09.10.14 by Jeff

Roos van Dijk

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Paintings by artist Roos van Dijk. More below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Norway’s Beautiful New Kroner Banknotes Designed by Architecture Firm Snøhetta

snohetta-norway-money01Architecture firm Snøhetta’s design submission.

Norway’s currency just got a beautiful makeover courtesy of Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Norwegian graphic design firm The Metric System. The images you see here are Snøhetta’s designs but the final banknotes feature The Metric System’s designs on the reverse side. Norges Bank asked several firms to submit designs, all of which you can see here.

*Edit – Thanks to Helene Brox for the heads up about all the different designs (the version with the kids’ drawings is her favourite and maybe mine too now).

Snøhetta is the architecture firm currently working on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion, and the designs they submitted are images of Norway’s coast pixelated according to the Beaufort wind scale.

See more of Snøhetta’s designs as well as the final design below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Justin Webb

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Paintings by artist Justin Webb. Love the weird little snake that appears throughout. More below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Benjamin Gardner

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Paintings by artist Benjamin Gardner. Des Moines, Iowa. More below.

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09.10.14 by Jeff

Tom Polo

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Paintings by Sydney-based artist Tom Polo. More below.

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08.10.14 by Jeff

@Booooooom Instagram Project: #PortraitsandSongs

portraitsandsongs“Habits” – Tove Lo / Portrait by Tyler Sandford @sylertanford

This month we’re launching “Portraits and Songs” an Instagram photo project just for fun. Share a portrait you took of someone, pair it with a song title/artist, and tag it #portraitsandsongs.

I will be re-gramming the submissions on @booooooom all month long!

08.10.14 by Jeff

Spira: An Inductive iPhone Charger and Clock by Design Student Alice Robbiani

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Spira is a diploma project by Alice Robbiani, an interactive design student at the University of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (ÉCAL). The magnetic docking station restores power to the iPhone through inductive charging and turns the mobile device into a wall clock. Watch the video below.

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08.10.14 by Jeff

Anti-Selfie Mirror by Chloé Curé and Bertrand Lanthiez

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“We are Narcisses” by Chloé Curé and Bertrand Lanthiez is an anti-selfie mirror, created with the help of some water and a speaker. The longer the viewers look at themselves, the more distorted their image becomes. Watch the video below.

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