The Guardian‘s Jonathan Glancey recently caught up with architect extraordinaire Zaha Hadid during the opening of the Guangzhou Opera House in China earlier this month. Aside from a great view into the structure, we get some insightful commentary from Zaha herself about her newly built creation. Enjoy! Source: Selectism
Belarusian industrial design duo Igor and Maria Soloyov, better known as Solovyovdesign, recently created this new “Insight Lightbulb.” Made as a humorous approach to the old “lightbulb going off in your head” saying, the design is as intelligent as it is cool, measuring in at almost the same size as your standard bulb with its [...]
Japan’s FACTUS DESIGN has taken upon itself to further the capabilities of the iPhone 4. While protection to iPhones comes thanks to aircraft-grade aluminum materials, the case’s industrious design is further accentuated by a range of interchangeable lenses such as fisheyes, wide-angles and telephoto lenses. Other cases are available as well, including the much more [...]
The latest from the coarsetoys brand is this “oop loser” set, a play off the life-sized statues initially shown at “Glimpse of Truth,” the coarse solo exhibition back in 2010. An exclusive Hong Kong edition, the 7″ set will only be offered through the brand’s site, featuring the radiant twins housed in a cuddly sponge [...]
Have a full look at the line of toys from the Baby Milo and Dissected Companion collection. Combining the two signature characters, these KAWS Milo figurines come in three different colorways and are available exclusively from BAPE STORE and OriginalFake. Source: honeyee
To follow up on the recently seen Baby Milo and Dissected Companion collection, a toy which was rumored to be included, has now surfaced with a full look. The short and stubby figure features the sensibilities of both Baby Milo from A Bathing Ape and the Dissected Companion from KAWS. Three colorways are allegedly on [...]
Over the last little while, New York artist KAWS has diversified his collaboration portfolio. Long known for toys and more fashion based collaborations, we’ve seen a greater lifestyle angle ranging from beer bottles to now light bulbs. Created in association with The Standard Hotel, the bulbs featured in a pack of 3 highlight an iconic [...]
Hong Kong based toy brand Hot Toys continue on with their Iron Man licensed figures. Set at 1/6th the authentic height, Iron Man’s Mark V costume is the focus of this release. Highly accurate in its reproduction, the super hero includes LED lighting on the eyes and arms, interchangeable extremities and a suitcase. The figure [...]
Spanish artists Apparatu and Alex Trochut team up to develop “Skate Fails”, a series of ceramic works that distort the traditional skateboard into all sorts of interesting positions. Bent, broken and even melting, the boards are plated with silver, gold and aluminum, painted and remade into works of art. A look into a few of [...]
A Bathing Ape continue on with their Shark theme. Having been the subject of toys, hoodies and t-shirts in the past, this 2011 spring/summer release will compliment previous and present drops via a coin bank. The cartoon-shaped coin bank features some detailed touches which keep true to the Shark motif. We anticipate a few more [...]
This timepiece displays a small eye, colored to suggest the time of day (a feature reflected in the watch’s title “Dawn West Dusk East”), rather than to accurately present it. Brian Catling explains the thought process behind the design is to help us “slow down time (or at least make its passing less shrill),” which [...]
Located in Antwerp, Belgium, RA rivals any concept store out there. On the backs of founders Romain Brau and Anna Kushnerova, the two designers both earned their accreditation at the famed Académie Royale des Beaux Arts. RA (a combination of their first names) features a true lifestyle experience over a massive 2,000 square meter space. [...]
The djay application displays a turntable and mixer interface, allowing the user to DJ on the go. The program features a great number of functions and integrates with iTunes to allow the home DJ access to his or her entire collection. Available now through iTunes.
Kaws has announced that next week he’ll be unveiling three new versions of his noted Companion figure as a collaborative effort with artist Robert Lazzarini. The three Companion figures are consistent with KAWS styling and manufacturing except for one marked difference, they each take on a unique form of deformation. Lazzarini’s influence is clear in [...]
Forming perhaps the most prominent of A Bathing Ape’s sub-labels, Baby Milo has just produced this oversized Milo toy. Created under the Sanrio House licence, the collaboration represents the expansion of the Baby Milo brand. Designed large enough to be cuddled by even its most grown up of fans, the design is Milo himself, in [...]
Converse announces the opening of its first specialty retail store in Manhattan, opening just weeks after the company’s launch of their first-ever specialty retail store in the Newbury Street neighborhood of Boston, Mass. The heart of Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo shopping district provides an ideal backdrop to showcase Converse’s independent spirit and diverse product offering. The [...]
In a highly limited release slated for next month, Levi’s and MEDICOM TOY team-up to create a special edition 1000% BEARBRICK. The toy is clad entirely in raw denim with various references to Levi’s iconic 501 jean model. The details include a red nose, symbolic of the Red Tab, an arcrute over the chest, a [...]
The chair before you was first unveiled at the A BATHING APE x Case Study Shop: BAPE® STUDY EXHIBITION back in March. However for hardcore BAPE fans, the chair is now a retail reality with the Kyoto BAPE Gallery Exclusive version showcased here. The chair is fabricated from fiberglass with a multi-colored camo posted on [...]
Incipio’s OffGrid Battery Case looks to boost iphone battery life in a really sleek profile. Attempts in the past have mostly yielded bulky designs so for the iPhone addict, this provides a viable option when thickness is of importance. Available starting mid-December with a suggested retail price of $70 USD. Via: ACQUIRE
Following up on the heels of another recent wallpaper offering from Piet Hein Eek comes a high-profile team-up involving architect and industrial designer Zaha Hadid and wallpaper producers, Marburg. The merging of two contemporary creatives, the four different wallpapers introduce some mind-boggling visuals which look to redefine and highlight any room. Source: designboom
I don’t know anything about Tolia Demidov except that there are some very cool browser experiments on his website. Try them out! via: todayandtomorrow.
While Disney collaborations have long been prevalent in Asia, UNDFTD are looking to change things up with this preview of a Donald Duck figure done with MEDICOM TOY. While the images provided by UNDFTD’s head designer, UNDFTD KB Lee don’t offer a ton of details, we can only hope for something sports-inspired based on UNDFTD’s [...]
Moss, a Soho destination for design was seized by the N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance last week for nonpayment of taxes. Fear not design fans, according to a letter sent by Murray Moss and partner Franklin Getchell to the Architect’s Newspaper, the store might re-open as soon as today. vis: wbe.