Designer Ko Yang has a new concept for helping shoppers spot expired products both in the store and at home. Named "Expiry Date/The Things Far Away Beyond Numbers", it uses a graphic that changes as time passes to better illustrate the freshness of the purchase, in this case milk. The more time that passes, the more the graphic will climb up the carton.
Originally a coach-building workshop, later a studio for local artists and now a small an simple single-family house, this basic brick shell has adapted to all kinds of uses over time.
Working with Richard Peters Associates (photos by Justin Alexander), they set about making good use of what was already there – four solid walls with thermal mass and openings for cross-breezes (together requiring no active heating or cooling).
Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton of The Hairpin, walked around the streets of New York City, asking random strangers a single question: “What’s your holiday wish?” What's most interesting about this series is the wide-ranging answers that were given.
Eddie: "I need money; I'm broke."
Catrina (far right): “I want to stay a kid.”
Joe: “I want everyone with me on December 25th, kids and grandkids.”
Adrian (right): “To get U.S. papers.”
Mallory (left): “To get a job.”
Josie: "A grandchild."
Trish: “I’m hoping for quality time with my family — which business doesn’t always allow.”
Carrie (left): “Romance.”
Conor (right): “I want to have a baby.”
Merry Christmas. Here's some photography of ornaments exploding.
Photography by Alan Sailer
Believing that an "artful world is a better world," they've taken museum-quality canvas prints out of the museum and to the people. Distributed throughout five hidden Los Angeles locations, these twenty-six 40" x 60" canvases, are just asking to be taken home and proudly hung on your wall.
Guest Post: Maire Hunter
As I was walking down North Halsted Street in Chicago's Boystown district not too long ago I stopped dead in my tracks when, for the first time in a long time, I noticed the colorful art deco pylon serving as part of the designation of Boystown as an all-inclusive zone of peace and understanding. As I finally started thinking of the implications of the existence and message of the neighborhood, Chicago pride began to take on additional nuances of meaning.
Boystown was originally an area where members of Chicago's GLBT community could feel safe and express themselves without fear of reproach but it has become much more than that. Walking the streets now you will see not only GLBT residents but also hipsters, poets and anyone else who values and seeks to nurture individual differences without repressing anyone else. The pillars are signs of welcome to anyone who wants to join in the community and experience love and acceptance without judgment or discomfort.
The neighborhood's identity as a gay haven hasn't been compromised--the Chicago Annual Pride Parade is still a prominent event in the community--but rather its reputation has been bolstered. Boystown can and should be looked upon as a beacon of hope and embracing love in our all-too-often bigoted, hateful society. While elsewhere people attempt to keep the GLBT community from having the same rights as other citizens, here the people are gracious and kind to one another, doing their duty as citizens and people without relying on tired dogma to tell them what to believe. It's my sincere hope that the message of Boystown continues to spread throughout the country and the pillars will one day be used as a reminder of the beginning of a worldwide community of love.
I guess what inspires me the most about the pillars are what they represent to not only to me but an entire community that it is a safe haven for so many.
U.K. photographer Mark Mawson has added another impressive group of photographs to his already amazing portfolio. Entitled Aqueous Fluoreau, the series is an extension of a previous group of work similarly titled called Aqueous. Using ink and water, Mawson uses a secret technique to take these remarkable photographs that he is not sharing.
A door handle with connections to your mains like gas supply and electricity. Simply switch off both or either one of the services by rotating the dial and flip it back to activate it all.
2011 red dot design concept winner
Agency: Graffiti BBDO -- Bucharest, Romania
Problem: Make people living in apartment buildings aware of BGS home security systems.
Solution: We decorated apartment doors with a life-size poster that would create the illusion that the place has been devastated by thieves. We used a special glue that didn’t cause any damage to the door and was easy to remove.When approaching the door, people would understand it’s an optical illusion and see a sticker on the door knob reading: “Make sure this never happens. BGS” and the website.
Results: The poster impacted both the actual owners and their neighbors. Some home-owners even chose to keep the poster on for several weeks.The poster became the talk of the neighbourhood and people who would have never considered home security services before, started contacting BGS.