Kosmonauta

Kosmonauta tells the story of an actual sound clip from a female cosmonaut in distress. The signal was picked up on a Soviet space frequency in 1962 by two Italians. It sparked a theory of the first (lost) female cosmonaut. Norwegian Film School students Mirjam Veske and Nils Eilif Bremdal worked together on this intriguing short film.

Pantone Beer Packaging

Spanish designer Txaber (Bilboa) has designed packaging for beer which represents the contents of the bottle or can. How easy this may sound, the end result is a joy to watch. Using the Pantone colour charts and codes true beer- and design lovers will fall for this series. We especially like the typography on the white part. It gives the design a well-deserved special touch.

Transition

In both the graffiti and football world, Does is an exception. During his professional career, he played with Van Bommel as a teammate and line up in the youth national team alongside Van Persie, Robben, Heintinga and others. After several injuries, he was forced to stop his career at the age of 28, nevertheless he chose to dedicate himself to his second passion : graffiti writing. Once again, his skills gave him the chance to become one of the most worldwide recognized writers.

The Barisieur

The Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. It eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ballbearings that boil the water through induction heating, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax. Living slow even when times are fast.

Olaf Hussein 14/15

Amsterdam’s young fashion designer Olaf Hussein is pushing forward fast. His first collection was picked up by a wide audience. For the 14/15 collection, he shows a coherence and maturity that sets a new standard. Hussein drew inspiration from the stylish young men of the 50’s. From their clean aesthetics to their razor sharp tailoring, traces of the mods can be found throughout the entire line.

House of the Infinite

Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza created a house every modern architecture junkie would dream of. The owners stare into the Atlantic Sea from a neverending roof, without any fencing blocking the sight. Located in Cádiz (southwest of Spain), this roof is garantueed to have a long warm summer. The Campo Baeza architect studio is widely recognized for very precise work. Alberto is Head Professor of Design at the School of Architecture of Madrid ETSAM since 1986.

Here is Today

Here is today. If you’re worrying about tommorrow or the week after, it’s time to put things in perspective. Luke Twyman (White Vinyl Design) has made an interactive look at time. You can click through until 13798 million years ago. Quite some perspective right? Now start clicking!

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Chinatown

Brooklyn-based French photographer Franck Bohbot has a new series that captures the dreamy beauty of New York City’s Chinatown. Simply titled ‘Chinatown’, his photographs of its deserted streets and alleys, shuttered stores and towering high-rise buildings have a gauzy, misty feel that will make you see one of Manhattan’s most distinctive ethnic enclaves in a different light. Taken at night, they avoid the clichéd daytime shots of crowded pavements and bustling activity that comes to mind when you think of the place.

Koya No Sumika

mA-style Architects finished Koya No Sumika as a subtle extension for a young couple’s traditional one-storey house in the coastal city of Yaizu, Japan with amazing white and wood balance. The well-executed project reflects a strong desire for quiet spaces tinged with great lightness. It provides its residents with autonomous living spaces designed to maintain a significant relationship with the original construction.

Geometrie

A context which the shapes become a pretext for exploration of space, freeing itself from its real picture, to make it more emotionally relevant. The minimal geometry, shadows and colors intersect between reality and absence, visually decontextualized from initial aesthetics. In this way, the following photographs describe a “non-place”, dematerialized by its own matter.

Everyday Watch

This year, MIJLO will release a watch, and you will be a key contributor in the design process. MIJLO believes that great design is the result of innovation + collaboration, so they provided some early design ideas, and we’d like you to help MIJLO refine them.

/ Lamp

The packaging of the lamp comes with a small rock, and it is up to the user if they want to smash through the concrete shade to reveal the wire mesh and light bulb within. This unusual concept gives the lamp a personal touch because you can make the finish yourself. Users need not worry about damaging the light bulb within as they are encased in a cork-board base.

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