I always love a good series of vintage colour photographs to swoon over and this series doesn’t disappoint. The shots of 1914 Paris show everything from Moulin Rouge to one legged men and horses – all in beautiful, rich colour. I want more!
Most kids like crayons, pens, wrapping paper, cartoons and those shiny things that go on the end of shoe laces. Who am I kidding? Kids like colourful stuff that makes their face happy. This beautifully designed colour tester is a game for kids trapped in bigger bodies. It starts easy. The later levels made my […]
Some pretty cool high res photographs of 1949 London have appeared over on Retronaut. The series is mostly photos of one street, which shows everything from fashion to architecture. Most interesting to me is the lit up advertisements on the sides of the buildings. What a great way to take a look at the past.
A great series of color photographs taken between 1914 and 1918 have sprung up on one of our perennial favourite websites, Retronaut. The series offers a unique and interesting look at parts of France during the period of war: posed group shots, special candid shots and landscape and building photographs all make it into the series. Check out some of our favorites below.
When I first stumbled across Lauren Clay’s sculptures, I was blown away by the colours and kooky forms. These sculptures, which combine painted paper, wood and foam, have an other-worldly quality about them. I particularly like the pieces Both Sides in Equal Parts and A Good Measure, Pressed Down, Shaken Together, Running Over. It is as though a cartoon alien has left its remnants behind on earth.
Not only does this film show a comprehensive guide to the strict colour palette used at Tom Sach’s studio, it also provides very entertaining thoughts about the various meanings that colour can embody. I particularly enjoyed the segment about red and blue. The relationship between the images, music and words make this film comical and […]
Some people are good with colour. Some people are amazing with colour. And some people take colour to a whole other level. For me, Kokomi fit in the last group. I adore their playful and wild ways, breathing unlimited fresh air into the under-inflated design world.
Tête à Tête is a combination of film, photography and stop motion in the guise of three short storylines and a series of portraits around a contemporary topic. It’s all the work of SOETr (aka Axel de Wilde), a freelance designer from the Netherlands.
Swedish artist Annika Nordenskiöld has made beautiful art out of concrete, and it’s even functional: turn them on and get a very personal light. No molds are used, the shapes are made by hand lying down, one side at the time. Concrete burns fast, she’s got around a minute to work while the concrete is shapable.
Italian-made Tie-ups is the first belt to be wholly realized in fine plastics: resistant, flexible and with a minimal and versatile design. Tie-ups is an accessory adding a note of freshness and innovation to any clothing style, and is ecological, recyclable, and waterproof.
Student designer Theo Zeniou recently unveiled some innovative ideas for furniture that doubles as wall-hanging art. When not in use, the brightly colored pieces can be folded up and stored on the wall. [see also the work of designer Shin Azumi]