Continuing with a cold theme here, what you see above is a refrigerator concept called Oceania by the very talented Tez Patel. Basically he’s re-thought the entire idea of what a fridge should be, eschewing the usual tall and bulky form they come in. Instead your food would be placed inside special drawers which would use a future cooling technology to keep things fresh.
I personally live in a really small apartment, so something like this would be a life saver. I only have a tiny mini-fridge, so being able to hold more this way be a total advantage. It would also be so much easier to retrieve foods from way in the back instead of forgetting about things that are hidden behind the foods in front. I’m sure most people with a regular fridge might not think this is very cool, but I think of how great those new drawer dishwashers are and it seems obvious that this is probably going to be a big trend in the future. To see some more photos, check out his Coroflot.
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This morning I had to go over to Melrose to buy some tile for my boss. Usually errands like these don’t make it on my “List of Favorite Things To Do”, but when you’re buying from a place like Bisazza then it’s very different.
I’ve been a fan of Bisazza tiles since I first started seeing them in the beginning of Metropolis magazine years ago. It was the first time that I had really seen a company do more interesting and contemporary things with tile. Before I saw their ads when I thought if tile all I could think of were the cookie cutter model homes my mother would take me to as a child. But now it feels like there’s a sort of renaissance happening with tiles, because if you really think about it, they’re just like pixels, which a lot of us deal with on a daily basis. Anyhow, I took a bunch of photos of the beautiful Bisazza boutique on Melrose because it was so stunning. If you’d like to take a peek, check under the cut for more photos. I took them with my iPhone, but I think they turned out pretty well.
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On the list of my newest favorite artists of the last few years, Noah Butkus easily sits there amongst the top contenders, so reading this great interview by Matthew Newton was really exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more complete interview with Noah, so it’s kind of exciting hearing about him in his own words. His love of comic books and cartoons made me laugh, seeing as how those were two things that I was totally raised on and still enjoy to this day.
It’s a quick interview, so pop on over and see what Mr. Butkus is about.
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The most creative graffiti artists out there right now, Os Gemeos, have a new book out called The Flowers in this Garden were Planted by my Grandparents. The book is a retrospective of their work that was created for their exhibit at the Museum Het Domein, Sittardk in the Netherlands. The book itself is divided into different sections like Public work, sketches, and installations.
The book is 170 pages, is limited to 2500 copies, and you can pick it up for $58 over at Giant Robot’s online store.
I was checking out Mr. Dan Funderburgh’s blog over on 12ozPROPHET and saw that he had a recent collaboration with Gravis that looks pretty rad. They covered a bunch of their bags (in male and female varities) with his geographical weather map pattern and they look absolutely awesome. As much as I want to be sick of camo-type patterns, this looks totally fresh and amazing. Head over to Gravis to check out all the different styles, lots of great stuff to choose from. Now I just need a reason to buy more luggage…