Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shipping Containers in the Sky

Sky is the Limit 2008 was designed by Mesarchitecture as a Tea House in Yang Yang, South Korea.  Basically, the structure suspends two shipping containers 20 meters above the ground.

Sky is the Limit 2008

Here’s a view inside one:

I’d like to go up there and have a look, but would hate to be up there on an especially windy day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hot fireplaces for modern homes

“Gate” by Carsten Gollnick for Conmoto is a built-in fireplace for the home that looks like furniture.  It consists of twin glossy black cabinets with glass fronts.  One side contains the wood-burning fireplace while the other stores the wood. 

How simple is that?

If you’re not into the vertical design, look at this horizontal fireplace design from Peter Maly for Conmoto.

Or consider this round option called “Roll Fire” by Sieger Design for Conmoto.  This flueless fireplace could fit just about anywhere indoors or out.

Who would have predicted 10 years ago that we’d now have moveable fireplaces in the home or furniture that doubles as fireplaces?


Saturday, October 9, 2010

A New Look for Chiquita Bananas

This summer Chiquita Bananas had a contest to design new stickers for their bananas.  100,000 votes were cast for the 50 top finalists with winners being determined by popular vote and the 18 winners are pictured below.



And the winners are...


Allan N Contest Submission   Dave A Contest Submission   Tayler W Contest Submission    Aviva M Contest Submission

Kristen  S Contest Submission   Stan B Contest Submission   Brittany  B Contest Submission    Dana T Contest Submission

Jessica C Contest Submission   katie a Contest Submission   Belinda G Contest Submission    Ben M Contest Submission

Megan Meade C Contest Submission   Kori M Contest Submission   Max I Contest Submission   Kim M Contest Submission

Jon K Contest Submission   Mary V Contest Submission

Look for these stickers to adorn your favorite bananas in November.  Fun!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Art imitates Life

The Highway overpass.  A true engineering feat!  A complicated maze of concrete, steel and asphalt all designed for the movement of vehicular traffic.  

T-Bisqit @ flickr

Dynamic and fluid.  Ebbing and flowing like the tide.  How many pass through these places each day? 



highwayoverpass art

Inspiring some to art.