118 posts tagged design
118 posts tagged design
As a once crunchy-camp-goer I will always have a soft spot for the timeless Nalgene water bottle. The wide-mouth that inevitably spills just as much water down the front of your shirt as it deposits into the mouth, the dinged-up hard plastic attached to backpacks and totes (bulky design denying it entry into outer pockets) by a carabiner that’s spent more time on city streets than any leafy green hiking trail. But in a world of boutique design stores and water sommeliers, the Nalgene and its clunky, impractical design seems to have been replaced by the trendy, sleek, problem-solving water-wear I now admittedly tote.
LABS: @brcdesigns has designed a limited edition aromatic candle for @votivo, which features hints bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, sandalwood, patchouli, and other scents. Wacky design on the box, but the candle — as you can see — is more conventional.
Not sure what the “binary” aspect of the scent might be, if anything, but it does smell quite refreshing.
Before artists are lionized, canonized, given major retrospectives at major museums, they are people. And when they are people, they are often poor, and so they must find ways to make money. Paul Gauguin tried his hand as a stockbroker, Henri Rousseau worked as a toll collector for most of his life, and Kazimir Malevich — whose retrospective opens at Tate Modern today — designed a perfume bottle.
Reblogged from salahshaheen
Billboards are commanding territory all over the world, offering just a blaring message in their occupation. Some designers have been looking at how to better use this advertising infrastructure, with Slovakia’s Designdevelop proposing a use for the space as small-scale residences for the homeless.
Always eager to push the boundaries of what a museum should or should not collect, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired a downloadable app for its collection. MoMA’s latest addition, Biophilia, costs $12.99 in both the iTunes and Google app stores. It was released with pop star Björk’s eighth album of the same name.
Reindeer with reflective antlers (photograph by Anne Ollila, via Yle)
Would this spooky reindeer that seems to have transported from some unearthly netherworld stop you in your tracks? That’s the hope of the Finnish Reindeer Herders’ Association which is trying out coating reindeer antlers in reflective paint to help reduce its huge reindeer vs. car problem.
Reindeer with reflective antlers…