It seems that a lot of architecture, as of late, is being built with or around shipping containers. Buy some land and cheap shipping containers… build a glass house around them and bam, hot shit.
Hurricane proof, flood proof, fire proof, these metal Lego blocks are tough enough to be stacked 12-high empty–and thus can be used in smaller multistory buildings. Used containers (which can be picked up for $1,500 to $2,000) often have teak floors and sometimes are insulated. The bright orange, blue and rust corrugated boxes may not appeal to everyone. But contemporary hipsters find them not just the ultimate in postmodern appropriation but aesthetically pleasing as well.
This short piece by David O’Reilly is incredible.
GraphicAirlines is a Hong Kong-based creative team consisting of two people, Tat and Vi. They use every available medium as a canvas, covering street, paper, and screens with characters. Tat must be doing something right as he’s won the Threadless tee design competition an impressive nine times.
What a great series idea. It’s such a cultural icon now that I’m surprised it hasn’t happened in the past. Lots of great stuff… check it out. (Link below photos)
Ignore the American couple that decided to do this, but watch as the camera goes around the whole sushi bar, kitchen, and back.
“Marcos Chin graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1999. His client list has included The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. Award annuals such as The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts and Applied Arts have recognized his work.”
Chin’s illustrations have helped brand Lavalife’s international advertising campaign, appeaing on subways, billboards, print and online. Early this year, these images were animated and shown in London, England’s “Trafalgar Square”.
Motorola acquired the talents of artist/toy designer Eric So to create a few special designer toy figures for Motorola. The toys are for a special Asia exclusive release for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as a giveaway prize for those wanting to sign up for a new network provider. The toys are of Chinese stars Jay Chou and Zhou Xun holding the Moto 36 and MOTOKRZR Motorola phones. They are limited to only 2,000 figures. So for those in Asia looking for a new contract with a wireless network, look out for these toys when signing up. - Via HypeBeast
Mr. Toledano is amazing. About a year ago, I posted pictures of his baby suit, and now he launched an incredibly wonderful site. Very elegant, very simple, very fresh.
“I believe that everything should start with an idea, whether it be a single image, or a series. I also believe that a photograph should be like an unfinished sentence. there should be space for questions.”
So Nike Japan has realeased a new Nike ID… the Nike Cosplay Outfit. Customize your costume, just like you would a pair of sneakers. It’s amazing. Their ad campaign is really brilliant too: