This is the perfect add as you go along chandelier, where anyone can start with just a single crystal and work their way up the chandelier ladder. By Thomas Feichtner.
One Crystal Chandelier is a hanging light fixture reduced to its essence by Viennese designer Thomas Feichtner. A cable runs through a curved tube which is fitted with an LED at the end to provide light. This tube’s curvature is such that one can hang a crystal from it—and this crystal is then lit from below. The design is a greatly simplified one which consciously breaks with the historically more formal and representative role that crystal chandeliers have played. It is not powerful opulence, but rather a fascinating simplicity that dominates this work. And it is the use of LED technology that makes it possible to take this approach to its logical conclusion. The concept becomes particularly clear within the context of the producer’s history and in light of the way it contrasts with traditional chandelier designs. One Crystal Chandelier is an affordable lighting element for a design-loving but no less traditional public—an “entry-level” chandelier which can be expanded by adding further crystals as one sees fit.
Dear Blank Please Blank + Sapling Press = really funny letterpress prints. Check them out here.
A most marvelous collection of vintage ads, some of which really tickle my pants!
In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. At the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become. Los Angeles– and New York-based photographer Mark Laita completed Created Equal over the course of eight years; his poignant words reflect the striking polarizations found in his photographs. Presented as diptychs, the images explore social, economic and gender difference and similarity within the United States, emulating and updating the portraiture of Edward Curtis, August Sander and Richard Avedon. This volume includes an introduction by noted culture writer and editorial cult figure Ingrid Sischy.
Polygamists / Pimp, 2004 / 2003
Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer, 2002 / 2005
Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes, 2002 / 2002
Amish Adolescents / Teens punks, 2004 / 2004
French Chef / Short Order Cook, 2006 / 1999
Company President / Cleaner, 2006 / 2004 years
Beauty Pageant Contestant / Topless Dancer, 2000 / 2002
Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan, 2002 / 2002 Read More
Would you like a Peenut? Get it here.
The label says it all! Great packaging work by Apitus.
I love this. Danielle Meder’s winning design for Dr. Martens.
Contemporary artist Jonas Nobel made me laugh with this book.
Your party’s so great even the tents are having a good time. By Dutch artist collective ROTGANZEN. via Contemporist.
The party is over and a party tent, with partially tilted legs, has been left behind. This exact image is captured and stylized in PARTY, a series of objects made out of steel. Something that was once fragile has now become solid. By stylizing and adding bright colours a new form is created, while the origins remain visible. PARTY is a personal translation by ROTGANZEN, it represents the ambivalence that appears at typically Dutch backyard parties. On the one hand there is joy and festivity, on the other superficiality and emptiness.
It’s important to have some fun in life and every little counts. Like this tea infuser by Pablo Matteoda.
Daytime action by graffiti provocateur The Miha Artnak.
Waiter: Hey! What are you doing?
A: This is a photo shoot for the cover of a magazine.
W: Oh. Okay. But you will clean it afterwards, right?
A: Of course but I’m suppose to leave like it is for at least a week.
W: Cool. Bye.
An arresting sculpture by American sculptor and painter Richard Artschwager.
Now this is a wonderful piece of collaborative work by artist Micah Lexier and poet Christian Bok. Showcasing what they each do best!
Love the colours, shadow and pureness of the images from Stockholm photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow.
The Shoes Appreciation Society by illustrator Niege Borges.
A really funny read from the Johnson Banks blog. Nice one!
You can see how it could happen.
Tap ‘London Olympics logo’ into Google images and you get a motley collection of real and made-up logos. And, yes, one which has been hastily rejigged to say, er, sh*t.
Ok, easy laugh, ha-ha, move on.
But imagine, for a moment, that you’re designing the website for the upcoming University Olympics in Shenzen. You’re almost certainly Chinese. You’ve sorted out your home page, and you want to include links at the bottom to other Olympic organisations.
You might not read English that well. You go to Google images, you pick one from the top line, you insert, job done…
Go here to see the real thing.
What can I say? Shit happens. Read More
An interesting brand renewal and new packaging done for The Euro Shopper by SEK Design. As with most packaging design for an entire range of products, the real test comes when these get interspersed with the rest of the brands, but as far as elevating the ‘budget’ range is concerned, this is working superbly for me.
The familiar and the surreal ‚meets the architectural and the artistic in the work of Daniel Arsham.