Amazon Upgrade ~ interesting move by Amazon, letting you "upgrade" your physical books to digital books you can read online, search, annotate, etc. Especially interesting for searching all your recipes!
brio54 | Affordable Non-Toxic Living
The aim of brio54 is to offer functional, inspiring and affordable modern design to the masses, and from what I can tell, they’ve succeeded (at least at the concept stage).
Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos has created a stunning building for the Contemporary Arts Museum of Castilla y León. The building is made up of seemingly simple lines, but the building is, somehow, very inviting anyway.
A corian table embedded with 2400 LED lights and 2 trackpads turns it into a modern version of the 1972 Atari Pong game. Designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, it's part of MoMA's Design & the Elastic Mind Exhibit.
Atelier Bow Wow of japan has come up with a collection of Dog Chairs. That's right, chairs for dogs, designed in several sizes to fit Chihuahuas to Borzois, they were recently exhibited at Design Tide In Tokyo.
Honda del Sol (circa 1994) that has been completely outfitted to match Luke’s X-Wing from A New Hope. From the accurately detailed R2 unit in the back to the side mounted guns with laser burns scorching the car near the tips, this is clearly the work of some mad genius.
SAME HAT! SAME HAT is a blog that is a "weekly manga commentary, featuring horror, gag & erotic-grotesque nonsense!" It features Shintaro Kago's ABSTRACTION, which is maybe the most mind bending and interestingly portrayed comics I've read in quite a while!
Doonesbury ~ where politics and comics are mixing, this recent thread on the "Poetry of Barack Obama" and "The Prose of Hillary Clinton" classes causing a stir on the fictitious Walden campus are quite amusing.
A submission for the Momiji's Doll Design Competition at 'Don't Panic'. Momiji are dolls which have hidden message compartments. You can vote for this design by Australian illustrator Fiona Lee (aka Bonsai Foi).
Finally, someone has designed nice looking wood or metal diningroom tables that easily convert to a pool or gaming table. Fusion Tables are available in several sizes and finishes and they are all very nicely designed!
D&A public seating by Assaf Israel. A design that will change the way people interact in public spaces. Most public seating options are cramped, uninviting, and this offers pedestrians more ways of interacting.
Money Clothing released a “Waist of Money” belt made of 3.3 pounds of 18 carat gold designed and made by Wendy Brandes Jewelry in London... also here is the “Swag Bag” duffle lined with fifty actual dollar bills!
"Your kid’s knowledge could be useful. This Sat. with El Observador an encyclopedia with everything your kid needs to know about inventions." Ad by IN, Montevideo and creative director Claudio Invernizzi.
Againstallodds has made some absolutely spectacular spots for Coke Zero. The spots were for Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam through Passion, with Derek Picken as creative director and Niklas Rissler art directing.
Dutch artist Tim Roeloffs and Donatella Versace teamed up to design a collection of four dresses that incorporate his collage work with her fashion. The wearable art debuted last week at Milan's Fashion week. wow.
The structure of the Upcher House by Bates Masi is an adjustable cantilevering rack system normally used in lumberyards. Located in East Hampton, the house only cost $228,000 to build. Two stories, with a loft and a catwalk that's outta sight!
Amsterdam based architect John Lonsdale designed the leaftable. Inspired by boat, butterfly and leaf, the table is a horizon into which found objects can be placed. The table is made from laminated hardwoods.
The New York Talk Exchange is part of the Design and Elastic Mind exhibition at MoMA. To reveal the relationships that NY has with the rest of the world, NYTE asks: How does NY connect to other cities?
Gravitas: Portraits of a Universe in Motion ~ this DVD is available as a free torrent download. Beautiful "visual and musical celebration of the beauty in a dynamic universe driven by gravity". Works with 3D glasses!