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

Youtube Closes Their 7-Year Long Contest!

That’s a lot of videos to watch and debate…

Toca Boca – Kitchen Monsters

I read this article – The Touchscreen Generation at The Atlantic, and it referenced Toca Boca and the fun games they make. We don’t let our kids use the iPad except to turn on music, facetime with the relatives, and occasionally look at videos or photos. But the Toca Boca games look like a lot of fun and maybe the kids can check them out when they get older. Especially Kitchen Monsters

5Boro – Corner Store Series

Great graphics on the 5Boro Corner Store series. Nice shot of the store down the block from the LES park.

Foursquare – NYC vs. Tokyo

Foursquare isn’t something that I choose to use. Not sure how much I want my location tracked around… But this visualization of check-ins in NYC and Tokyo is pretty interesting.

The Working Proof: Kyu Hwang – Cloud (Cloud Series #2)

New print release: this week, the Working Proof is following up with artist Kyu Hwang. to bring you the second Cloud print in his Cloud Series, to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Check out the photo below for a sampling of the entire series.

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(image of other prints from “cloud series”) See a note about this series from The Working Proof below. 

I personally love the combination of the melancholy grey clouds with colorful raindrop that seems to pop up throughout the series, something Kyu addresses in his second interview with the Working Proof:

I’m not trying to talk specifically about sadness. I think the clouds can mean something different for each viewer. I often relate them to memories and a sense of longing for the past, so maybe they are a little melancholic.

Kyu is once again pairing with Doctors Without Borders because they address one of the most basic needs for people that have no access to medical care.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Kyu Hwang here. You can buy the print here.


Nick Cave

Looking forward to checking out this performance by Nick Cave in Grand Central next week.

Charles Fréger – Wilder Mann

Amazing costumes in Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann.

via The Guardian

Mike Friton

Nice video profile/interview on Mike Friton, one of the Nike innovators.

via Highsnob

Adidas – D Rose 3.5

Adidas D Rose 3.5 is a pretty serious shoe. Too bad the clear soles get worn out so quickly.

Lassila Hirvilammi – Kuokkala Church

I have a strange fascination with A-frame diagrams for buildings. The Kuokkala Church by Lassila Hirvilammi in Finland combines a symmetrical/axial worship space plan with a series of slight angle twists to the form to create auxiliary spaces.

via Arch Daily