These handy city maps are made of durable and waterproof polyethylene fiber. No need to fold – they’re ready to be scrunched into a ball, stuffed in your pocket or stashed in the included pouch.
Art & Design
Today would have been the 65th birthday of Queen frontman and vocal genius Freddie Mercury. Google pays tribute to his artistry and showmanship with this awesome animated Google Doodle tribute.
These unreal sculptures are the work of UK artist Stephen Kettle, who creates them using thousands of slivers of stone slate, cut and placed precisely to form figures, animals and more.
Check out the humble beginnings of some of the most complex architectural endeavors in Architects’ Sketchbooks. The book features preliminary sketches and insight from 85 of the world’s best.
Matthew Buchholz re-imagines American history with his Alternate Histories prints, inserting aliens, robots, zombies and other fantasy and science fiction staples in iconic images and events.
Handcrafted from select hardwoods and capable of producing “reflective-audio”, these designer docking stereo systems from Q were made to be enjoyed by the eyes and the ears.
Illustrator Dave Murray puts a cubist spin on roundist(?) cans and bottles of beer in this abstract series of 9×12 giclÃ©e prints. Note: Get too drunk, and they might just look photo-realistic.
Yotam Cohen’s concept for a coffeemaker somehow manages to look elegant and polished despite looking like it was cobbled together from spare parts. The cup rack on the lid is a nice touch.
David Hanauer’s WorldWide Carpets are made out of repeating patterns of the bird’s eye view screenshots from Google Earth. Size and patterns can be customized. Price available upon request.
Need to hit the refresh button in your brain today? Watch this four minute synth pop lovely music video, created with ink, water color, and a really, really long piece of paper. It’ll help. (Thanks Neil!)
A tale of two extremes, embodied by the title, presented in a unique animated style and filled with memorable scenes. Clear in its message yet not overwhelming or too critical.
Graphic designer and avid Game of Thrones fan Thomas Gateley made banners for each of the houses in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, featuring their sigils and motto.
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