The All Year Round Calendar by Copenhagen based architect Lene Mirdal is an enormous circular grid that accounts for every month, week, day and hour of the entire year. Further, the entire calendar is color-coded to match the season with purples and blues for the cold winter months, and orange and yellows for spring and summer. The whole thing is printed on 27″ x 27″ (70cm) matte paper and is available here.
New work from Paris-based Le Creative Sweatshop that does things the old fashioned way using paper, glue, sweat, blood, and probably some tears. I also really, really love this cover for Mamz’hell. Even more stuff over on Behance.
The Hospital Robot Buddy (rough translation from the Swedish Sjukhusroboten Kompis) is a graduate project from industrial designer Linus Sundblad that is meant to act as a friendly communications platform to family and friends for hospitalized children.
I have investigated the possibility of creating a relationship between patient and product; a companion that is always there for the child. I have also looked more closely at how communication could be increased between the sick child and her/his friends and parents at times when they are unable to be with the child. The aim is to increase the feeling of security for the sick child and her/his relatives.
Earlier this month Sundblad was the recipient of an annual grant that will perhaps allow him to pursue this vision even further. Personally I think he would do just fine by manufacturing a million of these cute wooden robots which are insanely awesome without multimedia components. (via below the clouds)
A selection of killer interiors from a post over at Arrow & Arrow, a blog for the extremely awesome Spartan shop out of Austin which I intend on covering in a post soon. On a related note Paul over at Dude Craft posted my dream office last week.
Match installations are hot! Really beautiful work by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine at Helena Papadopoulos in Athens, on display now through January 15, 2011. The last image is from a 2004 show at the Front Room. See also the work of Chicago artist Pei-San Ng. (via contemporary art daily)