Illuminant - Kristin Birna Bjarnadottir ~ saw these in person at NY Design Week and they are even cooler in person ~ and definitely the most innovative use of reflective materials yet! The light source is not even inside the light!
‘Allumette’ by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger Collection. The chair, sofa and table are built using the statics of traditional framework design. Here, forces and counter-forces interplay to absorb the load...
James Craig takes beautiful black and white landscape photographs. He is clearly a master in the art of black and white photography, and knows how to use nature's textures to create his unique works of art.
Created by 20.87 estúdio from São Paulo, Great4Mechanics desk lamp and chandelier were inspired by the mechanic workshop universe. It is a free-assembly object, all you need is imagination, and some spontaneity to build it.
Monopoly board game, has an advertising campaign developed in Germany, using the tag line, “Own it all”. Four photographs of actual properties, washed in green and red showing the cheapest and most expensive.
Untamed Menagerie ~ uses an acrylic die-cutting technique to make intricate, one-of-a-kind wearable art. [Editor's Note: while we've been seeing way too much cut acrylic, there's some pretty unique work here!]
The 21 year old Los Angeles based photographer Arturo Oliva Pedroza shoots dream like portraiture of friends in Southern California. Hes featured here on Icon ology once for his black and white work and a again for his color work.
Contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso will be a participant in the upcoming 53rd Venice Biennale. Much of his recent work is filled with colorful pop culture graphics, but deserves a deeper look...
The Spanish design agency Moruba has created the visual identity and packaging for Winery Arts company: Originality, Creativity and Innovation. This label has proved the winner of the Best Awards Pack'08 and Laus'09
Charles Simonds (New York, 1945) creates little fragile worlds out of clay. The focal point of his artistic activity lies in the research of archaic civilizations. Simonds explains that these creations belong to "little people" as he calls them.
ps.2, a design studio based in São Paulo, Brazil, has brought back the card-memory game for all you designers and/or type-geeks out there. The game features 20 pairs of cards, each presenting a different type family...