If you’re like me and think that the only thing students do when they study abroad is get drunk and wear funny scarves, then this exhibition is aimed to prove us wrong. My Copenhagen runs from Tuesday, October 16th through Sunday, October 21st and features finished work by students in the textile, glass, furniture, and architecture/interior design fields. The reception is Friday at Pratt Institute.
You can use lighting to create, manipulate and change a room, emotion, and an/or experience. Furniture designer, Yodo Kurosawa has two cultural backgrounds, Japanese and Finnish, he lives and works in Lahti (Finland) while continuing his master
Another good one from shift design, The cool thing about the plug. is… since the slot is a circle you item you plug in can “rotate”, so you can twist, the pluged in item to fit. You no longer have to jam you shit into the open slot.
Don’t deny or lie, the best place to read a magazine or twbe, is the bathroom. Here is the perfect accessory, this chrome wastebasket is perfect for magazine reading just about anywhere. Created by Snowtone design.
The Portable Collectable Lights Coat Rack was designed by Merrill Lyons at the Rhode Island School of Design. Lyons’ goal was to combine items from the past with a contemporary aesthetic and use. The lights sit on a shelf that holds rechargeable reservoirs above and hooks below. For more info and images check out MocoLoco.
Seriously, I love technology. Maybe we don’t have multi-tasking servant robots yet, but we’re on our way. Evidence of this, is the new for leaf season, iRobot Looj
I remember the first time I encountered a bottle of Carlo Rossi, I was 19 years old at a ghetto liquor store named Tick-Tock. After the first jug was bought, my friends and I created a game called “Jugs”, wherein the jug was passed around in a circle, if you slept on it you were called Milk Maid and forced to chug. Those were the days, when blue tooth was what you got the morning after a bout with the vino.
Fast-forward to now, where Carlo Rossi actually has a marketing campaign. The idea behind it is to “make something”, and the concept is totally cool. At first I was hesitant, but after visiting their website I was sold. What do you do with that empty jug? Make something. Pictured above is the Chardonnay Chandelier, one of five different pieces you can download specs from on the site. You can also submit your own designs to the Rossi team. A D.I.Y. / I.D. challenge to say the least. Drink up and re-use, good for the earth and great for the buzz. See the other pieces after the jump and visit Carlo Rossi for more.
Front Design, have created the Changing Cupboard. They combined ordinary slatted billboard technology to create a constantly shifting pixel cabinet. Watch the video to see the action.(This is not child proof).
Inside Design, the yearly design route through Amsterdam, this year has its base camp at the Westergas Terrein, with new design on locations throughout town. The Cultural Embassy invited a host of young professional and student designers to come up with design responses to the cultural heritage of Lloyd Hotel. On show is new work by Kiki van Eijk, who designed a room, ‘viders’ by Mark-Jan Meerdink for Minoldi, a sturdy outdoor bench by Wim Poppinga, an installation by Claire Fons, and lovely work by 15 students of the Sandberg Institute.
On the third platform you can find a cherry tree wood has sprung up. In it hides a big black bear.
The Event will be up until September 30th, so stop by The Grey Area and then check out some art.
We are approaching my favorite time of the year, Helloween, and to celebrate You work for them is giving away free vectors of spooky things.
Its just that easy, ugly-home.com, has some really not so ugly idea’s. Such as wall stickers! Check out the chandelier “autocollants” for only 100 Euros!
MAQ has teamed up with author/illustrator Lily Franky
QBN is proud to present, QBN Sessions. A design lecture with an incredible lineup at LA’s most breathtaking venue imaginable. A full day of creative inspiration and discussion followed by cocktails and music with sensational views of the city lights below.
Michael C. Place
Matt Owens & Mark Owens
You may ask yourself what does the Public Enemy Logo mean? Or not, but anyway the story behind the logo is laded to rest. Chuck D: “I designed it in 1986. As a graphic graduate, I did it as a combo of two former groups. When the Public Enemy group and concept was signed to Def Jam in 1986, I simply moved the logo from the other dormant situation to PE. It was tightened up for the upcoming ads and album “Yo! Bum Rush The Show” in 1987 by New York artist Eric Haze. For the longest time, rumors had said it was a state trooper in the target scope, but the truth was it was a b-boy of that time where fedoras and Kangols were the hats of choice. I silhouetted E-Love, LL Cool J’s right-hand man, in a fanzine named “Right On” with Magic Marker, X-acto-knifed it out then layed a target scope over it, using Wite-Out within the blackened figure. After some runs through the copier – presto.” Via Pictogram
Johans Golv decorative tiles are warm and softer than ceramic. They are created from a special mix of concrete/polymer mix. Drop tiles are available at www.johansgolv.se.tel:46.8 753 0614 (Sweden)
Don’t plan on bringing anyone home tonight.
New York based, Trove specializing in some of the most visually arresting wallpaper I