Archive for May, 2010

Accessible Gazebo

May 27th, 2010


Aside from just being an elevated gazebo, you have to admire the quality wood structure. According to the architects this was a treehouse but I would beg to differ since the structure isn’t built in a tree.

Via Acrhitects Thomas

Gap 1969 Collection

May 24th, 2010


GAP Studios designed this beautiful package for the GAP 1969 concept store in Kingly Court in 2009 as a celebration for their 40 year heritage. The collection included exclusive denim, t-shirts and other designer collaborations. The actual packaging isa 12 inch Gap 1969 record sleeve as seen above. This design is beautifully similar to these Tonpress polish record sleeves.

After searching for a while I wasn’t able to come up with any other images of this package. It’s a shame because there were only 69 units sold.

Image via Lovely Package.

Hexagonal Spaghetti Packaging

May 20th, 2010




Neal Fletcher designed this intriguing spaghetti package while in his second year at the University of Central Lancashire. I find this packaging particularly interesting in the sense that it divides up serving size. I find this helpful as I constantly over do the serving size every time when I make spaghetti.

Sustainable Typography by Autobahn

May 19th, 2010






Autobahn is a Netherlands-based graphic design agency. This project that they created was for a festival of performances to be held, triggered by twenty-five works of art. To help navigate people around the works of art, Autobahn created this typographic way-finding system.

Each of these forms were laser cut from sustainable polystyrene. After the event was over, the objects were rounded up and recycled. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the designers got their hands back on these beautiful foam pieces when the event was over.

Iceland Volcano Timelapse

May 17th, 2010



Time lapse sequences have always amazed me, partly because of the difficulty in producing them, but also that it’s a dynamic showcase of what goes on around us that we don’t see. The photographer who shot this time lapse—Sean Stiegemeier—said about his video:

So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do better. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.

Sean shot this on a Canon 5d Mk II on a motorized dolly. I’d be curious to see the dolly set up he used. Eventually I would like to get into shooting timelapses like this one. See more of his videos on his Vimeo.

V-One Jet Charter Branding

May 14th, 2010

v-one on wanken
It’s been nearly a year and a half since I completed this project in school. The project was a self-initiated re-branding of V1 Private Jet charter. The reason for tackling this particular company was that their branding was loose. It looked as if the aspect of design throughout their brand had been lost sight of. Being that V1 is a jet charter service that offers their luxury-minded clientele on-demand private jet charter services for both domestic and international travel, I tackled this design in a whole new way than their previous mark.

The initial reaction when beginning the logo process was that the previous V-One was in resemblance of something too close to military and science (periodic table of elements). The new logo utilized a powerful mark in addition to hand-drawn type. The new logo represents aspects of their clients: luxury and exclusiveness. The logo’s “V” shape also incorporates a slice that enables the shape to be interpreted as a bird flying high, or a jet taking off up and to the left.

v-one on wanken
v-one on wanken

Sydney Glass House

May 12th, 2010





What could be better than a contemporary glass house in the trees of Sydney, Australia? This dream house is a $1.65 million dollar, luxurious investment that looks all too promising for a relaxed work environment. Unfortunately I probably won’t be taking the $1.65 million dollar plunge any time soon. Instead I may have to settle for relaxing out on the rooftop patio while dreaming of this house.

Via Arch.itect.us

Since78: Imagine That! Volume 02

May 11th, 2010



Imagine That volume two is another clean cut mix by Brian Gossett with sing along themed tracks. That may sound corny but I really enjoy these tracks and I’m not a mom or a dad.

Imagine That! Volume 02

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U-House & Office Residence

May 10th, 2010











This beautiful home and office space designed by Natalie Dionne is located in the trendy outskirts of Montreal, Canada. The design of this house features a very clean modern yet urban look through the interior and exterior of the building.

The garage door opens up to connect the tranquility of the garden to the living room space. At night during the summer, the upstairs windows can be opened and the shutters closed to let in a sufficient airflow while not getting wet or affected by the elements. I wish I had this feature in Seattle for the summer.

Via The Comtemporist.

New Bohemian Signs

May 7th, 2010






Stumbled across these awesome sign peices by New Bohemian Signs, a San Francisco based business. Their work is in hand-painted signs and have been doing it since 1993. Be sure to pay a visit to their website to see more of their stunning works.

Book Cover Designspiration

May 5th, 2010




The first cover’s color, imagery and typography is just gorgeous. I also really enjoy the piece by Anton Stankowski. Check out more of these on the flickr stream.

Images via Joe Kral/Swiss Legacy Flickr.

Building The Truffle House

May 5th, 2010

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This is just plain cool. When have you ever seen a house built this way? On top of that, when have you ever seen a cow help build a house? Ok so the house itself isn’t that visually attracting but the concept is rather interesting. I could see this transforming into a really cool, multi story house with tunnels underground.

The way this house was built was by digging a large hole in the ground, piling up the soil to the sides and putting down layer after layer of cement while also using hay bales to hold form for the inside living space. After completely covering all of the bales with cement, the soil was packed back on top of it. Once dried, the soil was removed and the front and back were cut off, leaving the insides open for a calf to graze on.

A year and a plump cow later, the interior of the house was clear of hay and the final elements were added. The final end result looks like it would be a really cool place to have a day studio and the view would be stunning as it looks out over the water.

Via Arch Daily.

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