*notcot - 06.18.12 , 22:20 - 0 Notes

2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé

rolls1.jpg Strangely fascinated by the images and video of the 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé… you pop open the trunk and you’re greeted by the teak flooring you’d expect on your yacht… which then pops open further to reveal a “comfortable picnic seat for two adults” as well as a mini fridge and a set of “full-sized hand-engraved glasses that were designed by the team at Rolls-Royce.”

As for the inspiration behind the design… “The latest expression of Phantom Drophead Coupé demonstrates a more relaxed and less formal side of Phantom. It displays a sociable character and its convivial interior evokes the feeling of being aboard an elegant motor yacht. Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of 1930s (known for their performance and use of natural materials) the result is a car that epitomises romantic, performance motoring.”

“The optional teak deck was inspired by classic racing yachts. Each deck is hand-made from 30 separate pieces of teak cut from the same tree for consistent grain. Grooves are precision-machined into the wood then hand-finished with black yacht builders’ caulk. This is followed by two sealing coats and a finishing coat of liquid wax to create the elegant tonneau cover for the soft-top when it is lowered.”

See more pictures of these fascinating details on the next page… and imagine the picnic you could have when cruising around…

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*rugenius - , 12:50 - 0 Notes

Darragh Casey’s Shelving the Body

shelvingthebody4.jpg The latest from London-based editor, Justine Aw at the Central Saint Martins 2012 Degree Shows.

Darragh Casey’s series Shelving the Body. Darragh’s dad used to put up a shelf every time was bored and this inspired the furniture design student to explore the relationship between people, shelves and the objects they are designed to hold. Rather than creating generalist shelves that support all nature of goods, he began experimenting and creating shelves which rely on people to use their own bodies and weigh to support or counterbalance objects or require users to carefully configure their objects on the shelves. Some shelves require the user to take a certain position and in his shelving the body project, shelves are designed to support human bodies themselves! I love the ‘shelf portrait’s that result and the excellent participation of Darragh’s family across the generations! See more pictures on the next page!

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*rugenius - 06.17.12 , 16:35 - 0 Notes

Visual ID for the CSM Graphic Design Grad Show

cstmartinssigns.jpg The latest from London-based editor, Justine Aw at the Central Saint Martins 2012 Degree Shows.

I loved the visual identity and branding for the BA Graphic Design Degree Show, which provided a strong sense of continuity throughout the show and translated beautifully across media, from signage at the show to the program and website. The visual identity was a project by three graduating students in the course, Duarte Carrilho da Graça, Esa Matinvesi, Shiho Yokoyama. More photos of their beautiful work on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 16:30 - 0 Notes

Central Saint Martins 2012 Graduate Show

csmmain.jpg The latest from London-based editor, Justine Aw at the Central Saint Martins 2012 Degree Shows.

The Central Saint Martins 2012 Degree Shows were a great excuse to wander down to the beautiful new home of Central Saint Martins on the bank of Regents Canal near Kings Cross. The new buildings are stunning and home to a huge variety of incredible student work. The showcase continues until Thursday, June 21st and are free to the public. This post is a first look at the variety of projects ~ more features to come soon on some favorites! See photos of some of the incredible student projects on the next page!

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*rugenius - 06.13.12 , 11:50 - 0 Notes

Lítill In Berlin

terrariummain.jpg Lítill terrariums are the star of Jette and Fabrik, Lauren Coleman’s latest exhibition opened at Direktorenhaus Berlin on the 1st of June.

The exhibition consists of two rooms, Jette and Fabrik. Jette suspends a catcus in a terrarium in the room with the help of a freely drifting helium-inflated weather balloon. In Fabrik, stalactite like structures descend from the ceiling as if they are dripping the hand blown glass terrariums from the ceiling to the floor below. See more pictures of this stunning exhibition (that i wish i could see in person!) on the next page!

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*rugenius - 06.12.12 , 11:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org features monkey orchids, a grass-filled cathedral and apocalyptic chicken coop. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 06.05.12 , 00:32 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Bubble-filled hour glasses, eaten photographic film and rattlesnakes like you’ve never seen them before are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 06.04.12 , 15:30 - 0 Notes

MakerShed @ Maker Faire

makermain.jpg Catching up on things while hanging out in Nashville today, i found more fun inspiration lost in my camera from Maker Faire a few weekends ago… i love their branding for the faire this year, and the fun products with the adorable robot logo on it… as well as other Maker Shed goodies to see in person!

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*notcot - 05.30.12 , 14:30 - 0 Notes

Bonnaroo 2012 Wristbands

roowrist1.jpg If you’re going to be wearing a wristband for a few days in the hot sun of a music festival… the last thing you want is a plasticy bracelet (especially one that could be on too tight!) The adorable new wristbands for Bonnaroo just arrived and they are a nice compromise for their RFID readers… soft fabric, adorably fun illustrations, and only the RFID tag and the clasp are plastic. Only question now, is how it holds up to the elements… Take a peek at the details and the fun papers that came along with it on the next page!

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*rugenius - 05.29.12 , 09:35 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Sculptures made from supersoakers, beauty in rotting vegetables and the sleek Lamborghini Ankonian are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 05.24.12 , 00:30 - 0 Notes

Clerkenwell Design Week: Order of St John’s

church0.jpg The latest from London-based editor, Justine Aw. Today she caught up with the action at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012.

Clerkenwell Design Week always amazes me with its beautiful and unusual venues throughout East London that provide beautiful backdrops for design. In addition to the stunning Farmiloe building and House of Detention. This year, CDW have added a third gorgeous and unexpected venue, the stunning Order of St. John. The order has been taken over by CDW to create two gorgeous gallery spaces, one light, airy and very bright space and a more mysterious, but equally stunning crypt! More photos of this gorgeous space and the beautiful furniture it showcases on the next page.

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*rugenius - 05.21.12 , 22:25 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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A pavilion with bubbles for walls, fruits grown in juice box molds and views of the solar eclipse are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 05.18.12 , 20:13 - 0 Notes

Inside Lee Clow’s Beard: the book.

leeclowsbeard0.jpg There’s something magical going on over at TBWA\Chiat\Day in LA ~ I’ve been following @LeeClowsBeard on twitter for years now… endless amusement, for a while it was unclear if it may be the advertising legend Lee himself… then word spread it was another “fake” twitter account… the type that people stop caring is fake because its so well written and amusing. But you always wonder who is behind this stuff, and whether their “inspiration” approves. Well, in the case of Copywriter, Jason Fox, in Dallas,TX… while he managed to last about a year before asking if Lee knew about this twitter, and whether he approved, it seems to have worked out like a dream. Lee not only approved, but now there is a BOOK and an iOS APP!

Here’s a look at Jason Fox’s digital reveal today ~ and it was amazing to get to join the team at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA for the launch of Let There Be Dragons (TBWA\Chiat\Day’s new content creation offshoot who is also responsible for the book!) as well as the @LeeClowsBeard Book! Take a peek on the next page to see the festivities (including real life Lee Clow with 2D Lee Clow and @LeeClowsBeard) and a peek inside the book!

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*rugenius - 05.15.12 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Birds made from LEGO, fitness minded furniture and camel jumping all feature in this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 05.08.12 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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A beautiful new take on the climbing wall, a postcard creating Rube Goldberg machine and piles of baby scorpions are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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