I bought this for Jeff’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and had to share it. Jeff Soto has released a 2008 calender called ‘Lucky Thirteen’, featuring 13 of his paintings from the last few years. It’s a petite sort of size, probably only about 10 x 10″, but the images are super crisp and clear. Not only that, but you also get an awesome mini-zine he created as well. Inside he has some sort of custom sketch or potato print inside, and he also signed it! In addition to all that, it also comes with a sheet of stickers. Pretty awesome stuff.
You can pick this up over at Murphy Marketplace for $33.
Also check out a shot of the sketch he did inside of the zine, as well as the stickers under the cut.
Continue reading this post…
After previously collaborating with Stussy, the Wilson Brothers have now released the Hextable, “an occasional table for home”.
The Hextable is made of recycled cardboard, which is popped out of the packaging, folded, and pieced together to create a table. The table was silkscreened with a repeating Stussy pattern all over the top of it as well.
Sadly, the Hextable is only available in Japan and London, and go on sale this weekend for Â£55, which is $112, or Â¥12754.
The flavors have been released! 22 Flavours is a collaboration between the folks over at Lifelounge and a bunch of great artists like Buff Monster, Emil Kozak, and Rinzen, just to name a few. The t-shirts turned out really great! The Buff Monster shirt above is so friggin’ cute! I really think it should say ‘Stwabewwies and Cweam’, hahaha…
Sadly they haven’t been released yet, but my guess is that they’ll be out sometime next week, so be sure to check back in with them soon, or sign up for their e-mail list to snag one!
Although his site is definitely not the greatest thing ever (we’ll call it minimal, haha), William Exley is a superb illustrator and designer. A lot of his work includes silkscreened posters, which all use a lot of heavy, black lines with a large amounts of color added in. Really excellent stuff.
Link via Nascent Ideas
Check out this amazing commercial from Dassault Systems, a company that makes 3D software. Not only are the tiny characters cute, but I love how the white on white looks when they step in the subway/tram thing. They sort of remind me of the tiny figures on the front of the AIR album, Pocket Symphony.
Click here to watch the commercial!
Sadly, today really kicked my ass. Work was hard and I left late, and I wasn’t really feeling like myself after work. But thankfully, my Field Notes 3-Pack came in the mail to make things a little bit better!
So far, I think I’m going to like these better than a Moleskine. They’re a lot smaller and thinner than a Moleskine is, which I can see being better for me. I feel like I could stash these in my back pocket and a) they wouldn’t be super bulky, and b) would stay in good shape, despite my sitting on it.
They also have some really cute details in them, like a place to put your e-mail address in case it gets lost, and a space to put if a “handsome reward is waiting” for whoever does find it. Or you can say there isn’t a reward, the choice is yours, haha. I also think it’s fun that they included a pen and pencil in with the notebooks, just in case you don’t have anything to write with, you know? And not to forget, a cute little Coudal sticker.
But the real test will come in the next few weeks once I start using them. But the very least, they’re wonderfully designed, and sure to come in handy.
Click the link below to see more pictures of the Field Notes, including lots of fun details!
Continue reading this post…
Formed in 1970, Ten Swedish Designers was started by ten young textile artists and designers who were told by the textile industry that their designs were “unsaleable”. So they banded together and started creating their own collections, and in essence, gaining control of how they did business. Since then, they’ve created over 30 succesful collections and around 600 printed fabrics and wallpapers.
Not only that, but they also have an amazing little store that sells not only fabrics, but bags, bibs, napkins and my favorite, the plates above. I would love to have a crazy mis-matching set of one each of those plates. I love how bold and graphic they are. My favorites by far are the rabbit, the squirrel, and the brick wall. Way too awesome.
Link via MoCo Loco
The awesome folks over at Fecal Face have a photo essay/interview with Dutch graphic designer Parra up right now. The dude is all over the place at the moment, but I first head of him when he started designing the graphics for Rockwell. His design style is so insane to me, with the crazy colors and the amazing shapes he uses, my brain can’t wrap around how great he is!