Tag Archives: design

LEGO Great Ball Contraption

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Crafted by some kind of genius who goes by Akiyuki.

500 balls,
100 feet long
600 hours to build

I’m glad they put in the time.

RayFish Footwear

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OK, so this is a pretty incredible (as in I’m still not quite sure I believe it) product.

These guys (RayFish) have a process they call “bio-customization” which is basically creating a transgenic stingray.

Using the DNA on file in our genetic library, you can combine the skin patterns and coloration from dozens of different species. Access the richness of natural selection. Evolve an infinite variety of shoes.

Yeah. Shoes. So basically, they have a tool on their website where you can “design” a custom stingray–the actual fucking animal. Then they grow one and harvest the leather from it to make your shoes.

Yup.

They have a little video that doesn’t really do it justice, you should follow that link up there and play with their tool.

They’ll end up running about $1800, and while I’m not about to drop that on some shoes it actually seems pretty reasonable to me. I mean for a custom genetically engineered creature (well I guess it takes two, one for each foot) to be harvested specifically for your shoes.

Rayfish Footwear - Yellow/Red
Rayfish Footwear - Blue/White
Rayfish Leather - Blue/White

Pretty fucking wild.

Terra

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A sweet glass icosahedron terrarium by Fort Standard.

Given the bonsai tree in their photos, it seriously reminds me of The Fountain.

Terra Terrarium by Fort Standard

A is for Ackbar

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An adorable alphabet illustrated by Brandon Peat.

S is for Stormtroopers, by Brandon Peat

Grief Masters – Team logos

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I love the style of these logos for a European indoor Bike Polo league. And the cliche critters that represent each country are just great.

Grief Masters - Italy

ecomuseum

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An educational building in Rennes, France. Designed by Guinee potin.

ecomuseum

Vintage Drum Guide

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Chock full of goodness like this Pearl catalog from 1970.

1970 Pearl drum catalog

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Typography

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Fucking gorgeous.

I mean just look at this:
Indianapolis

/via BibliOdyssey.

Ken Adam “Cold War Modern”

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A profile by director Tom Haines, of the designer responsible for the War room in Dr. Strangelove and the “Bond aesthetic”

Ken Adam “Cold War Modern” from Tom Haines on Vimeo.

Vogue on Vogue on Vogue etc.

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All the 2010 Vogue covers from the various localized versions layered by Shrubub on LiveJournal.