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25 May 2012

Camper + Shigeru Ban – House of Shoes

Our friend Halley Tsai checked out Camper’s New “House of Shoes”, designed by Shigeru Ban, which opened in NYC on Tuesday evening in Soho. Shigeru Ban’s signature paper tubes make an appearance in the design, in the form of a gable roof. The tubes are a temporary art installation, but they contribute to the concept of a “House of Shoes”
Using the Camper red and white colors, a design was created which has the floor to shelving at the back wall of the store. The angled fin walls of the shelving units each have a piece of the Camper logo. When viewed from Prince Street on angle the logo is read as a complete word. From the Greene Street view, the letters are broken.
The dimensions of the shelving unit correspond to red stripes on the concrete flooring and to the corrugated red and white ceiling. Furniture in the store is designed by Shigeru and fabricated by Artek.
The original exterior windows and walls between the structural piers were demolished. In place are sliding floor to ceiling glass doors which open the entire facade on Green and Prince Streets in the warmer weather, so that it feels like an open market on its site on the corner.
All photos were taken by Halley Tsai, except where noted otherwise. Thanks, Halley!

Sketch: Shigeru Ban

Photo Credit: Billy Farrell Agency
I love the angled fin walls that display the Camper logo when viewed at the right perspective, but which are broken up and abstract when viewed from other angles.

The seating area is made up of elements from Shigeru Ban’s 10-Unit-System.

Shigeru Ban and Miguel Fluxá, Camper’s general manager, discussing the collaboration. Shigeru Ban felt that the original building looked lonely, so he added the paper tube gable roof to visually suggest a home

Hudson/Nichols – Four Corner Store Packaging

Hudson/Nichols designed this beautiful packaging for the limited re-release of the iconic Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim Camera for Four Corner Store, a shop that specializes in toy cameras. 75 units were created for the limited edition.

22 May 2012

Pete KL – Modular Memoro

Designer Pete KL launched a collection of Modular Memoro blocks at the Pratt booth at ICFF this weekend. The students were challenged in a collaboration between Pratt and Herman Miller to create objects that promote physical and mental well-being.
The Modular Memoro blocks encourage active engagement with one’s cherished memories, and allow for countless configurations of tablescapes to create a stage for the stories of the objects you collect and treasure.

In addition to the standard collection of Modular Memoro blocks, Pete collaborated with friends and designers to come up with an Artist’s Series of Memoro blocks, including a solid ebony block decorated with gold leaf by Lucia Oceguera (above), and a collaboration between two artists, MP Landis and Les Seifer (below), which includes a piece of art that was folded and mailed between the two artists until one of them declared it finished.

18 May 2012

Chain Door Lock Necklace

Chain Door Lock Necklace
Style  |  Design
Chain Door Lock Necklace from Bond Hardwar. Turned a brass-plated door chain lock into a fashion necklace.
"Bond hardware: A line conceived for the everyman, the everywoman, a reinterpretation of the necktie, a modern approach that suits you. You’re bound to want some around your neck. Made in U.S.A."

Via laughingsquid, heavybrowsing, image idontlikemondays

Instagram Socialmatic Camera

Instagram Socialmatic Camera

Instagram Socialmatic Camera
The Instagram Socialmatic Camera concept by ADR Studio. They imagined the Instagram icon becoming a real life digital instant film camera. The camera is packed with 16GB of storage, built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 4:3 Touchscreen, Optical zoom, and even an internal printer to help bring your photos to life with ease. Features:
- 16 GB mass storage;
- Wifi and Bluetooth;
- 4:3 touchscreen;
- 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing;
- Optical zoom;
- Led Flash;
- Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real;
- Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets;
- Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks;
- InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature;

Via gear100

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