Studio Markunpoika (Tuomas Markun Poika) is producing vases made out of hundreds of pencils in a series called “Amalgamated”. The writing utensils are treated as raw materials, glued together, and shaped with a lathe. There is something so satisfying about watching the video below!
Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.
The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.
More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).
The video below shows a couple more of the designs. If you’d like to snag this rug leave a comment below with a useless random fact (the random facts on this post were too good not to do it again). I’ll let Matt pick a winner on Friday.
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Many artists have reimagined famous album covers over the years, but I don’t think there’s been a series as impressive as this. Artist Harvezt has painstakingly created the other side to many iconic album covers, revealing what the reverse shot would look like if a camera had been placed in the background of the original cover. It’s quite remarkable the way the artist matches perspectives, colours, even illustrative styles. Have a look at more famous covers from a completely new perspective below!
Tom Williams, a designer in London, happened to catch a couple city workers painting text onto a road and the footage is so satisfying to watch. I have so many questions! This dude with the roller is a master, are all city road painters this skilled? I always assumed stencils were involved? If anyone out there has more insight into this I would love to hear from you.
Pictoplasma has just announced an open call for submissions to their latest project “Character Selfies”. Artists are to create an image that depicts a character taking a photo of itself. Pictoplasma’s favourite submissions will be exhibited at Pictoplasma Berlin Festival’s 10th Anniversary, which opens on April 30th.
See a few more of the submissions below!