Stop animation video for When I Am King by Dutch indie rocker Tim Knol, directed by Sverre Frederiksen. The two minute film took two months to shoot and uses a technique known as pyrography, where the illustrations are burned onto wood and then animated. (via the recently relaunched drawn)
Enormous and intricate installations by New York artist Phoebe Washburn
[...] Washburn has moved on to newsprint and scrap wood, but what her massive, room-size architectural sculptures all share is that they’re built from the scavenged bits of the urban world in which she lives. She prizes the castoff and mass-produced—the pencils, crates and day-old newspapers that none of us much cares about—and then sorts, layers and transforms them into what she calls “spectacles of environments.”
Many more great photos on flickr. (via the function key)
Behold the world’s first minimalist steampunk table. The Lois is a one-of-a-kind table designed by Charles Waugh out of Boring, Oregon where apparently he makes stuff that’s anything but boring.
London-based design studio Hendzel+Hunt set out to reclaim locally discarded materials such as palettes and leftover scraps from the streets and recycle them into some pretty snazzy furniture. See the whole collection. (via cool hunting)
Beautiful wooden replicas of the world’s three largest container ships, Emma Maersk, Arctic Princess and TI Asia by London-based design firm Postlerferguson. Plans are to eventually sell the models under a new brand, Papa Foxtrot. More info over at Creative Review.
Bird houses by London Fieldworks
for London’s Secret Garden Project.
The Secret Garden Project is a new programme of temporary commissions and pop up art events by young and established artists that will create a trail of London’s secret gardens, lesser known green spaces, and urban corners. The project aims to bring high quality art projects and events to London’s public realm; raise awareness of the ecological and cultural value of urban green space; encourage an understanding and engagement with ecology and biodiversity, create opportunities for community engagement and collaboration and encourage innovation.
(via design week)