Link About It: This Week's Picks
Link About It: This Week's Picks
Environmental graffiti, airport sleep cabins, mohawk-inspired jackets and more in this week's look at the web
Modify used milk jugs into watering cans with a perfectly-pouring spout using Sprout, an attachable tool from designer Evan Gant.
2. GQ and Dockers
Already keeping it fresh with their surprisingly well-fitting traditional line of pants, the classic department store brand Dockers adds another reason to get stoked on khakis this season with their GQ collaboration, which features designers like Alexander Wang and Warriors of Radness.
3. Beijing Design Week
Beijing Design Week 2011 begins this 26 September in conjunction with the first Beijing Design Triennial. If in Beijing be sure to swing by and check it out, with over 130 activities and countless events it's sure to be worth a peek.
4. Wooden Bike
Dutch designer and master woodworker Jan Gunneweg doesn't shy from a challenge when it comes to producing anything out of wood. In his latest feat he constructed this beautiful bike, all wood (including the wheels) and extremely handsome.
5. 84-74 Lab
Described as “Mohawk-tailored,” 84-74 lab is a collaborative collection designed by “Takahiromiyashita The Soloist” and Kazuki Kuraishi featuring a coat that doubles as two different styles when folded into half.
Using the creative coding opensoure Openframeworks framework, Artuto Castro has created an interesting way to change your look. Combining the work of several other users, Castro's application works in real time to project another person's face onto your own, check out the video here.
7. Pen Ready Project
Distributing 1,000 cameras to 1,000 people, Olympus's PEN Ready Project aims to prove the versatility and usability of their most recent addition to the Pen family, the E-PM1.
Arch Group answers the prayers of jet-lagged travelers with Sleepbox, a private sleep cabin and shower for hire at airports.
Japanese toy maker Mameshiba releases Suwappu, a set of character-based swappable figurines that reflect their hybrid philosophy.
10. Color-Changing Billboard
Ogilvy Digital for IBM's Smarter Planet innovates a chameleon billboard to promote sales and build a better supply chain.
11. The Life Improvement Project
Ikea's Life Improvement Project is looking for entrants to win a chance to spend some time helping out others. Winner's will receive $100,000 and have a year to spend improving the live's of others with the support of Ikea.
12. Dam Graffiti
An anonymous artist took to Matilija Dam in Ojai, CA making a statement about its harm on the environment. The obsolete damn is depriving beaches downstream of necessary sand and creating an obstacle for the endangered steelhead trout.
The photo-sharing app Color was recently re-engineered for Facebook on the iPhone and Android, allowing users to see the world through the eyes of their friends in realtime, using the app's revolutionary "visit" feature.
14. Urban Land Project
Recently displayed in large-scale format along the major highways of L.A. and Philadelphia, photographer Tim Simmons' images reinvent the urban landscape by asking passerby to focus on the innate texture and detail of the land.
Publishing off-the-radar articles on t-shirts, wearable magazine T-post teamed up with Threadless to challenge their subscribers to design tees based around recent news stories.
16. Nikon 1 Sculptures
Giant hand sculptures were showing up in cities around the globe this week and after Nikon announced their 1 series cameras this week, giant models of the mirror-less devices appeared in the hands. A nicely executed marketing campaign, the installations are definitely photo-worthy.