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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
It's time for bicycle again. I found this round up for the best bike in 2009 from Vogue. I know it's a year old. I don't think there's an expiration date for chicness.
Gary Fisher Simple City 8 W
Electra Amsterdam Sport 9D
Abici Sveltina Donna
images via vogue
pictures by peter thuvander and danyal taylan
This by far is the most interesting looking project I ever seen. Stockholm architects Wilhelmson Arkitekter have designed a housing project with windows that look like gilded picture frames. Designed by professor Anders Wilhelmson, the project is to be built overlooking the sea in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I recently came across this article about color wheels on colourlovers. 18th century color wheel designs look so marvelous. How did I forget what I've learned in 6th grand science class that Sir Isaac Newton has invented the first color wheel. He arranged red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet into a natural progression on a rotating disk. As the disk spins, the colors blur together so rapidly that the human eye sees white. From there the organization of color has taken many forms, from tables and charts, to triangles and wheels.
An Early 18th century color wheel
Two color circles are included as illustrations in the 1708 edition of
Traité de la peinture en mignature,
an artist's manual attributed to "C.B."
(often assumed to be Claude Boutet, or the publisher, Christophe Ballard).
Ignaz Schiffermüller, 1772 & Goethe, 1810
Richard Waller's, 1686
Schäffer's principal colors were red, yellow, blue, white, black, brown, and green.
images from coluorlovers
Monday, April 19, 2010
My all time favorite. I used to have many guppies in my aquarium when I was a kid. I just love the way they look. Especially the ones with big tails. They look like women in beautiful gowns.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Who said gray is boring. Gray has pretty cool effect if it's done on right material. I came across this post on apartmenttherapy the other day. And found these lovely gray rooms from Italian furniture company, Seven.
images via apartment therapy
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Looking at Jon Macnair's portfolio makes me confused. These characters look so crazy! What are they doing? Can anyone tell me what is going on here?? It's just scary, crazy and funny in the same time.
via society 6
some of these are also available for sale as Prints.
Monday, April 12, 2010
“The Animals” is a personal project of Nacho Gil. All hand-drawn!! “No programming or 3D or whatsoever,” was used to create these illustrations, claims Nacho Gil. It’s truly a peculiar project where the philosophy that lies beneath the sketches is the face of the animal which is designed with interconnected vectors. These vectors create a rather diamond or cubist-like image and make something as simple as the face of an animal so creative and so digital!
Images are Courtesy of Nacho Gil
story via yatzer
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
When I was a kid I was mesmerized by an idea of a little cuckoo bird that comes out from a little house. I remember seeing an original black forest cuckoo clock at my friend's place and coming home asking for my mom to get one for our living room. At the time cuckoo clocks were made from richly dark wood with elaborated designs, she didn't think that would look good in our plain and simple middle class home. She was probably right. Back then there were not that many cool modern designs to chose from. Not until recently that I found so many of these popping up everywhere.
Naoto Fukasawa's cuckoo clocks for isetan living
The Bricchetto cuckoo clock is produced by Diamantini & Domeniconi
and was designed by the glass artist Raffaele Darra.
Raffaele has used Murano Glass to create this beautiful cuckoo clock.
Meridiana, contemporary house shaped metal cuckoo clock
by Diamantini & Domeniconi £165.00
Modern Cuckoo Clock designed by Tobias Reischle,
available at the SF MOMA store
The Arcoiris Cuckoo clock (Arcoiris means rainbow in Portuguese language) by Diamantini & Domeniconi