Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 30, 2015
Ten years ago, my perception of the potential of a retail shopping experience was forever skewed when I strolled into the newly opened Mollusk Surf Shop, located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. Well-curated products, art adorning the walls, navigable layout, basically the whole package was thoughtfully executed. However, the undeniable jewel in the space was the stylish treehouse occupying an entire corner of the store. Unlike your stereotypical treehouse, this particular montage was fabricated with attitude and stylish funk.
The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys @ the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CaliforniaDesign // Monday, July 13, 2015
Christmas comes in July, and there’s no age limit, especially for toy and comics aficionados. Riding on the happy heels of Comic-Con in San Diego, enthusiasts can slide right into The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, which opens this weekend, July 18. Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx have curated a dazzling display. To help out with your early holiday hoarding, we asked a few questions.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 26, 2015
Dubai based Jyo John Mulloor, having worked as a graphic artist and retoucher specialist for companies such Hyundai, Nissan, Morris Grage, Goodyear, Blackberry and Gucci, is quite capable of seeing your vision through to a reality. Such as these custom-made helmets, which are still in the dream stage.
Design // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In 2014, Adam Nathaniel Furman entered a three-month long residency with the London Design Museum. For the duration, he isolated himself in his studio and, guided by the residency's theme of identity, worked as a fictional character on his 3-D printed designs.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Federico Babina is at it again! Twenty-seven imaginary houses that correlate to the best and most famous film directors, from Jim Jarmusch to Lars Von Trier. The varied styles of the directors are intrepreted as architecutral designs, creating charming images. Babina believes that it's similar with architecture details, where even the most subtle of details helps create an imprint of the creator.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Lamington Drive is pleased to present ‘Short Lived’ by Craig Redman. If you don't know, Craig is half of the duo, Craig & Karl, who we have featured in our Design department in our print edition, and is one of leading designers we have shown on our site. The show in Collingwood, Australia will run through June 27.
Design // Monday, June 08, 2015
Japanese artists Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki have created one of their special three-dimensional kaleidoscopic domes for Vivid Sydney 2015. The structure, made up of more than 320 geometric shapes, constantly shifts and alters the spectrum of light projected within the space and mirrors it against a reflective perspex materials which mimics the interior of a kaleidoscope. The artists are part of a space design firm in Japan that has been recognized for its work in architecture, interior design, and spatial art.
Design // Thursday, June 04, 2015
I want to live in the woods, too. I'm not sure I can design a treehouse fort type situation with skate bowl and hot tub beneath, but this feels very West Marin and pretty on point to living in the woods creatively. (If you live in the Bay, or have taken mushrooms and listened to the Dead, you know the West Marin reference). Foster Huntington created this treehouse with friends, and the making of is now part of a Kickstarter instructional book project, as well as a great documentation video of the process.
Design // Tuesday, June 02, 2015
“What book are you reading?” or “This work reminds me of a quote from the post-modern author XYZ.” Invariably bandied about in culture conversations since the invention of the printing press, it’s fun and enlightening to match literature with visual art. In the past several years, UK-based art director and book cover designer Richard Bravery has envisioned these connections, and invariably paired prominent emerging artists with some of the most classic novels of the last 100 years. From Cleon Peterson on a Philip K. Dick novel, Parra on Kurt Vonnegut, and David Hockney on Ali Smith, Bravery enhances storied literature with a multi-faceted identity.
Design // Monday, June 01, 2015
As we have learned multiple times from the great people at Its Nice That, Penguin Classics in the UK is doing some great things in terms of their book cover designs. We interviewed designer Richard Bravery recently in our print edition on the topic, and today we see that YBA cornerstone Tracey Emin has lent some slightly naughty illustrations to Henry MIller's classic novels, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Read naughty things, cover it naughty.