Design

The Domino Clock

December 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I had to put all the family pictures back on the wall when I realized this is still just a prototype, but regardless the Domino Clock by Seattle-based Carbon Design Group is extremely cool. The dots on the three giant dominoes act as digits for hours and minutes, and everything communicates wirelessly to keep time. Another video via the Carbon site explains the clever engineering behind the tiny actuators that quietly flip “on” and “off” in sync with the time. According to their blog the goal is to produce a fully functional prototype in 2011, and the next one will arrive via FedEx to my house shortly thereafter. (via yanko)

 

 



Design

Guu Izakaya by Dialogue 38

December 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Guu is the Vancouver inception of an authentic Japanese izakaya (aka: pub), designed by Dialogue 38. (via the best part)

 

 



Design

ShotShell Stainless Steel Shotglass

December 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Because mixing guns and alcohol is awesome. A shot glass inspired by shotgun shells available at MadeByAmmo. (via coudal)

 

 



Design

The Alpinist’s Alphabet

December 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New print from WASA Industries for the mountain climber in your family. And soon to come, alphabets for paddlers, backpackers, and skiers. (via omg posters)

 

 



Art

Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Really enjoying these wooden sculptures by Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos who lives and works in Barcelona. He creates a large composite foundation from loose pieces of beechwood or sycamore and then carefully carves the figures, a process that creates interesting fragmentation within the final piece. He also has a fascination with ostriches.

 

 



Art

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I am totally in awe of the detailed map collage work of Dallas, Texas artist Matthew Cusik.

Defacements are obsessively crafted amalgamations of word and image in the tradition of altered books and concrete poetry. The re-contextualization of image, word, and number creates a new storyline that is often in the spirit of a prankster student who has marked up a textbook with irreverent and provocative commentary.

His large-scale Bible work, Passages, is also something to behold. (via green chair press

 

 



Photography

Romain Laurent

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Delightfully surreal photos by Romain Laurent.