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The latest in Bandai Gadget's "do it forever" series is the top of a coke or beer can. Basically, researchers spent hours and hours perfecting the sensation of cracking open a can, and then made it into a cell phone strap. It goes on sale in June for about $8.
Want to pretty up your place but really could do without wallpaper? The pasting, the smoothing out, the shouting match between you and your significant other…it’s ok. We understand. That’s why we’re all excited about the mountable laminate panels that B&N Industries has produced. The Iconic Panels are way cooler than any wood paneling we remember from childhood and come in designs named Carnaby, Hitchcock, and even, Helvetica (guess what that one looks like!). The sixteen textured designs encompass a range of styles from pleasing curvy designs to wildly drawn lines that would give us vertigo if we had to eat breakfast near them.
Moleskine, that beloved notebook of so many so far and wide, has just relaunched their website with a new "MSK" format that lets you print your own pages (including a wizard that helps you along--why do things always need a "wizard"?!) It also boasts a gallery of special projects, user-created artwork, and a line-up of special editions. Things are just getting populated, but let us know in the comments how you like the printable pages and links to your favorite (or your own!) artwork.
Too rich for your blood? There's always this old standby.
I did some icons for the front page. Check out Trucker Speed.
The issue of plastic contamination in the ocean is rapidly gaining a lot of attention. As a designer, distributor, or manufacturer, thinking of the infrastructure used to transport plastics for production and recycle them at the end of their life can have a much bigger impact than you might imagine!
The reprocussions are first and [...]
Rebekah Rutkoff is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn. Her work in photography and video art has been shown internationally. In 2001 she co-founded the Jaraf video art screening series in New York City. She is at work on an ongoing project that blurs the line between art-making and curatorial practices entitled Color Therapy for Oedipal Conflicts.
Carrie Dashow is a New York-based video and performance artist investigating the space between life and mediation. Her art revolves around interaction, present, psychic and recorded space. Dashow has honed her teaching skills as Artist in Residence in the New York City public schools, working with staff and students integrating video and media literacy into curriculum.
Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He is engaged in exploring the ways in which digital media influences social relationships working with diverse tools including space, video, sound, networks and programming. His work has been shown in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Ars Electronica, ResFest, The BitScreen, The Dallas Video Festival, galleries and raves. He currently lives in New York, where he also performs as a VJ in places like Remote and FUN.
Marie Sester is a French artist living and working in New York City. She began her career as an architect, having earned her master's degree in architecture from the Ecole d'Architecture in Strasbourg, France in 1980. She works as a media artist exploring ways societies implement forms, focusing primarily on the idea of transparency, visibility and access. Her interactive installations typically create an immersive experience for the viewer/participant.