The ladies at Sight Unseen have put together their American Design Hot List, a compilation of the best ‘Mericans in product design. The goal of their list is to profile “a totally unscientific, unapologetically subjective portfolio of the 25 emerging and semi-emerging furniture and product designers we think you should know now.’ And it’s a damn good list. Amongst the folks profiled is long time TFIB homie Eric Trine, Fort Standard, and Snarkitecture, amongst many awesome designers. If you’re unfamiliar with these folks, this is a perfect time to get acquainted.
Portrait photography is not something we feature all that often on The Fox Is Black. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps it’s just that portraits don’t quite capture me quite like images of distant lands or pictures that tell stories. That said, I recently discovered the portrait photography of Berlin-based photographer Hannes Caspar and was instantly drawn in. His images do seem to tell stories. The faces he captures are filled with emotions, personalities and mystery and I absolutely love them.
One of my favorite new things has to be Rdio’s awesome Stations feature, and specifically in this case, the ability to turn your favorite record label into it’s very own station. Recently I’ve been listening a lot to the Friends of Friends station, which is a Los Angeles based record label with a really amazing line-up.
Through the station I found a band named Evenings, well, he’s a dude named Nathan, but he makes some really great music, and his most recent album Yore is phenomenal. One of my favorite songs on the album is called “Still Young.” It’s kind of a headphone track but it definitely gives you a good sense of the vibe.
You can also discover a bunch of great music over on the Friends of Friends site by clicking here.
Earlier this morning I came across the work of Mattias Adolfsson, a Swedish illustrator who fills his sketchbooks with the most amazing illustrations. I don’t understand how he has the patience and the foresight to create such complete images on two pieces of paper without making a mistake. Or perhaps the mistakes that might make add to the charm and the life of his drawings? Either way, I highly recommend checking out his work, there’s ton of beautiful stuff to pour through.
Interesting and creative examples of 3D printing are popping up with increasing regularity. It honestly makes me think that we’re getting closer to a Star Trek world where you can simply make yourself a pair of scissors if you needed them. That’s sort of what Taiwanese designer Hao Chun Huang has done, creating an incredibly lovely pair of scissors that he 3D printed out of metal.