Design

Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber

January 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Made of New York is a simple, modern furniture collection constructed from industrial-era materials salvaged from demolished buildings. The furniture is the brainchild of former creative director of Ikea Sweden, John-Michael Ekeblad, furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane.

The process begins with sourcing the wood, much of which comes from torn down 19th-century buildings. In determining the use for each part the team aims to have “minimal treatment of the wood in favor of sustaining its naturally worn out beauty and charm.” The resulting pieces are each completed within five to ten days, using water-based stains and sealers and wood plugs whenever necessary.

Available now through NewYorkCitySnaps. (via cool hunting)

 

 



Photography

Winter Scapes by Francois Cayla

January 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Stumbled onto this great series of winter photos by Francois Cayla.

 

 



Art

Anders Krisár

January 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Work from Stockholm-based artist Anders Krisár. I especially enjoy the last piece, a bronze cast attached to a heat isolator in close proximity to another cast made of beeswax. Pretty incredible. (via designspiration)

 

 



Animation Design

The Brick Thief: A LEGO Short Film

January 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A wacky new short film advertisement for Lego by firm Pereira & O’Dell out of San Francisco. (via egotist)

 

 



Photography

2011 Required Reading

January 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Great first photo of the new year from Paul Octavious. Previously.

 

 



Art

The Woodwork of Ben Butler

January 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

If you’re in Chicago, artist Ben Butler will have work at Zg Gallery as part of a show that opens this Friday, January 7th. I find his sculpture to be almost hypnotic, as if the pieces themselves are the visualization of rhythm or sound. Very cool stuff.

 

 



Design Illustration

To Resolve Project: iPhone Resolution Wallpapers

January 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The To Resolve Project is the brainchild of designer Chris Streger. Streger contacted a number of designers and asked for them to create iPhone wallpapers for their new years resolutions. Above is just a few of the great designs that have been submitted so far, head over to his blog to see more and download them for yourself. (via design work life)