The World's Largest Basket

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The world's largest basket happens to be the headquarters of Longaberger, you guessed it, a manufacturer of baskets and other craft goods. The building, standing 7 stories tall, is quite handy unto itself: the "handles" apparently wick away snow in the winter. Not sure how, but hey, it snows a lot in Newark, Ohio. 

"EAMES: Beautiful Details" Book Release

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
And what a beautiful book this is. AMMO Books has just published perhaps one of the most stunning books we have seen all year, Eames: Beautiful Details, one that we are very happy ended up in our offices yesterday. Not only an in-depth, 400+ page look into their innovative and groundbreaking furniture design, Beautiful Details covers Charles and Ray Eames' extensive exploration in textiles, product, graphic design, toys, film, and photography.

A Chair With Guts

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This makes our stomachs feel a little queasy, but we truly appreciate the digusting, fascinating, and creepy chair with resin guts by Chinese artist, Cao Hui. We appreciate the chair and the artist's statement: "In order to deceive others, we explain with theory after theory, but it all ends in laughter and sometimes we even amuse ourselves before god laughs."

Gummy Bear Chandelier by Kevin Champeny

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 10, 2012
Show me someone who doesn't want a chandelier made out of over 3,000 hand-cast acrylic gummy bears? Kevin Champeny created the piece for home-furnishing company, Jellio, and comes in two sizes: the 18" diameter, 3,000 version, and the 31" diamter has around 5,000 bears. All hand-made, all acrylic gummy.

Top 25 Modern Beer Labels

Top List // Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Cold and wet is about all we need to enjoy a beer but these breweries have gone the extra mile to create beautiful packaging for their intoxicating libations. We make no quality guarantees for the content of their canisters but if we were to judge a book by it's cover, these would be great "reads."

MoMA Acquires 14 Video Games, and This is Just the Start

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2012
You know where we stand on this issue, as we have been bringing video games and the architects behind them into the magazine in recent years, so we applaud the move by the MoMA Architecture and Design curators acquiring 14 video game titles, with more to come. The first grouping will be on display Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March 2013.

The Delorean Taxi

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2012
When we think of watch and fashion brand, Nooka, we think of futuristic looking watch faces made for casual outings. Makes sense that Nooka are behind a futuristic statement: a Delorean Taxi now on the streets of NYC. Designer Mike Lubrano wanted to have something that matched the company's futuristic philosophy. Back to the Future it is. 

The Camouflaged Artist Retreat

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 30, 2012
If an artist wants to get away, might as well have his retreat in secret. HL Architecture has created the perfect setting, a "camouflaged" mirrored studio situated in Amsterdam. All your disturbances get reflected back to themselves, thus giving you a pit of privacy. Oh, who are we kidding, this just brings everyone closer to you business because you have a cool studio.

The Fogo Island Studios in Newfoundland, Canada

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
For this writer, one of the great things about blog/Tumblr culture is that we can find out about very well-informed tastemakers who find some of the most absolutely beautiful places on earth and then hire great architects to put something stunning in that location. This was our morning, where we learned about the jaw-dropping Fogo Islands Studios by Saunders Architecture in Newfoundland, Canada, a collection of three minimal studios that take nature and structure to the absolute max.

A 170-foot Trampoline in a Russian Forest

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Somebody had the genius idea to put a 170-foot trampoline in a Russian forest, and we think they should be given a Nobel Prize for Peace. Design firm Salto created the installation, Fast Track, as part of the Archstoyanie festival in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. Again, genius. This type of innovation stops wars.

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