Sunday, April 20, 2014

STOP and read.

Every post written since April 2014 is located at www.ifitshipitshere.com

The site you are now on serves as an archive of the posts written from 2007-2014. It is still a great resource, and just plain surfing fun, with over 4000 posts and over 82,000 images.

We will continue to bring you original and hip content at the new address www.ifitshipitshere.com (and now you don't have to remember

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Eye Candy. Art and Pics of Peeps, Bunnies and Modern Versions of The Last Supper.



For years now I have been blogging at this time of year about Easter related art and design. Some of my most comprehensive and popular posts have been sharing modern interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, Peeps art and products and Everything Bunny. I have since made large Pinterest board compilations of them, so you can view them all without that pesky informative copy, lol.

An Eggstraordinary Pop Culture Compilation for Easter

 


Enjoy this special animated Easter video that turns the main characters of popular cult TV favorites such as Game Of Thrones, Star Trek, Breaking Bad and The Big Bang Theory into, you guessed it, eggs. Created by Easy Explain Video, a company that creates animated videos for companies and agencies.




I took it upon myself to create little individual images for each show by compositing

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hats Off To Thom Browne and Stephen Jones For Some Seriously Strange Headwear.




Thom Browne's menswear collection for Fall Winter 2014 is both sartorial and satirical, to say the least. Ragged edge plaids, giant fat silhouette suits and autumnal leaf camo face make-up are topped off, literally, by unusual grey flannel and plaid hats and headgear in the shapes of animals. Rabbits as top hats, masks, caps and eyepatches, elephant heads, badger and frog caps, pinstripe

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A-Z of Dance Video Promotes A New Hybrid Denim from Diesel.

 


To demonstrate the flexibility of Diesel brand's new Jogg jeans, director Jacob Sutton captured some of the world's hottest dancers on the streets and rooftops of Los Angeles wearing the Jogg Jeans and cut-offs made of Diesel's new hybrid denim: a combination of denim, jersey and 360° stretch.




The collaboration between the Diesel brand and i-D features the talented dancers Ballet, Harlem

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Six Sweet Rides From Hot Wheels and Just Born.

 


Just Born, Inc., the makers of Easter Peeps and such candy favorites as Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales, has teamed up with Mattel's Hot Wheels for a limited edition collection of six super sweet rides. The miniature vintage cars and trucks feature the candy company's products and logos.



Peeps Custom '60 Volkswagon Squareback:



Peeps '56 Chevy Nomad:



Mike and Ike 85 Chevy Astro Van:



A Home Whose Driveway Is Functional Indoor Space: The Autofamily House.

 


Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, the architecture firm behind The Safe House, a wild fortress-like house with moving walls, continues to integrate unique thinking into their designs.





Konieczny says of this project "Autofamily house represents a new way of thinking about the entrance area in a suburban residence. We usually enter the house by a car, using the garage integrated in main solid.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Street Art Easter Eggs That Would be Perfect For Banksy. Or Any Graffiti Fan.

 


So, what would be the perfect Easter Egg for Banksy? Definitely one of the Edible Easter Eggs from this collection of Street Art Easter chocolates from Paris-based Jadis et Gourmande.


above: the window display for the Street Art Easter Egg collection at Jadis et Gourmande.

Delicious dark and milk chocolate creations filled with fruits, bon bons, pralines and more take on an urban edge

The Globe Storage Cabinet by Studio Job for Gufram.



This freestanding whimsical piece of storage furniture was created by Studio Job for Gufram of Italy, who is known for their playful polyurethane foam furnishings. The armoire or wardrobe cabinet is set with a soft polyurethane foam globe in the center which stays in place whether the doors are open or closed.




Made in a limited edition of 50, the piece, made of lacquered MDF, measures 95

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pierre Hermé Creates An Edible Easter Homage To Artist Beat Zoderer

 


Swiss Artist Beat Zoderer is best known for his multi-banded colored metal sculptures which spherical ones resemble rubber band balls, globes and eggs. When Paris based confectioner Pierre Hermé first encountered Zoderer's work, he admired his paintings before discovering the singular power and grace of his metal sculptures. This led Hermé to the idea of paying tribute to the sculptor by freely

Paul Flowers' Funky Nomad Bathroom Furnishings Mix Corian With Wood.

