World’s Biggest Umbrella, China
The Invisible Bicycle Helmet by Swedish Designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin
Famous Quotes are Paired with Clever Illustrations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based illustrator Tang Yau Hoong has just released a brand new series where he pairs one of his older illustrations with a famous quote.
“I enjoy making illusion art because it has the ability to mislead us. We rely on sight in our lives and yet it is so fragile that we could easily be deceived by what we see.”
In one of our favorite new prints, Hoong takes one of Steve Jobs’ famous quotes, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” and illustrates it by putting two half eaten apples next to each other. Within the negative space, one can subtly make out Steve Jobs’ silhouette.
As he tells us, “Most of them are old illustrations that I redrew to match the style I was looking for and the meaning of the corresponding quote. One day, I was browsing through old designs when I thought about giving them new life. Here is the result. Only the illustration of Steve Jobs’ quote is brand new, which triggered the project.”
Source: My Modern Met
10.Deep 2013 Lookbook
Quentin Tarantino Screenplays as Classic Penguin Style Book Covers
UK-based illustrator Sharm Murugiah has reimagined a collection of screenplays by director Quentin Tarantino in the style of classic Penguin book covers. Prints of each design are available to purchase online.
Source: Laughing Squid
Design Talk with The Knight Twins (Rebecca & Beverly)
Part I of Design Talk with Rebecca and Beverly Knight. Bookmark the site and check it out often. Niki always covers amazing things design related!
Design Talk with The Knight Twins (Rebecca & Beverly) Photo Recap, Interview by: Niki McNeil
Head over to Single Bubble Pop to learn more about the designer Niki McNeil and check out Part I of Design Talk with Rebecca and Beverly Knight.
interview & Images By: Niki McNeil
The Ultimate Tailgate Trailer
The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody-Tailgate Trailer by Neiman Marcus. Designed by interior designer Brad Ford, it’s impressive on the outside, but what’s on the inside truly astounds: sleek leather furnishings and details from Moore & Giles, rich wood finishings (handcrafted from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks), elegant glassware, and a top-notch entertainment system, including a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and a state-of-the-art sound system, plus a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye*. You park, open the hatch, and slide out the bar—cocktails anyone?
The price? Only $150,000. And 10% of that goes to amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
Each day in Mumbai 4000 men in white outfits and matching hats transport 175,000 lunches across the big city. They retrieve the tiffens (lunch containers) of food from mothers and wives, and bring them (by foot, train, bicycle and even carried on top of their heads) to the office buildings of waiting husbands and sons. The Dabba Wallas have been doing this since the late 1800s. Despite the unsophisticated mode of transport, the lunches always arrive on time (the error rate is 1 in every 16 million transactions). It’s a pretty impressive feat and we were lucky enough to follow a couple Dabba Wallas for a day in Mumbai, and see their work first hand.
Giant Concrete Keyboard
Located in Yekaterinburg, Russia consists of 86 blocks of concrete weighing up to a thousand pounds each.
The Vermont-based design studio Untreed Studios has created a wonderful collection of typographic art prints that are inspired by the 1994 animated Disney film The Lion King. Each design is based on different characters and their quotes. Individual or bulk prints are available to purchase online.
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