Ole Ukena

“In The Absence Of War” made of 20,000 toy soldiers, by artist Ole Ukena. Detail images below! View the whole post: Ole Ukena over on BOOOOOOOM!.

Exhibition: Club to Catwalk documents London’s underground culture in the 1980s

London’s V&A has long been curating exhibitions which showcase otherwise overlooked elements of British history, and their latest offering is no exception, placing the huge outburst of creative energy which took place in London’s clu...

Architecture: Designs for the Great Tower For London in 19th Century catalogue

Well there is literally nothing about this not to love. In 1889 the city of Paris unveiled the Eiffel Tower, and in the true spirit of historical (and sometimes petty) intercity rivalry, London was not going to stand idly by. A public design competi...

Publication: Vulpine and The Newspaper Club release a multi-purpose cycling paper

In this crazy, mixed-up, modern world we live in it seems there’s a technological solution to everything. We’ve got sat nav in our phones so we never get lost, funny little sensors on the back of our cars so we don’t crash while pa...

Illustration: Fast-paced watercolour cities form French illustrator Mugluck

French-born Montreal-based illustrator Mugluck makes phenomenally stylised watercolour compositions that are blistering with fast line work and strong, decisive mark making. She’s especially gifted when it comes to creating urban landscapes an...

Illustration: Anna Dunn super colourful, communicative portfolio does not disappoint

I first came across Anna Dunn’s brilliant work in last week’s Not for Rental exhibition, and the designer and illustrator’s portfolio is not one to disappoint on further investigation. Coupling vibrant colours with soft textures, h...

Bordeaux Rosé

Si je vous parle de soleil, de piscine, de vacances, forcément vous me répondez apéro. Mais avez-vous déjà dégusté un Bordeaux Rosé à l’apéro ? Bordeaux offre une grande diversité de goûts, d’arômes, de sensations, de couleurs…La fraîcheur des vins de Bordeaux, le fruité gourmand du rosé de Bordeaux, la belle couleur framboise des Clairet, ...

CreativeMornings Video: Harley Finkelstein

Harley Finkelstein, entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify spoke at CreativeMornings/Ottawa in April. Harley speaks on how “technology is eating the world” and how in an economy where everything is becoming democratized—fundraising, prototyping, selling, fulfillment—behemoth companies are going to find it harder to compete with the ...

Stitchless Bag

This incredibly minimal and beautiful cross-body bag by cleaneverything was crafted from two pieces of vegetable tanned leather with no stitches. (via M)

Darkness 3 date and time picker

The date and time picker for Darkness 3, a huge update to our oldest iOS app. Who says everything has to be flat?

Tidy

“When in doubt, tidy up.” —Brian Eno (via Austin Kleon)

Hide your electrical outlets with Japanese shoji screens

Shoji screens are space dividers typically made from wood and washi paper. In traditional homes they were favored over doors for their translucence, but also as a space-saving mechanism because they slide on railings. In other words, they offered an effective, aesthetically pleasing solution to closing off spaces that maybe ...

Interview: Kristen Lee of TENOVERSIX: The LA-based multi-label boutique opens a new outpost and coffee bar in a renovated historic hotel in Dallas

Housed inside a landmark building in Dallas, boutique hotel The Joule is in the final phases of a two-year expansion and renovation featuring new guest rooms, retail space, a spa...

Kettering, OH

I haven’t had the opportunity to travel the midwest until recently in which I’ve met many remarkable creative folk. Back in March, I had the pleasure of speaking at School of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio. During my short visit I saw impressive student work and felt a sense ...

Stuffed Cat Necklace is an Homage to Mischievous Cats Everywhere

We used to have a cat named Tabi who would jump onto the counter and eat all the meat out of our kids lunch boxes before they brought them to school. If the lid was shut Tabi would effectively empty the contents by knocking the boxes off the counter. We ...

Indigofera: Co-founder Mats Andersson on the Swedish label’s fresh approach to pure denim

Mats Andersson, the co-founder of Indigofera says the Swedish denim label, which is embedded in the very roots of the country's jeans history, approaches denim in a different way. He...

Design Showdown: Exposed Bulbs

Exposed bulbs are a trend that's still going strong - vote for your favorite design!

Announced: UC.Quarterly Q2-2013

The second issue of UC.Quarterly is now available. Q2-2013 is 56 pages and features 70 of the most interesting, relevant, and simply fun-to-see projects from across our blogs — Brand New, For Print Only, Art of the Menu, and Quipsologies. More information, along with subscription...

99 Problems by Ali Graham: An illustrated journey through Jay-Z’s numerable troubles

Inspired by Jay-Z's track "99 Problems," British artist Ali Graham has been creating an illustration every day since June 1 this year that...

Vol. 79 | No. 49

The second issue of UC.Quarterly is now available. Q2-2013 is 56 pages and features 70 of the most interesting, relevant, and simply fun-to-see projects from across our blogs — Brand New, For Print Only, Art of the Menu, and Quipsologies. More information, along with subscription...

Paint Retouching Pen

This Paint Retuching Pen is brilliant. It lets you touch-up any painted surface easily. Definitely want to give this a try.

UC.Quarterly: Q2-2013

UC.Quarterly is back with issue Q2-2013! For the same price to you (and current subscribers) it even comes with an extra eight pages of goodness at no extra cost. Not much more else to say this time around other than go get it while it's...

Student Work – Lacy Kuhn

Designed by Lacy Kuhn | Country: United States “The Heartland line of breakfast cereals is a newly conceived experiment by the National Cereal Corporation. The marketing strategy is based on the celebration of breakfast cereal’s all-American roots. Each flavor will be named after a state’s nickname; the pilot being Beehive Honey Squares. The ...

A Modern Getaway in the Gulf of St. Tropez

This St. Tropez house brings a bit of modern to this traditional region.

A jewelry maker’s home in Provence filled with art, books and silk ribbons

In the small hilltop village of Lacoste in Provence, France, Ruth Ribeaucourt creates some of the most exquisite jewelry I’ve ever seen. Ruth grew up in Ireland and started making jewelry when her father gifted her a toolbox filled with beads on her 10th birthday. Her father, a dentist, was ...

News – 7/15/2013

Keira Bui describes 5 things designers wish their clients from hell knew.Lenstag: A free online gear registry that aims to end camera and lens theft.Tiff: A type diff tool that visually contrasts the differences between two fonts.smashLAB's Eric Karjal...

Just went for a haircut at Huckle

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The DNA of Things: Italian designer, artist and engineer and researcher Maurizio Montalti crosses the boundary between nature and culture

by Stefano Caggiano Italian multidisciplinary designer, artist and engineer Maurizio Montalti is the founder and director of Officina Corpuscoli, a laboratory of scientific creative research dealing with the role design could play in the bio-tech revolution...

Join me on Skillshare!

I am super excited to announce that next month I will be teaching a class on Skillshare! In case you’re unfamiliar with the site, they offer both in-person and online courses in a huge range of topics. They have an entire School of Design which offers a ton of amazing ...

In Chicago, An Apartment with a Sartorial Approach

Kristin Kerr Luber lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago where she resides in a modernist high-rise designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center in New York. Kristin fell in love with the building when she saw in on the Chicago architectural boat tour and ...

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