There were a ton of great entries, but only three could make the cut. In the end, I chose the three wallpapers that had the most creativity, originality, and that just made me smile. The three entries above fit all of those criteria very well, and I’m proud to announce them the winners of the SPACETIME Wallpaper Competition.
First off let’s start with the grand prize winner, Simon Lindenthaler. Simon’s wallpaper was based on the song Space Robot Five by Brave Saint Saturn and features this awesome little robot floating along in his own little space time bubble, looking a bit damaged. I feel like this one has a lot of character, and Simon obviously put a lot of work into this, which I really respect him for. Congrats Simon, you’ll be getting the deluxe SPACETIME pack with wall decals, a t-shirt and a wallet!
After that were our two runners up, Belinda Chen and Aaron DeYoe. These two won for a very similar reason… they both made me laugh. Belinda’s design is so weird and funky, like it was inspired by the 70′s Star Trek, with a bit of DIY asteroids thrown in. Overall I think it’s offbeat and quite clever, and I was thrilled with it immediately.
You can see Belinda’s wallpaper by clicking here.
Our other runner up Aaron DeYoe was picked for his simplicity and restraint, while still being clever. The hand-drawn Futura with the lightning bolt behind it and the orange colored pencil background is simple, and I really like that it’s not trying too hard. Also if you notice there’s a tiny smudge in the bottom left corner… it says “Thyme” with a little doodle of some thyme. Dorky and hysterical.
You can see Aaron’s wallpaper by clicking here.
I want to give a huge thanks to all the artists and designers who entered the contest. The turn out was really amazing and I’m actually pretty stoked to do another contest, so keep an eye out for more of these. Next week there’s going to be a VERY rad wallpaper so be sure to check back in.
Honda has done it yet again, recently unveiling the EV-N, a battery powered 4 seater that looks like it was inspired by the past, but ready to be driven into the future. It’s got a really simple and refined exterior, making it look like something Naoto Fukasawa would design for MUJI. The creme colored body with the black accents make it look fancy as well and very proper.
What I think is interesting about this concept is that it isn’t REALLY far out there. A lot of concept cars really try to push the limits of what a car can be, but I could honestly imagine seeing these around Los Angeles. They’ve also thrown in some fun details, like swappable seat backs to let you customize things to your taste, and there’s even a UX-3, the new Honda unicycle prototype they recently released, built into the passenger side door.
Found through Autoblog
Check under the cut for some more photos of the inside and details of the headlights.
As I was walking down Santa Monica Blvd. last night to the School of Seven Bells show I passed by Doug Aitken’s giant video installation Migration at Regen Projects II. At first I had no idea what it was, all I could see were these huge beautiful images flashing on these big screens. After the show I made sure to cross the street and check out the scene.
Migration is a 24 minute, dual projection video which takes animals and puts them into human places, like motel rooms. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t see any of the animals in the several minutes I was standing there. But I did get some iPhone photos of the wall which aren’t the best, but definitely give you an idea of what it was like.
If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by and watch, I think I’ll be going back to see the video in it’s entirety. The exhibit will be up until October 17th. Check out more images under the cut.