Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

Andrei Koschmieder

Love these inkjet printed scarfs from artist Andrei Koschmieder

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Daniel Arsham

Beautiful artworks from Daniel Arsham, across any media (and dimension) he see’s fit.

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Disposable Media

Lovely idea from Russian studio Art Lebedev for a kind of carboard, tear off disposable USB drive where you can write, draw and scribble directly onto the media itself. Maybe next we can have USB devices that self destruct after the data is read? Just a thought.

Next of KIN

A new studio to me, KIN design are an interaction studio in the heart of London responsible for the Wallpaper* custom cover project earlier this year. They also created this reactive sound form video for Werkdiscs artist and boss Actress (who released one of my albums of this year in Splazsh)

Romain Laurent

Love looking at the slighly surreal photography of Romain Laurent.

Western Imports

Great project by US artist Cayetano Ferrer. Via our friends @ Booooooom

The Creators Project

A joint partnership between Intel and Vice, The Creators Project is ‘a new network dedicated to the celebration of creativity and culture across media. . .a modern day media channel that we will continually identify and celebrate the work of visionary artists wherever they are.’ Will be interesting to see how this develops, with a great list of ‘creators‘ already online including Mark Ronson, Trevor Jackson and Richie Hawtin.

The Pursuader


Amazing handbag range from multi-talented American designer James Piatt

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Absolutely stunning piece of installation work by Random International, The Swarm Light ‘is an experimental light installation that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence’. Be sure to the Coute Que Coute blog for more information and a great video of the works. Awe inspiring.



With the World Cup in full swing (almost), Umbro are giving you the chance to design your own crests using customizable online elements or the ability to upload a piece of your own artwork, with the five best crests receiving shirts proudly embroidered with their own crest. A nice little competition if you have some time spare between games, and who has not wanted to see their own logo on a kit of some kind.

A Collection a Day


For all you hoarders and collectors out there, illustrator Lisa Congdon has created a lovely little project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, which on each day she will photograph, draw (and occasionally paint) one collection from her vast array of stuff. been some great vintage treats so far. The last years or so has seen a real boom on these something everyday type projects, great for  getting the creative juices going.

How Inventive


Have we featured Inventive & Co before? I don’t believe that we have. I’m especially loving their ‘Object of Desire’ project for Selfridges, where the team raided the bins of Selfridges using the rubbish they found to create sculptures of the stores best and most iconic designer products, and you know what, I would still have this Eames chair in my living room. Ghetto Chic.

Design with Conscience

Couple of brilliant conscientious design pieces at this years Brit Insurance Design of the Year Awards that caught my eye. First off…

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January Blues


The month of January is usually the start of many detoxes and re(new)ed gym memberships, and fittingly, London based Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has created a series of healthy snacks packaged to look like your everyday vices to temp your January blues towards a more healthy lifestyle. I’m going for a carrot. Continue reading ‘January Blues’