Plus Minus Zero, the ultra minimal, always beautiful Japanese brand, has just released their third collection of products, including a new coffee/tea maker, a single piece toaster, and their amazing humidifier in three new colors, forest, orange, and the awesome blue color above.
Link via Jean Snow
I keep forgetting that Vice Records has a really nice MP3 blog with a ton of rad and FREE Justice and Chromeo remixes. Definitely a site to bookmark and visit every now and then!
Human After All (Justice Remix) / Daft Punk
Porsche opened their design studio in 1972, and since have been designing all sorts of fancy things like sunglasses and watches and the such. Now Porsche has stepped into the mobile phone market with their new P’9521, an aluminum clad flip-phone.
I think it’s pretty rad looking, it’s at least a step away from the cell phone masses, although it looks like it popped out of the Matrix movies. The phone features a fingerprint reader, you know, to keep your oh-so-secret phone numbers out of the hands of spys, a 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash and zoom, and a digital music player.
The P’9521 goes on sale this autumn, and I’ve read that the price is somewhere between $1000-$1200… yet again, the iPhone is not that expensive.
33rpm is the site of Brooklyn designer Andrio Abero, who makes some really amazing posters.
He’s a very clever guy, and his sense of texture and color are excellent.
Go check out his site for a ton of work, a lot of which you can still purchase!
I’m at a total loss for words about this abomination.
Actually, that’s not true at all. This is absolute shit.
It took me near 5 minutes to figure out that they were all numbers.
I keep thinking the word “x-treme” describes this best. And that you should probably put this logo on a package of yogurt you give to your kids that is squeezed out of a tube and was made in the early 90’s. Not only that, but the colors are horrendous as well.
Here is a BBC article about the branding, and how badly the individuals involved are trying to spin this piece of shit into gold. And be sure to take the quiz as well, at the moment, 84% of the people hate it’s guts.
Update: I went back to the BBC page and over 10,000 more people have taken the poll since I posted earlier, and the percentage that dislike it are at 83%!!! I’m not a math person, I leave that to the boyfriend, but that’s a huge number of people and only a fraction of a change! I smell a re-design!
Another Update / 5:09 PM: I just went back to check the poll, and now the number is down to 4,301 votes, and people are giving it a bronze… what the fuck happened? Is this poll being rigged?? I hope BBC offers up some answers!!
I met up with my friend Eric tonight at the Brodeo show at the New Image Art Gallery. The show was really good, and I took a lot of pictures, but that’s for tomorrow.
Shepard Fairey, the creator of Obey Giant, was hanging out and socializing, he seemed like a nice enough guy. He was also giving away Obey Money! I don’t think these are good for anything in particular, but how fucking rad are they?!? Eric was able to grab me one that fell on the ground and I was sooooo grateful for it.
Shepard continues to impress me, I must admit… sick ass idea.
+ Al Gore for President by William Drenttel
I guess I just want to first off say, that this isn’t a blog about strictly politics, or who’s better than who, or that Al Gore should run for president. What this is about, is if and where politics and design should interact. The replies to the article above are really very interesting, and it surprises me that a lot of people are against the idea of mixing the two, or that they can’t relate.
In my opinion, politics are a part of our everyday lives, so why shouldn’t politics come into play when designing anything?
Go read the article and leave your comments!
P.S. I kind of hope Gore decides to run. We need someone who’s concerned for this country (not to mention the rest of the world), not a cowboy with his guns blazing looking for “them”.
My co-worker Becca went shopping today and came back with some of the Method Dish Soap in the picture above.
Seriously, this should be considered design porn! Look how perfect the form is! I hope there are I.D. kids out their wetting their nappys over this. It’s like a frigging sculpture, except wait, it sits next to the sink and gets your dishes nice and clean. Nice work again, Method.