Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I didn’t forget the Desktop Wallpaper Project this week, I just wanted to wait till today to release a special Thanksgiving edition wallpaper done by Mr. Craig Redman. I’m a big fan of Craig’s work, whether it’s the things he creates with Australia’s finest design outfit, Rinzen, or on his personal (auto-biographical?) project Darcel Disappoints, he’s always crafting up some creative goodness.
This weeks wallpaper features the always hysterical Darcel in a piece Craig calls ‘Thanksgiving Under Duress’. Darcel is rocking a Native American head dress while old-timey guns are pointed his way… what a way to celebrate the holiday! I love love love this wallpaper, and it looks REALLY awesome on my iPhone, just want to throw that out there. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and I’ll be back to posting by Monday at the latest!
The folks over at Art Lebedev have started to extend their creative reach from fancy ass keyboards into the realm of public safety with one of their newest concepts, the Air Crosswalk. The idea is rather a simple, but ingenious one. Basically they’ve strung together these giant lights that mimic the zebra crosswalk pattern, which would help drivers see pedestrians much easier. It would also give a clear signal as to where the crosswalk is, which comes in handy in snowy climates.
I love this idea because because it’s simple, it’s beautiful, and it just makes so much sense. The first Air Crosswalk is being installed in Tumen, Russia in 2009, but hopefully we’ll see more of these elsewhere in the world as well. If this interested you, be sure to check out their ideas for stop lights as well, the rendered graphics are worth your time at the very least.
For the last few months my inspirations have started shifting sharply, from architecture to fashion, I guess I’ve caught the sartorial bug. So now I always keep my eye out for good buys, clothing and accessories that aren’t too expensive but will still look great. When I saw this great weekender bag by Deerfield on Urban Outfitters, I knew it fit my requirements.
First of it’s a faux grey leather, and I’m slightly obsessed with grey leather at the moment, so that’s a plus. Then there’s the fact that it’s only $48, which is way cheap. I also think the pattern of the lining is pretty sharp as well. I really wanted to use this for my Thanksgiving trip home this week, so I tried stopping by two UO’s today, but sadly they only carry the black and tan versions in store. Bummer.
Browsing through FFFFOUND! the other day I came across the work of Barbados based illustrator Barnaby Ward, who goes by the artsy name of somefield.. I was immediately drawn to his work, sort of a sketchy Ashley Wood style but with a bit of an anime twist. His color choices are pretty brilliant as well, his work pops even more because of his palette choices. He recently came out with a graphic novel as well titled Sixteen Miles to Merricks and Other Works which I highly suggest everyone look into. It’s over 200 pages of illustrative goodness.
I’ve put a couple more pieces under the cut, so be sure to check those out, then pay a proper visit to his site after that.
Good morning everyone, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I figured I would start the week with a mixtape I created called Swedish Fish. Since this weekend is Thanksgiving here in the States I thought it would be nice for you all to have something to listen to on your car rides, plane trips, or train adventures!
The mixtape was made a few months ago for someone I cared for a lot, and was inspired by female, Swedish singers. Now, not everyone on the mix is a lady, nor are they all Swedish, but that’s the overall vibe of it. My absolute favorite song on the mix is the Murmaids’ Popsicles and Icicles, a song I listened to when I was about 10 years old, but for some reason suddenly remembered as a 26 year old.
01 Skinny Dip by The Polyphonic Spree
02 Blueberry Tree Part 1 by Husky Rescue
03 Little Bit by Lykke Li
04 Popsicles and Icicles by The Murmaids
05 Inner Island (The Hood Internet Remix) By El Perro Del Mar
06 Tension by Architecture in Helsinki
07 Do Not Be Afraid by Mount Eerie
08 Avril 14th by Aphex Twin
09 Beauty Mark by Charlotte Gainsbourg
10 Apple Orchard by The Antlers
11 Norlands Riviera by Peter Bjorn and John
12 From Stardust to Sentience by High Places