Juxtapoz @ The New Balance Factory, Flimby, UK

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
A few years back, in a run of sneaker purchases, I found a great pair of New Balance 576 sneakers, made in the UK, that I paid probably way too much for but just had to have. Since, I have had a minor obsession with New Balance and their UK editions, and in research and conversations with Jux contributor Helen Soteriou, found out NB makes their shoes at a factory in Flimby, Cumbria, UK. Helen took the opportunity to go visit the factory last week, and we found a great team of people putting together sneakers for the European market. 

The "No Fly" Poster Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 26, 2013
From Creative Review, on a unique poster art curation project that takes abandoned, disused public space and adds public art. "Since January 2013, [curator Jon] Bland – a designer at Manchester agency Music – has released seven quad size posters designed by seven different creatives each month, all featuring the phrase 'No Fly Posters'. The finished designs are displayed on boarded-up windows on a disused former pub in Ancoats, an industrial suburb near Manchester's Northern Quarter."

The History of the Michelin Man

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 18, 2013
We are fascinated by these old Michelin ads featuring the well known 'Michelin Man.' The iconic character dates back to 1894 and was created by Andre Michelin himself after noticing an evocatively-shaped pile of tires. Take a look through these old posters and video featuring the Michelin Man through the ages and in different continents. 

Juxtapoz @ Nike "Nature Amplified" Design and Innovation Summit

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Yesterday, at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Juxtapoz was invited to attend both a design and innovation summit based around Nike's new campaign, "Nature Amplified," and two new running shoe releases that will challenge and invigorate the notion of the running shoe. Nike, at its core, has always been about running, and we got to test out both the Nike Free Flyknit and Free Hyperfeel. But even better, we got to experience some pretty amazing visual presentations and installation showcases of both art and shoe, design and progression of technologies. 

Kilian Eng, June 2012

Vault // Friday, June 28, 2013
One of our favorite artists of the past three years, Sweden-based Kilian Eng, just released his new book, Object 10, through Floating World Comics. Because we like any good time to check in with Eng and see what new works and projects he has going on, we look back on his interview in the print pages of Juxtapoz in June 2012, where we discuss science-fiction, other universes, and Ligne Claire. 

Installation by Anya Sirota + AKOAKI in Amilly, France

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
Michigan-based design studio, Anya Sirota + AKOAKI created this great installation of two 30-feet large star sculptures in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. As UR Design notes, "The project, titled Pop It Up, comes at a critical moment for the tannery complex. Come fall 2013, the site will be converted into a cultural art center. In its current state of coming-undone-ness, however, with its bared concrete structure and second-story wood flooring and windows removed, the surviving architecture offers exceptional opportunities for experimentation and interim engagement." Its Friday, we like sharing quotes. 

Toledo, Naples Metro Station by Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 24, 2013
We don't find ourselves hanging out in the MUNI and Bart stations here in San Francisco any longer than we absolutely have to. We're pretty sure though, if any of them looked like this we would be riding up and down that escalator allll day. Step it up San Francisco.

Spider Furniture by Bruno Freire

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A few of us here in the office are in the process of buying some new furniture, and I know how i feel; I like things minimal but with a bit concept. Maybe I should go with this collection of spider furniture by designer Bruno Freire for Brazilian brand Oficina Polvo. The collection features an assortment of lamps, tables, desks, and even a chandelier.

Simon C. Page's Graphic Psychedelics

Illustration // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Simon C. Page has a passion for minimalism and some of his ‘favorite and most rewarding designs involves typography, geometry and science fiction.’ He likes his ‘work to adapt and evolve naturally for each project and not stay too static...'

An Interactive Lamp That Changes Color Using Syringes

Juxtapoz // Monday, June 10, 2013
This multi-colored RGB LED lamp by Taras Sgibnev has an innovative control system using three syringes filled with real ink. The syringes allow people to change the color of the lamp. We suggest you watch the video after the jump to see the syringes in action.

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