If you read pretty much any other blog on the face of the planet, you’ve probably already seen the awesome trailer for Gary Hustwit’s new upcoming film Objectified. The film is a documentary about industrial design, and some of the brilliant people who’ve blessed our world with their incredible objects. The film features some of my heroes like Dieter Rams, Jonathan Ive, Marc Newson, and Naoto Fukasawa, so I’m super stoked on seeing this.
The trailer definitely gets me really excited to see this, especially if it’s even half as good as his last documentary, Helvetica. I’ve watched this trailer about 12 times now, hopefully you all enjoy it is as much as I do.
I came across the paintings of Kenichi Hoshine rather randomly, LinkedIn of all things, but I was immediately drawn to them. His work is somewhat abstract, but features small and beautiful details that really make the piece exciting, or at least for me. They also seem quite accidental, though I’m sure if I tried to do what he does I’d fail miserably. I’d really love to see his paintings up close, I bet the details are stunning.
Did anyone manage to go to his show in New York last month?
If the photo above is even the smallest preview of what this spring/summer is going to look like, man oh man will this be a fun year. The polariod above is a preview of the upcoming line of Band of Outsiders, and they’re showing some pretty damn awesome pieces off so far. Everything looks really classic, and well, comfortable. I can’t wait to lounge around in some shorts and boat shoes. I miss summer!
Click here to see more photos from the shoot.
Jean Jullien, one of my favorite Frenchmen in the world, just updated his portfolio yesterday with some fun new projects, like the one you see above for this brother’s band Niwouinwouin. He’s also updated his visual diary, which is where I snagged the bottom image from. I really think he’s an incredible illustrator, especially because his daily doodles seem totally amazing to me. I love reading through all the little annotations he does.
Check it all out by clicking here.
New fonts are always fun, so I was excited to see this fancy font from YouWorkForThem called Hannah. As the site says, it’s “comprised of three versions that work together as one, producing not variation and contrast between weights but between widths.” It’s a quirky hand drawn type that has all sorts of character, and is only $35. Perfect.
Poketo and 826LA recently teamed up with a bunch of great artists to make some sweet wallets, my personal favorite being Chris Bettig’s above. I love food as it is, so seeing this great mish mash of weird cheeses and popsicles just makes me hungry! Their sold out of these puppies on Poketo, but you can pick up one through 826LA’s website for $20 by clicking here.
Rise & Shine by The Little Ones
You ever have one of those mornings where you wake up with a song in your head, and you can’t figure out what it is? Well I did this morning, so I got up to Google the garbled lyrics floating around my head, but to no avail. Finally though, I did figure it out, and it ended up being Rise & Shine by The Little Ones, a fitting song to wake up to. This is from their first full length album called Morning Tide, which is actually a really great album, very pop-y and fun. Plus they’re Los Angeles boys, so I have to give them props there.
I’ve posted the live performance they did above as well as the MP3 so you can hear the original as well. Good Monday everyone.
I’ve been a fan of Kustaa Saksi’s work for a bit now, I posted about it him back in June, so I was stoked to see that Submarine Channel had done a cool interview with him. As a part of their Pretty Cool People Interviews they delve into the minds of artists to learn a little more about them. The interview took place right before his recent show at Maxalaot Amsterdam back in December. It also gives you a behind the scenes look at a 3D sculpture he created which also grazed the cover of SHIFT.
Have a watch, he seems like a pretty rad guy.
I came across Anything Design through a magazine the other day and thought they had made some really incredible projects. Anything is a collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and the Japanese company Suikosha. The products are extremely simple and minimal, sort of Muji-esque, but come in some unique shapes and bright colors. I’m totally smitten over the tape dispenser, which comes in a beautiful upright shape as opposed to it’s normal positioning. I’m not sure where you can pick these up from, but I’m guessing if you sent either Michael or the people at Suikosha a nice email they’d be more than happy to help you out.
I was taking a poke around Andy Rementer’s portfolio site when I happened upon his cute little comic he does called Techno Tuesday. I spotted the comic on a recent issue of this weird LA based magazine that’s free, so I was excited to see that the comics were online as well. It seems to me like a random collection of Andy’s thoughts on technology, most of the time showing how stupidly dependent people are on technology and how they don’t think about normal people anymore.
The one above was the one I saw in that magazine, but there are lots more where that came from, so be sure to click the link above.