Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

social souvenir

Social Souvenir is an installation and souvenir concept by the Designer Sebastian Campion. The concept is based on 300 T-shirts that are exhibited and put on sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark, Each T-shirt is imprinted with a text fragment inspired by 15 renowned artists represented in the museum's collection, such as Yoko Ono, Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp and Per Højholt. Visitors can buy a T-shirt of their own choice, the only condition being that they share a bit of personal information about themselves, or more precisely: their name and address. When paying for the T-shirt at the museum-shop, the information is automatically mapped in Google Maps, thereby making it possible to see where each T-shirt ends up after leaving the museum. During the course of the exhibition, the 300 T-shirts will gradually disappear from the physical museum space only to re-appear on the web. Consequently, by buying a T-shirt visitors do not simply get a personal piece of the installation - they also help contribute to its collective development and distribution. The aim of Social Souvenir is: 1) To re-activate the museum's collection and make it available to the public in a new way using new forms of media. 2) To create social links between (random) museum visitors, thereby creating a stronger sense of community.

cork pot

Here is a new product on Matteriashop: the classic terracotta pot revived by cork! The features of cork add several benefits: the pot is now unbreakable, antiseptic, and will not scratch floors or tabletops.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

iBone

I'd like to have an iBone for my dog...

a pinch of this

A saltbox is one of those kitchen items that make you feel like a real chef. A pinch of this here, a pinch of that there, bon appetit! On BlackInk.

home sweet home /16

Melissa and Matt live in Riverwest. Their house is upbeat, engaging and well composed. The space is challenging; a long and narrow main living area with the bathroom, bedroom and office lined up along one side. Melissa's use of furniture, art and object groupings help to break up the space and makes for bite-sized sections to look at and enjoy one at a time.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

bookcup

I don't have info about that product, because the site is in Japanese... The only thing I know is that I love tha knid of organizers and notebook!

picture of the day /01

(picture by Beata Czyzowska)

Monday, October 27, 2008

led light bulb

Frog Design has designed a new LED light bulb. It is a phenomenal fusion of new technology and old design. While the bulb itself will accommodate any current incandescent lamp or socket, the light source is LED (light-emitting diode), removing the polluting factor of compact fluorescents. The best part: this baby will last up to 30 years.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

justin richel

Justin Richel is a firm believer that art should be accessible and affordable. Look for her talking paintings on Etsy. I love the romantic sweetnes of the paintings above.

tea bangles

Lindsay Pemberton recently graduated from Unitec with a degree in art and design. Her products are designed to challenge our thoughts about everyday objects and rituals. By reinventing traditional domestic objects she gives them new meaning. Her brand, Rekindle reflects recycling the old and unloved and making it cherished again.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

100% design

global warming animation


The author Bill McKibben, whose 1989 book The End of Nature was one of the first to warn us of the threats of climate change, has helped launch a 90-second animation that's put the spotlight of where we need to be if human civilization is going to survive.
Once upon a time, before industrialization, before coal-fired power plants spewed carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that's precipitated climate change, there was a number. That number, 275, was the parts per million of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
Flash forward more than 150 years later, that number has risen. The earth is hotter and we're in trouble. We're up to about 387 parts per million and that's not good. At least not in the sense that a seven-foot rise in sea levels would make Manhattan and Hong Kong into a SeaWorld might be problematic for some.
Based on the most up-to-date science, our goal to avoid that kind of global catastrophe is to get our carbon dioxide number down to 350 parts per million.
“We now in the last year have that number,” McKibben says, “and it's probably the most important number in the world.”
To McKibben and Company's credit, the video sends the message without words. That's useful as this global problem transcends language, culture and country. So watch it and spread the word.

Friday, October 24, 2008

interesting display /08

I like the colors of that display and the home-loving look like.
source O!Rachew!

polaroid of the day /27

(polaroid by Linstantanee)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

tomorrow

Tomorrow I'll leave Italy for a week, I'm going to Paris. I'll take a lot of picture to show what my eyes will see...
I'm so excited and happy, I really need a week of stop from my daily routine.
Hope you all have a good week!
images sources Grainedit's flickr: Graphic designer Saul bass's classic kids book - Henri's walk to paris. c 1962 published by Young Scott books.

lomo of the day /18

(lomo by hexodus...)

interesting display /07

The how to on Design*Sponge online.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

tooth time /09

This is Mouth Pin made with a professionally heat sealed laminate photo. Wow!

interesting display /06

Lovely table and guitar! On Apartment Therapy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

longoland: it may be contagious

Longoland: It May Be Contagious is the second installment of Shelburne Museum’s Emerging Designer Series. This season Brooklyn plush artist Joshua Longo lets his imagination run wild in Adam Kalkin’s shipping container house on the museum grounds. Longo transforms the interior gallery space into an imaginative environment – Longoland – inhabited by quirky plush animals and furniture inspired by Longo’s playful and off kilter take on the ordinary.

cool dresses


Surfing on the net I've found some cool dresses branded American Retro. They don't have a shop in Italy, but next week I'll go to Paris for seven days, so I'll check a shop. I'll show you the things I prefer on their catalog.

polaroid of the day /26

(polaroid by maditi likes)

sleeping rabbit

Thursday, October 9, 2008

things

By Art Buchwald

interesting display /04

I like the way them use the cake tin.

dutch are thirsty for innovation

This is a very interesting book published by Twopoints.net. It shows how cool are Dutch graphic designers. Super holland design is developed as a traditional grid, but in an unconventional way. Images do not seem to respect the boundaries of the page, but leave to return on the following one. Result is the interaction between different works and a fluid and dynamic lecture of the book.