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Great find by Rudimentary Records: Saudi Arabia on Google Earth

Google Earth + Saudi Arabia on Rudimentary RecordsGoogle Earth + Saudi Arabia on Rudimentary RecordsGoogle Earth + Saudi Arabia on Rudimentary Records(via Evan Sharp)

thank you cards

PAWLING | print studio - thank you cardsOur new Thank You Cards are now available in the shop! You can buy them in a 6-pack (3 of each design) or individually. We hope you like them as much as we do!

PAWLING | print studio - thank you cards

2011 Calendar

PAWLING | print studio - 2011 Calendarleft: 2011 Desk Calendar (5"x7"), right: 2011 Wall Calendar (8"x9")

We're so excited to share our 2011 Calendar with you! There's a brand new pattern for each month and this year it's available in two sizes. Our popular desk calendar is slightly bigger this year (5"x7" instead of 4"x6") and still fits into a standard sized frame, but we're most excited about our new larger wall calendar (8"x9") because it really showcases each design. Each calendar is made from thick 80 lb 100% post consumer recycled paper, comes sealed in a poly sleeve, and is shipped in a stiff mailer. We'll be adding more items all week, so stay tuned!

PAWLING | print studio - 2011 Wall Calendar2011 Wall Calendar (8"x9") / detail

PAWLING | print studio - 2011 Wall Calendar2011 Wall Calendar (8"x9") / left: back, right: packaging

PAWLING | print studio - 2011 Desk Calendar2011 Desk Calendar (5"x7") / left: packaging, right: july

isaac cordal

Fantastic street art installations by Isaac Cordal:

Isaac Cordal - cement eclipsesIsaac Cordal - cement eclipsesIsaac Cordal - cement eclipsesIsaac Cordal - cement eclipsesCement eclipses by Isaac Cordal

"Cement eclipses is a research project of urban space that runs between the fields of sculpture and photography. The sculpture is used as a starting point and photography as a witness to the execution of installations for later viewing or exhibition. The small pieces (25 cm. Approx) are made in cement, of which copies are reproduced using silicone molds. These are small figures representing a kind of metamorphosis in which the man leaves his roles as citizens camouflaging themselves with the city and slowly becomes part of furniture. In this way confirms the voluntary isolation of human being with regard to nature, hidden among the sidewalks, streets, walls, etc., becoming the urban environment in their natural habitat." (more)

(via unurth)

fall finds

glass architect waxed canvas and leather portfolio bag and EPICE SARL pavia scarfleft: waxed canvas and leather portfolio bag by Glass Architect, right: pavia scarf by EPICE S.A.R.L.

folk industry

These Folk Industry pieces by Sharon Isadora are a fantastic update on the Anni Albers hardware necklace made from washers and ribbon:

Caroline Swift - bone china bowls tea lights and plateleft: bronze and silver woven rings wrap around bracelet, right: bronze woven ring necklace

(via @designsponge)

caroline swift

Unbelievably delicate ceramic work by Caroline Swift:

Caroline Swift - bone china bowls tea lights and plateleft: bone china bowls, right: bone china plate & tea lights

"as fine and smooth as egg shells, these bone china bowls are as thin as paper, beautifully translucent yet incredibly strong. hand-crafted in England, each piece is unashamedly unique in shape and form. pure, un-glazed, milky white, they look beautiful at the table with delicate sorbets, sugar or with bath salts in the bathroom." (more)

(via INK+WIT)

analogue life

Beautiful pieces from Japanese shop, Analogue Life: Design for Daily Life

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten - linen and cotton bath matlinen and cotton bath mat by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

Noda Horo - enamel containerenamel container by Noda Horo

Nambu Miya Ironware - bowlbowl by Nambu Miya Ironware

Nambu Miya Ironware - panpan by Nambu Miya Ironware

"Analogue Life focuses primarily on contemporary Japanese housewares. Whether mass produced, or handmade by artisans or craftsman, the emphasis is on simplicity , functionality and plain old good design." (more)

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jorre van ast

Jorre van Ast for Royal VKB - Jar TopsJar Tops by Jorre van Ast for Royal VKB

"When is a jug not a jug? When its a jar! By screwing on plastic tops, these readily available jars are turned into vessels with a specific function. A generic jar is transformed into kitchenware, creating more practical and emotional value. The family includes a sugar pot, milk can, chocolate sprinkler, oil&vinegar set and a water jug." (more)

