We are waiting for Santa

A Polar Bear - photographed by Vegard Aksnes

A Polar Bear – photographed by Vegard Aksnes

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We are going shopping

American-born Frankfurt-based artist Mike Bouchet takes the common shopping cart and reapproriates it, transforming it into an object of leisure and design. Bouchet alters the frames of zinc plated steel carts, cutting off the sides of the buggies and modifying their front and back panels by bending them backwards or forwards to achieve certain angles to create lawn chairs / sun loungers. The carts' childseats are remounted to serve as headrests, allowing one to readjust it to a comfortable height. there is a slight spring to the design, reinforced at major stress points in order to retain structural integrity over time and use. The result is a set of five seating objects, each outfitted with an outdoor, weatherproof, polyester foam cushion exhibiting different patterns. (via designboom)

American-born Frankfurt-based artist Mike Bouchet takes the common shopping cart and reapproriates it, transforming it into an object of leisure and design. Bouchet alters the frames of zinc plated steel carts, cutting off the sides of the buggies and modifying their front and back panels by bending them backwards or forwards to achieve certain angles to create lawn chairs / sun loungers. The carts’ childseats are remounted to serve as headrests, allowing one to readjust it to a comfortable height. there is a slight spring to the design, reinforced at major stress points in order to retain structural integrity over time and use. The result is a set of five seating objects, each outfitted with an outdoor, weatherproof, polyester foam cushion exhibiting different patterns. (via designboom)

We are connected

Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota Photos from the installation piece 'Dialogue with Absence' that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

Photos from the installation piece ‘Dialogue with Absence’ that was exhibited in Kenji Tangi Gallery in Tokyo, by artist Chiharu Shiota

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Extraterrestrial delight

Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.

Series of photos, showing the amazing planetary cakes, creations of the self-taught chef Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs. The structural layers of the cake for Jupiter are represented by the mudcake in the core (rock/ice), followed by the layer of almond butter (liquid metallic hydrogen) and finally coloured vanilla (liquid molecular hydrogen.

We are on time

Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop. (via Colossal)Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop. (via Colossal)Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop. (via Colossal) 

Designers David Okum and Javier Palomares joined together earlier this year to form a little design studio called Okum Made. The duo are releasing a number of functional home objects made of wood and other materials including this new series of clocks called O’Clock. There are currently four different designs including American Walnut, Hard White Maple, Douglas Fir and Cork and you can pick them up over in their shop. (via Colossal)

Vintage madness

Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the 'Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce' advertising agency, featured in the famous series 'Mad Men'. Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the 'Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce' advertising agency, featured in the famous series 'Mad Men'. Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the 'Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce' advertising agency, featured in the famous series 'Mad Men'.

Photos showing the impeccably styled interior in 60s modern furniture of the ‘Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’ advertising agency, featured in the famous series ‘Mad Men’.

Pixel Grandpa

Meet Hal Lasko, mostly known as Grandpa, a 97-year-old man who uses Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create artwork that has been described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.” Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online. Meet Hal Lasko, mostly known as Grandpa, a 97-year-old man who uses Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create artwork that has been described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.” Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online.Meet Hal Lasko, mostly known as Grandpa, a 97-year-old man who uses Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create artwork that has been described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.” Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online.

Meet Hal Lasko, mostly known as Grandpa, a 97-year-old man who uses Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create artwork that has been described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art.” Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online.

Watch this touching documentary short directed by Josh Bogdan which tells how Lasko discovered an entire new artistic career well into his 80s. (via Colossal)