// archive for January 2007
While Karen Walker‘s jewelry is all very nice, the images of the jewelry really steal the show. If you know who the photographer is, let me know!
This is craziness…In a public park in Linz, Austria, three drain pipes have been converted into mini hostel/hotel rooms. Called Dasparkhotel, each room comes with a double bed, linens, a side table and a bed light. The guest is asked to pay what they can for the room. As for amenties such as a bathroom, guests at Dasparkhotel use the park’s public toilets, and nearby restaurants for food. While I think this is a great idea, and a really awesome rethinking of something as banal as a drain pipe, I would have safety concerns, perhaps because I am imagining something like this in Central Park. Also, I wonder who cleans the rooms? The Parks Department?
Sean and I are printing our save-the-dates with our trusty gocco and were having issues with the solid areas of color. Anyway, did a search on the internet to see if anyone out there had any guidance, and came across Jessica Gary instead, aka Insurgentmuse, who didn’t really have any advice but definitely has some cute gocco-pressed cards!
Simon Hoegsberg is a photographer in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a bunch of interesting work on his website, but I especially love the “Thought Project”. The artist’s statement:
“Over a period of 3 months I stopped 150 strangers on the street and asked them what they were thinking about the second before I stopped them. Using a mic and a dictaphone I recorded what they told me, then took a picture of them…All quotes state exactly what was said during the interviews. The interviews took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and New York City.”
Check out this sexy glass from Anna Gram (a design collaboration between Florian Dussopt, Julie Girard, and Jérémie Reneau). It is at its most functional when drinking a beverage that requires mixing. Swivel the glass and the ceramic ball will dissolve the sugar! I dig.
The image is from a screensaver that Power Graphixx designed and produced for the Acid 2 game, available for OS X and Windows, you can download it here
Very sleek gas fireplace from Magiglo. Love it!
Via Design Milk.
Love these “PJ Pocket Pillows” from Modern Twist, which were inspired by a Japanese anemone box (a keepsake box). You twist the bag to open it. The fabric patterns are beautiful.