Artist Dylan Kendall has a colorful past which includes gatecrashing classes at Parsons School of Design as a teenager, being a fugitive from the Kenyan law for firing her houseboy and spending a decade in public service to lead arts-based initiatives for the homeless and foster care youth. She also makes these whimsical ceramic tableware […]
Italian digital artists Matteo Gallinelli and Giuliano Antonio Lo Re recently teamed up for Pantone Rain Edition which features colorful rain puddles infiltrating the streets to pool up on pavements. These are so beautiful.
When Robin Thicke enlisted an artist team to design the image that would represent his album Blurred Lines to millions of fans, he was in good company. The LA-based Young & Sick, designed the most recent album covers for Maroon 5, Foster the People, and Mikky Ekko, all of which ended up atop the Billboard […]
A series of chairs inspired by the forms of aquatic life created by designer Sam T. Smith. Made with plywood and canvas and held together with wing nuts, the simple aesthetic shows design where form inspires function, rather than follows it.
At the recent Berlin Fashion Week, I met with Ebru Özyürek, a multi-talented fashion and couture designer based in Berlin. I love that she has a open conception of fashion, seeing it more like a celebration of art and visual love instead of squeezing it into strict boundaries. Quite fittingly, then, she titles herself a […]
Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope came up with this genius and inspirational idea to take homeless peoples’ signs and trade them for beautiful hand-painted ones with the same message. In addition to painting these lovely signs, they also give them donations to help them out. The vivid new signs are much easier for passers-by […]
The 1967 debut of The Doors changed much more than the popular music scene. The genre-defying band and its music helped transform youth lifestyle and usher in the rebellious counterculture that came to define the late ’60s.
So this series of ads were apparently done for a child safety campaign targeted at parents by ad agency BBDO Germany. Yes, we get that it’s a serious message, but we think these plushies of Bambi being stabbed by a chopper knife and a unicorn innocuously impaling stabbing a teddy bear to death are funny […]
Nature has a way of one-upping us. So yeah, we’ve been making a lot of progress with 3D printing of late, but it looks like the bees have been beating us to the game for ages, thanks to their intrinsic honeycombing habits. Some artists, apparently, have counting on bees to co-create their sculptures too. Nifty […]
So the fashion and engineering students of Sheffield Hallam University recently designed a wedding gown that dissolves in water to become multiple fashion pieces. What is this voodoo? Well, polyvinyl alcohol, a sort of environmentally-friendly polymer, that’s what. Each layer of the dress dissolves to reveal a fashion piece. If you’ve got doubts about marrying […]
So, showers. They’re either handheld or rain showers, right? Wrong. The Viteo Shower designed by Danny Venlet is an outdoor shower that shoots jets of water from the ground. To activate the shower jets, all you need to do is to step on it, then witness these jets shooting up and meeting over your head […]
Italian multimedia designer and art director Federico Mauro, he who is probably best known for his Famous Eyeglasses series, also has a Famous Guitars series of the iconic guitars that famous musicians tore their fingertips — as well as picks, teeth and the such — away at. The effect is both stark and elegant.
If you’re squeamish, this new device isn’t for you. Industrial design student Katharina Unger created this fly-breeding machine that traps larva to use as a sustainable food source. She hopes that her invention will help increase the planet’s food supply by adding larva to Westerner’s menus. The sleek device allows for the fly’s life cycle […]
These five-sided units designed by Jack Godfrey Wood and Tom Ballhatchet for Movisi are lightweight and give the user freedom to control how their furniture looks, whether they are vertically stacked to make a side table with hidden storage space, mounted on the wall like a piece of art or made into a side partition […]