A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge Studio launched a highly successful Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo — an amplifier that would encourage people to reduce waste by allowing them to transform pre-existing speakers into portable Bluetooth stereo systems. In response to customers who loved the idea but didn’t necessarily have old speakers to re-use, they’ve now come up with The Vamp Speaker. Made entirely out of recycled materials, The Vamp Speaker is designed to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo device and can be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for deeper (and louder!) sound configurations. Check out more images and information below!
A series of functional sculptures exploring the balance between objects and space by Stockholm-based Studio E.O, in collaboration with Galerie kreo. See more “Indefinite Vases” below!
Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the ultimate puzzle book: one that requires the reader to solve each page before moving on to the next. Made of five wooden laser-cut puzzles/pages, the story revolves around an apprentice of Da Vinci who is similarly trapped reading the Codex and must solve it before his master returns. More images and video below.
Our friends Vancouver-based designers Knauf and Brown (aka Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown) have designed a new light! The Allumette Floor Light is made of aluminum form and emits a softly diffused LED light through recessed panels on the sides. See more images below.
Los Angeles-based graphic artist Fernando Reza imagines a series of posters for films that iconic directors like Hitchcock, Lynch, and Kubrick, were unable to bring to life. Kaleidoscope for instance, would have been Alfred Hitchcock’s prequel to Shadow of a Doubt. Hitchcock had filmed silent test footage for the film, which was going to be told from the murderer’s perspective, and feature enough sex and violence that the studio ultimately persuaded him not to make it. You can actually watch test footage here.
See more film posters from this series below!
We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.
Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.
This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.
More information and images from last year’s BDW below!
The Dorina Nowill Foundation and Lew’Lara\TBWA ad agency have joined forces to promote literacy among blind children and help them better integrate into society. Braille Bricks are special legos designed according to each of the 26 different formations that make up the Braille alphabet. See below for more images and information on the project #BrailleBricksForAll!