Outdoor rugs by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal
Coffee filters inspire textile weave
Barcelona-based Kettal introduces a new series of outdoor carpets by Patricia Urquiola. Two years of research by the company has led to Nido d’Ape, the innovative textile used within the collection. Exploring the woven fabric of a coffee filter, the texture was emulated with braided PVC to create an aerated surface which is both breathable and resistant to damaging UV rays and external agents.
Ideal for outdoor environments, the rug’s 3D surface can be easily cleaned of any accumulated dirt. An organic palette of brown, grey, beige or red are produced by weaving diversely hued fibres to create its variegated colouring.
Art director Zeynep Orbay and the TBWA Istanbul agency designed a daily 2014 calendar for Land Rover, a car manufacturer whose vehicles are known for their bold four-wheel-drive capabilities. The innovatively-crafted project is a three-dimensional version of a classical topographical map where each color level represents a different month of the year.
Seiji Oguri and Yohei Oki/id inc
Seiji Oguri and Yohei Oki of Japanese Design Studio id inc have launched Gradation/ Texture, a collection of products for the home made using industrial processes and materials.
The collection comprises Gradation Lamp, Gradation Chair, Gradation Tray, Texture Tray and Texture Stone, all of which are made from steel.
The hexagonal Gradation tray is also coloured by a heating process. By limiting the portion exposed to the heat, another type of gradation is created. The trays can be used separately or stacked and tessellated to create an interesting centrepiece.
POW!WOW! x Tristan Eaton x Versace “Medusa” mural
To celebrate the opening of their new flagship in Hawaii, Versace worked with POW! WOW! to provide a large-scale mural on one of the key arteries in Honolulu. Located on the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street, curator Jasper Wong brought in world-renowned street artist Tristan Eaton to create his own interpretation of the iconic Medusa. Painted over a period of five days, Tristan Eaton employed his unique aesthetics to create a masterpiece that encompasses elements of classic Versace patterns and a variety of textures and styles. In the gallery above, you can see the progress on the beautiful artwork over the five-day creation period and of course the final large-scale Medusa by Tristan Eaton. Often referenced and reinterpreted, we have to admit that this version by the artist might be our favorite one to date.
Check the video: http://vimeo.com/97602368
First the connected home; now the connected garden: designer Yves Beharand entrepreneur Jason Aramburu have created products that monitor soil conditions and automatically water plants when they get thirsty (+ movie).
Designed for use in a domestic garden or a small farm, Yves Behar’s Edyn system uses two components to gather data about climate and soil conditions then irrigate the soil when necessary.