Design

The world’s first Puckelball Pitch in Malmö, Sweden

January 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Is Dr. Seuss still alive, hiding out in Sweden, working as an urban planner? Not quite. The puckelball pitch made of artificial turf is a design concept by artist Johan Strom, who created this field in Malmö, Sweden as a metaphor for life:

“Many live under the belief that life is a fair playing field, that both pitch halves are just as big and the goal always has at least one cross. But ultimately the ball never bounces exactly where you want it to and the pitch is both bumpy and uneven.”

The rolling landscape of the field is meant to inspire imaginative play and to encourage fair competition between skilled and unskilled players, young and old, boys and girls. It was nominated in the Making Space 2010 competition that gives prizes to the best architectural and designed spaces for children. Every city in the world should be lucky enough to have a field like this. (via playscapes)

 

 



Design

Broken Dinnerware

January 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Broken Dinnerware by Richard Ginori.

 

 



Art Design

Over It: 14 Miles of String

January 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This stringed typography was an experiment in collaboration between no less than eighteen Portland creatives for a 2010 show called OVER IT.

Can 18 disparate Portland artists, writers, designers, art directors, fashion designers and illustrators get together and work as a singular unit to make art? Probably not. But Chris Hutchinson, Damion Triplett, David Neevel, Jelly Helm studio, Jennie Hayes, Jimm Lasser, Julia Blackburn, Julia Oh, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Marco Kaye, Mike Giepert, Official MFG CO, Portland Foreign Legion, Scrappers, and Taylor Twist got together and tried anyway.

The result is OVER IT, an experiment in creating as a group, letting go, disagreement, misunderstanding, backpedaling and trust.

Lots more photos here. (via designspiration and aaron rayburn)

 

 



Photography

Ngong Ping’s Fog No. 1 & 2

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photos of cable cars at Ngong Ping in Hong Kong by Calvin Sun, available as giclee prints over at inPRNT.

 

 



Design Food

Fruit Wrap

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Holiday wrapping paper from Swedish firm Happy F&B, printed with scented inks no less. Reminds me of the juice boxes by Yunyeen Yong and Naoto Fukasawa. Neat. (via the strange attractor)

 

 



Design Illustration

The Unruly Alphabet

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Unruly Alphabet, deftly illustrated by Aaron McKinney. This strikes me as a book that childless people with a great sense of humor would purchase and gift to their nieces and nephews, who would then execute to a T, everything depicted within the book on their parents after one reading. Or maybe that’s just my kid.

 

 



Art

Kyle Bean, Stick Insects

January 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brighton-based designer Kyle Bean has been busier than us and he updated his portfolio to prove it with a slew of really fun work including these meticulously constructed matchstick insects (photos by Owen Silverwood). I also really enjoyed the window displays he did for Selfridges. Previously. (via notcot)

 

 

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Highlight

Ceramic Cactus Juicer