Hypnotize Art
Ana Kras
Designer / January 19, 2017

Beautiful furniture designed by photographer Ana Kraš. Ksilofon – a clothing rack made of wood. Noodle – a side table based on a waste basket. Bonbon – a lamp made from colorful string knitted over a steel frame. Hive Lamp – a floor-standing version of the Bonbon.

Best of Kickstarter and Video of the Day: The Cinder Cone
Designer / December 28, 2016

Around this time last year Foster Huntington decided to build the ultimate tree house and skate bowl. With the help of his friends (some professional carpenters/some not), Huntington was able to make his dream a reality. Having documented the project from start to finish, Huntington is now starting a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of publishing a book that will inspire others. Watch the video of The Cinder Cone below.   Tucker Gorman planning and designing on the first day of the build of the tree houses. Wrapping up work on the studio, 20 feet off the ground, suspended between two Douglas Fir trees. Billy McHugh shingling and Kai Korsmo doing finishing work, 35 feet off the ground in a tree. Breaking for the Fourth of July. Our first night in the trees, six weeks into the build. Tucker Gorman working on the studio platform, early on in the build. Forming the bowl on a foggy morning in August. Building the suspension bridge and getting the Octagon ready for shingling. Ian Weedman and Jason Lindsey building the suspension bridge, 35 feet off the ground between two Douglas Firs. Skating the freshly completed bowl in late August. Warming up the wood burning…

Projection-Mapping: “Trajectories 2” Installation by Designer Greg Barth
Designer / December 2, 2016

Designer Greg Barth developed an effective technique for his installation for at La cite Mode et Design, in Paris. First he froze the action of swinging a ping pong paddle, and broke it up into a series of objects hanging in space, then he brought the action to life using a projector mapped to each object. Watch the video below.  

Sigrid Calon
Designer / November 12, 2016

Beautiful graphic work by Dutch illustrator/designer Sigrid Calon. More below.                    

Anna Hrachovec
Designer / October 27, 2016

Anna Hrachovec is a toy designer known for her ever-expanding imaginary world, Mochimochi Land, and she’ll be speaking at this year’s conference! I’m still giving away that pair of tickets so if you’d like ’em, jump over .

Jean Jullien
Designer / October 18, 2016

Fantastic illustrations and paperwork by Jean Jullien. Just look at this first image – by my count there’s roughly 100,000 cool ideas in there.

Mesmerizing Video of the Day: 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures
Designer / September 29, 2016

This mesmerizing video features 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures designed by Stanford University teacher, John Edmark. The shapes are generated based on Fibonacci numbers, the same relationship you will find in pinecones, and sunflowers. Zoetropes traditionally rely on a strobe light for the human eye to perceive the animation; this video employs a fast shutter to achieve the same effect. Watch the video below!  

Video Profile: Designer James Victore
Designer / September 20, 2016

The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features Brooklyn-based designer and teacher, James Victore. I previously posted about Victore’s insightful Youtube series “Burning Questions” . Watch the video below. Like Knows Like is a documentary project, created by filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper.

Phil Yamada
Designer / September 10, 2016

Great graphic work by Phil Yamada. (No relation to me! Our last names aren’t even the same, you racists!)

Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore
Designer / August 29, 2016

Heads up all you aspiring designers out there! Renowned designer James Victore is running a FREE (yes, free) class called “Bold & Fearless Poster Design” presented LIVE online January 12th and 13th. The online audience will be able to send in work for critique, as well as ask questions! This is a fantastic opportunity learn from a guy whose posters are in MoMa’s collection. If you’ve watched any of his Burning Questions videos you know how valuable his insights are. More details here. Watch the video below!