I’m in love with these Pyggy Banks by Japanese designer nendo. They were created for Isetan’s Piggy Bank Collection exhibition as a part of Design Tide Tokyo 2010. It’s funny that no one’s ever thought of something like this before, a mere simplification of the age old piggy bank. I also like that it comes in two different sizes so you can pair them together nicely. Such a fun, simple idea.
The Sandwich Movie is a short, animated documentary created by Sean Christensen about a “very important” sandwich his older sister made early one morning before he flew to Europe with the Phoenix Boys Choir in 1997. It’s short, and not exactly groundbreaking, but exploits how small things, like a crappy sandwich, can tell a larger story. It could be the prologue in an episode of This American Life about uneaten meals or something. Have they made an episode about that yet? The movie also reminds me of the many terrible lunches my older sisters made for me when I was in elementary school. “I wonder what’s for lunch today? Oh great! it’s a twinkie and an orange again!”
A few things things to like about The Sandwich Movie: (1) it is narrated by the sandwich’s creator, Courtney Christensen. (2) If you comment on the video’s vimeo page, Sean will probably respond to you. (3) The animation seems nostalgic, resembling the kinds of cartoons Sean grew up watching (However, Sean is new to animation: “I am just starting animation, so I wanted to create something that would play to my skill set at the time. So that meant, basic movement, low frame-rate, more of a POP-POP-POP things appearing, rather than moving.”)
Read The Blessed Pages by Belle & Sebastian
I’m afraid I’ll be posting more and more melancholy songs now that the weather is getting colder. There’s something comforting about a beautiful voice and an acoustic guitar. For whatever reason I’ve had Read The Blessed Pages by Belle & Sebastian from their newest album Write About Love stuck in my head, a track which will probably get overlooked on this album filled with catchy pop songs. I suggest putting on your headphones and listening to this song a few times, paying attention to the lyrics which are some of Stuart Murdoch’s best.
The posters above by Jude Buffum feature iconic animals/anthropomorphic creatures from famous video games being drawn and quartered and how to make a delicious meal out of them. I try not to post about these kinds of things but this is so damn clever I honestly couldn’t resist. I posted Bowser and Yoshi as they’re the most recognizable but he also did Ganon from Legends of Zelda, Chocobo from Final Fantasy, and the flying fish and octopus from Super Mario Bros. These were all created for the Pixel Pushers show, a combo attack from Scion and Giant Robot.
This is the recently completed addition to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, designed by Preston Scott Cohen. “The building,” according to the architect “represents an unusual synthesis of two opposing paradigms for the contemporary museum: the museum of neutral white boxes and the museum of architectural spectacle.” The spectacle of the building arises from a geometry problem: an irregular, triangular site for several large, rectangular galleries. The product is a mass of slopes and facets covered in concrete that matches the existing museum; also a lightfall that pours light deep into the interior of the building.