Cry Havok Cry by Nicholas Maggio

CRY HAVOC CRY from Nicholas Maggio on Vimeo.

I recommend starting your day with the above short film by our friend Nicholas Maggio. It’s 2.5 minutes long and mixes romance, crime, and the world’s fastest 4-door sedan (in 1985) together very nicely.

A House for a Photographer

project-landscape-hyde-and-hyde-architects-5

Designed by Hyde+Hyde Architects, this house was conceived by the firm for a “well known” photographer to be built in Wales, in a quarry at Pontypridd. The whole house is designed like a camera obscura, collecting light and focusing on distant views through the large floor to ceiling front window. Pretty wild….oh and the DeLorean is a nice touch as well.

Check out some more images after the jump.

READ MORE

The Ark by Antivj

Projected light artist collective Antivj have a great new installation up in Oaxaca, Mexico. The site specific installation uses the cacti that line the center of the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca as a canvas for their projections. Check out some images after the jump.

READ MORE

Design Manifesto

Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 12.07.46 PM

Recently I was asked to write a design manifesto. Usually, we are not asked what principles we believe in. We’re just expected to do it. Manifesto Project is a site I was introduced to that is supposed help get some gears turning.

Bruce Mau’s manifesto is one in particular that stuck out.

Interview: Caesy Oney of Draught Dry Goods

ONEY_PromoPic

Back when I had zero jobs, I looked up to guys who had multiple jobs. Guys who did things they didn’t have to do because they wanted to take things a step further. First it was BMXers like Brian Castillo who worked a design job and rode bikes for fun, even though he rode at a pro level and got paid for it. In ’97 I found Dyrdek fascinating because he was so into investing, music and entrepreneurship outside of skateboarding. Then it was rappers who also sold drugs, then James Franco acting in multiple movies while writing, making art and going to school full time; then Alexander Wang Creative Directing Balenciaga while running his own brand.

Caesy Oney is one such busy person. He’s got a dream job at Nike and owns his own brands, Draught Dry Goods and Odd Fellow Company. Through hard work and relentless curiosity, he’s put himself in a position of freedom to create as he pleases without compromise, surrounding himself with the people and things that make him happy.

I asked him what compelled him into this position, and he said “It’s important for me to be always working from an uncomfortable place creatively, and to hold myself to high standards. Complacent designers are boring and lazy.”

Below are a lot more questions and answers with Caesy, and photos of the beautiful products he creates.

READ MORE

Justin Angelos

1987940_orig

Any fans of collage work out there should give Justin Angelos stuff a look.

Emiliano Aranguren

thomas edison, Emiliano Aranguren

Came across this cool little type quotes series by Emiliano Aranguren.

The Man Behind The Poster

d10

If any of you muhfuckaz have Netflix and like a good documentary about classic shit, I suggest watching “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” asap.

This doc tells the story of illustrator Drew Struzan, the man responsible for countless iconic movie posters and even popular album covers. All done by hand, all incredibly awesome. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Coming to America etc… pretty impressive. I’m honestly shocked that I never thought to investigate who was behind all this great stuff. SMH for real!

Click below for some examples of his work, peep his portfolio, then check out the documentary on Netflix.

READ MORE

W Verbier

wverbier6crop

W hotels opened a ski resort in Verbier, Switzerland and this place looks amazing to say the least.

Click below to see more of the hotel.

READ MORE