Date Archives July 2007

Antoine + Manuel

Antoine + Manuel

Be sure to check out French designers Antoine + Manuel, who work in the realms of everything. They’ve created a huge amount of Christian Lacroix invitations, which look like they would be a ton of fun to come up with. They also do a bunch of great wallpapers and wall decals. You can check out (And buy) more of their decals at Kidsmodern.

Bobby

Platinum Design

Platinum Design

WOW.
Words simply don’t do justice to the amazing portfolio of work Platinum has. Based out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Platinum creates digital masterpieces for advertising clients, and I have to say, it’s some of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
When you first go to the site, it’s kind of bland, and the portfolio pops into a full screen window, but bear with it, I absolutely guarantee you’ll be amazed!

Bobby

P.S. To see the image above REALLY big, click here.

Damon Soule’s Oh Deer

Damon Soule’s Oh Deer

I honestly know very little about the figure above, except that it was designed by Damon Soule as a part of his InVentsville project, it was sold through Kid Robot for $59.95, and now it’s all sold out. But I had to post about it anyway, just because it looks so rad! The deer thing totally played itself out a couple years ago, but robot deer with monitor-like heads? Those are so in.

Bobby

Colorware iPhone Coloring

Colorware iPhone Coloring

Colorware, the company that can colorize almost anything Apple has ever produced, is back at it again, this time coloring your fancy new iPhone. The combination I created above would set you back $179, which is pretty steep. But if you want to stand out from the crowd of people who are already standing out, this is definitely the way to go.

Bobby

Star Flyer and Other Hot Black Objects

Star Flyer and Other Hot Black Objects

PingMag has a really great post about some cool/weird black Japanese objects. Featured above is Star Flyer, and airline that flies from Tokyo to Kitakyushu. The planes were designed by Tatsuya Matsui, who makes crazy ass robots and loves using black and white as his main palate.
The article also features black toilet paper, black toothpaste, and eggs that are turned black after being boiled in a special hot spring!

Visit here to see them all for yourself!

Bobby

PinQy Fire Extinguisher

PinQy Fire Extinguisher

This is probably the raddest fire extinguisher EVER. The makers of PinQy, a tiny 14 cm high extinguisher, have finally designed something that you won’t hide away in a closet, covered in dust. The word to describe it would definitely be cute, but I could imagine little kids LOVING this thing, and then squirting the shit out of each other with it.

Link via Core77

Bobby

Print & Pattern Store

Print & Pattern Store


(Edit: I originally wrote this entry in a huge hurry, and it sucked, so I apologize.)

If you read my blog enough, you realize I get a serious boner for cool patterns. So reading a blog like Print & Pattern is pure heaven for me. That’s literally all her blog is about, the most beautiful prints and patterns from around the world… it’s amazing that she’s able to find so many.
Well now she’s opened a small bookstore through Amazon, selling books devoted to amazing patterns. She has nearly 50 books in the store, all of them extremely cute. How awesome are the patterns are above? The color combos and shapes are so great.

You can check out all of the titles by clicking here!

Bobby

Howie Tsui

Howie Tsui

Howie Tsui is one disturbed guy. But clearly if he’s on here, I think he’s worth a damn. Tsui was born in Hong Kong, then moved to Nigeria, but now calls Ottawa, Canada home. There he draws all of his weird, disproportioned, melted together people. I also really love his blending of unusual colors, and that Kermit head guy up there is pretty bad ass.

Bobby