Design

The 600 stockings were hung by the chimney with care

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A giant Christmas stocking installation by Paprika for the window of furniture retailer Domison in Motreal. Domison required the materials for the installation to be recyclable, so all 300 pairs of socks will be unpinned and donated to a local shelter after the holidays. (via mocoloco)

 

 



Design

Atypyk

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A couple days ago I linked to this Time is Money clock over at Atypyk. Today I noticed they have a bunch of new stuff in stock and after clicking through it I had a huge smile on my face. The upside down flaming car candle alone is a must-have for the general population of Earth I think (their description, not mine: Have fun! Set cars on fire (french tradition). Made in France.)

 

 



Design

Letterpress 2011 Lunar Calendar by Alec Thibodeau

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Pineal Grigio a 2011 Lunar Calendar design by Alec Thibodeau.

Alec Thibodeau’s “Pineal Grigio” measures 19″ by 11.75″, the exact same dimensions as his 2008, 2009, and 2010 lunar calendars. The limited edition letterpress printed lunar calendar details the 365 phases of the moon for 2011. A continuation of the past three years’ calendar illustrations, the piece is the fourth installment in Alec’s Lunar Calendar Series. The calendar is based on the skies of Providence, Rhode Island but will function accurately anywhere in the Eastern Time Zone and to within a day of accuracy for any location in the Northern Hemisphere. Special illustrations represent New Moon, First Quarter Moon, Full Moon and Third Quarter Moon for each four week cycle. Clouds serve as placeholders in months with fewer than 31 days.

And it glows. In the freaking dark. And is also sold out. Emoticon sad face. On a related note the #1 item on Colossal that drives search traffic is this 2011 Moon Phase Calendar by Irwin Glusker available right this second at MoMa. (via poster district)

 

 



Animation

Insert Coin Stop Motion Animation

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

What the what! This isn’t even possible. This must have taken half their lives. (via drawn)

 

 



Art Photography

Chris Larson

December 17, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Phenomenal work from Minnesota artist Chris Larson whose body of work is spread so thinly online it took almost 45 minutes to piece together what I have here. Above we have Shotgun House, sub-zero stills from a short film entitled Deep North, and a wooden replica of the Dukes of Hazzard ’69 Charger crash landing on a replica of unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Montana refuge (not to mention the space ship he constructed also crashing into said refuge). Rochester Art Center has some nice words:

Chris Larson’s work examines the relationship between humans and machines – sometimes expressed through a moment of impact, sometimes through great toil and effort. His previous sculptures are large wooden constructions of collided objects: in one example, a spaceship nearly flattens a wooden barn; in another, the car from The Dukes of Hazzard TV show, recreated in wood, is smashed into the roof of a replica of Ted Kaczynski’s cabin. These works are filled with metaphors of heroic and anti-heroic acts and of the collision of good and evil in human nature.

 

 



Art

Book Sculptures by Ann Hamilton

December 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Ann Hamilton works in a wide variety of mediums including interactive audio and sensory works, photography, and elaborate large-scale installations. When looking through her body of art that spans more than 20 years (Google around, much if it isn’t on her site), her book sculptures really got my attention.

 

 



Design

Three String Shelf

December 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

My Google-sense tells me this three string shelf by Lara Knutson made the rounds a bit last year, but it’s definitely new to me. The title is kind of a misnomer, it’s actually just one string fed through a network of eyelet screws to create three points of contact for books to rest on. Simplistic, clever, and cheap. (via @designsponge)

 

 

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