Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FLY by Yoko Ono

Yoko designed the Fly book with Lennon in the 70s, and in 2007, she reinstalled the book FLY.

What is going through her mind when she see the word "fly" I wonder, did she see the sky?

I HEARD a fly buzz when I died;
The stillness round my form
Was like the stillness in the air
Between the heaves of storm.
The eyes beside had wrung them dry, 5
And breaths were gathering sure
For that last onset, when the king
Be witnessed in his power.
I willed my keepsakes, signed away
What portion of me I 10
Could make assignable,—and then
There interposed a fly,
With blue, uncertain, stumbling buzz,
Between the light and me;
And then the windows failed, and then 15
I could not see to see.

-- Emily Dickinson

Illustrating Prada


It's final. Illustration is art, illustration is fashion, and now, it's Prada. James Jean, an ingenious illustrator, an icon for comic fans, is having his works stirring up the sensation in Prada Spring collection. He would also be designing a massive mural installation in the New York Prada boutique.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Portraits with an Attitude

Check out Polite in Public Photography, it actually brings a smile on my face.
Polite in Public Photobooth

Polite in Public Photobooth
Super Tuesday

Polite in Public Photobooth

Polite in Public Photobooth

Avalon - Los Angeles
The Bravery and The Sounds
December 9, 2007

Webster Hall - New York, NY
The Walkmen & White Rabbits
March 4, 2008

Oriental - Denver, CO
March 10, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

For Book Lovers Only (Updated)

Bookshelf Bedroom (let's see how it's built)

Bench and bookshelf combination from Latvia’s Stanislav Katz.

Equation Bookshelf, Designed by Marcos Breder

shelf that spells out shelf, Designed by Da-Eun Song

Storyline Shelf, Designed by Frederik Roijé
(It's said that the shape of the bookshelf is actually the sound wave of the word "bliss".

Rolling Shelf, Designed by Catherine Greene

Magnetique Shelf, Designed by Nils Holger Moormann

Prove Shelves, Designed by Creosa
(this actually reminds me of the dock in Macs)

Brace Case, Designed by Ward Huting
(unfit for Encyclopedia...)

Multi-functional shelf, Designed by Yoon-Zee Kim

U Bend Shelf

dictionary wall (via Apartment Therapy)

Book Scriptures- Link.

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Bookshelf, from old books - Link.

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Leurs Secrets - Details

Georgia Russell Book Art

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Nicholas Galanin's Sculpture from Books - Link.

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Book sculptures - Link.

You can help the Sichuan earthquake victims today by

here, the money goes into purchasing water purification tablets.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brazillian Designer

Portfolio of Brazilian designer, Pedro Franz, is filled with South American bold use of colors and symbols. Like summer.





Monday, March 10, 2008

The Apple Mosaic of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, made entirely of Apple products, including the latest Macbook Air.

my fav designer

Dave Werner

Check out his astonishingly-beautiful portfolio here. I particularly like the work he did for The Kennedy Center,
Dave Werner's Portfolio 2006

and the reflect/ respect project that features stories women tells about their self-reflecting image. Often these stories hurt, and Dave explores to use this project to change the social pressure on women to be skinny, to let the women know they are all beautiful and to warn the men about the harm of their seemingly casual remarks about women's body. In his video, he openly admitted several failed attempts in developing this project, and finishing product is touching, unique and "reflective". . Do watch the videos, he has used very sweet backdrop music also.

Here's a link to the original Real Image project, a collection of the anonymous stories women sent to him about their self-image.

Dave Werner's Portfolio 2006

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Animals at Large in Hong Kong

from THOR