+The iPhone’s Funny Price
This is a great article by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber about the iPhone, and how people need to shut up about the price of it. This is probably the most concise article I’ve read so far about the subject, not to mention the biggest boost of confidence for all of us wanting an iPhone (I will camp out to get one, I don’t care).
Basically, there are lots of phones that cost as much as the iPhone does, and as long as it sticks to Apple’s proven formula, everyone should be happy… except Microsoft, because they’re slowly dying out.
National Forest, based out of LA and made up of Steven Harrington and Jason Kreitmeyer, are two awesome dues. I’m sure that most people under the age of 30 has probably seen their work. They’ve been designing the catalog for Urban Outfitters for a few years now, filling it with amazing patterns and colors. Honestly, I pick up the catalog these days just to see what they’re coming up with, it’s always inspiring.
The pictures above are the mural created for Rudy’s Barbershop in Santa Monica. Their style is eclectic, with imagery from every part of the last century. They recently did a mini-update of their site, so be sure to check out all their awesome t-shirt and skate deck designs.
London based designers Non-Format have a really great interview over at Creative Review.
The way they design sounds so interesting, it would be awesome to find someone to work with like that.
I also liked the story about the dog, haha.
Also be sure to pick up Non-Format’s new book!
Linda Kostowski makes real “fake” watches out of metallic leather.
These would be so awesome for girls to wear! Check out more of her stuff over at +Real Fake Watches.
Despite being really lame and putting an “X” in the name, this is soooooo rad. Why don’t cars look like this already? Who wouldn’t want this car?? Thank god for Toyota stepping up the hot looking hybrids. Maybe hybrids will be the way to get futuristic cars onto the road, instead of shitty looking Fords.
You can check out more pictures and info here.
Last Saturday I went to Scion’s Want 2 B Square show in Culver City. It was a one night only event which featured Dalek, UPSO, Maya Hayuk, Sage Vaughn, Matzu MTP, Kelsey Brookes, and Freddi C. The artists painted 48″x 48″and 24″x 24″panels, the larger ones being constructed into boxes that hung from the ceiling. You could then step onto a platform and look at the art from inside the box. A very cool way to display it.
The show ended up being really awesome. I recognized UPSO, but didn’t speak to him. All of the artists did a really great job on their pieces, and there was free beer, which is always good. There was also a really rad custom built photo booth that took while it took your picture, it showed a piece of art on your face. At the same time, it was broadcast the picture to projectors around the room, showing everyone the pictures you took. Garrett and I made friends with the creator of the thing, and were able to each get a print of it.
We also got a big bag of free shit, which ended up not being that great. But they did put a lot of effort into it, I’ll give them that.
Lots more pictures after the jump!
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These are the new totes from Futura’s ‘For Love Or Money’ line. I think they’re pretty damn hot. It comes in the color and monotone version. It’s too bad they’re 180 bucks. You can buy it at We Sold Out! now, but they probably won’t be there much longer.
I remember the first time I went to Urban Outfitters, it was the one down the street from Union Square in San Francisco. It was the coolest store I had ever been in. The fact that it was like 4 stories just made it amazing to me. Now near 10 years later, I realize that Urban Outfitters is really over priced and rips off t-shirt designs.
But the one thing I still love, is their graphic and in store design. It’s always consistently well done, they’re current design being done by the EXTREMELY wonderful National Forest. Now they’ve taken the style that they carry so well and translated it into a blog. So far it seems pretty cool showcasing magazines, music videos, bands… although it seems like most entries are somehow tied into the brand of the store. The formatting of it is really interesting as well, with the entires being divided up by place, like Los Angeles or London, instead of category.
+URBAN OUTFITTERS BLOG