Design // Thursday, November 12, 2015
Protopiper is a hand-held physical sketching device. Unlike smaller devices that extrude plastic, protopiper creates tubes with connectors from adhesive tape!
Design // Monday, November 09, 2015
We caught Boris Gautier's work on It's Nice That this morning, and just loved the bold and playful nature of the poster design and graphics. The Paris based artist seems to have a natural affinity for busy but smart design, and with topics like Totally Drunk and doing some work for ESPN, he keeps it eclectic.
Design // Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Nashville-based designer and musician Sam Smith works under the moniker Sam’s Myth. The bulk of his work is a series of film posters (both commissioned and uncommissioned), which reveals his early-age fixation on cinema. His designs for posters include many cult and independent films, alongside classics like Rosemary’s Baby.
Design // Tuesday, October 27, 2015
On his work, Pierre Paulin says, “I was aiming to show just how far we could make modernity go,” and his furniture reflects this aim. Well, at least, it reflected this aim in the 1950s and 60s. In 2008, Paulin’s family created the firm called Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, which creates limited editions of the designer’s work that never passed beyond the prototype stage.
Design // Monday, October 26, 2015
Bastiaan Buijs' designs are on the edge of art and function, which makes that a dialogue arises, this making sexual taboos discussable. "The normalization of ordinary sex toys in my opinion," says the artist, "contributes to the breaking of taboos around sexuality...
Design // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Originally designed and patented in 1915 by Alexander Samuelson, a Swedish glass blower, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle first hit the market in 1916. Although Coca-Cola started in a drug store in 1886, by 1899 it had begun being bottled and had already been offered strictly as a soft drink for the decade before. The shape of the bottle was said to have been inspired by the shape of the cocoa bean. The unique grooves allowed Samuelson to patent the design and made it harder for anyone to produce and offer an imitation version of the soft drink.
Design // Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Snow Peak recently released an updated series of their camp lights to go along side their other wonderfully designed outdoor gear. They truly execute the idea of thoughtful, minimal, and useful designs driven to accomplish their end use. The pieces are void of any unnecessary ornamentation and exemplify a modern aesthetic not found in many other outdoor products like it.
Design // Monday, October 05, 2015
Being lovers of book cover design, and especially vintage book cover design, and even more so vintage science fiction book cover design, we were pleased to come across Ski-Ffy, a blog that features just that.