Unexpected architecture is one of my favorite things to come across, much like the beautiful bit you see above. While this could be some kind of monument or an entrance to a metro station, but in fact it's a fish market, probably the most gorgeous fish market in the world. This little gem is located in one of Istanbul's most populated and diverse neighborhoods, so the folks at Global Architectural Development, or GAD for short, decided to respect the site by making the space warm and inviting while giving it a fresh contemporary look at the same time.
I would buy fish from this place every day if it was anywhere near me. The low hanging bulbs with their red cords, the solid concrete shell, the small tiles lining the back counters. It’s a perfect exercise in simplicity and beauty.
Check out the GAD website for more stunning photos of this simple fish market.
Typohpile has a new Type Battle up, this one centered around creating a book cover, with the subject of the book chosen by the random Wikipedia article chooser. But that’s not all! You then have to search the keywords from your title through the LIFE magazines photo archive that Google put up, and use one of the images that come up using those parameters… does that make sense?
Anyhow, I thought I’d try it out and I ended up getting Horns of Ock Street, which was from an incident in the 1700′s where a bunch of crazy guys roasted an ox and then had a fight over the horns. The Ock Street guys beat the Vineyard Guys, so they got to keep the horns and put it over their bar, er something. So I found this sweet photo of horns and made it colorful. Ta da!
You can still enter, I’m not really sure when the battle ends, but if you do, leave a description and link to your entry in the comments, I’d love to see what everyone else does.
This is just nuts. The image above is from a patent that Apple submitted that explores the ideas of three dimensional desktops… like a real fake computer desktop. I highly highly doubt this will happen any time soon, but if anyone can take a good crack at this kinda thing it would be Apple. For right now the idea seems like a big cardboard box, which isn’t really that exciting, but ideas have to start somewhere. The fact that they’re even tossing this idea around is thrilling to me.
To see more drawings and more in depth info, click here.
Haven’t posted a cool bike in a while, and this is one frigging awesome bike. It’s a Granturismo by Abici, and Italian company that been hand making bikes for decades now. The bike is constructed from aluminum making them lightweight, and features an enclosed casing to protect your legs from getting greasy or F-ed up. I think the light gray color of the bike is also pretty sweet, like the color of that Deerfield weekender bag. They also have a sweet Brooks saddle and matching leather tape for the handle bars, which look damn sexy to me.
The bike is only Â£795 so I’m sure I’ll be seeing one of these under my tree this Xmas, hahaha…
Found through Selectism
Yesterday I picked up my friend Frank, who some of you might remember from his short lived blog Frank Food, and as he got in the car I noticed he was carrying a really great new bag, the bag you see above. I asked him who made it, and to my shock he said that he did. Right off the bat he told me it wasn’t difficult at all to make, but I was so impressed with it that I told him he had to make me one for Xmas! I love the way the stripes are laid out, and it’s hard to tell from this photo but the stitching at the top is great. The detail of the frayed edge at the top is also pretty awesome.
He’s currently working on some more designs, so I’ll keep everyone updated when he comes up with some other stuff! I can’t wait for December 25th!