I admit it. I have a design crush on Tauba Auerbach. Actually it’s not a design crush it’s more like genius-envy (wow I’m copyrighting that). The article on her in the latest RVCA ANPQ was so engaging I had to find out more about her. She is equal parts artist and math-enthusiast. I have always been a fan of logic-puzzles and lateral thinking books, and when I look at her work I get excited about it in a similar way.
Congratulations to Krissy and Mr. 44! You have been randomly selected as the winners of the Uprinting.com giveaway. Both of you will each recieve 500 business cards courtesy of Uprinting.com just for participating in the project.
Both of you will receive an email from the company shortly! Thanks to everyone who participated. Look out for the next project to launch ASAP – it’s another good one.
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.
I was busy all morning doing a bunch of stuff, at least I thought I was. After stumbling upon this masterpiece by Johnny Kelly I realised I hadn’t done anything and had just spent my entire morning procrastinating. Kelly created Procrastination for his MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. This is the sort of thing you bookmark for later when you are having a creative block. If you are already wasting your day you have nothing to lose watching this little short, but I’d recommend watching it even if you have no time to spare.
I snagged a few examples of Kelly’s superb design work for you all as well!
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!
I never took a camera with me to Hawaii because I am an idiot a light packer – so I have been creepin’ on Facebook stealing photos from friends’ albums. The place really does live up to the hype. If I can figure out how to fully waterproof my Macbook I might move back to Maui and just live underwater. Someone told me they didn’t think that would be possible but I am pretty sure they are wrong. Alternate titles for this post: “Sayonara golden tan” and “Seasonal depression starts now”.
Back to work…
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.