Is a life without bacon a life worth living?”. Personally, I don’t eat it, I’m sure it’s tasty but I’m just not going down that rabbit hole.
I found this excellent vintage book cover from one of my favorite inspiration sites and it made me think about my friends ♥ for bacon . The book was designed for the Danish Bacon Factories Export Association and probably dates from the late fifties to early sixties.
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3D-printed shoes by Stockholm students, Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, using a Selective Laser Sintering process.
The concept for the shoes call for further exploration in ever-developing rapid prototyping processes. The pair envisage a world in which we could produce and recycle such objects in a closed loop.
If you love foosball but can’t imagine having that kitschy looking table mess up your ultra-modern fussy interior. Then this new foosball table called 11 will fit perfectly next to your Apple gadgets and Eames lounge and ottoman reproduction.
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At least it did for Ducats brand milk in the 1980s.
Rooster from the Animal Series
I just rolled out a a new project today called Vagabond Industries. Currently the site is selling posters and poster series but I will be adding other urban dweller home furnishings and lifestyle products in the near future. The above image is from the Animal series. All the posters are super affordable at $12.95 each and are digitally printed on eco-friendly FSC certified 12 pt. card stock.
Art and fashion from Helsinki fashion brand Gilles et Dada. HOT!
via: Art Milk
I Can’t Be Hypnotized 9 x 11″
Interesting collage work of from Jeffrey Meyer.
Alex Roman’s The Third & The Seventh. Amazing!
Fantastic Flickr set of vintage automobile graphics.
Hongtao Zhou’s Halloween Chair made from a reclaimed chair found in the dumpster.
Work of Michæl Paukner
via Boing Boing
Obey the Kitty.
Creepy baby head planters found on Etsy.
Vienna Dance poster campaign.
Design Barcode from Japan makes the bar code interesting.
via Aqua Velvet
Triangles and angular shapes are popping up everywhere. I have been using them in my work for the past year and they are showing up in so many good designs like The Animals series from Nacho Gil.
Great collection of vintage Porsche posters at Grain Edit.