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Ryan Putnam’s Illustrations of Famous Movie Costumes

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Artist and graphic designer Ryan Putnam has created a series of simple yet eye-catching outfit grids of famous movie costumes. The simple illustrations cover several iconic film characters from movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more.

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Kozo Lamps

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Israeli designer David Benatan creates various lamps under the brand name Kozo Lamp. His collection contains all kinds of lamps: wall, table and even floor lamps. The key feature of the project is the usage of iron plumbing pipes and fittings in the manufacturing of lamps. All products are handmade, which makes the £200-£350 price tag impressive. Check them out here

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A Look Inside Nike CEO Mark Parkers Office

a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-1The internal happenings of Nike‘s Beaverton locale are often kept to a slight whisper, which has probably contributed to the brand’s success. Remote from the bustle of R&D and beside the marketing department sits Mark Parker – CEO of Nike. I originally posted images of his office a few years again but Obscura Magazine has released a peek inside the ‘newly-redesigned’ office of “The World’s Most Creative CEO” (according to Fast Company) in their latest issue, providing a new perspective on the successful businessman. An infamous bust of Lincoln, signed Air Jordans, and an array of vintage war-era paintings create a unique aesthetic all their own, with the office seeming more like a ‘home away from home’ than a workspace in the traditional sense. Enjoy a look, then head over to SILLY THING to pick up a copy of Obscura Magazine Issue 14.a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-2 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-3 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-4 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-5 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-6 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-7 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-8 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-9 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-10 a-look-inside-nike-ceo-mark-parkers-office-11

The History Of Daft Punk’s Helmets

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk were two French guys who wanted to make dance music, and keep all the focus on just that – the music. In order to strip their personalities from the project completely, they linked up with special effects master Tony Gardner to help them design helmets that would that would shield their identities, essentially rendering them robots who make killer shit to dance to.  Mixmag‘s new mini-documentary, Daft Punk: Behind the Helmets is a visual history of the now-infamous headgear, from it’s early iterations with hair, to the ultra-sleek models of 2013. Watch it above. Seriously.

Harrow Skull Armchair

harow-skull-armchair-4Harow, the French design firm of Harold Sangouard, presents the Skull Armchair. Consisting of a black gloss resin exterior sitting atop a steel internal frame, the Skull Chair is a geometric, stylized take on the human skull. More than just a unique design, the chair features plush foam cushioning covered in luxurious black velvet. The Skull Armchair will be produced in limited numbers and will be available through request via Harow’s site.harow-skull-armchair-3 harow-skull-armchair-2

Staple x PUMA Suede “Pigeon”

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Jeff staple and PUMA have just released the details on their upcoming project, the “Puma Pigeon Suede.” The sneaker features the Staple Design signature New York City “Pigeon” on the heel and dons a tonal grey suede throughout with subtle orange accents. The upper features the same tonal grey used throughout the sneaker as well as “PUMA Pigeon” lettering embossed. Exclusively handcrafted in Japan under Puma’s “Made in Japan” campaign, the sneaker will only be made in a quantity of 500 pairs worldwide. The sneaker is slated to release on April 17, 2013 in-store only at Reed Space in New York City. A worldwide release is scheduled for May 3, 2013.

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Wall Mounted Hands by Harry Allen

 

Remember  the scene in Willy Wonka (the original, of course), when disembodied hands grab the visitors’ coats? Well, Harry Allen remembers. From his ongoing “Reality Series,” where real objects are re-cast in a resin composite material, these hands—cast from Allen’s own—have a multitude of functions. BESTOW comes with a candleholder as well as a glass vase. OM has fingers gently grasping a stick of incense. GRAB gives the option of hanging objects or cloths from all 5 digits. OFFER offers a small flat shelf for display. C’MERE provides an inviting finger to hang stuff fromThe latest in the series are the hands cast to hold an iPad or iPhone. These hands are waterproof and washable. LOVE!

 

Topman Denim Jacket Project

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Firstly I’m a huge fan of the classic denim jacket, and these are some of the best I’ve seen in a long time.

The Denim Jacket Project sees the high street store commission six British and American designers to have a crack at reinventing the classic jean jacket. It’s no easy feat: the jean jacket has long been a staple of men’s wardrobes. While fashions come and go (stone-washed, indigo or acid wash denim, slim fit or boxy), the general idea hasn’t changed a huge amount since Levi’s started producing them in the early 1900s.

One most high profile name on board is the British designer Oliver Spencer, known for his relaxed casual tailoring and outerwear. Here he has taken inspiration from the classic leather biker jacket and recreated it in a bright blue denim.

I expect one of the most popular jackets will be the one by Katie Eary, who has used bleached out denim and added a detachable borg collar. It’s an unassuming, simple design – until you unbutton it. It’s lined in a bold animal print. Very on-trend this spring is the offering by Topman Design, which is my particular favourite Topman’s in-house design studio. It’s based on a 1930s shape and has been created made from a dark, polka dot printed denim. The other designers on board are Lou Dalton, Shaun Samson and Mark McNairy. See all the designs below

Denim Jacket Project launched yesterday , April 4, and is available at Topman Oxford Circus, Topman General Store Shoreditch, Topman General Store Seven Dials, Topman.com, Harrods, Selfridges, Topman Manchester Arndale.

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Inbox Mini Cargo Crates

Normally hearing the term “inbox” gives me a slight anxiety attack. I think of all the emails I’ve put off responding to that are now buried in a pile of spam trying to sell  “enhancement” pills, painkillers and toner cartridges. I would feel a little better about tackling that inbox if we had some Inbox Mini Cargo Crates surrounding the office desktop. I can’t explain it, but little wooden replicas are just visually appealing to us lads. These mini cargo crates are ideal for holding the billions of random pens and half-dead highlighters strewn about your desk. Each set contains 3 crates that fit inside each other like a far more rugged version of some Russian nesting doll. Check ’em out here


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Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981

I’m a massive Apple fan and love BOTH my iPhone. No other phone has turned my head since I purchased my first generation iPhone all them years ago but give praise where it’s due this is a beautiful looking phone…still wont make me defect though. For all you Blackberry welding lunatics though…..

Luxury automaker turned industrial design brand Porsche Design has announced its first smartphone alongsideResearch in Motion. The BlackBerry P’9981 offers superior engineering and performance encapsulated within a forged stainless-steel frame with leather accenting. A unique PIN for each device helps P’9981 users identify one another. Porsche’s iconic style is clear in this gadget, which is being labeled a landmark in it’s design history; epitomizing the idea that form equals function. More information is available on the RIM website here.