Nice branding for Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe from talented studio Tag Collective.
Chuck is an interesting idea for a flexible wall shelf.
At first glance a simple wooden wall shelf, at closer inspection a shelving system made up of flexible wooden planks that is adapting to the objects it preserves and displays. Chuck consists of six wooden planks with two stainless steel locking collars placed at the ends.
Chuck allows to experience intermediate room, to exploit the possibilities of the elements and to design individual room. The planks of wood can be lifted separately in order to display your favorite items. Depending on the quantity when filled, the planks stretch out and the wall shelf takes on a different shape. The result is an intriguing interaction of flexibility and stability, a structure of waves that rise and fall which easily creates room for all of your favourite items
Flower portrait photographs from Takashi Tomo-oka.
I wish to express the beauty of ‘Kaboku’, which is to say, flowers and trees, using photographic techniques to create an image resembling a painting. I want to be able to feel the unadorned beauty of the plants, using a composition consisting solely of the plant and empty space, making the picture as simple as possible. There is a big difference between photographs and paintings. In painting the artist looks at the subject, considers it, then passes it through the ‘filter’ of his or her physical body to depict it; photography is much more direct. Photography cannot exist without a concrete subject (in my case flowers). There has to be something material in order for the camera to cut out a moment of its existence. When photographing plants, their natural power and aesthetics are expressed directly without passing through the filter that is me. I photograph plants that are on the verge of decay because they are beautiful. It is my ambition to capture the expressions unique to each plant. If you can feel the power of the plant, then my ability and individuality becomes almost unnecessary.
Paintings by Eric Joyner.
In an attempt to bring the vintage tin robots to life without losing their charm, I showed them where they belonged: outer space. Eventually I felt the toys needed something to play off of—perhaps a nemesis. After a month or so of searching for a ‘nemesis’, I had an epiphany while watching the movie Pleasantville. In one of the scenes, Jeff Daniels paints a still life—of donuts. With thoughts of Wayne Thiebaud’s pastries close at hand, it wasn’t difficult to see the battle scene of robots retreating from 300-foot tall donuts when I went to bed that night. The rest, as they say, is history.
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A good read: How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation.
Street artists JR and José Parlá recently teamed up to create enormous portraits of senior citizens who survived the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959). It’s a continuation of a series called The Wrinkles of the City that JR started in Cartegena, Spain and that was recreated in Shanghai and Los Angeles. Amazing.
(via My Modern Met)