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// archive for July 2008

Tugboat Printshop

Sean and I are headed out right about now to Seattle for a week and a half. I’m so looking forward to having a break from the city and to being by the water. In honor of that, I’m leaving you with these gorgeous prints by Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth for the Tugboat Printshop. These are all from the Deep Blue Sea Woodcuts series. We’ll be back with new posts on August 4th – see you then!

Via Modish.

Maison Martin Margiela

More jewelry! This time from Maison Martin Margiela – clever cocktail inspired jewelry. I love the tab necklace. They are all beautiful pieces in their own kitschy sort of way. Now, if only he would redesign his website!

Via Crave.

Kirsten Bak

Such pretty jewelry from Kirsten Bak. I also admire that Kirsten’s jewelry is made of “fair trade metal” from ecological mining. Unfortunately, the bulk of the fair trade text is in Danish, but I’ll take her word for it!

Thanks, Randa!

“Piece of Me, Piece of You” by The Three Legged Legs

The Three Legged Legs took part in the Zune Arts showcase with their short film “Piece of Me, Piece of You”. In true MJ fashion, zombies get down all over town.

Anger Release Machine

Yarisal Kublitz made a vending machine that helps you vent your anger – the Anger Release Machine – put some coins in and a statuette is released, shattering upon its fall. Sounds good in theory, but in reality I’d rather smash it myself…

Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton

Have you ever wanted a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for your own? The Black Hills Institute of Geological Research has one ready for you to pickup. Made to order, the replicas of a T-rex named Stan (recovered by BHI) are 40′ long and 12′ high at the hip. The position can vary based on your house’s layout or where you want to keep him in your front yard. At $100,000 each, why not get yourself one?

Graypants Cardboard Scraplights

These Cardboard Scraplights by Graypants have made the blog rounds, but they are way too gorgeous not to be posted here. The corrugated cardboard is supposedly taken from scraps leftover from previous projects. The corrugation allows light to leak out and creates really gorgeous patterns on the wall.

Ponoko 10-Day Design Challenge

Hey peeps – My Cellular necklace is a finalist in Ponoko’s 10-Day Design Challenge. If it pleases you, please follow this link and vote for my design – I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

Susan Benarcik

One other exhibit to check out – Susan Benarcik’s Collected Response exhibition at the Maiden Lane Exhibition Space (125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY). The show will be up through September. The artist’s statement:

My sight-responsive installations stand as three-dimensional visual metaphors evidencing both societies manipulative properties and mankind’s adaptability. The elements utilized in my work are reminiscent of objects found in nature or in environments used to direct or inhibit natural growth ie; greenhouses, laboratories, libraries, gardens. By re/assembling these collections of forms, the installations metaphorically contextualize the way environments, consciously or unconsciously, affect our being. Bent, forced, loved, nurtured, discarded, etc., are forces we constantly battle or embrace. Through material choice and structural manipulation, my installations strive to evidence (our) continuous adaptability.

byAMT and Jan Habraken exhibition

Alissia Melka-Teichroew and her husband Jan Habraken recently opened a great exhibition of their work at the Peel Gallery in Houston, TX, this weekend. If you are in the area, I think it would definitely be worth a visit. The exhibition runs from July 11th to August 29th.