iPhone applications are getting more and more complex and exciting all the time, as evidenced by the programs above by Rhizomatiks, a Japan based design agency. They’ve created a series of clock applications that are pushing the boundaries of art in iPhone applications. These clocks each display time in a unique way, like numbers on tags hanging from strings or brightly colored digits flying away at a diagonal angle. These kind of remind me of something that UNIQLO would do, which I think is totally a compliment to Rhizomatiks. Each of these apps is free to play with, so I’d recommend scoring them all and impressing people.
I came across the work of Museum Studio yesterday, a Stockholm based studio that’s done work for heavies like Nike, Wood Wood and Sixpack. Back in 2005/2006 they did some really great window graphics for a hair salon called Kaiser Schnitt.There are lots of odd bits and bobs that would be really cool to see all over the windows. They also came up with some really funny hairdos on animals, kind of like the fox and owl you see above. Those are under the cut, so check those out as well.
Todd Selby and his camera took a visit out to Milan and visited the Everyday Life Objects Shop, a pop-up store featuring the combined efforts of Reference Library and Apartamento Magazine. The shop featured lots of really simple but beautiful items, and Todd’s photos only enhance their natural beauty. I’m loving this push toward simpler ways of doing things and drawing on more traditional or classic ways of doing things.
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.