I repainted my walls. And for some time now...I've been pondering about what else to do with them. While looking for options I stubled upon these. I quite like them. The Pong one is cool. Might go for something like that, just to test it out. Still thinking about it.
It's not a completely new idea, But... these leave no marks when it's removed. So whether you leave it on or take it down..there will be regrets. And it enables you to… Continue
Inka's post on What the World Eats made us truly appreciate how our cultural diversity plays into our food choices. Hamburg-based German photographer Oliver Schwarzwald delves specifically into our most important meal of the day with his series, "Breakfast." Here, he… Continue
Mark Weaver's layered illustrations are beautiful because of many reasons. They give off a retro-modern vibe that makes you feel as though you're not sure which decade they were made in. The way he layers images - architecture, landscapes, portraits - also makes for a strange and complicated story, but one that's completely your own.…
Set to open on April 1st Norway's Halden Prison is a very modern facility. It even boasts several humorous pieces of art reminiscent of Banksy. All cells have flat screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms, and some kind of view. The windows don’t have iron bars (but there is a fence around the compound). As prisons go, this one looks pretty comfortable.…
Just how cool are these vintage typewriter keyboard stickers? Probably works best if you have a black computer but I just love how a few simple stickers can instantly take you back to the old school days. You know, the time before your beloved Apple IIe.
Lifetokens are neat little tokens that tell people what you need to say. The front of the token features a design that represents a specific sentiment, and the back of the token contains a unique six-digit code. lifetokens are real objects sent via real mail in order to express real emotions.
How It Works:
1-Tokens are purchased online and shipped anonymously via real life mail to… Continue
What was the inspiration behind the design of Vancouver's Winter Olympics? Here's a cool video that show you some behind-the-scenes footage of how they came up with their visual eye-candy. Also, if you're interested in more Olympic design details, check out this article from Fast Company and… Continue
Added by alice on February 20, 2010 at 7:00am —
GOOD magazine recently put on a contest where they asked their readers to design an infograph about Haiti's recent earthquake. The winner was Emily Schwartzman who created "Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake." Excellent work, Emily! Check out the rest of the… Continue
Added by alice on February 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
There's been a lot of commotion lately about Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. We'll leave it to the tech sites to give you their expert opinion, but from what we're reading this OS is taking the mobile experience to a whole new level.…
As millions celebrate the lunar New Year this weekend, I thought this tea packaging was really fitting. Designed by Aesthetic Apparatus, the bright tin has hand printed labels and includes a sticker that celebrates the year of the Tiger. The tea comes from the province of Yunnan and promises to be "strong and smooth, spicy and sweet, rich and earthy." Only 50 of these… Continue
Added by alice on February 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
I can't help but love these sweet paper cups. Such a simple concept but cute and smart because it lets you decide what words you want to create. Designed and sold by Seoul based IaM Design, these would be fun for kids and adults alike.
"ABC Paper Cup puts an end to the boring design of disposable paper cups, which are easily confused with one another and thus…
Most of the design and architecture we cover here on the Met is awesome but this one is literally out of this world. In this beautiful high def video we are taken on a complete tour from one end of the International Space Station to the other. The video ends inside the Space Shuttle docked to the Station. I worked for NASA for 13 years and got to go into the Space Shuttle many times. The Space Station though was just… Continue
Though there's no lack of creativity in Keiichi Matsuda's film, Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop, his glimpse into our future makes me feel a bit unsettled. Now I'm all about marketing and branding but augmented reality takes a nasty turn when it becomes too pervasive.
As Mastuda states, "Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it. [This is] a film produced… Continue
When hairstylist Yuka Suzuki was looking to create a design a business card she called in the professionals or in this case Studio Kudos. The card can be customized by inserting colored hairpins through the die-cut along the top of the illustration. Draw in a cute little face and voilà...you have business card… Continue
There's nothing I enjoy more than seeing movie posters remade by modern artists. The best ones, I believe, are the posters where the artist has put his or her own unique spin on them, giving us that unique experience or aha! moment when we correlate the art to the movie. (Extra bonus points for a retro or vintage modern look.) Just like in my previous post,…