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Street Map Cutting Board is Both Functional and Gruesome

March 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Just saw this new item pop up at my favorite Icelandic design shop, Birkiland. The Nordurmyrin by 7-9-13 Design Group is a meat cutting board designed to mimic the streets of an actual neighborhood in east Reykjavik.

Nordurmyrin is a meat cutting- and serving board. It draws its name from a neighbourhood in the old east of Reykjavik. Its street names are named after renowned characters in the old icelandic sagas: Landnama, Laxdaela and Njala. These are examples of the street names: Audargata, Gudrunargata, Gunnarsbraut and Skarphedinsgata. When meat is cut on the board the blood juices rush down the streets. It refers to the conflicts that arose in the societies of the second and third generations of Icelandic settlers.

The blood juices run down the streets?! Excuse me while I put on my Bill the Butcher costume and whip out the credit card, this cutting board is the most gruesomely awesome kitchen implement of 2011.

 

 



Design

Candle Clock

March 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love the concept of this candle clock designed by Nathalie Dewez. I’ve poked around quite a bit and can’t find it for sale anywhere, alas. (via notcot)

 

 



Design

Double Happiness Billboard Swing Set

March 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Architect Didier Faustino created this epic swing set out of a converted advertising billboard for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture.

Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world.

(via brokencitylab)

 

 



Design

A digital clock made of analog clocks

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Clock Clock by humans since 1982 is a faux-digital clock made of 24 analog clicks with standard hour and minute hands. (via the supremely awesome lustik which you should be following)

 

 



Animation Design

World Water Day

March 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Water ink _ BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International – UK from ici Barbès on Vimeo.

A wonderful clip to promote World Water Day by French firm BDDP Unlimited. Directed by Clement Beauvais, the film is meant to spread awareness of waterborne illness that kills an estimated 3.6 million people each year by using a delicate water and ink method that “reveals what is invisible.” So well done.