I love these photographs by Bangkok label Sretsis. They're based on antique porcelain figurines - pretty close to the ones we had when I was a kid (top). More at StyleBubble.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Whoa! Looks like big budget advertising is back. Must say, of the many football-themed promotions cluttering my daily life, this NIKE ad definitely is getting me amped for the World Cup. Great editing and memorable cameos, especially by Gael Garcia Bernal.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The uber talented Kronk is another friend who has joined the NIKE Originals campaign team and is doing phenomenal work for them (see the awesome promotional video here and spot him - the white kid in the specs), including the South African team kit for the massive World Cup 2010 here. I am excited to be doing a job with him in the upcoming future. Be warned: tread his flickr page lightly as there is too much awesome work to take in at once.
My brother is about to start studying Industrial Design in Beijing and I send him inspirational links now and then. I just sent him the link to Tithi Kutchamuch and her amazing body of work which moves somewhere between sentimental pieces of jewelry and everyday pieces. This project called Companion Parrot (2009) is truly stunning and inspired by the memory of household pets that have died.
Do check out the other award-winning pieces on her site. A great mix of Japanese-meets-Scandi inspired pieces.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Ok, I noticed this a while ago, and thought to myself, "I will ignore it as its just another one of these things that perpetuate that Cape-Town-cliquey-crap I hate so much" - Look Out! It's name-dropping out there! But then some of my friends have appeared on it and suddenly, I have to look. Why? Who? Again, why? So weird.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Skulls seem to be making a reappearance again. I have no idea why, but I know that I want one.
Hopefully, you have checked out the Sebastien Tellier vid I was telling you about. The perfect art direction comes from a team I have followed for a long time since they did Air's "Don't be Light" music video (you can watch it on their site too). They released a calendar of 365 drawings last year - too many, too awesome.