I was in Crate and Barrel a few days ago and I was surprised to see such amazing clocks on display. The top one is my favorite, featuring an all black face and extruded numbers is simple but pretty fun at the same time. The white clock is kind of the classier version of the top one, all decked out in white with a more subtle embossing of the numbers instead of coming right out atcha’.
These clocks seem like they would fit better at CB2, but maybe they’re trying to test “hipper” products at the regular Crate & Barrel stores and see how they do? Either way, I think these are two of the sexiest clocks I’ve seen in a while.
Brian Wade Scott
Well, well, well, it’s Wednesday and we’re back on to the normal Desktop Wallpaper Project cycle, one every Wednesday. You might have noticed that I updated the tags that go along with each wallpaper. I’ll be changing out the old ones soon enough, but I wanted to do something new that better reflected the current site. Today I have a wallapper from designer/illustrator Brian Wade Scott. Brian currently lives in Los Angeles and is currently attending Art Center School of Design.
Brian wrote me that his wallpaper is “all drawings of churches, geometry, and space. I’ve been doing a lot of these kinds of drawings lately so I wanted to continue through in these drawings.” I love how creepy and minimal this is. A lot of wallpapers make your eyes bleed, or they can be overly boring. But I think that Brian hit the nail on the head, sort of a middle ground. I hope you all enjoy this and I’ll post up someone else new and exciting next Wednesday.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a car that got me flustered so it was nice to come across this awesome idea. The car is called the Audi-O and was created by designer Odrej Jirec. The car looks pretty futuristic, but not so far that it would be impossible to see on the road in the next 10 years. The car is really simple in it’s form, inspired by Apple products (no surprise there), but offers some exciting curves that would definitely turn some heads. The LED headlights are pretty rad, though my absolute favorite is the back, which is a beautiful piece of glass framed by red tail lights.
But really the point of the car is it’s amazing sound system, which would be able to connect to other cars like it via bluetooth, allowing you to have one big ass speaker party. Not only that, but the Audi-O also comes equipped with a set of turntables for all those bootleg DJ gigs you throw… right. Anyhow, it’s a beautiful idea executed extremely well, and thankfully Odrej is heading to Art Center and hopefully will have the chance to turn these ideas into reality! Check out more pictures by visiting Diseno-Art.
I guess it’s been a few years now, by Makr is finally back supplying the world with beautiful laser engraved wallets once again. Makr is the brain child of Jason Gregory, who’s first line of wallets were something I always drooled over, but sadly never dropped the cash on. Since then I’ve been patiently waiting for him to release a new collection, and he definitely hasn’t disappointed. There are more styles this time around, in even more patterns, with even more types of leather. It’s almost overwhelming looking through everything offered, I totally felt like a kid in a candy shop!
My personal favorites are the Herringbone in brown, the Herringbone in russet, and the Minimal in ox blood. It’s weird, usually I’d go for the black wallets, but I love the colors and the textures of the brown wallets a lot more, the ox blood is particularly sexy. The wallets cost anywhere from $75 to $150 depending upon the style. My new mantra is to buy something that will last me longer, even though it may cost more, and I could definitely see one of these puppies standing up to the test of time.
Head over to the site and check out the rest of the styles, just don’t drool on your keyboard.
Thanks to Josh Spear for the heads up!
K.I.S.S., Keep It Simple Stupid. It may be cheesy, but it’s honestly one of those sayings that I take to heart not only when it comes to design, but my life in general. And I definitely feel like the folks over at VINTA live by a similar mantra. I couldn’t really find much information out about them, but I’m pretty sure they’re Japanese, at least the end of their URL is. Anyhow, I saw this awesome lamp they created called Buttefly and was instantly in love. And so we’re clear, it is Buttefly, not Butterfly, haha…
The lamp was inspired by one of the simplest things out there, a folded piece of paper. But imagine the piece of paper being folded almost perfectly in half. Because of that imperfection, the light can peak at no matter what. But then when you unfold the light it becomes a really large, beautiful light. It’s simplicity is amazing, and the aluminum body really makes it sleek. I’m pretty sure that this isn’t for sale, but I could see MUJI totally being into this sort of design, couldn’t you?