Mike Doyle builds amazing LEGO houses and he writes about it as well.
A product nobody needs, but everybody wants. A beardhat, a nice and warm hat, with a good looking beard. Check out their webshop and make sure they are they are just in time for christmas!
This will make you happy!
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.
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Since I was looking for some new glasses I stumbled upon this website. The website is a bit funny looking, but the glasses are quite impressive, you can even choose your favourite horn. Nice!
Turnaround is an artistic project by Vincent Kohler focusing on the theme of the baseball bat.
It consists of a collection of thirty baseball bats, turned in different species of woods, each unique in form, and a book combining texts by various authors and photographs specially done on this subject.
The project has been implemented thanks to the cultural percentage allocated to the building of the Heerenschürli sports centre in Schwamendingen - Zurich, which includes the first ballpark in Switzerland that conforms to the game’s regulations.
Production: ville de Zürich - Amt für Hochbauten, Fachstelle Kunst und Bau. Crédits photo: Geoffrey Cottenceau
Space Saving Furniture is a great way to maximise a small room or surface with maximum potential. We are seeing more and more of these solutions, and there is a exponential growth in the manufacturing and availability of these objects.
With the massive growth of the population and availability of space, we need to start thinking creative, and this is a very nice way to do so.
Such a simple, elegant idea: make abandoned rusted bikes into public furniture by spraypainting them and planting flowers in the baskets. That's exactly what Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas did and they called it The Good Bike Project. Would be a nice project to do here in Utrecht, where bike wrecks are a dime a dozen...
found via notcot, images via visuall.net At the latter you can also read a nice interview with these artists.
David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.
In this short documentary, we reveal behind the scenes work, techniques and visions that Dave uses when carrying out his passion as a glass embosser - One of the few remaining traditional UK glass artists.
David A Smith
A Film by Danny Cooke
Soundtrack by Tony Higgins (Junior85)
~via Hulagirls Utd.
Revolights is a project featured on Kickstarter.com. (Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.) Revolights is an amazing and innovative bike light solution.
So what is it? Revolights consist of 2 thin profile LED rings (white in front, red in back) that mount directly to each wheel rim (just below the brake calipers) using a series of rim specific clips. In other words, your wheels will become your bike lighting! As the images clearly show.
Go to the website to see it in action! (and help funding it)
Anne-Marie Geurink had just finished her study product design at the Art Academy of Arnhem. We visited the exhibition and were very impressed by her work. In search of new consumers she found a whole DIY healthcare world on the internet. Lots of youtube movies with instructions. She decided to design packages with specially designed instruments and materials to perform the explained procedures.
The people from Laan Labs recorded 3d data from the Kinect and played it back in augmented reality on the ipad using the String SDK.
A just for fun experiment but so very nice!
We had a super releaseparty of O.K. Periodicals #6 / BORING Issue. Jaap Blonk started the night with a soundpoetry performance. After that Joost and I went up the stage to give a very boring presentation. We explained how to fill in the form to become a subscriber (hello and thanks to al new subscribers!). And we made a slide for each and every single contributor in the magazine and thanking them. Well, you had to be there in the crowded venue.
But we finished with the flipthrough video you can see here as well.
We hope you will become a subscriber too, so we can make future issues of this wonderfull magazine. It has a limited run of copies (500) and we already sent 250 to pre-orders and so.
Issue 6 is, again, the best issue so far!
The sixth O.K. Periodicals will be released on the 8th of July.
After a bit of a delay (sorry for that) we'll be officially releasing the BORING issue. As you know this magazine is pleasantly disruptive and always curious for inspiring creative work. Maybe the Boring theme is a paradox, but wait until you see all the stunning visuals and read the fascinating stories. Being bored seems to be a most interesting state of mind for people to become even more creative.
We got some big names featuring this issue, and a large part of relatively unknown creative talent as well. All of them deserve a beautiful representation to a bigger audience. This is just one of those magazines you wish you bought before it sold out (we're only printing 500 collectibles).
O.K. Periodicals #6 is featuring: Harmen Liemburg, Gemma Correll, Francis Alÿs, Tom Gauld, Petra Kruijt, Meyoko, Pixy Liao, Simon Wild, Atle Mo, We Make Carpets, Helmut Smits, Jaap Blonk, Mr. Bingo, Berndnaut Smilde, Hans Eijkelboom, Sam Durant and many more...
Official Release Drinks!
Friday 8th July 2012
Location: Hommelstraat 66, Arnhem (the Netherlands)
There are already a lot of people showing up. Be there and get one of the first copies. Meet a lot of wonderful, inspiring people in the best bar in town!
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This is pure awesomeness! A giant hot wheels sculpture made by Chris Burden. The title of the piece is 'Metropolis 2'. He made version 1 before, which was smaller than this huge installation. Great question in this video interview: 'Why is this art?' Chris: 'When people say it is art, it's art'.
Just have a look and feel young again!
Life Support/ Revital Cohen
Assistance animals - from guide dogs to psychiatric service cats - unlike computerised machines, can establish a natural symbiosis with the patients who rely on them. Could animals be transformed into medical devices?
This project proposes using animals bred commercially for consumption or entertainment as companions and providers of external organ replacement. The use of transgenic farm animals, or retired working dogs, as life support ‘devices’ for renal and respiratory patients offers an alternative to inhumane medical therapies.
Could a transgenic animal function as a whole mechanism and not simply supply the parts? Could humans become parasites and live off another organism’s bodily functions?
There's another guy roaming the internets with his pinhole cameras, but this one is a lot more innocent and a lot less macabre. Artist Francisco Capponi devised this egg camera that is its photograph at the same time, a concept which I love. It's kind of like an artsy Kinder Surprise Egg!
Check out his website for more of his cameras and photographs.
Sander Plug is a Dutch product/graphic designer who puts a bit of humour in his design.
Lovely work, take a look. If you have paid attention at the upcoming news, you'd see an overlay in his work, and the upcoming issue of OK Periodicals. ;)
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