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// archive for February 2010

Molecular Complex 1

I like noodling around on font sites looking for new fonts to use in our projects. I came across Molecular Complex-1 by Wilson Thomas and was immediately in love with it. If you decide to use any of them, be sure to check the rights that the designer setup for the font!

Kim Kyung Soon – Korean Vogue

How gorgeous are these photos by Kim Kyung Soon for Korean Vogue?

Via Style Files.

Nike HTM2

The Hypebeast preview of the HTM2 shows it to be a sort of renewed Presto Foot Tent. I like the free sole they put on it and it looks nice and flexible between the sole and the upper. And the tent is played down into an integral piece instead of free-floating above the forefoot. I’m waiting for cooler colors.

via Hypebeast

MIAIM – Clearview Dollhouse

No, my friends, what you are looking at here is not a house that you can live in yourself, but a house that only your dolls can fit in! Elaine Shaw of MIAIM Miniature Design & Architecture designed this modern dollhouse for her daughter and then decided to turn her design into a business. Not only can you get the house (for approx $636), you can also buy all kinds of crazy accessories for your doll’s modern living – tv, fireplace, modern art, a mini “MBox” and controller, a toilet with a push button (Happy D style!), even HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! I’m kind of bowled over by all of the accessories she has made to go along with the house.

Via Shelter Pop.

BuiltNY Fishnet Tote and Gourmet Getaway

I like the expandability and stretchiness of the Fishnet Market Tote by BuiltNY. When it goes from not-stretched to stretched, it’s got an interesting and weird fish-like scaliness going on. On the right is the Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote, which is like a mod lunchbox that is soft, insulated, packable and covered in crazy patterns. The twister dots are my favorite.

The Working Proof: Susan Schwake – On the Rocks

It’s Tuesday, which means we released a new print today over at The Working Proof: On the Rocks by Susan Schwake. On the Rocks was inspired by Susan’s many trips to the NH ocean:

“We scramble upon the rocks looking for sea glass and often find ourselves simply sitting and staring out to sea. The blackbirds have appeared in my work since the fourth year of my studies in college and represent my obsession with birds in general. With On the Rocks I hope to evoke the sense of quiet and calm that we get from our trips to the ocean.”

On the Rocks is a gelatin monotype on 310 gsm archival etching paper, with additional hand-painted elements in India ink. Each print was printed on the same plate twice, with the inking process being matched by eye. The birds were hand-painted with India ink on each of the 50 prints. Due to the hand-made nature of these prints, each one is one-of-a-kind. 15% of each print sold will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.

Buy the print here for $45, and read more about Susan in our interview here.

Mark Reigelman – Bite Silverware

Mark Reigelman sent over some photos of his limited edition “Bite” silverware – a commentary on the worldwide epidemics such of starvation and obesity. Not necessarily the most functional of utensils, but interesting!

Bryan Derballa – Cai Guo-Qiang’s STAGES piece

Bryan Derballa posted a few photos of Cai Guo-Qiang ‘s process for creating his piece, “Tree with Yellow Blossoms”, for the STAGES show. Having seen the videos of his process at the Guggenheim show a few years ago, the process documentation really gives the final piece more life. It was captivating to see how the artist and his assistants lay out the gunpowder by hand and then ignite it to make these pictures at small to extra-large scales.

via Fecal Face

Dynamo – Status – Volume 1

Dynamo sent us a copy of their newly-released book, Status – Volume I, a bilingual (French and English) compilation of what they call the “best of the best” social-networking status updates. Beautifully designed, with each status update given individual design and typographic treatment, Status is as much an elevation of the status update as it is a commentary on our obsession with broadcasting every mundane detail about our lives.

From the preface:

What’s Your Status?

…Whatever you type into that seemingly innocuous box will be broadcast instantaneously to every human connection you’ve ever made: family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, exes, high school sweethearts, stalkers and frenemies. It’s enough to make your fingertips sweat.

And you’re not alone. Status feeds have become an unrelenting, virtual mudslide of steady, mind-mushing, lackluster messages that are not only irrelevant for most of us, but are uninspiring and signal a state of boredom and monotony…

In light of the mounting collective contempt for the snoozefest that is the social network “communication” landscape, we were inspired to create this book and felt it our duty to remind you that there is another way…

We hope this book inspires you to write something worth reading the next time you are asked “What’s Your Status?”

And I love the dedication: “Dedicated to status junkies everywhere. Without you, this book would have been about something else.”

Scintillation by Xavier Chassaing

I shouldn’t even say anything about this amazing video, just watch it.