Now you can Skype in style! This is the world’s first VoIP phone made of wood! Two years ago HULGER launched the ZIRICOTE concept design made from an African wood to huge acclaim and this month they debuted the finished PAPPA phone, with a design more suited to production. It is handcrafted from a sustainable American walnut, in Montreal Canada, by a company called Furni. Below is the ZIRICOTE and hit “more” to see several shots of the PAPPA.
Max (endeavor) just sent over a few shots of my 2008/09 High Five Series snowboards getting put to work! Photos courtesy of the master, Scott Serfas (senior photographer for Transworld Snow among other things). I am STOKED to see my creations in action – and on a staircase made of ice no less!
Geoff McFetridge and Huck Magazine just released a great little t-shirt! You better hurry up and buy if you wanna snag one of the 75 tees. Huck Magazine also sat down with McFetridge for an interview. “It seems clear to me that all tricks are inside you just as much as all drawings are inside you. Everything else on the outside is just in the way.” – McFetridge, latest HUCK.
Hit more to see the tee and some more drawings!
When I came across Alex Ostrowski’s portfolio I instantly wished I hadn’t. Not because it was bad, because it was life-changingly good and I had so much to do that morning. Do yourself a favour and take the time to look at everything on the site – it is one of the most inspiring collections of design work I have stumbled upon.
Wired has compiled a great list of 10 environmentally friendly, some downright ludicrous, concept cars. You can be sure that none of these will be headed to your local dealership, but it’s really cool to see stuff like this. When I worked for Electronic Arts I worked in the concept art department and it was kinda sad knowing that 99% of what was created there wouldn’t really be seen by anyone outside of the building.
You may recall I posted about Oscar & Ewan and their fantastic lasertype awhile back – well, Ewan just hit me up with a look at their latest work, the cover for the new Roots Manuva album, “Slime and Reason”. It is stunning.
I asked about the process and Ewan explained they actually had Roots Manuva 3D scanned (from every 45 degree angle) and then manipulated the 3D image to set the bowl in. Then they took their prototype to a sculptor and had a cast made. Finally they created some slime out of hand soap, filled the bowl, and Pelle Crépin snapped some photos. Boom, done.
If you aren’t familiar with Roots Manuva, it’s time you got familar! Here’s one of my favourite tracks off an older album:
Apparently we killed the hotlink file – (here’s the Zshare link!)