Archives for category: Design

Discovered of Myeombeom Kim, an artist who likes to create surrealist sculptures with much poetry and ingeniousness. He manages with his works to release an interesting universe. More the visual ones of its work to be discovered in the continuation of the article.

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Via Grain Design, a wall sized version of their Bound hand mirror with edges wrapped in hemp twine. Like the hand mirror Bound is made from waterjet cut salvaged mirror but, unlike the handheld version, is backed in laser cut bamboo and felt.
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April 2011 Salone del Mobile time. Milan becomes the world design centre one again thanks to its exhibition, districts, its circuits and its routes full of initiatives and turmoil.

The Brera area stands out as one of the most vital and interesting centres of the Milan panorama thanks to the many galleries and numerous showrooms that enliven its streets.

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It’s good to see that the Mattel Hot Wheels brand is experimenting more and more in guerrilla style stunts globally. With such a fun brand the potential for creative expression is endless.

Ogilvy agency & Mather Bogota have been approached to create some unique campaigns for the brand as they are now marketing Hot Wheels to a much more older demographic.

The Ogilvy agency & Mather Bogota had the idea to create an optical illusion. By imagining a false loop, the motorway gives the illusion to be part of a circuit, bringing a little imagination in the landscape.

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Model Citizens NYC 2011

Model Citizens NYC 2011 is committed to:
Diversity. Accessibility. The Process & The People.

DETAILS

May 13 – May 15, 2011

Chelsea Art Museum556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Model Citizens NYC 2011 is a 3 day exhibition, open to the public, featuring the work of 50+ designers.

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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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