 


At the 2014 IMM Cologne international Furniture Fair DuPont™ Corian® exhibited the concept study for bathroom furnishings, "Modern Nomads", with designs by Paul Flowers, chief designer of Grohe AG. The collection of four pieces combines Corian® Glacier White and Corian® Deep Nocturne with Oak, textiles and chrome details.







A design influenced by nature, interpreted in a socially relevant

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld Brings Greek History To The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo With His ODYSSEY Pool.

 


You may never get to the The Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo, so I thought I'd share this lovely pool, art, furniture and outdoor area created for them by fashion designer and icon Karl Lagerfeld with you. The French designer's concept, ODYSSEY, features the hotel's new swimming pool with a stunning fresco-style installation made up of 15 glass panels portraying Ulysses’ journey, gardens and

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Trip Pixel Furniture by Studio Badini Createm for Seletti.



Studio Badini Createam and Selab teamed up for this collection of three pieces, an armoire (or wardrobe), a two drawer and a three drawer chest from Seletti. The classic furniture pieces are decorated by hand with a pixelated image of a woman's face, melding the traditional with the modern.







The Trip Wardrobe
dimensions: 40.9" x 22.8" x 82.7" (104cm x 58cm x 201cm), Price: €1,780.00


The

Friday, April 11, 2014

'La Piedra' House of 700 Tons of Hand-cut and Placed Quartz Stone With Incredible Pool Is For Sale



"La Piedra" is the name given to this 7,500 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, stone hilltop home with breathtaking swimming pool that is presently on the market for just under $8 million.




This unusual home is located on the historic and famous Southridge Drive in Palm Springs where the Elrod house and Bob Hope's Lautner home both stand. Perched atop a knoll and offering incredible views,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wild New Transparent Glass Faucets from Hansgrohe -The Axor Starck V Collection.



Presented at Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan is this unusual and beautiful new collection of water faucets for the bath or kitchen. A collaboration between Axor and designer Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe, the Axor Starck V collection serves the technical function of a faucet and combines it with the visual experience of watching water form a swirling vortex and "free-fall" into the washbasin.

Few Do Weird, Wonderful and Wearable Like Gareth Pugh. His Complete 2014 Fall Winter Collection.



A look at the new Fall/ Winter 2014 Ready-To-Wear Women's collection from irreverent fashion designer Gareth Pugh. It's a bit of "Snow-Babies-Meets-The-Kitchen-Drawer" (you know, the one that holds plastic wrap and foil?) but it's truly unique and there's something beautifully clean and elegant about the structured pieces of white and cream.








Leathers, furs, metallics, plastics, silks,

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Whimsical Table Lamps by Ingo Maurer Are A Nod To Mickey Mouse and Disney.

 


Ingo Maurer always has such imaginative ideas when it comes to lighting at witnessed by such unique designs as his LED wallpaper and his stunning butterfly lamps.


At this year's Salon del Mobile, he has introduced yet another clever form of illumination - The I Ricchi Poveri - Toto. Clearly inspired by the world's most recognizable mouse, Mickey, the decorative limited edition table lamps

EGOFACTO: 7 Scents, Beautifully Bottled With Caps of Crystal.



EGOFACTO is one brand with 7 unique perfumes, all beautifully bottled with real crystal caps and polished metal pendants on ribbons.




EGOFACTO was created by Pierre Aulas, a free spirit in French perfumery and internationally recognized olfactory expert. No newcomer to the business, Aulas is an olfactory consultant for major brands such as Thierry Mugler. Aulas created a brand placed under

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Evil Clutching Cuteness Gives Dictators A Soft Side.



Chunlong Sun, a photographer and digital retoucher from Beijing, China had some fun with this little personal project. A series of images featuring world-renowned dictators clutching plushies gives them a tender side we all wish they truly had. The juxtaposition between the face of evil and a cuddly stuffed animal makes these serious portraits instantly humorous.


Muammar Khadafi (aka Muammar

The Lovefish Tank by Dean Zeus Coleman (and How It Was Made).

