Archive for November, 2006
…of Cartoons. We just came across the creations of Michael Paulus and its certainly interesting. He creates graphically the skeletons of cartoon characters.
“These Icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive. Being that they are so commonplace and accepted as existing I thought I would dissect them like science does to all living objects – trying to come to an understanding as to their origins and true physiological make up. Possibly to better understand them and see them in a new light for what they are in the most basic of terms.
I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.”
You can view his entire collection of 22 characters here.
As you must have noticed, we are big fans of the japanese designer toy culture. Here we present you already a little ahead the Valentines Day 2007 Beabricks by Medicom from Japan. They come in a pack of 2, with a pink and a red Bearbrick. You can be sure that this gift will make you the others number one!
These kind of things are always most fun to come across. Here you see the business card of canadian personal trainer Poul Nielson. The business card was designed by Publicis, Toronto. The name card is difficult to almost impossible to read until you stretch it out! Brilliant!
Nokia just partnered up with Lamborghini for a limited edition Nokia 8800 Sirocco. Finally you can match your phone to your car. The phone comes in a stainless steel casing with the Lamborghini logo laser engraved. Further more there are Lamborghini wallpapers, videos and music included. The screen is sapphire and thus scratch resistant. Otherwise the functions are pretty much the same as on the regular 8800. There will only be 500 of these released and they will be exclusively available at selected Lamborghini dealerships.
Garni, the japanese accessory geniuses have crafted these skull rings for Shop Gentei’s one-year anniversary. Overall there are only 30 available and if you look at the incredible amount of detail on these, then you know that you want one! Each ring contains a unique marbelized swirl of white, orange, black. Individual pieces are distinctively done and one-of-a-kind. Silver accent with a tribute to Shop Gentei’s first year of operation, with “LTD EDT One Year” carved out on the side.
The skull design has in general already been quite played out, but these ones are just too detailed in their work to be ignored. The japanese craftsmanship and persistence to only be satisfied with highest quality is over and over again stunning!
WOWBOW is a new luxury brand committed to pampered pets & their discerning two legged companions.
The company is founded on a vision: to pioneer and create unparalleled design solutions for our furry friends. By combining the best craftsmanship, animal husbandry and a unique personal service, WOWBOW sets the standard for a new class in pet furniture.
One of their first pieces you can see here, the new bed for dogs and cats. Their Mija beds are crafted from 10mm thick acrylic and furnished with luxury faux suede cushions, filled with shredded ‘memory foam’ incorporating a wealth of innovations, these luxury beds are made to exacting standards. We have to admit that it does look pretty stylish. If the dog now also likes it, then why not!
Here we came across one of the nicest releases this season in terms of sneakers – the Ubiq Fatima Curduroy. Ubiq is a growing japanese sneaker brand that strikes with high quality sneakers in always interesting materials and lots of attention to detail. This corduroy model is yet another great release, especially with the winter breaking in. So, if you are looking for something casual, yet sporty, this might be the perfect choice for you!
Here you see the latest works of the Fred Perry “Blank Canvas” project, where they this time worked together with Peter Jensen. The outcome are some really nice pieces, like polo’s with matching ties, v-neck sweaters and cardigans with leather elbow patches and a lot more! As usual special pieces and this time also not too crazy, which is sometimes very much appreciated. This new Fred Perry “Blank Canvas” collection along with lots of nice Fred Perry x Comme des Garcons pieces is now available in stores.
Delta introduced 3D letters into graffiti almost twenty years ago and became worldwide famous for his 3D creations on different mediums since then: records sleeves, 3 dimensional canvases, sculptures and more.
Delta has influenced writers worldwide with his unique letter style and became one of the most respected writers in the graffiti movement.
With this project in collaboration with Mekanism, Delta presents for the first time his artwork on skateboard decks. They got together for an edition of 100 numbered decks with the first 20 (numbered 1 to 20) signed by the master himself!
The design is an urban dimensional dazzle, an experiment of a mixture of Delta’s name, dazzle camouflage patterns and the organization of some of Hong Kong’s buildings that inspired him during a trip he made there.
It’s really rare to get a work done by Delta – he’s not the type of guy that does hundreds of collaborations like some others… People can’t miss it, it’s an unique opportunity to get a piece of graffiti history! The boards are on sale as of today at the Mekanism Online Store - Transistor.
We already predicted the comeback of Tretorn a while back. While having a boring brand image for the longest time, they finally step it up again and bring exciting new products out. The one that caught our eye recently is the Strand Skagenrora Box Set.
“Tretorn present the limited edition Skagenora box set, an all white slip-on offered in three varieties of graphic print. Inspired by the classic Swedish plank sandwich, the right shoe is plain white, with the option of three left choices that feature a photographic print of a grapefruit, oysters on the half shell or a shrimp and lime.”
The box set is now available at Dover Street Market in London.