The Aakkoset shelf (aakkoset = alphabet in Finnish) by Finland-based Lincoln Kayiwa comes in 8 different colors. Though it might be slightly out of reach for the typical IKEA-going crowd at $21,000. (via sub-studio)
Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle. I love how the natural shape of the plastic bottles makes the pooled water look like leaves. See more over on Behance. (via my amp goes to 11)
Holy awesome bookcase batman! Designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti have created this beautiful bookcase system that allows you to spell custom words and phrases using modular bookcase letters. If you liked this, see also the Alphabet Bookshelf by Lincoln Kayiwa. (via illusion, fasels Suppe)
After seeing a post on Likecool about gum stuck to the walls of Post Alley, under Pike Place Market in Seattle, I did a little research and found that the human urge to stick absolutely massive quantities of gum to stuff is not unique to Seattle.
Metropolis II is a kinetic art installation by Chris Burden featuring 1,200 Hot Wheels. It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs. Burden estimates that every hour about 100,000 cars circulate the system. Soon to be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or as my friend Gregg will refer to it, “Mecca”. (via laughing squid)
In less than 24 hours from posting this London Underground transit map made from string, and commenting about a Chicago-centric version, I received the above photo in an email from my friend Tim Simons. When I mentioned “now go make something awesome” on the About page of this site, I never thought somebody would actually take it to heart. Bravo Tim, it looks awesome.
If you’re in LA you can see Tim in his show ManCamp at the Improv Space, or you can catch him in the upcoming comedy series Veep which was just picked up by a little network called HBO. He also plays a great Abraham Lincoln. Is there anything this man can’t do? And what strategically placed artwork he hangs on his wall.