Check out this sweet ping-pong table that doubles as a dining table. Designed by Hunn Wai for Mein Gallery Shanghai, PING-PONG Dining table harks back to the origins of table-tennis with its duality of both being a table fit for dining and playing on. What started off as impromptu after-dinner amusement mimicking tennis in an indoor environment for upper-class Victorians became an international phenomenon with rules and standards.
If this isn't the most brilliant sticker for your computer I don't know what is. The artwork was lifted off of the DVD cover of Disney's Snow White. After a little modification using Illustrator and Photoshop, it was then printed on an adhesive foil. The creator…Continue
What happens when you take a highly popular old school children's toy and mix it with other pop culture figures? Well, you get something as wacky and weird as Mari Kasurinen's My Little Ponies. For those of us that can remember the early 80's, My Little Pony was a cultural… Continue
Although it's only a concept, this campus building designed by Geotectura and Malka Architects would be like no other. Lifted high into the sky by a zeppelin, students would be able see the world and learn about architecture from different perspectives. The designers describe the experience as “more than a building - a way of life,” that will encourage architecture… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
You may have seen Catalina Estrada's colorful illustrations from Alice's previous post, but I wanted to spotlight some of her more recent work. Born and raised in Colombia, and living in Barcelona since 1999, Catalina brings all the colors and power of Latin-American folklore and refines… Continue
Tadaomi Shibuya's use of straight lines and shadows transcends into some really original artwork. He creates a perfect sense of balance with his geometric patterns. Born in 1973, Tadaomi graduated college with a degree in product design, and began working as an illustrator/designer/artist. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan.
Located on the top of Motta Grande in Calabria, Italy, the new Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria is the third Coop Himmelb(l)au project in Italy. Viewable from the city on a hilltop, the museum will not only be a cultural center but a step towards future development in Calabria, a place for cultural entertainment and recreation.
If you ever felt alone in a room filled with people, you'll enjoy these photos from Carlo Van de Roer. Van de Roer's carefully watches how people interact with the environment and with each other. Viewed from above, he then sees "patterns and groupings of people" emerge telling an interpretive story. Based on your personal experiences, these pictures will either make… Continue
Added by alice on March 28, 2009 at 8:30am —
It's strange to me that there are people of the legal drinking age that have never seen a cassette tape before. I remember 8-track. A teacher at my school had one in her Celica that we used to listen to when she'd give me a ride home. They only fit 8 songs per cartridge. Then the cassette tape came along a revolutionized music.
For those of you readers who don't know what a cassette tape is, they're like CDs, except that they use record… Continue
This collection by Miru Kim totally blows me away. Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn't dare visit, Miru draws beauty from old and abandoned subway stations, tunnels, aqueducts, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and morgues. It takes a lot of guts and willpower to visit these desolate places all alone.
Miru was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts in 1981 but was raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved back to Massachusetts in 1995 to attend Phillips Academy in Andover and moved to… Continue
You're not going to find vampires and zombies in Phil Lumbang's work. In fact, this up and coming Los Angeles artist (and assistant to Shepard Fairey) only wants to create pieces that have a simple and sweet message. But don't think his work doesn't have depth, in fact, you can bet there's a hidden lesson about social change in there. Phil says about his polar bear piece, "The message is clear, a black bear plus a polar bear equals a panda bear and to… Continue
Added by alice on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —