Project 12 shoes for 12 lovers by artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has a very interesting tone to speak of. For the project, the artist crafted 12 different shoes, based on his relationship with 12 previous lovers. The shape and sculpture of each shoe has something to do with the characteristic of the relationship. To explain the structure and shape of the shoe, the artist has added the story of each of the relations.
Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz has just published his new project titled Work in progress bars. He calls it a “silly little side-project,” which it just might be. It is however still full of the simple shapes and humorous quick wit that we have come to admire in the work of the designer. Hit ahead for more.
Public transport might not be even close to being considered tolerable, but you have to go through pretty extreme limits to create something like the Spikey Vest. Tired with the rush and pushing and pulling of rush hour trains, Singapore based designer Siew Ming Cheng cooked up the idea of a vest with spikes that allows you to have your personal space in crowded trains. As long as you’re comfortable with a train full of people pissed at you, this vest is your friend.
Float Chandelier by New York based design studio Bower, makes use of magnets to keep lights tied up into place. A central magnet keeps the magnetic LED lights at the top and bottom of the chandelier in place, holding its shape together with magnetic tension. The design and looks are pretty interesting, but we imagine a lot more could be done with the setup; perhaps a few more additions to give the floating lights more flair.
Libraries pictured in our minds are somewhat simple, orthodox rooms with books lining up shelves and a few people scattered and reading in silence. While that description would be generally true, libraries can also be architecturally and aesthetically pleasing structures that house a wealth of human knowledge. In the book The Library: A World History, James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce take a look at the history and development of libraries through civilization. A huge attraction of the book happens to be these magnificent photographs of libraries by Will Pryce.
Looking perfectly like their part of conventional color tubes for art supplies, the 12 piece set is a set of fully edible tubes and fillings. Created by Nendo for Japan’s Seibu department store, each of the chocolate tubes holds a different flavored caramel or syrup that shows up on the tube’s label.
Led by David Schwen, Minneapolis based creative studio Dschwen has a very interesting series in the form of food art pairings. The series puts together two food items in a manner similar to Pantone color swatches, showing commonly paired foods as opposed to commonly paired colors of Pantone. Prints available here.
Called VLS (Very Large Structure), this is a concept of a giant nomadic city that moves on tracks to find itself preferable environmental, physical and economic conditions. Designed by Manuel Domínguez, the gigantic futuristic city is built off available technology that could be scaled to suit the needs of building a movable town like this, should such an opportunity arise.
There are plenty of things we expect from the future. Hot cars is one of those things, and things not having ridiculous names is another. Mercedes Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept works very well with the former, but totally fails on the latter. Apparently, there is no having the cake and eating it too. The concept has a decidedly muscular and futuristic look, all packed in a boatload of curvy lines.
Being an evil genius requires great attention to your lair and appearance. Sure you could be sitting in a Skull mountain like Skeletor, but then you sit in a regular chair with a couple of skulls and shenanigans randomly thrown in, ruining the effect. You could get yourself a scary chair, but that usually kills the comfort. Not in this chair though, the Skull Armchair is meant to be a comfortable chair.