The Standard hotel just launched their collaboration with artist KAWS for limited edition filament light bulbs. Along with the light bulbs, 2 different types of KAWS pillows in multiple colors and KAWS companion key chains will be exclusively available for sale at New York shop. A Sorayama/KAWS metal sculpture is also on display now at the shop, which is not for sale.
KAWS says “I love The Standard and the different projects they have been doing, when invited to create something I wanted to redesign something basic that could be found in every hotel room in the world so we decided to make a light bulb.”
Just the accessory you’ve always wanted to add to your waredrobe, the pièce de résistance for this Spring…a Givenchy Leather Mask. Whether it be in black or white, you can look like you just stepped out of the “Get out the gimp” scene in Pulp Fiction.
Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames not included.
The Bouroullec Brothers are known for their designs for the likes of Vitra, Magis and Cappellini, however there’s not a new chair or lighting design in sight at their latest show in Bordeaux at Arc en Rêve Architecture Centre. Instead, the exhibition space’s walls are given up to some 800 documents, photographs, sketches and mock-up outlines taken from the Ronan and Erwan’s archives, giving a rare glimpse into the minds behind the hugely successful designs.
The brothers say their show titled ‘Album’, is about ‘translating the multiplicity of what we do in a panoramic set up’.
Erica Anenberg Kiss & Tell necklace mimics a small book with a word on every page. Such a charming and preciously cute design.
It is sterling silver plated with Swarovski Crystals. Available here.
Hair dominates most of Jason Snyder’s most recent paintings. The dark tresses and mysterious covered faces or lack thereof draws you into each piece.
In this fascinating and humorous TED Talks video designer Thomas Thwaites finds out the hard way that it takes an entire civilization to build a toaster, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil and so on.
Thomas Thwaites thoughtful projects look deeply at the science behind technology, as in the Toaster Project, which sent spiralling him into the history and techniques of metallurgy and plastics production, and Policing Genes, a thought experiment around amateur genetics.
A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is approximately a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity. In 1975 Benoît Mandelbrot coined the term fractal which is derived from the Latin word fractus which means “broken” or “fractured”. Hence the most famous of them all is the Mandelbrot set.
Here are 15 gorgeous examples of fractals. You may click on the images for a larger view.