On fun ICFF finds ~ the Ergo Ergo ~ is a new hybrid stool/exercise ball like contraption you can sit/bounce/balance on while working... It was a hilarious booth with people of all shapes and sizes trying out the many they had out! Quite comfy... a little odd...
the IKEA PS 2009 collection may be one of their best yet ~ themed "Never Ending Design Stories" ~ they are playful, inspired by nature, and trying to find uniqueness in the mass produced. See the full collection ~ finally coming to the US Aug 2009!
DesignGlut at ICFF ~ one of my favorites ~ always amazing booth design, and edgy playful products! Check out the pics from the show ~ as well as their latest product ~ candles that plug into power outlets (american only for now)
Images from the Spam Architecture series are generated by a computer program that accepts as input, junk email. Various patterns, keywords, rhythms, found in the text are translated into 3-D modeling gestures.
Another immortal inspiration has found a new design revival and practical usage. The French product designer Stephanie Choplin has incarnated the Tetris idea into colorful ceramic pots or just Tetris Pots.
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...