Interesting and creative examples of 3D printing are popping up with increasing regularity. It honestly makes me think that we’re getting closer to a Star Trek world where you can simply make yourself a pair of scissors if you needed them. That’s sort of what Taiwanese designer Hao Chun Huang has done, creating an incredibly lovely pair of scissors that he 3D printed out of metal.
Recently I’ve been spotting a few cards around town by the excellent Lisa Jones Studio. Based in an old post mill on the edge of The South Downs in the UK, Lisa works alongside her partner Edward. Together they create greeting cards and home-wares, and have worked on projects for the likes of London’s V&A Museum, the home store Habitat and Japan’s Graphic. I think their work is adorable and I love how simple and effortless the make it seem!
Should you spend any time in Monterrey, Mexico, keep an eye out for El Camino, the community food truck. The black truck coated in white scrawlings would be hard to miss. Inspired by the kind of badassery that comes with biker boys and prison tattoos, the rolling vendor certainly makes a statement while serving up a mix of Texas-style burgers and vegetarian options. Savvy Studio, a design firm based out of Monterrey and Mexico City is responsible for El Camino’s branding. They wanted to convey an “Easy Rider” or “Born To Be Wild” Americana vibe through the use of taglines and claims. As tough as the truck looks, the phrasing creates a very approachable and quite intriguing feel.
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It’s long overdue, but my good friend Jon Setzen and I are back with a new episode of The Build Up. If you haven’t listened to The Build Up before it’s a super casual conversation between Jon and I (he’s the creative director of Media Temple) where we eat, drink, and chat about a variety of topics that interest us like design, apps, music, and the such. In this episode we do a lot of catching up and getting deep with our feelings.
• London, lobster ice cream, turning 31
• Changes are coming to TFIB
• Yahoo! and their logo redesign – will it help?
• Thoughts on the proper use of iconography
• Inspiration quotes from uninspiring people
• We talk about iOS 7 even though we said we wouldn’t
• We heart VSCO Cam
• What the hell is the point of LinkedIn?
• Your Klout score is 20% of your Klout score
• Is sharing photos on Instagram a sad or amazing thing?
• Ranting about the modern state of photography
• People with kids are the worst people on social networks
• Woody Allen is awesome
• Ways in which we clear our thoughts
• Music from King Krule, Shlohmo, and Washed Out
Oftentimes it’s the final pieces that an artist makes that get all the praises, but I was browsing around the Tumblr of Tiffany Beucher and I fell in love with her wonderful sketches. Tiffany is a Frenchwoman living in London, working as a freelance artist and designer.
Started in Tokyo now based in Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj is the creative outlet ofAnders Arhoj which he started in 2005. Looking at his work and his collaborations I feel like he produces a true mixture of Japanese and Danish cultures. There’s a strong sense of craft paired with a bit of whimsy, imbuing everything he makes with a charming personality.
My favorite pieces though are his ceramics, often collaborating with ceramicist Louise Gaarmann. A few of the pieces, lie the Ghosts at the top of the posts or the Lava People below, have a simple set of eyes painted on to them, bringing a sense of life to them. He also creates other beautiful objects like these interesting round “piggy banks” which have a cork stopper in one end, or the simple but lovely glazed brush jars.
You should also check out his site for his illustration work as well, which is equally as whimsical and great to look at.
What if, on any random day, you were suddenly strike by a giant meteor… that no one saw? And let’s say the meteor spatially moved your physical form 91cm away from where it should be? Would anyone believe you? Or would everyone think you’re crazy?
That’s the idea behind this short film by Jeremy Clapin called Skhizein. It’s kind of an odd story, but that’s also why it’s so charming. Plus the animation is extremely well done, especially the details of the main character charting out his perceived world in his apartment. Just watch it, you’ll understand.
I’ve sung the praises of Esme Winter on this site before but I’ll happily do it again. Beautifully patterned in a fantastic selection of colors, Esme’s work is imbued with a classic sensibility and a restrained sense of elegance. Working from a studio in London with her partner Richard Sanderson, the duo create a modern product collection you’ll just want to own.