Press play just in case you haven’t seen the “6 squares” intro to the French Connection and Royal Family section of Fully Flared. You have probably already seen the exploding skatespot intro, so check this one out too.
Popdeck is a design community centered around designing graphics for skate decks. Anyone can enter and the public can vote their graphic into limited production. Popdeck partners with various magazines and companies for competitions so sign up and start drawing.
Though slightly macabre, the Crime Scene Template from Bear-Aide recalls the green templates we all used as kids but for a much more serious purpose. The template includes scaled typical furniture and measurements for sketching the layouts of crime scenes. Bear-Aide makes a bunch of different templates worth checking out including traffic, railroad, boat and sniper templates.
Eye of Science combines the exacting images of microscopic images with the artistry of photography and color. Started by a biologist and a photographer, EOS captures amazing moments of cellular processes as well as microscopic structures and organisms. The images make you think twice about how well designed the world around us is, down to the smallest detail.
The Rejuven8 by Nike combines a lot of their previous lightweight/flexible footwear technologies into a new form. The removable sockliner and rubber upper combine for a comfortable and stable shoe that still provides flexibility and beathability. The images shown are of the Beijing Black version, part of the Beijing 2008 series Nike is releasing this year.
The Mulligan from Reef has got to be one of the most absurd things I have ever seen. But kudos to the designers for having fun with the details. I love the astroturf, ball heel, dimpled strap and 1984 logo.
The new Terra CI from Nike expands their Considered line of sneakers. The shoe is full of great details, e.g. how the upper is stitched to the outsole with the shoelace that alternates with the waffle pattern below and the fold-down lace cover.
50 Sad Chairs by Bill Keaggy catalogs the vibrant colors and compositions of street chairs and their surroundings in St. Louis, MO. Keaggy’s skill and eye bring out beauty in the banal, page after page.
50 Sad Chairs at Amazon.