Design

Not Your Father’s Model Boat

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Design History

Visualizing One Million

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

One Million by Hendrik Hertzberg is a new edition of a 1970s book that helps the average joe comprehend just how large one million is. Each of its 200 pages has 5,000 dots and occasionally individual dots are highlighted for their statistical significance. (via fastco)

 

 



Design Food

Ballard Bee Company

October 5, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Ballard Bee Company is an urban pollination company in Seattle, comprised of about 50 hives. Because Seattle limits the number of hives a resident can have their yard, Ballard contracts with dozens of individuals who volunteer to host hives in exchange for a couple bottles of glorious local honey each year. The end product is then sold to nearby restaurants and boutiques. A great interview with founder Corky Luster on Seattlest. (via mister crew)

 

 



Photography

Nazroo and His Elephant Rajan

October 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Winner of the 2009 National Geographic International Photography contest. Nazroo, a mahout (elephant driver), poses while taking his elephant, Rajan, out for a swim at Radha Nagar Beach in Havelock, Andaman Islands. By California photographer Cesare Naldi. (via yay!everyday)

 

 



Photography

Portraits of Forty Apes by James Mollison

October 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographed in Indonesia and the Republic of Congo by James Mollison. (via accidental mysteries

 

 



Illustration

The Chi-Noceros

October 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

New print by Phineas X. Jones now for sale over at Octophant.us.

 

 



Design Food

The Nogg Chicken Coop

October 4, 2010

Christopher Jobson

The Nogg is a modern chicken coop designed by Matthew Hayward.

The nogg transcends ideas of what a chicken house usually looks like. It is designed to encourage domestic farming while adding a touch of playful elegance.

Engineered and crafted by hand in the UK the nogg is made from strong cedar wood which is fresh scented and naturally antibacterial. Stainless steel trimming, locks & fasteners and the elevated glass dome gives the nogg a contemporary feel and is reassuringly safe and durable.