Err can I have this now ?!
Wall Dogs: The Midair Muralists Who Paint New York
It’s 8am in Soho, the thermometer reads just above freezing, and the sky is bleak. Taxis splash down the streets; New Yorkers stride with their heads down, leaping over puddles, carelessly bumping into each other. Everyone wants to get out of the cold, out of the rain, into the warmth.
Ten stories above — on a long, skinny platform hanging from the facade of a building at Canal and Mercer in downtown Manhattan — it’s a different story. Climbers’ ropes secured around their torsos, Jason Coatney and Armando Balmaceda stand in a melange of open paint cans and brushes. These two muralists of Colossal Media, the largest hand-painted advertising company in America, are heavily layered in sweatshirts and raincoats. But in this industry, c’est la vie. Paintbrushes in their fingerless-gloved hands, earbuds in their ears — “I like to start out with Miles Davis in the morning,” Coatney smiles, his breath visible in the frigid air — they begin yet another workday in the sky.
Vancouver-based designer and artist Greg Papove has released his latest design, the Foundation laptop storage unit—a concrete laptop stand that serves as permanent housing for your laptop and mobile devices, designed specifically for Apple’s MacBook Pro. Papove’s unit plays on the juxtaposition of the portable nature of modern technology and the permanency of the stand’s concept, which is constructed entirely out of poured concrete. The raw design echoes 1960s brutalist architecture in its minimalist shape, heavy aesthetic and severe angles and includes several storage areas for other transient devices like cell phones, MP3 players and external hardrives.
this is giving me anxiet y
what is it?
It’s a doorknob in which the knob retracts in when it’s locked so no one can open it.
And yes this would also give me anxiety just thinking about it o.o
The Hive Cuff by Designerica (aka Erica Schwartz)
Schwartz on her work:
Bees are amazing social creatures that create delicious treasures and provide vital benefits for local plants, gardens, and farms. One of my neighbors keeps bees on our roof (check out brooklynhomesteader.com) so i get to watch them in action.
This cuff bracelet was inspired by the way light filters through the wax combs full of honey that are their gift to us. Just looking at the bracelet makes my mouth water. The irregular shape is designed for comfort to cup the wrist bone.