Sunday, October 12, 2014

Satellite Photography Turned Into Charming Rugs


Somewhere Over Europe

The Netherlands

The Purple Rectangles Must Be The Tulip Fields


Hong Kong

Flying at 30,000 feet, you have the view of a god. Fields become blocks of color, rivers transform into abstract swirls, and cities become Lego-like grids.

Interior designer Florian Pucher brings the sensation of flight to the carpet beneath your feet. Called Landcarpets, his rugs start as satellite imagery, and then, following four weeks of hand-tufting New Zealand wool, become fuzzy, tactile carpets.

The carpets are each available in limited edition quantities of 88. The six-foot-by-four-foot pieces start at $1,200. Larger and custom weaves are priced upon request.


One Cool Eco-Friendly Portable Cardboard Desk

Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing Desk aims to change the way you work. It’s a green flexible, foldable, and affordable desk which is 100% recyclable. This is a nice combination of innovation and environmental awareness, green conscious people would love to own this emergency desk.

When not in use, simply fold this desk into lightweight, compact carry case. It means you can easily work anywhere you want, the design also allows this desk to be used in schools, studios, events, or mobile offices. The durability of this desk is pretty amazing, it is capable of holding the weight of a person, thanks to its durable 7mm thickness, twin cushion, kraft cardboard. It weighs only 6.5kg, making this desk a nice addition for a project team to quickly assemble a working environment in only minutes, no tape or glue required. You can also easily fold it away into its carrying case for easy storage.


Motivational Chalkboard Art by Anonymous Art Duo Dangerdust

This is crazy!!! These are made with CHALK!!!

Anonymous art duo Dangerdust are known for their motivational chalk work. Not only do they have to keep up with their overwhelming workload as students at Columbus College of Art & Design, they now have the overwhelming responsibility of entertaining their fellow students and the rest of the world with their beautiful works. Each week, a completed chalkboard poster appears on the third floor of the Crane building for everyone to enjoy.

They're both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, they complete each work in one fell swoop (which can take up to 11 hours), and in regards to the typography, they try to adopt the style of whoever they are quoting. “Every time we do it we try to make it look different from the last one,” they said.

May these masterpieces motivate you as you meander through your work week!


Norway’s Gorgeous New Banknotes by Studio Snøhetta & The Metric System

Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has selected the design proposals submitted by the two Oslo based design offices Snøhetta and The Metric System as the new official designs for their Kroner banknotes.

Earlier this year, numerous design studios were asked to submit proposals for Norway’s new banknote design. Each design proposal will be exhibited in Oslo this month. Snøhetta’s and The Metric System’s designs will each represent one side of Norway’s new Kroner banknotes. Studio Snøhetta has created a design based on cubical patterns in order to represent pixels - the visual language of our digitized and modern time. In addition, the pixelated design represents décor surfaces like a mosaic – put together by different materials and colors, which create a picture.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013. The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. After the first year, Loots relaunched the project in a second phase inspired by Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. On her website you can “reserve” a future painting (it’s all booked up for this year), and she’s also printed five limited edition postcards for each day.

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