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

Haworth Tompkins – The Shed

Beautiful temporary structure at South Bank – The Shed by Haworth Tompkins.

Also, be sure to support Save Southbank. Haven’t gotten to skate it, but the world needs its skate plazas. I miss the Brooklyn Banks.

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The Working Proof: Tiffany Bozic – Rhino Beetles

New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Tiffany Bozic to bring you her print Rhino Beetles to benefit Doctors Without Borders. I really enjoy this super-realistici nature collage feel. Although meticulous and scientific in her renderings of the subject-matter, the way Tiffany composes all of the images together, has an almost fantasy quality.
In her paintings and sketches, she presents a largely autobiographical vision of life’s struggles and triumphs.  Her wide array of subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, and by the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA.
Tiffany has chosen Doctors Without Borders because  they take great strides to travel to remote locations to bring medical care and educational awareness to the communities in crisis.

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 Tiffany Bozic here. You can buy the print here.

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Adidas – GLC Womens

Garish perhaps, but I wish they made a kids version of the Adidas GLC’s for our 2-year old daughter. I think she would love them.

Dominique Coulon & Associates – Library in Anzin

Beautiful Library in Anzin by Dominique Coulon & Associates. Nice inflection of the edges of the rectangle and carving out to make courtyard spaces.

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Snow Peak – Mini Hozuki LED Light

The Snow Peak Mini Hozuki LED light would make a neat toy for our daughter, who loves hiding under the covers or in forts.

GE Factory Flyovers

Though I think that quadcopters seems to shoot steadier footage, these GE Factory Flyovers are pretty fun to watch. Skip to the second section for the locomotive factory to see the coolest stuff.

Nike FC247 – Elastico Finale and Lunar Gato

Cool toe boxes on the Nike FC247′s. The lunar gato might be nice, but not in electric blue…

HTI Hydropack

I have never heard of these one-time-use water filtration pouches from HTI. Core77 has a nice writeup of them and how they are used in disaster relief. It’s a passive system that uses osmosis through a the pouch/membrane to draw in non-drinkable water that is filtered through the pouch itself. The pouch needs something inside that needs water for the osmosis process to work, so they fill it with a sports drink mix. Great idea.

Nike x Liberty – Air Force 1 Downtown

Nice pattern on these Nike and Liberty Air Force 1 Downtowns.

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Erik Jones – Galena and Float

Beautiful paintings by Erik Jones.