Aesthetic Apparatus, makers of the finest posters in the entire world, has a new series of posters out now called DOOMDRIPS. I love the colors and shapes of these posters, but I kind of feel like they would be better as t-shirts or even textiles, like a pillow. They seem almost too minimal for a poster. But whatever, they’re really well done, and you should go buy some.
Plus Minus Zero, the ultra minimal, always beautiful Japanese brand, has just released their third collection of products, including a new coffee/tea maker, a single piece toaster, and their amazing humidifier in three new colors, forest, orange, and the awesome blue color above.
Porsche opened their design studio in 1972, and since have been designing all sorts of fancy things like sunglasses and watches and the such. Now Porsche has stepped into the mobile phone market with their new P’9521, an aluminum clad flip-phone.
I think it’s pretty rad looking, it’s at least a step away from the cell phone masses, although it looks like it popped out of the Matrix movies. The phone features a fingerprint reader, you know, to keep your oh-so-secret phone numbers out of the hands of spys, a 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash and zoom, and a digital music player.
The P’9521 goes on sale this autumn, and I’ve read that the price is somewhere between $1000-$1200… yet again, the iPhone is not that expensive.
This is the coolest looking frog I’ve seen in a long time. The little guy was just discovered in the highlands of Suriname in South America. Scientists actually found 24 new species, including frogs and fish.
I totally want a pair of purple loop on an aubergine background, atelopus frog inspired dunks… these would be so hot!
Time.com has an amazing photo essay on ‘What the World Eats’, showing what families around the world eat on a weekly basis, and how much they spend. The contrast between the photos is absolutely staggering. The photo of the Japanese family shows a living room of food, spending 37,699¥ or $317.25. Then you have a family from Chad, who spends 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 on food. The amount of food they have for the week, compared to the Japanese and most of the world, is nearly nothing.
I noticed a couple things as well, like how the Americans foods look fake and plastic. And speaking from my cultural point of view, every other country featured eats way more fruits and vegetables then I think Americans do.
Go check out the feature for a bunch of great photos.
Also if you like these, the pictures came from the book Hungry World by photographer Peter Menzel and author/journalist Faith D’Alusio.
33rpm is the site of Brooklyn designer Andrio Abero, who makes some really amazing posters.
He’s a very clever guy, and his sense of texture and color are excellent.
Go check out his site for a ton of work, a lot of which you can still purchase!