 


Artist Dean 'Zeus' Coleman likes to create unusual fish tanks* as well as compelling 3D Graffiti sculptures and other wonderful fine art. His latest is the Lovefish, a tank made of heated and curved glass pieces that literally spell out the word LOVE.





The Making Of The Tank:
Creating the tank required curved wood forms hand-crafted by Dean and protected with aluminum upon which heated

Monday, April 7, 2014

Meet Zoey and Jasper, An Adorable Pet Project by Photographer Grace Chon.



Art director turned commercial photographer Grace Chon specializes in animals, lifestyle and celebrities with their pets. Grace, who confesses to having dressed her dogs in ridiculous clothes for years, turned into a baby-hat fanatic once she gave birth to her son Jasper. It wasn't long before she realized that, not only do the hats look cute on her adorable child, but they looked pretty darn

Brandalism. Fashion Branded Spray Paint Cans by Antonio Brasko.

 


Designer Antonio Brasko's project, Brandalism, is a study on the influence of street art and graffiti in the fashion world. Through the use of brand marks (logos and logotypes), iconic colors, and spray cans, Brandalism seeks to reintroduce the ideology of vandalism, branding and fashion from an experimental design perspective.


Fashion labels from surf brands like Stussy to luxury brands such

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cray Cray Cantilvered 7" Tall Platform Biopiracy Boots & Shoes From Iris Van Herpen X United Nude



United Nude collaborates with fashion designer Iris Van Herpen for their wildest shoes yet. This is Van Herpen's 9th consecutive collaboration with the brand and this is the first time that two, instead of just one, designs that graced the runway are being offered by United Nude.


In the following images the shoes are shown alongside the beautiful fashions from Iris Van Herpen's 2014 Fall/

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Entertainment Robot That May Just Transform Your World: The Keecker.

 


Created by former Google employee, Pierre Lebeau, it looks like a Roomba on steroids and acts like a mobile projection theater, security camera, concert hall, internet and wireless game console all in one. It’s like having your own little Robot that provides you with Google services, streaming entertainment, gaming apps, web-cam and more - it's a Keecker.



above: Pierre Lebeau and his

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Hippest Hockey Puck Ever - The Aalto Puck.

 


Since the middle ages ice hockey has been played with round pucks. Until now. Inspired by the free forms of the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto and a small reminder that not everything has to be as we’re used to, the Nordic Society for Invention & Discovery (NSID) and Iittala collaborated to create the first non-round hockey puck in the history of mankind, the Aalto puck.







Thursday, April 3, 2014

Graff Unveils The Most Valuable, And Quite Possibly The Ugliest, Watch In The World.



At this year's Baselworld, the annual horology show, Graff unseated Hublot as having the world's most expensive watch.



above: The $5 Million Hublot above previously held the title for the World's Most Expensive Watch

Graff Diamonds, who prior to this year has never before participated in Baselworld, unveiled the Hallucination, a 110 carat multi-colored diamond Ladies wristwatch valued at $

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Apple iCup. I Would Buy This In A Heartbeat.

 


Designer, illustrator and 3D Artist, Tomislav Zvonaric (aka DevianTom) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has conceived an homage to the Apple brand by designing the Apple iCup.






The concept of a coffee cup and warmer powered by a USB is not new, but this incarnation is damn desirable for Mac loyalists such as myself. An Apple-shaped coffee cup, warming saucer and even an apple-shaped

A $16.3 Million Solid Gold Bassinet and Luxury Cribs For The Insanely Indulged Infant.

 


Dear Celine Dion... just kidding. But clearly I'm hanging out with the wrong crowd because I don't know many -if any- parents who can spoil their kids with products like these. Baby furniture and accessories company Suommo, who I first introduced you to in 2010 with their modern white baby furnishings, is now touting themselves as 'luxury for baby' with fewer products, but far fancier ones- all

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

These Are PAINTINGS And No, I'm Not April Fooling You.

 


I thought this would be the perfect post for the first of April, a day when most people are punking, pranking, and just plain joking, because this artwork is pretty hard to believe. But it's for real.


above: Eloy Morales working on his 9th Paint In My Head portrait

At first glance, Eloy Morales' "Paint In My Head" series looks like an exploration in photographic self-portraiture, but what

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