Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leather Writing Case

Made from cowhide and comes complete with a lovely assortment of the following writing tools:
-four Faber-Castell 9000 H, HB and B pencils
-a pencil holder
-a metal protection cap
-a metal propelling pencil with dual pressure mechanism
-glass tube with 12 lead (and not polymer) refills 0.5 mm dia.
-an adjustable Dux precision pencil sharpener with three replacement blades
-small 10-cm Rumold ruler crafted from pear wood with celluloid markings
-soft eraser.

It can also be purchased without contents for £51.

Get it here.

Colonnade Condominiums in Singapore

Located in 82 Grange Road, Singapore, it was designed by American architect Paul Rudolph in 1980.

Rudolph paid particular attention to the tropical climate of Singapore in designing this 8-storey building, as evidenced by the combination of wide overhangs, sunshading devices and balconies.

Lomo LC-A+ White Special Edition

As a tribute to the camera's 25th anniversary, Lomography Japan designed the all-white metal and authentic leather body with carved details symbolizing the infinity of water. Limited to only 1000 pieces worldwide, it is presented in a customized wooden box and includes a special leather Lomo L-Case white edition.

Retails for US$ 409.58. More details here.

Triangolo Apartment Building

By architect Sebastian Nagy. Located in Nitra, Slovakia.



Source: ArchDaily.

Family House in Pozuelo de Alarcón

I am simply awestruck by this three-story house that is located in Las Rozas, Spain.
A-cero Ltd. are responsible for both the architecture and interior design. Kudos!






Source: ArchDaily.

Voltron 2GB USB Drive

By Incubot. This is just awesome.

Retails for $36.99. Get it here.

Slap Wristband for 6th Gen iPod Nano

By Griffin Technology. Made of metal and silicone, this product induces feelings of nostalgia for the 80s/90s fad. The slap wristband retails for $25.

Get it here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Know This" by The Remnant Feat. Scar

Nice overall cross processing technique here. Plus this song makes me smile. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Daft Punk

By artist Gregory Weiss.


MSNBC Lean Forward Projection

Projections were done in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago and rural New Jersey over a two-week period.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rice Field Art

By the farmers of Inakadate village in Japan.


Juice Box Packaging

By Yunyeen Yong of Australia.

An example of practical and striking design.


Straight from the designer:

"The shape of the logo is inspired by the shape of a sliced fruit, and the handwritten typeface used is to portray a sense of fun, hands-on personality and characteristic that appeals to kids and toddlers. The logo also consists of singular bright colours, which may vary depending on the flavour of the juice. This would hopefully be a recognisable icon whereby children can relate and connect to the brand.

A simplified illustration of the fruits are to further clarify the flavours, to add visual aesthetics, and to appeal and connect to the target audience."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

VIKA VEINE Tabletop From IKEA

The OC in me needs this! Features include:
  • Pockets and paper holders on the inside of the lid. Easy to keep your workspace well organized.
  • Inside lined in felt; absorbs sound and can also be used as a notice board.
  • Cable outlets and compartment in the back keeps cords and cables out of sight but close at hand.
  • Spring hinges let the lid close gently and silently.
Retails for $99.00 at the IKEA website.

Queen of Love Armchairs

These Baroque-style Queen of Love armchairs are done in colorful recyclable polyethylene, which means they are not only modern and eco-friendly, they are also weather proof!

Available in Chic Black, So Celestial, Red Passion, Pink Intimacy, Sweet Mandarin, Pure Green, Happy Yellow and Simple White.

Retails for $935.00 each.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lucky Strike Ad from the 50s

As seen on the TV series Mad Men, it wasn't uncommon for pregnant women to smoke in the 1950s (ah, naivete!); Some cigarettes were even marketed as "medicinal".

They couldn't have predicted that there would someday be a law requiring tobacco companies to label 30% (even 90% in some countries) of their cigarette boxes with warnings of doom and gloom and graphic images of mouth cancer.

Just look at this Lucky Strike ad with a "physician" endorsing the brand and its tagline - "Your throat protection against irritation, against cough."

Weird, right?

Coca-Cola Ad from the 50s

A Coca-Cola ad from the 1950s. A glimpse of the "mad men era" in the Philippines (Tagalog all the way!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Detailed State of the Apps Report

The (very cool) chart below gives us an insight on the status of the Smartphone app market. Innnneresting (click to enlarge)...

Currently, Apple accounts for more than 99% of app revenues in the market. But with more than 40,000 game publishers competing against each other - and a $99/year developer fee apiece that they have to pay Apple - only 10% of them get a nice return on investment.

Oh, and games are still the champion in terms of sales. Of course.

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