Northern Denim Co. Lot 3010 has been well received worldwide and time has come to start work on the next design. Earlier today I posted a teaser picture of the potential denim fabric to be used with the next batch. I received few samples but I have to say I really like a particular 14oz natural indigo based fabric. What’s curious about this fabric is that is natural indigo weft that gives it a “true blue” look. So instead of the typically light inside of the fabric, this one’s natural indigo blue. I am still checking details about the samples but next step is finalizing the details and getting a sample design out there. Stay tuned for more…
Now this is something you don’t see every day. Imagine life-sized LEGO forest in your backyard. Well LEGO did something like that in celebration of the brand’s “50 years in australia with an array of installations across the country, with the most recent set up in the rural town of broken hill, new south wales. residents of the outback locale were surprised to wake up to a life-size forest made up of 15 four-meter high pine trees and flower sets recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, and then supersized to be 66 times bigger.” (designboom)
Something for the fans of art and those especially into works of Takashi Murakami. The artist’s most famous superflat art works, illustrations and respective photographs are documented in this book published by Rizzoli. The title Ego is named after Murakami’s latest exhibition with same name now displayed at Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall in Doha, Qatar. The book is available for pre-order and scheduled to be released in September.
This 2,100 piece Ultimate Collector’s Series LEGO R2-D2 is something I in addition to many other Star Wars and LEGO aficionados probably consider a must have item. In my mind I am trying to find excuses to spend £150 on this beautiful LEGO droid. The attention to detail the designers have put to this particular model is somewhat crazy. Although I am pretty sure this droid will not get a “pass” at the purchase process in casa de Kuisma-Chao, I can still continue scheming on how to justify getting one of these. Perhaps Maxwell would like to help daddy build this? You know, it’s good for his creative skills and all. Video after the jump.
At best the line between art and advertising is very thin. A great example of an ad campaign that works like art is the latest LEGO Imagine campaign by German agency Jung Von Matt. The minimalist print ads feature LEGO versions of famous cartoon characters constructed using only the very basic LEGO blocks. Truly inspirational work.
This watch design is as the name indicates “extreme”. Cristophe Claret is known for exclusive and unique time pieces but this one is something on another level. I thought to myself for about 5 seconds that I need this watch. But then I realized it will probably cost around $200,000 to $300,000. But still this watch belongs in the “pieces of art” category.
Some design inspiration to you and yours. I remember posting a cool Starbucks design from Japan sometime last year (or the year before) but the latest design is even more surreal than the ones I’ve seen in the past. Imagine Starbucks decoration consisting fully of wooden blocks. According to Frameweb, “Kuma used 6cm square blocks, which he suspend while giving them a functional role as part of the ceiling support. The blocks intersect obliquely, suggesting branches in a forest. The architect wanted to suggest that Starbucks is nestling in a tree.” Kudos, this is pretty awesome.
Mr Jirka Väätäinen, you, good sir, are the Man. You should be knighted for your services to art. Please, continue.
Didn’t recognise all the princesses? For shame. Now go watch some Disney films.
Check out Jirka’s blog/portfolio with tons of amazing work here.
Louis Vuitton is known for not only their luxury goods but lavish art pieces as well. In celebration of the company’s 100 years of small leather good collection, the brand teamed up with Chameleon Visual and artist Billie Achilleos in creation of number of small leather good animals. Really fascinating project and clever art pieces to say the least.
Video and more pictures after the jump.
There is never enough creativity, and the importance of creativity cannot be highlighted often enough. I personally believe great ideas can create great plans and strategies, and not always the other way round. Creativity is one thing that should not be bound and chained as that would (and will) definitely limit the end result. Think big and act accordingly. The best ideas can grow from as simple thing as a doodle drawn during a boring meeting, coffee or lunch break. Sometimes small things such as a stickman can be the first step to the next big thing. A slow tempo Sunday, with plenty of time to think, big plans and new directions ahead. When was the last time you drew a stickman on a napkin (or online)? Maybe you draw one today and see what comes out of it…