Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Mask

Photoshot Director (thinking out loud): Alright, our chair is smack dab in the middle of the uncanny valley. How can we make this thing more unsettling?
Assistant: Masked model.
Director: I like that. Let's develop it some more
Assistant: Nude masked model.
Director: I like your style, kid.

Image stolen from: TrendHunter
Chair design stolen from: Tool album cover.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If this keeps up, I'm going to have to start a series on these

Ridiculous product shots. That thin line between avant garde and "seriously WTF?" perhaps better known as "the Lady Gaga zone"

With this shot of the Play chair from DEDON and Stark, I feel like I'm watching a kids TV show, and The Silly Man thinks he's a chair.

Silly Man, you're not a chair. You may be stackable, and you may be partially orange, but you're not a chair.
Oh, what a silly, silly man you are. We can tell you're silly because they won't let you have shoelaces.

Today's image stolen from Design Milk.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The website Texts From Last Night lets me live vicariously through others' wanton debauchery. One text featured on the site read "I had a dream last night that I had sex with Abe Lincoln. I must stop watching the History Channel before I go to bed."

And then we get to this room, featured on Apartment Therapy.

This is what happened when Tim Burton had a show on the History Channel.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Macintosh blues

Much as I love macs, my baby had a little hiccup last night. Except when my baby hiccups, it's not cute and adorable and instead makes me want to run screaming in sheer unadulterated panic. Yes, I am bad at backing up my data.

The good news: I was able to get all the key data backed up after this little hiccup. So in that sense, I have learned nothing.
The bad news: I lost all my bookmarks in firefox. So my extensive list of design blogs I visit? gone.

I remember the big ones, but I'm going to use this as an opportunity, readers. That's right, when I got a huge lemon, I'm making some hip, designer lemonade. What are your favorite design blogs? With y'alls help, this list will be bigger, better and time-wastinger!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stools: like standing for lazy people

This MEC stool comes courtesy of Design Milk. No word as to whether the possibly dead woman comes with the stool.
The abstract states "The brief? To provide support based on various frequently adopted natural postures and objectify the concept as a mechanical extension of the human body."
If 'passed out under furniture, naked' is a frequently adopted posture for you, rehab might be a better option. Unless this furniture is designed with Amy Winehouse in mind.
Also, for those who don't speak postmodern, "objectify the concept as a mechanical extension of the human body" means "you can sit on this."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

So so cool.

I was going to start this post with the words "I'm a fan..." but after realizing how truly horrible that pun would be, I decided against it. But I like fans, especially the old metal ones that'll chop your finger off if you try and tempt fate. Seeing as I currently have 3 cats in my room, I'm going to pass on that option.
and then there's this:

Yes that is a Dyson fan. The kind that may in fact use actual magic to work. At Target. For $299.
Half of me scoffs at the idea of a three hundred dollar fan. The half of me that is still five thinks its one of the coolest things ever. The five year old me is now saving up its allowance.

Dyson fan, you will be mine.

Photo stolen with love from Rob Cockerham's Twitter