Archives for the month of: March, 2011

IKEA Sustainability Report 2010

IKEA has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, which recaps and highlights its sustainable progress, accomplishments and new opportunities in the areas of social and environmental responsibility.

The report describes the priorities for 2015 that influence the entire value chain from product design and development to the very end of a product’s life as outlined in the new IKEA Sustainability direction.

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Artist Paulius Nosokas went out and bought a number of hand-held light fixtures in a variety of wattages and configurations: fluorescent, incandescent, large, small, flashlights, “to discover what might unexpectedly be revealed as my solitary performance with these fixtures was frozen in stop-motion image.”

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A precisely machined chair that lets “the sensuality of the wood material – from oak to maple to ash – express itself” is one of the many objects that the Bouroullec brothers will be presenting at Milan Design Week this year.

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1950′s Copenhagen Spitfire Chair

The front and seat are upholstered in soft aged leather and the bulk of the body is encased in Spitfire-esque polished aluminum.  It’s the only piece of furniture we don’t mind that we have to buff.

The unbridled creativity of mid-century modern Danish design finds new expression in our Copenhagen chair, which is upholstered in supple aged leather on the front and clad in sleek, polished aluminum on the back.

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The Nike brand has created this campaign and these visuals for Spring / Summer 2011 titled “Be Free”. Collaboration with photographers both recognized Denis Darzacq and Barnaby Roper .

Via: HERE

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The next time you go out grab one of these Dear Cab Driver Napkins and you’ll ensure you find your way to your comfortable bed or at least perched over your own toilet.  Simply fill out some basic information – your address and where your cash is located – and hand it over when you hail a cab.  While extremely helpful be careful cause if you pass out in the bar with this napkin in your hand there is zero chance you’re waking up with your wallet and your house keys.

Price: $2.99

Where: HERE

Lexus’s IS-F caught the imagination of the automotive world back at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor show when the idea of a high performance version of the IS saloon first appealed the industry. Four years on and a new performance thoroughbred has arrived has arrived for our consumption, the IS-F 2011.

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When: April 2, 2011

Location:

Materials & Applications
1619 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
t: 323.913.0915 or
contact[at]emanate.org

Heartbeat Japan is a very special fund raiser to aid disaster recovery in Japan.

Sasaki, an artist who specializes in meaningful work from heartbeats, will produce a very unique artwork in the Materials & Applications’ courtyard.

In addition Dublab will bring the beats of a musical variety, Lagunitas brewery and Izze soda are providing drinks and best of all Chisai Catering Project has created a unique japanese / polish bento menu.

100% of donations will go directly to Architecture for Humanity.

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I know what you are thinking. It is devilishly hard to decide whether you should get a new yacht, or just get another super car. Right? A yacht is relaxing, but the car is fun. Isn’t there a way to do both?

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A selection of work Chris Labrooy . A British artist who mixes with talent letters and materials for typesetting in 3D. Work visually interesting. More images of his creations in the rest of the article.

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After the great achievement of Jul & Mat for Metronomy – She Wants , here’s new video directed by Lorenzo Fonda and produced by Warp Films. Coordinating work on the highly successful song “The Look”, from their latest album, The Riviera Français. To discover in the future.

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Salvation Army ‘Army for Japan’ T-Shirt

Japanese media reported at least 1,000 people are presumed dead from Friday’s massive 8.9 earthquake, most drowned by the wall of water that swept across the northeast coast of the island nation. The Salvation Army in Japan is responding to the earthquake and tsunami that brought devastation to the north of the country. Joshua Smith from ( Hydro74 ) has designed a shirt to help raise funding and awareness for those affected by the disaster. The Japanese Kanji on the shirt translates to “Save World Army”

100% of the proceeds of the sales of this shirt will go toward The Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Japan.

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Mooi has restyled its Amsterdam Galley.

The result:  Amazing bold colors and stunning design.

MOOOI GALLERY

Westerstraat 187
1015 MA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Dressed to kill in a red and white-striped suit, complete with a silver studded belt and jeweled sleeves, Huck Gee’s latest Dunny is even more badass than the GID Comic-con colorway. True to form, this latest, limited version of the iconic Skullhead is crafted with exquisite detail – tight vertical stripes, intricate paints, and a custom HG-initialed tie.

Skullhead’s massive skull features embedded crossbones, and with his articulated head and arms, and removable wings, this 8-incher is primed for lethal action.

This latest incarnation of Huck Gee’s so-called Bastardized Asian Pop Culture bears its creator’s mark front and center on his broad bone forehead.

Limited to 650 pieces.

Price: $80.00 – SOLD OUT

Find it HERE

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Neighborhoods Go Green Scaling up Sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) “Neighborhoods Go Green! Scaling up Sustainability” exhibit opened in Washington, DC.

DETAILS

March 14, 2011 – April 21, 2011
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC

THE CHALLENGE

A critical element of the exhibit is the Washington Region Challenge, which aims to spark conversation among local stakeholders and ideally result in local governments encouraging LEED-ND projects in heir communities. The goal of the Chicago Challenge was to have one LEED for Neighborhood Development project in each county in the state and for the Chicago region’s agencies to use LEED-ND for future redevelopment projects.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  • Attend the panel discussion hosted by USGBC and other local organizations on April 4, 2011
  • Tour the exhibit with USGBC staff
  • Sponsor the Washington, DC, exhibit (opportunities starting at $2,500) – Sponsor Form
  • Meet with USGBC staff about how your local government can leverage LEED-ND
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