What Does $465 Billion Buy?

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+What Does $465 Billion Buy?

The Boston Globe posted this photo article about a very simple subject. What would $456 billion buy, which is the amount of money that our country will have spent on the “war” in Iraq. Totally unbelievable the things we could do in this world if we only thought a little harder about our actions.

Link via Core 77

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

May 11, 2007 / By

Julie Moon

Julie Moon

Julie Moon has some amazing ceramic pieces over at her site right now. Honestly, the others aren’t as weird as this one, which looks like it’s been yanked from the brain of Murakami. I could easily see her pieces fitting in at IKEA, especially her decorated fists and forearms, those things are so rad.
Check out her site to see what I’m talking about!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

May 11, 2007 / By

Dan Funderburgh

Dan Funderburgh

I think Dan Funderburgh is basically the modern day master of wallpaper. His patterns are always rich with detail and color, and never cease to amaze me. He’s just recently started to have some of his papers printed through Flavor Paper. I would love to have these all over my house (although maybe not the DFA inspired one above, I might go blind from looking at that pink for too long). Also be sure to check out his other apparel and graphic work on his site. All around amazing guy.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

May 11, 2007 / By

Super Sunglasses

Super Sunglasses

I absolutely love Super Sunglasses. They’re hand-made in Italy and come in the most awesome colors, though I’d probably be boring and get them in black or white. Pictured above is the phenomenal Uffie, looking especially hot in her red Supers. Her first full length album is due to come out sometime later this year, I can’t wait!

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

May 10, 2007 / By

Jack Spade Trash Bag

Jack Spade Trash Bag

The Jack Spade Trash Coal Bag ($225) is big enough to hold whatever you need, whether it’s some towels and supplies for a day at the beach, or a laptop, accessories, and a few magazines for a day of work. Of course, calling it a trash bag and then only printing “trash” on one side of it would be pretty lame, so you can flip the canvas outer to the inside and reveal a photo print of a bunch of trash, possibly making the contents look not-so-appealing.

Also check out this article and pictures of the Jack Spade Store in New York over at Metropolis.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

May 8, 2007 / By

Nonobject’s Design Fiction: Pebble

Nonobject’s Design Fiction: Pebble

Nonobject is a project coming out later this year that explores designs that border on science fiction. I’ve been apprehensive to post about them so far, because they’re designs have just been a bit too silly for me, such as a spoon made up of lots of little spoons.
But their most recent design preview actually makes a lot of sense.

The image above is an idea for an MP3 player that’s based upon the idea of a pebble. Every MP3 player would have it’s own individual look and feel, and you could find the one that felt best to you. It would also get rid of the sameness that invades most electronic devices these days.

+Nonobject: Pebble

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Bobby Solomon

May 8, 2007 / By

Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons

Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons

I totally love the fact that Ashley Wood just doesn’t give a shit about what anyone else is doing, he just keeps going his own crazy little way.

First he made Zombies vs. Robots, an epic adventure about robots trying to re-populate the earth with people again, after they’ve all been turned into flesh eating zombies! Sadly things go awry, and most of the zombies and robots (and last living human) are destroyed in a giant nuclear explosion… but one robot rises from the wreckage… and some of the zombies have started to wash up on Amazon Island! Dun-dun-dun!

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Bobby Solomon

May 8, 2007 / By

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