Oh, look at Mr. Fancy Pants pouring his wine from a ‘bottle’. How civilized. Get durrty by dispensing it from a paint bucket instead. Design agency McCann Vilnius created these limited-edition packages for beaujolais nouveau wines. Since beaujolais nouveau wines turn your lips and teeth purple, McCann Vilnius figured a paint bucket would be a funny spin on it. The packaging comes with paint labels, instructions and tells how much to drink to get your teeth a certain shade of purple.
Destinations By on Mar 19, 2014
We’ll refrain from making any drug references. Suffice to say, working inside the search engine’s Amsterdam offices looks like quite the treat.
You’ll be greeted by the European-ized Google sign. Where’s the ‘do no evil’ slogan?
Check in at the front desk which features a really long bicycle.
Home By on Feb 27, 2014
My face, it’s melting!! How many times have you thought that? If it’s a common occurrence, you definitely need these. It’s a porcelain sculpture called Vibes Melt Down 2043 for use as an incense burner. The picture is self-explanatory. It’s a half-melted skull dissolving into a puddle of gooey skull matter. On a deeper level, it’s an exploratory journey into man’s quest for meaning and sub-conscious examination. It also looks cool on a coffee table.
Culture By on Feb 26, 2014
Marbles, they’re not just for kids. At least not these ones. These cost $1,000 each. And what do you know, people actually buy them. Mike Gong created this series of handmade glass marbles titled “Acid Eaters”. They feature pretty wicked designs, images of eyes popping out and swirling, LSD-type patterns. The marbles are also 5 feet tall. Just kidding. But THAT would be really cool.
Gear By on Jan 28, 2014
Here’s a fun toy/art piece from artist Andy Rementer. The illustrator has been featured in The New York Times, MTV, Urban Outfitters and The New Yorker. He also recently put on a show in the Netherlands.
This recent collection, entitled “People Blocks”, features a collection of four wooden characters with interchangeable pieces. All have been hand painted and handmade. Each measures about a foot tall, packaged in a screen printed wooden box and signed and numbered by Rementer.
They even have names: Antoine, Fabienne, Jean and François. We’ll let you guess who’s who, since these come in an edition of 12 and we’re guessing they go for a bit more than we have now. *turns out pants pockets, watches balls of lint fall out*
Home By on Jan 21, 2014
Straight pimpin’. That’s how you’ll feel pouring water from this ultra-modern watering can. And it’s not just from over function for Eva Solo’s Aquastar ($40). The narrow spout allows water to be directed to a specific spot without messy splashback. Splashback sucks.
It’s possible this can also act as a pitcher for liquid. Pour lemonade in there, hold the spout to your mouth and make like a fern.
Media By on Dec 20, 2013
Here’s the chance to enjoy all the legendary ballparks from another perspective. Ballpark Blueprints ($49) render the great ones with specific architectural details, including a plan view, signature elevation view, and details unique to the park. Some blueprints are taken straight from the original building plans. Right now, they only have AT&T Park, Busch Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium. No Camden Yards? Maybe they’ll get to that later. These come on museum-quality paper, suitable for hanging or gifting.
Media By on Dec 5, 2013
If rappers really loved their hometowns, they’d do more than ‘rep their hoods’ with brief shout-outs in their songs… they’d rep their hoods with wood! Graphic designer Aymie Spitzer has created Neighborwoods, laser-etched, cedar wood, geography wall art that beautifully celebrates the place where you stay… or grew up… or wish you stayed, as is the case with most people in Idaho. Each handmade map is unique, and the cedar wood even brings with it an enticing woodsy aroma. And Brooklyn could use a little of that, actually.