Michael Johansson is a Swedish artist who works with recognizable found materials and secondhand objects, but rather than welding and gluing items together, simply organizes items with a natural, Tetris-like connectable affinity for each other into geometric shapes.
Some experts from his artistic statement:
"I am fascinated walking around flea markets finding doubles of seemingly unique, though often useless objects I have already purchased at… read more
Nothing says brand loyalty like some full scale embroidered logo art.
Sriracha, or "Rooster sauce" (as the servers in my favorite local Vietnamense joint love to call it) is a hot condiment made from ripe, red chiles, garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar, and has achieved a cult-like status in the U.S., and in Christ(ine)'s house, who "[eats] it on pretty much… read more
Fashion retailer French Connection have launched an ad campaign made up of 60-second spots that will air before feature films in the cinema. These commercials are divided into two efforts - one for women, and one for men. Those for men will air before films which will most likely appeal to men, and those for women before those films. … read more
Brian Vann is a master steamster from San Francisco who makes [mostly] handbags and totes out of vintage fabric. He recently reorganized his studio, and took lots of photos. ReadyMade mag's Make Nice blog recently highlighted his creative space.
A vintage soap dish, magentized to catch pins, and Brian's platter… read more
February 17, 2010: A Lesson Learned through a Bendy Straw.… read more
Dude, talk about upcycling...
Jim Jablon was given an alligator carcass after it had been killed by state officials. And, like most creative minds, he thought "Why not put it to good use?"
And by "good use," Jim meant: build a freaking motorcycle out… read more
man cave, n. A dedicated area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone or socialize with his friends. (from mancavesite.org)
I admit, I'm not much into the hunting lodge or sports bar basement approach, but I do completely understand the masculine impetus to create a space of one's own. The same need that had us build forts and club houses as kids still drives us to make special places to simply be.
Contemporary design and architecture site Styleture have assembled several inspiring man cave designs. The common themes? Pool tables, big tvs, and lots and lots of… read more
… read more
Steve Nicholson is a second year Graphic Communication student...and an ace with a hole punch. He created this self portrait in full analog style - one dude, one piece of A1 paper, and ten differently sized single hole punches. The result is pretty impressive display of halftone-like holeyness.
They say the carotene in carrots gets converted into vitamin A by the human body, which aids in eyesights, skin and hair health, and the regulation of blood… read more
These knitted meat softies can appeal to everyone: vegetarians can proudly display theirs and say "I prefer my protein purled..." and omnivores can set theirs on a shelf, using it for a bit of culinary inspiration. And no matter what your dietary choices, they're just plain… read more
Steve Harrington is an L.A.-based illustrator and graphic artist whose works are inspired by the shaggy late 60s, and all the moustaches and geometry of that era.
In particular, I'm digging on these paper tepees, with each facade featuring a different… read more
February 10, 2010: You Make Me Bleed, and I Don't Care.… read more
It not only occured to one, but at least sixteen ambitious knitters. I can only picture the internal dialogue..."This sweater, scarf, hat, and gloves simply aren't enough...I must knit myself an entire get-up! Some purled yarn armor to help me face the day."
The result? A seemingly very hot, VERY itchy cross between Cookie Monster, live action Dr. Seuss films, and that kid from the Christmas movie who can't put his… read more