I have never been to Rockaway Taco but I love it. I love the idea of good, fresh food made by people who really care about what they’re doing. It doesn’t hurt that the video was made by The Selby. If this video doesn’t make you wish that we could have summer all over again, I don’t know what will.
Old news in the web design world, Adobe Kuler is a Web-based application that allows users to browse, create, and share color themes. It’s easy to get lost playing around for longer then you intended and fun to look at the colour pallets that other users come up with.
After playing around with the site for a while, I realized that my business cards (ordered online from Moo) look a lot like some of the Kuler colour themes…
well, let me just say it’s been a busy summer with very little time to look at beautiful things online and even less time to do any kind of homely improvements. But, September means back to school (for me at least) which also means too much time in front of my computer and lots of time spent procrastinating.
SO, we’re back. I have loads of things to post about and I’ll try not to do too many “This Summer I…” posts…
Operation Design is a non-profit out of NYC that aims to partner highly accomplished architects and designers with public school students to create inspirational spaces and meaningful professional experience.
The organization is partnering with some well-known street artists for a fundraising auction. Each artist was given an Eames moulded plywood lounge chair to turn into a piece of art (not that the chairs themselves aren’t art!) The chairs will displayed in windows of Barney’s on Madison Ave from May 11th to June 1st, and an online will auction will take place during the same period.
I love this idea although am I the only one who thinks that shell chairs, which were often used in schools, would have been a more appropriate choice?
Aamu Song’s Tanissitossut (Finnish for Dance Shoes) made me look. Really cute idea and really cute felt shoes all in one.
The red felt shoes with rubber soles are meant for the father and a young daughter to use together. The shoes offer a fresh take on the Finnish tradition of making boots out of felt inherited from Russia. As part of the designers’ ongoing project titled `Top Secrets of Finland´, Tanssitossut also contribute to the effort to keep the age-old industries specific to Finland alive by revealing “the secret luxuries of Finland” to general audiences through the means of design. (via: designyearbook)
It’s been far too long, but this is what happens when a school year is ending. No time to eat and breath let alone blog. Anyways, in the meantime, I thought I would share some of nice things I’ve seen on the interwebs over the last couple of weeks.
1) Mjolk went to Japan. The pictures are absolutely amazing. I’m jealous.
2) 10 Must Read Books for Architecture Fans (via Design You Trust)
3) DIY Tabletop Terrariums – this has been on my to-do list for a long time. I love the look of them and they are just so simple. Next week, I swear!
4) Shannon Montrose – Animal Photography. These pictures are pretty amazing and really cute. I’m still wondering where she got a giraffe for that photo.
5) MoMa/PopRally “An Evening of Skate Videos”. This event was hosted at MoMa in NYC last fall, but this video just hit the web. Pretty amazing, would have been really cool to have been there.
Yesterday on of our favourite furniture stores in the city tweeted something very exciting….
Needless to say, this post had me at Modernica!
I clicked through to the website and it’s not up yet but it looks hopeful:
Looking forward to seeing what this is all about, in the mean time, if you’re in the Ottawa-area and you haven’t already, you should check out Found Design.