Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best of 2010

Thought I would do a recap of my favorite posts from the last year, whether for their design, content or ideas. If i think they really stood out, there here.

Read the full articles for more pictures or information.

JANUARY 16, 2010

I found this piece by Ruth Bellotti all the way back in January, I think its a great little commentary on today's culture, with the fast food box relating itself so nicely to the locket idea, and adding a little dig at the fast living culture.

Web here

APRIL 28, 2010

I originally picked these out for my girlfriend who loves pigs, but i have since fallen in love with these my self.

„There’s something rather contradictory about the entirely random way we approach or avoid things.
We draw on the complementary and construct complementary objects.
The seemingly contradictory complement each other.
We make something which goes far beyond its actual function.“

Yvonne Fehling and Jennie Peiz live and work in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In 2006, they founded their design studio and the brand “Kraud”.

kraud.de

 

JUNE 2, 2010

Asking Jeff Koons to do the graphics for your Le Mans 24 hours car is a stroke of genius, so whoever at bmw did, I hope you got a raise.

“This car is about this type of life energy, this desire to achieve and this desire to win,” said Koons at the unveiling. “This life energy is up against everything and it keeps pushing through with this desire to create.”

 

AUGUST 4, 2010

One of the first of the artistic backlashes against the BP oil spill that I came across, Sebastian Errazuriz seemed to come up with a really simple, yet interesting way to show his pointless anger.

OCTOBER 6, 2010

After living in Korea for a short time, one of the things i quickly came to grips with was how little the Korean war has affected the current young generation, however, they seem to be fighting their own war against the American soldiers and media that have taken camp in south Korea. It seems that half the young population love and embrace the “Americanisation” that's happening, while the other, artistic counter culture are fighting against it.

Kim Do-Yeon came up with these medals to show his angst towards the current “heroes” of the American empire that are portrayed by the south Korean media.

mynameis502.com

OCTOBER 31, 2010

When I found out that Anthony Burrill had done this limited run of 200 screen prints in October I had to have one. shame it didn’t work like that, but I still think it was a great bit of work. With then all printed with oil taken from the Gulf of Mexico.

anthonyburrill.com

NOVEMBER 8, 2010

Even though i still cant remember how i came across her work, i still think its stands out. With the simple use of natural shapes and forms, Joana Ribeiro creates great pieces of jewellery.

joanaribeirojoalharia.blogspot.com

DECEMBER 6, 2010

Black and Rose Growth Collection, Double Stud Stacking Ring, March 2010

This one article stood our for me most this year, and for one simple reason, it was my first interview. Plus I really love Ros Millar’s work and the fact that I was able to get such a personal explanation about her work was fantastic.

rosmillar.com

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I would just like to say “good luck” to everyone next year, thanks for reading, I never expected it to be regularly read by so many people.

Here’s to another fantastic year of design!

Will.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ludo ; Co-branding

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Calligraffiti

http://www.calligraffiti.nl

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Word Lens

OMFG… I want this app… fuck you iphone!

Word Lens, developed by Quest Visual, works with the video recording capability on the iPhone; all users have to do is hold their phones up and the app will scan the video feed for words and replace them with the translated words.
Word Lens is free, but the Spanish–English and English–Spanish dictionaries are available as in-app purchases for US$5 each. And while available only on the iPhone for now, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, and Palm versions are in the works.

Yoo Geun-hyuk & Yoon Bo-jung: Pin-hole camera

Flutter In Pinhole is a zero-fuss cardboard pinhole camera. It works like a Polaroid camera e.g. instant pictures. The idea behind the project is radically different from its kitsch appeal. It’s aimed at the traveler who’d like to stay in touch via postcards. The photographs are captured into a pre-drawn frame, which you can then add a message to and post.

not really sure of the whole 3rd world sentiment though??

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Henry Hargreaves: 3DD Boobs & Breasts

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"the universal truth is that looking and talking about boobs is just a lot of fun, but perhaps the biggest pleasure is that the breasts pictured in the book—of all different sizes and colours—are all natural. Shot entirely in NYC, the models (mostly Hargreaves' friends) strike poses from seductive to saggy”

henryhargreaves.com


Fashion Jewelry: Catwalk and Couture

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i just bought this book and it arrived today, really recomend it, lovely pictures and great articles about each artist.

Go buy it here

Yukihiro Kaneuchi: Landscapes in the coffee cup

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Positively beautiful cups, they are just fantastic.

"When a product is created, it is as though new born, with no memory or understanding of the world around it. These relationships are formed through user interaction over time, the product 'ages' and gains knowledge of it's purpose in the world.The stain's image is a representation of the products feelings, memory as the product ages through use."

Japanese and English site.

melanie bilenker

Brushing Teeth

Materials: Gold, ebony, resin, pigment, hair

Barefoot

Materials: Gold, ebony, resin, pigment, hair

 

Gold, resin, pigment, hair, smoky quartz

artist statement:

The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.

http://www.melaniebilenker.com

New fan page on Facebook!

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Ryan Mason, Amazing Tattoos

A couple of my favourite tattoos by, the quite frankly amazing, ryan mason. Simply stunning and beautiful.

http://ryanmasontattoos.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Loop Tagger

Website Here

Music Here

John Welden: Engagement Ring, Hidden Diamond

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While designing an engagement ring for his then girlfriend, Welden came up with this beauty, give it a slight pull and it slides apart to reveal a diamond subtly set underneath. 
I bloody love this, the perfect combination of engineering and jewellery.
johnwelden.com

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Congratulations, its a BLOG.

image So happy to hear that the F7 logo has been used on Ros Millar’s website! its now official, I’m a blogger.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ryan Matthew Smith

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http://www.ryanmatthewsmith.com