Does art have to get any more complicated than this? Christopher David Ryan is a graphic artist based in Maine who describes himself as "a daydreamer, pseudo-scientist, wanna-be astronaut and untrained intellectual." He cites music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena as things that inspire his work. We love his simple design and sweet messages of…
Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I first came across the architecture and design firm concrete in an article at Cool Hunting about a club they designed called Minibar.
The club's design takes us takes us back to the days of the automat or alternatively reminds one of that wonderful respite to be found at the end of a long day traveling. When I went in…
As an ex-smoker myself, I can understand the pleasure of smoking ciggarettes. There is no debate however, that smoking is not good for your health. Here are some really creative anti-smoking ads that make us think twice.…
The Young Creative Network (YCN) just opened its newly renovated headquarters at 72 Rivington Street in London. The multi - purpose space is comprised of a public ground floor, two floors of studio and a rooftop. The ground floor provides an exhibition space for designers, illustrators and other…
Added by alice on May 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Alex Bogusky, Co-Chairmen of Crispin and Porter Advertising
Paper magazine asked 15 top "visual communicators" to show us ideas on how to rebrand America. They ended up getting submissions from ad agency big wigs like Crispin's Alex Bogusky and Saatchi's Kevin Roberts and famous artists like Ron English and Shepard Fairey.
Below is the letter they received from…
This is one of those concept products that you hope gets produced and then taken to market. The Color Picker by Jinsun Park is a pen that can scan colors from anything around and then instantly gives you the color you wanted.
How does it…
You can tell that they had a ton of fun making this short film, Sorry I'm Late. Check it out here.
Added by alice on May 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by alice on May 19, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments
Ever since images of Karl Lagerfeld's paper flowers at the Spring Chanel Show in Paris trickled out, products that have the image of cascading white flowers always grab my attention. And these clever room dividers from Brooklyn based RazorTooth Designs certainly fit the bill. Created in three different designs, Swirl, Leaf, and Drop, the system consists of interlocking tiles made from lightweight, durable (4.5 mm), non-toxic, UV stable synthetic… Continue
Designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, the Tattoo House is an extension to a three-bedroom home in Fitzroy North, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, created to accommodate a growing family. Inspired by a tight budget, the Tattoo House is a simple and strong two-story box design brimming over with functional design – a kitchen bench that doubles as part of the stairway…
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This wonderfully imaginative Look Book by Rochambeau was done for Michael Venker's winter collection. You can read a nice article about this project here.
Added by Kevin Chung on May 17, 2009 at 8:29pm — No Comments
A team from the Technical University of Munich programmed their robot to ask people for directions then set it loose it in the real world. This was no carefully constructed laboratory maze, but real streets with real people, and real obstacles. They told it to get to a destination 1.5 km away. The robot had no pre-made map or GPS. It had to ask for help, look at the direction that people pointed, say "thank you" and try to use their input to get to its goal without running…Continue
Why is it that the simplest ideas are usually the best? Next time you're at your home or office plugging and unplugging your gazillion cords into your power strip don't take chances, get these colorful cord identifiers to help you along. Not only does a pack get you 10 reusable colored dotz, they also give you 24 ready-to-go punch out icons and 12 do-it-yourself…
Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments