Better Bikeways Signage Project by Joseph Prichard

My friend Michael emailed me these great ideas for bikeway signage by Joseph Prichard, something that Los Angeles desperately needs. The bright purple signs come in four different categories: Navigation, Caution, Connections and Points of Interest. This is already a great starting point, as the signs will be informative to people on bikes and in cars.

For drivers it makes it clear that a certain stretch of road is a place that must be shared with bike riders. While for bike riders they will hopefully feel safer riding as an area has been precisely mapped out for them. I also like the idea of signs leading to bike shops and bike-friendly places to eat as well.

Click here for more images and info about this great idea.

Bobby Solomon

June 20, 2009 / By

Box Light by Jonas Hakaniemi

I spotted this Box Light in the newest issue of Dwell and I thought it was quite a clever idea. Late at night my desk lamp can start to bother me, but I don’t exactly want to sit in the dark. With the Box Light, you simply slide out the light as far as you need it to be, giving yourself and optimal amount of light. The light was designed by Jonas Hakaniemi, though I could see a brand like Muji selling something like this.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 20, 2009 / By

Girl Talk Posters by Corinna Nicole Loo

I was browsing through Cargo Collective yesterday and I came across these great Girl Talk posters by UCLA student, Corinna Nicole Loo. Using a piece of cut acrylic as a stencil, she captured paint and soap suds and who knows what else underneath, creating these really random bursts of color. It’s these simple kinds of ideas that really stand out most to me. You don’t need a huge budget or a team of 100 people to create amazingly bold graphics.

Excellent work Ms. Loo, definitely repping LA well.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 14, 2009 / By

Hug Chair by Ana Kraš

My dining room chairs are horribly ugly. I have those kind of chairs that you see at a yard sale that totally look like they came from K-Mart in the early 90′s. Now seeing this beautiful Hug Chair, I realize how much I’m missing out. These chairs, designed by Ana Kraš, are two layers of birch and beech plywood mixed into one stunning shape. The combination of different colors and materials that you could create gives this chair such amazing possibilities.

I just wish these were for sale (and not for $1000 a piece, thanks).

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 14, 2009 / By

Otokoyama Sake

University College Falmouth grafuate Jamie Conkleton created this beautiful set of sake above that I’m totally in love with. Created with a westen audience in mind, the bottles were meant ti simplify the process of picking a type of sake. This is most clearly illustrated through the bottle itself, as the pure sake gets an opaque bottle, the refined sake in a hazy bottle, and the ultra-refined in a completely clear one. Such a simple and great way to get a message across, and at the same time quite beautiful.

Found through The Dieline

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 14, 2009 / By

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