Mixr As if you really needed yet another reason to pick up an iPad this weekend, along comes Mixr (£TBA). This multi-touch DJ mixing app for the upcoming Jesus tablet offers… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
TheIkepodHourglass is a remarkable and luxurious 60 minute counter made up of high-grade glass with “sand” that consists of carbon or nickel-plated nanoballs. A gold-plated nanoball version is also available. From Josh Spear
Architect Takuya Tsuchida solved a unique problem for this new homeowner in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. He had a nine-car garage, but wanted to be able to view a car of his choice in his living room. So Tsuchida built an elevator to connect the garage and living room. You can see more photos and floor plans for this luxurious home in the links.
Sara and I have been following the work of Sten and Lex in Italy for many years. We’ absolutel love their latest body of work, created for their current solo show at the CO2 GALLERY in Rome.
They call this recent series “Poster Stencils” because, in essence, they are both stencils and posters at the same time. The video above shows their process of pasting up the matrix of the stencil, cut on paper, on a panel of wood as a poster. They then paint on the matrix in black and when it all all dry they destroy the matrix, letting some parts of the matrix stay pasted to the wood. In this manner the stencil is not reproducible and the matrix “dies” in the work itself.
From Wooster Collective.
Tom Schifanella collects classic luggage labels and shares them through his Flickr stream. A suitcase covered with these is a sign of a life grandly lived.
Luggage labels are fascinating bits of hotel history from the golden age of travel, roughly the 1900’s to 1960’s. During this time these labels were used by hotels as advertising and eagerly applied to steamer trunks, suitcases and all sorts of luggage by hotel staff, mainly bellhops.
Today, these same labels are highly desirable and sought after by collectors all over the world. Many of the designs were produced by some of the best poster designers from the golden age of travel like Roger Broders, Jan Lavies and Mario Borgoni.
Who needs turntables when you have cardboard? GGRP Sound has come up with a brilliant way to play records: with the record sleeve. The needle-embedded carboard package folds up to hold a 45rpm in place, making sound while you spin it with a pencil. Instead of outputting to a speaker, the vibrations go through the needle and into the cardboard, and the sound quality is not bad, from what we’ve heard anyway.