If you’re going to lounge around on a lawn chair all day, might as well be useful and help the environment by using these furniture made out of milk jugs! Loll Design used the milk jugs’ high density polyethylene (DPE) to create durable, waterproof, and not to mention, well-designed furniture. Since it’s made of a […]
By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014
Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]
While most of us would wish bad karma on drivers who do sloppy parking jobs, we all know that ill will is not the answer. But sending them humiliating and insulting magnets is! Do Your Park is a set of magnets that contain insults and illustrations geared towards moronic drivers with bad parking skills. A $12 pack contains 10 magnets, each with a different set of insults and quips.
Jolene Fung’s graduate collection for Central Saint Martins was inspired by mid century modern furniture. Her designs are created from upcycled plastic bags, but one thing’s for sure; they look nothing like garbage. Fung’s incredible gowns draw on the sleek functionality of mid century furniture as well as the decadence of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look.’
Despite the cracks in the wood, the apparent decay, and the growth of moss, would you believe these aren’t pieces of lumber, but rather ceramics? Artist Christopher David White uses clay as his material in making deceptive sculptures that are simply mind-boggling. Works like ‘Asphyxia’ (the human head) and ‘Cycle of Decay’ (the wooden hand) […]
With a loft like this, who needs IKEA? Georg Bechter Architecture has designed a multi-story loft in Berlin that saves space with its smartly built-in furniture. At the centre of the room is a rounded white glossy panelled column that integrates a fireplace and a flat screen TV.
With over 20,000 characters in the Chinese language – with most of them looking identical to each other – you could say learning the language is a daunting task. But entrepreneur Shao Lan Hsueh believes that with a visual-based learning system, you could easily learn 1,000 characters that’s enough for basic literacy. Enter ‘Chineasy’, an illustration book that associates imagery around characters to tell stories and make memorization fun.
Wow, wow. We loved Chris Duffy’s swing table and wolf shadow chair, but nothing prepared us for the cleverness of this table that looks like the table top is being lifted by helium balloons.
‘Chibi’ is a Japanese term for ‘short person’ or ‘small child’. In popular culture, chibi has mostly referred to characters with oversized heads and small bodies – similar to babies – to emphasize cuteness and child-like spirit. Graphic designer Junichi Tsuneoka has taken the concept of chibi to a whole new level by transforming terrifying […]
Finally, a map of the USA for geekdom! The Altered States of America is a Kickstarter project by Brooklyn-based design studio Chop Shop, in which they catalogued on a US map the popular fictional events and fantastical characters that have ever stepped foot on American soil. Covering each state (Except for Alaska and Hawaii. Sorry, […]
How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]
Australian product development studio SwatchMate have come up with one of the most innovative design tools we’ve seen yet: the Cube, which gives you the ability to design and make art with colours from the real world. Basically, it’s a colour scanner which sends data about the colour it sees to your smartphone – or […]
Why fuss with hiding power cords in lamps when they can be part of the design? That’s the starting point of Michael Anastassiades, whose geometric LED light designs for Italian brand Flos has him drawing lines out of these very cords. How visually marvelous.
Antonio Brasko, a Portland-based graphic designer and art director, saw an opportunity to bridge the worlds of luxury and street wear brands to street art. He created a series of branded Montana spray-paint cans bearing the logos and colours of fashion labels like Burberry and Gucci, as well as sportswear brands like Adidas and Nike (he’s a designer for Nike global).