Dec 24, 2008
is a collaborative studio of Audrey Hasen Russell
and John Truex
. Check their website out when you get a chance.
Dec 23, 2008
In love with this triangular box of Chuck Taylor All Stars for babies by Ronny Poon
" A fun package for toddlers Converse shoes. It helps improve childrenâ€™s motor skills by allowing the child to lace-up the box. When 5 boxes are collected they can be placed together to form the Converse star. "
Dec 22, 2008
Flat bulb designed by Joonhuyn Kim
from Korea. I don't think its on production yet, but when they'll be, I'd love to get my hands on a couple of them. Kickass!
Dec 19, 2008
Tango dancing chairs
created by Ante Vojnovic. (via Yatzer
Dec 19, 2008
Ahh this is awesome. Well now I can eat chocolates and know exactly how much calories it has. Link here
Dec 16, 2008
Jack Daniels Fudge
. I can not wait to try this one!! (Thanks for the link Cory!!
Dec 12, 2008
(by Saatchi & Saatchi) turned manholes in New York City into steaming cups of coffee. Link here.
Dec 11, 2008
Can of Inspiration
from the Department of Doing. A great gift for the un-inspired. Directions: Add 1% inspiration to 99% perspiration for the original, Thomas Edison inspired formula - and get the job done! Once opened, content will infuse the local atmosphere. Caution required in confined spaces to avoid over-stimulation. Inspiration from the Department of Doing is the finest you can buy. Use sparingly.
Dec 10, 2008
Three contemporary legends, Jose Parla
, Eric Haze
and Natas Kaupas
from Miami, NYC and LA have created a set of 3 limited edition T-shirts for The Standard Hotel's 3 properties (owned by Andre Balazs) in those cities. Here's some artist info they sent to me.
Miami: Jose Parla
- a contemporary artists with graffiti roots whose work looks like kaleidoscope of layered colors and textures. Itâ€™s totally incredible to watch him at workâ€¦ his first solo exhibition in NYC just opened at Cristina Grajales (from Nov 8 to Dec 20)â€¦ He has had many exhibitions around the world in USA, UK, Australia, Dubai, Japan etc. etc. - including ones at Christies during art basel and with Takashi Murakami in Tokyo.
New York: Eric Haze
- legendary graffiti artist and graphic designer from New York City and is known as one of the earliest designers of streetwear clothingâ€¦ Eric has collaborated with a number of brands such as Porsche, Sony, Stussy, Mountain Dew, Nike, G-Shock, New Balanceâ€¦ Some of his works include the now iconic early hip-hop logos for Public Enemy, EPMD, and MTV as well as album covers for the Beastie Boys and Tommy Boy Records. His handwritten text for the cover of the Beastie Boys â€œCheck Your Headâ€ album is probably one of the most imitated handwriting styles to this day.
Los Angeles: Natas Kaupas
- accomplished artist and skateboarding legend - He is often referred to as one of the first true professional street skateboarders during the â€œDogtown Eraâ€â€¦ In early 1990â€™s, Natas began to do art direction and graphic design for such companies as Santa Monica Airlines, Element, Vita, Etnies and his own board company, Designarium - and later became global creative director at Quicksilver. Natas was profiled in one of the most famous skateboarding films of all time "Streets on Fireâ€.