If you’ve read this blog long enough I have an absolute affinity for small cars. I firmly believe that big cars are just stupid, unless you’re a construction worker or some kind of logger. We were all raised in smaller cars, that had no airbags, and I’m sure many of you didn’t even wear seat belts when you were growing up, and yet here we all are.
Anywho, I love this concept vehicle by Adam Schacter called CarGo. It’s kind of like a Smart car and a pick-up truck mixed into one. The truck bed sort of area can sit in three different positions; there’s a vertical, a 45º angle, and a horizontal mode. So if you’re going to the grocery store you might choose vertical, but if you’re going to IKEA you’d probably use horizontal.
This flexibility also allows you to fit into smaller parking spaces, something that’s an absolute necessity here in Los Angeles. Plus it looks absolutely sci-fi, though I’d personally want one in black or a high gloss white. Dear Toyota, buy this concept and make it.
It’s really pretty stupid that I haven’t posted about Frank Chimero before. I’ve seen and loved his work for about a year now, I follow him on the Twitters, there’s really no good reason. But I was browsing his Flickr yesterday and I came across his new laser-etched wood panels he’s in the process of making and I thought it went well with the things I’ve been posting today…. oh yeah, and they’re freaking beautiful. I’m not sure what size these will be or when they’re going to be released, but I’m sure I’ll re-post about them when they’re available.
My favorites are the log (the irony!) and the record with the hands, though that face one looks pretty sweet as well. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Chimero.
I know I’m a lotta’ behind on this, but I just came across this beautiful molded plywood sculpture by Ray and Charles Eames. The sculpture was created in 1943 and it just blows my mind. I never really thought you could even do something like this, especially in 1943! Measuring in at 37 inches high, 27 inches wide, and 13 inches deep, this little guy would be so amazing to own!
This little guy sold at Christie’s for a staggering $365,500 back in 2008, which is pretty shocking, but I guess it’s pretty amazing piece… right?
Continuing my recent flirtation with chairs, I present you the Lockwood chair by Miswell. This little puppy has a steel frame with a wooden seat and a really unique silhouette. I love the bends in the back of the chair which would cradle you into the chair. I think that blue color is pretty amazing as well, I’d love to have a little patio with a set of these to lounge around in.
The last time I posted about Alex Lukas was over a year ago was about his two-color comic book/typography poster that I was lusting over. Cut to his current work which is now even more incredible, especially his flood series, which is what I’m calling them. He’s created these incredibly detailed paintings of cities almost completely covered in water. I’m not really sure how he does it, but the effect is amazing and totally epic.
Click here to see all of his amazing work.
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