Finally the car designers of today,(who played with hotwheels, when they were kids) are designing amazing looking cars…
“The iconic BMW M1 celebrated its 30th birthday last month and to mark this special occasion, the German car maker has reinterpreted this mid-engined classic with ultra modern styling cues.
The M1 concept – known as M1 Hommage – was unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa D’este over the weekend alongside the Maserati Quattroporte Bellagio Fastback and Bugatti Veyron Fbg Hermès and it proved to be the stand-out at the event. Blending retro and modern styling cues, the reincarnation of the M1 is aggressive as ever with its wide-body stance and profile.”
more photos here
55DSL is starting something. Beginning from the Fall Winter ’08 collection, part of the T-shirt offer is dedicated to 10.55, a new special project of Tees designed by international artists. Every season 55DSL selects 5 artists from different Countries and gives them total freedom to design their exclusive graphic to be printed on a T-shirt.
The selected artists for FW’08 are: Brosmind (Spain), Andrew Rementer (USA), Luke Insect (UK), Arthur King (France) and Komatsu 1000 (UK). Check out 55DSL to learn more.
Tomorrow sees the release of Billy Idol’s THE VERY BEST OF BILLY IDOL: IDOLIZE YOURSELF. The cover is designed by no other than Shepard Fairey, and recently, this picture surfaced of a nice Billy Idol print. Go out and buy the album with dvd extras (including my preteen favorite video Rock the cradle of love), and hope that you can get your hands on the print above. No timetable for release.
Undoboy now has a store and you can buy yourself some really cool objects such as…. Super-Bastard Box Art Characters consists of 16 unique toys in one set, with 4 unique characters on each face of the box. The toys are designed so that you can detach the head or the pants and interchange them.
[via Josh Spear]
Alexandre Herchcovitch’s collection of Band-Aids. The Haute Band-Aids come in a set of 20 and will be made available in drug stores across Brazil but, Opening Ceremony plans to play host to several boxes starting this week.
So, just in case you haven’t hopped onto the “designer one-off collection” bandwagon yet, here’s your chance.
Edible.com has a wide assortment of exotic foods to order and then eat. The nice packaging of these Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants, almost makes me want to buy them. However, I can just not see myself eating ants yet this early in my life.
Check out designer Paul Julius Martus from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He created these unique tools for you to work with.
Sleevage is an aptly titled website that focuses on album cover art “from the LP’s of the 60’s to the digital artworks of now.” Have a look
Who needs a gun that can shoot marshmallows up to 40 feet? Me, that’s who. Hammacher Schlemmer (also the name of the two big dudes on the German team in Beerfest) has just such a thing, and I am happy. Have a look.
We told you a while back that LLardro was making some noise…
Lladro recently presented two of the latest editions in their Re-Cyclos collection at the Future Perfect in Brooklyn. The first series, by the British design team Committee, explored the evolution of love with three sets of porcelain figurines covered in a growing sea of ceramic flowers. Other re-interpretations of Lladros’ classics by Committee included Elephants Walking and The Monkey. Bodo Sperlein presented Equus, a collection of tableware that incorporated body parts from Lladro’s famous horses into each design. The presentation included a tea set, butter dish, letter opener and magnifying glass.
Bless that man Larry Flynt for giving us such a great title. See them all on xpozio here.
via, gorilla mask
Releasing to the public some time today, Shepard Fairey’s latest print Say Yes! is inspired by a song of the same name by a band called the Afternoons. In a small edition of 150, the print was created for the band to put up on the streets of LA. Pretty good music.
More info here
Andrew Kuo designed a pretty awesome guide to the summer concert festival season. Click the image for the full size graphic, or see it on the NY Times website.
I caught a glimpse of this album cover this morning and something struck me as very similar. I remembered this Banksy piece (below) from his Barely Legal show in Los Angeles. Quite similar, no? Banksy has been known to do album covers in the past, and Coldplay is British, so it wouldn’t be a stretch. If he did not do this however, the designer who did should get a finger cut off or something to the sort.
photo by Lord Jim
Just saw this article in the New Yorker, check it out….
“Fuller’s schemes often had the hallucinatory quality associated with science fiction (or mental hospitals). It concerned him not in the least that things had always been done a certain way in the past. In addition to flying cars, he imagined mass-produced bathrooms that could be installed like refrigerators; underwater settlements that would be restocked by submarine; and floating communities that, along with all their inhabitants, would hover among the clouds. Most famously, he dreamed up the geodesic dome. “If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top . . . that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver,” Fuller once wrote.”
[via the new yorker]
I remember when it was the size of your speakers that count, then Bose changed all of that. Now Designer Sander Mulder, has taken it to the next level.
This is functional kitsch; the wrong becomes the new right. By adding a function to an otherwise grotesque object, it acquires new aesthetic values, becoming an object of desire.
Pun intended; these woofers hold the midst between an addition to your sound system and your loyal 4 footed companion. They are engineered by a professional audio studio, and sound remarkably well. Available as a co-axial speaker system [two dogs].
New drinking glasses are always a welcome thing, you can never have enough. Once again, Upper Playground has released a new line of pint glasses in time for a new drinking season. I am especially digging the glass designed by Dora Drimalas (above) which throws me back to a 70′s glass my mom probably had.
$58,250 is a small price to pay to have the convenience of personal flight.