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.
Creating buildings and spaces out of shipping containers isn’t necessarily a new idea, but I feel like it’s still a field that can be explored more thoroughly. You have things like the illycafe, or Freitag’s beautiful store in Zurich, and to that list I’d like to add Platoon Kunstahlle. This space in Seoul is meant to be many things, an exhibit space, a bar and restaurant, a studio, offices, and even a roof top bar.
While you can still clearly see the shipping containers, the people at Platoon and Graft Architects have done a wonderful job at making it feel like a real, cohesive building. I think if anyone is going to seriously consider living or regularly occupying a space in a shipping container it needs to look less like a shipping container and more like a traditional space. Now they just need to stop building everything cool in Asia and move some of them out here.
Found through ArchDaily
More photos under the cut.