Hot identity work for London salon Znips by mind design.
The Znips logo is inspired by locks of hair and hand-cut lettering we found in a 80s Punk fanzine. As part of the interior we designed an art piece made from chopped books curled into strands of hair resembling the curved shapes in the logo.
Aw this is so great. An animation for the 2010 ANZ PromaxBDA Conference in Sydney directed by Nathan Drabsch.
After discovering Brendan Ravenhill’s excellent wood and nail bottle opener, I started thinking about how I’ve always appreciated the simplistic bottle opener over anything more ornamental or complex. Searching around online I realized that bottle openers are much like watches, in that there are literally thousands of designs that accomplish the exact same task. Here are some of the best I found.
The marli bottle opener from Alessi, designed by Steven Blaess. Admittedly this is the opener we’ve been using here at headquarters since 2008 and I love its ergonomic steely goodness.
The mono up & zu.
The Iittalia Collective Tools opener designed by Antonio Citterio.
A vintage German Monopol corkscrew and wine opener. (looks like he only has this one available)
Hermetus Bottle Opener, also by Monopol. (how fun is this Kiosk site?)
Nothing beats the simplicity or the price of a good old fashioned church key opener.
And finally the Japanese Alps 7 Opener available at Kiosk.
It’s easy to take for granted the magic of electricity in your home, but these whimsical self-adhesive stickers are a clever reminder of what it really takes to light your room or power your vacuum. PVC-free and standardized for use in the UK, I'm sensing a US market opportunity here. For sale on Hu2. (via holycool.net)
Several bizarrely striking structures by Michael Greaves, photographed by Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto in Quebec.
About the objects he assembles, he has written, “I very much liked and observed old objects, used objects, objects worn down by the force of time and human history. I am a being that has served, been transformed, an object that wants to be understood and enlightened, and that likes to be used.” He has also built cabins and houses out of wood. Defying the laws of gravity and perspective, they resemble houses of cards on the brink of crumbling and create points of view that border on the fantastic.
A bathroom floor made with 13,650 nickels (that's a mere $682.50). (via dude craft