My co-worker Becca went shopping today and came back with some of the Method Dish Soap in the picture above.
Seriously, this should be considered design porn! Look how perfect the form is! I hope there are I.D. kids out their wetting their nappys over this. It’s like a frigging sculpture, except wait, it sits next to the sink and gets your dishes nice and clean. Nice work again, Method.
I’ve been listening to Husky Rescue’s new album, Ghost Is Not Real, a lot lately, they’re basically the new fangled Cardigans (check out the record and the lead singer for proof!).
But what really got my attention was the illustrations on the album! Done by the amazing Kustaa Saksi, a 29 year old designer/illustrator from Finland. The best way I can describe her is like a Japanese schooled Camille Rose Garcia that hangs out with Friends With You a lot… a.k.a. really damn good.
“Now that it’s June, we’ll sleep out in the garden,
And if it rains, we’ll just sink in to the mud,
Where it is quiet, and much cooler than the house is,
And there’s no clocks or phones to wake us up…”
The Difference in the Shades / Bright Eyes
Adrian Johnson is a UK based illustrator, and makes the cooooooolest graphics! I love his colors and textures so much. Every one of his pieces is soooo good. He even has a couple of really cute animations with mice burping and knights being crushed by dragons.
It seems that he hasn’t updated his site since 2005, which is a shame, I would love to see what he’s doing now!
Link via The Serif
Rappers aren’t the only one’s who release albums from the grave. Elliott Smith’s posthumous release, New Moon, is a beautiful two disc release of songs recorded between 1994 and 1997, the time when he was recording Elliott Smith and Either/Or.
New Moon is made up of rare and unreleased material, but still sound just as great as his albums do. Everything was mixed by Larry Crane, the archivist for Elliott Smith’s estate.
If you’re an Elliott Smith fan at all, this is definitely something you’d be interested in.
Pretty Mary K (Other Version) / Elliott Smith
P.S. The artwork was done by Mike King, check out his website for lots of cool posters n shit!
There are few people on this planet that understand color better than Jordan Crane. The guy makes the most beautiful prints I think I’ve ever seen, even though most of his posters deal with death and misery. Not only that but he also writes and illustrates comics and stories for kids of all ages.
A few months ago I was fortunate enough to meet him at an art show he was having at Secret Headquarters. He was a super nice guy and we talked about the image above, on the right, and how he did the screenprinting,.
And on a final note, if you’re in LA, stop by Family and check out the wallpaper that lines the walls, it was also designed by Mr. Crane.
The Andy Warhol 15 is a collection of watches featuring artwork from Andy’s early artwork. The watch above, the ANDY041, is totally my favorite, a beautiful form wrapped in pure white plastic.
This is a fun little Google Maps mod.
Pick a location on the planet, then find out where you’d end up if you dug a hole to the other side of the earth!
Awesome fun! I’d end up in the middle of the Indian Ocean, not so awesome. But if you dug from the northern end of Argentina, you’d end up in Hong Kong, China!
Link via Marla Quinn