a compilation of products, furniture, jewelry, architecture and artists that float our boat. FURTHER EXAMINATION:
eye-
candy

// archive for September 2010

Lee Broom

Art Deco inspired geometric lights from Lee Broom. I like the white version best – the geometric forms are so sharp that the white provides a nice, more subtle version.

Heath Ceramics – Winter 2010

As always, Heath Ceramics’ winter 2010 collection is understated and beautiful.

Following the success of our 2010 hand-dipped Summer Seasonal Collection, we’re continuing the technique into the winter season. Introducing two new winter-inspired glazes: Scarlet and Snow Dip—both three-color patterns are achieved through the intersection of two glazes in the hand-dipping process. Together, the collection features strong gradation, as well as subtle variation —in both the overlapping glaze color and the line blend itself.

Creative Destruction

Wish I could go do this…



See more here.

The Working Proof: Sarajo Frieden – Blue Water

Blue Water is a gorgeous new print by Sarajo Frieden, a LA-based artist and illustrator. Sarajo is fascinated by the ocean, and Blue Water was inspired by photos of bioluminescent phytoplankton.

All marine life relies on phytoplankton, which also “fixes” carbon dioxide by removing it from the atmosphere. Recent studies suggest a decline in phytoplankton, and warming seas threaten their populations. These amazing creatures that inhabit the seas, so crucial to life, made me think about all the beauty and wonder that often goes unseen. This piece is a humble attempt to paint an imaginary slice of the sea; like shining a flashlight in a hidden place to illuminate what is there.

Blue Water is printed on 365gsm 100% cotton rag paper with archival pigments. 15% of each print sold will be donated to American Forests. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Sarajo here.

Exiled

If you ever wanted to know what a modern hong kong western would be, check out Exiled. It’s on netflix instant, so you have no excuse to be wowed by the cinematography.

Knife & Saw – Bike Shelf

This is probably the prettiest bike storage I’ve ever seen – Knife & Saw’s Bike Shelf.

While visiting many friends small apartments here in SF and more so in NY, I noticed that there is a void when it comes to elegant bike management. Bikes always get in the way – either in the hall, leaning up against a wall, in the kitchen and so on. So, I decided to design something to fix that problem.

Via @andrioabero.

Drawing ARCHITECTURE

Looking for some inspiration for your representation woes? Check out Drawing ARCHITECTURE for a varied look at all sorts of drawings – axons, collages, sketches, superdrawings, etc. I thought this one by Justine Bell was extra nice.

Keith Moore – Clocks

I really like Keith Moore of Pilot Design’s new line of Limited Time clocks. Clean and still interesting.

Chris Crites – Yard Waste and Toilet Paper

Chris Crites’ new Yard Waste and Toilet Paper show looks cool. He printed 72 different mug shots onto toilet paper tubes, and three mug shots on yard waste bags. The show is opening October 7 at the Rock|DeMent Visual Art Space in Seattle. Check it out if you’re local and let me know how it is!

SK8tv – Printing t-shirts and wheels

This video goes way way back to the early 90′s maybe? I remember watching this as a kid and thinking, I could probably make this stuff in the garage. So, years and years later, turns out we finally figured out how to screenprint. Technology hasn’t changed much and they still make things the same old way. SK8tv was a cool show and I wish it were still around.