(via Apartment Therapy)

piggy banks

BushkaBank by Racheli C. Sharfstein for Studio OOGA and Piggy by Bruce Tharp of Materiousleft: BushkaBank S, M, L by Racheli C. Sharfstein for Studio OOGA (via Design Milk)
right: Piggy by Bruce Tharp of Materious (via Design Milk)

"Piggy is a set of two savings banks that nest together. The larger “momma” bank is for a child’s personal savings, and the smaller bank is for the child's charitable savings. Piggy helps teach kids about charitable giving, with the hopes of inspiring new generations of caring, sharing, philanthropic citizens." (more)

bottle openers

I must have one!

oji masanori for futagami brass bottle opener and Tadanori Baba for Saikai bird bottle openerleft: brass bottle openers by Oji Masanori for Futagami, right: cast iron bird bottle opener by Tadanori Baba for Saikai

candice onodi

Candice Onodi - Chipper typefaceYum! Loving the Chipper typeface made from chocolate chips by recent grad Candice Onodi. Check out her website and drop her a line if you're looking for a graphic designer.

isabel albrecht

Isabel Albrecht at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery:

Isabel Albrecht at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery - Zeichung z26-2009Zeichung z26-2009, Ink and watercolor on paper, 29,5 x 32 cm, 2009

Isabel Albrecht at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery - Zeichung z15-2009Zeichung z15-2009, Ink and watercolor on paper, 29,5 x 32 cm, 2009

tokketok

Tokketok - confetti cardsconfetti cards by tokketok

(via design*sponge)

digna kosse

Instead of looking outward at a vast sea of waste or dwelling on scars where we've over-mined our natural resources, artist Digna Kosse takes the opposite approach. In an absolutely beautiful and intimate take on human consumption, she created a very personal set of tableware based on the volume of her own body parts.

Digna Kosse - Human MeasureHuman Measure, 2009

"take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you" 1 Cor 11:23-26

"People are consuming more and more. All materials and resources we are using, are not in proportion to our own bodies, and our size in relation to the planet we are living on. For a long time, the human body has been the measure for many things, f.i. distances and weights. In this project, my body becomes a measure for consumption. I measured all parts of my body in volumes (litres) and these volumes I have captured in a series of tableware. On every bowl, cup and dish an engravement is placed, that says which part of the body and which volume fit into it." (more)

(via lushlee)

vintage japanese meisen kimono

I love the colors and pattern on this vintage Japanese meisen kimono:

Vintage Japanese meisen kimono(via Shilo Byrd ... check out her sweet 'in print' pinboard if you haven't already!)

terry haggerty

Hand painted wall Drawings by Terry Haggerty:

Terry Haggerty - CCNOA, Brussels 2009untitled, CCNOA, Brussels 2009

Terry Haggerty - private collection, Dusseldorf 2007untitled, private collection, Dusseldorf 2007

(via strangely beautiful things)

stephan zirwes

Fantastic aerial shots from photographer Stephan Zirwes (warning: ambient music, on/off in lower right):

Stephan Zirwes - Zones - ConstructionZones > Construction > 07/15

Stephan Zirwes - Fields - Air FieldsFields > Airfields > 01/09

Stephan Zirwes - Fields - Cultured LandFields > Cultured Land > 10/18

"Hundreds of meters above the ground with a climbing harness, hanging out of an open helicopter, Zirwes composes his graphical abstracting photographs. His work shows patterns, structures, connections, boarders, uniformities and contrasts but also current political and sociocritical themes. The orthogonal view of his photographs reduces the space into two dimensions. Superficially the pictures don’t tell a story but allow an unemotional, aesthetical view on a 'real-picture-graphic'. The content of the picture, through its abstract appearance, seems like an exemplary glance, not really touchable but still exactly classifiable."

"But as soon as you step closer to the picture the dots and lines begin to unscramble, they turn into humans, buildings and recognizable figure parts. More and more details like the character of the surface, people in the picture and the still existing traces of their actions can be discovered. The goal is to create an artificial over-reality, that increases the tension in terms of content as well as in terms of visuals. The viewer has to ask himself if the seen is reality or fiction." (more)

(via Jennifer K Thornton)