Archive for February, 2011

Anthropologie wedding dresses BHLDN

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Anthropologie’s new wedding brand BHLDN is appropriately launching today putting their unique, slightly off-kilter stamp on the bridal business. I call dibs on the last one!

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live the language

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Beautiful, beautiful videos for EF Language Schools. I can’t get over how beautiful the typography is!

Directed by Gustav Johansson / D.P: Niklas Johansson, fsf / Typography: Albin Holmqvist / Music: Magnus Lidehäll / Produced at Camp David

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let’s swap

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

This is definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas. A site where artists and designers can swap art for free. Above is the current item for swap; Good Morning/Good Night by Dolce Press. Now go get your swap on!

Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Canadian woodworking studio North On Sixty have put together a nice collection of pieces all crafted from reclaimed wood. They’ve done so well that they’ve been featured on for their refurbished chicken coop ideas. So…perhaps you should think twice before tearing down that old barn and tossing that wood in the trash.

You can find everything from patio furniture to space-age coffee tables made from shipping pallets that have been turned into furniture. The pieces range from $49 to $199 and you can find all type of furniture, from beds or sofas to even chairs and tables for your kitchen, and in this case, you can use cheap white linen tablecloths to decorate your kitchen too.
If your roof leaks, maybe it’s time to fix it with some ship-in-dirt bits of reclaimed wood.

They’ve got all sorts of

– Christian

moleskine mini planners

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

A new video by dutch artist Rogier Wieland illustrates the new Moleskine Extra Small Planners, Weekly and Daily. I love when the craft world influences advertising. Below is the making of…whew! It’s even more impressive after seeing that.

exit through the gift shop

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Over the weekend I watched  Exit through the Gift Shop, a film documenting the inside story of street art. The film follows an amateur filmmaker Thierry Guetta who becomes obsessed with capturing the most famous street artists on film, only to have British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on Guetta with wildly unexpected results. I loved the movie. There is a mysterious lure to their rebellious artwork. A statement against society that fascinates and inspires me. With that said, after watching the movie I became obsessed with researching the main artists in the film. SPOILER ALERT: (Don’t read any further until you watch the film.) I found articles (here and here) claiming that the movie is a Banksy stunt. They went to the extent of stating that Guetta is actually Banksy. I’m not sure I agree with that but I do think the movie was a stunt. And here is one more article claiming to know the identity of Banksy. It is fascinating none the less, even if it is just a theory.

If you are interested in watching the movie it is available on Netflix watch instantly.

Links for other street artists featured in the film: Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Mr Brainwash

Volkswagon ‘The Force’

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

While this may not make you rush out to purchase a new car this second, what it will do is make you think positively when you think of Volkswagen.  Behold the power of deep pockets, solid branding, and a healthy dose of whimsy.

Based on what I’ve caught of glimpse of thus far, there is a good chance this will be better than any of the commercials debuting on the SuperBowl.

- Christian