Vague Terrain 12: Device art is a collection of work by various machine artists as curated by Rob Cruickshank. Lots of info and eye candy here for electronics, hacking and interaction design enthusiassts.
In a very smart guerilla campaign, created by Satchi & Satchi LA for Surfrider Foundation, garbage from actual beaches in California and Texas was packaged like food and sold at local farmer's markets to highlight the importance of clean oceans.
Meet the VICE TESTER ~ pop in a quarter and grab the handle and the blinky lights will show you your vice! Made by SHAG! And covered with his illustrations ~ found at Frankie's Tiki Room... see the video!
As promised, here's a close up look at the 8 exclusive artist designed Frankie's Tiki Room mugs as well as the adorable Tiki Stirrers, and the menu that has illustrations of all of the mug designs as well!
Artist John Kirchner uses his art as a means to bring attention to the material things our society holds reverence to. He takes Classic ideas and bastardizes them by implementing imagery of modern lifestyle such as the bookcase filled with wonder bread ...
Frankie's Tiki Room in Las Vegas ~ an incredible tiki bar with lots of lore and history behind it ~ and filled with gorgeous tiki artworks, sculptures, and exclusive tiki mugs made by some of our favorite artists!
A fancyful design for a feminine art museum in southern italy by Id-lab and Ghigos Ideas reviewed on Domus. An old building turned into an interactive and colorful environment. More info and pics on www.ghigos.com and www.interactiondesign-lab.com .
Australian jeweler Julia DeVille is inspired by "memento mori" from past centuries, and her pieces involve taxidermy and/or cast bones, as in this striking silver talon ring. Not practical but stunning!
Mexican architects at103 designed House 3, a restoration and addition of an existing house in the old part of the city of Acapulco, México. Love how the exterior pool blends with the amazing Acapulco landscape.
NOTCOT Giveaway!!! Steelcase has offered one of their incredible ergonomic, comfortable LEAP chairs that i reviewed recently to one lucky reader! So come answer the 3 little questions for a chance to win! (It retails around ~$850!!!)
I am totally fascinated by Swiss Trompe L’oeil artist Felice Varini whom I just discovered. Don't be fooled by your first perception of this work. These are not photo rendered images, it is master craft!