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Ricardo Fumanal

Loving the illustrations of Ricardo Fumanal.

Via Brave Cadet.

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Établissements Callataÿ - Joachim de Callataÿ

Cool photographs of the shoes and tools of the trade of shoe designer Joachim de Callataÿ, aka Établissements Callataÿ.

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Moonjelly Corona

Moonjelly Corona

Moonjelly Corona

Moonjelly Corona, designed by Anja Eder and Michael Römer of Limpalux, is a circular organically-shaped light, with a shade comprised of gill-like slats, made from Japanese Shoji paper, that hang from a stainless steel frame.

Via Dailytonic.

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Vision 2000 stereophonic Hi-Fi system

Vision 2000 stereophonic Hi-Fi system from the early 1970′s, designed by Thilo Oerke and manufactured by Rosita Tonmöbel, Germany.

Via Private.

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Toy Gun with Gang of Four targets

Toy Gun with Gang of Four targets

Toy Gun with Gang of Four targets

The other day I stumbled across this cool vintage Chinese toy gun set, exhibited in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, depicting The Gang of Four as targets for a simple toy gun.

The Gang of Four – Jiang Qing (Chairman Mao’s widow), Wang Hongwen, Yao Wenyuan and Zhang Chunxi – were tried in 1979-80 and became a focus of public hatred in China following the death of Chairman Mao.

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Pinch

Beautifully crafted furniture and lighting, beautifully photographed, over at London based Pinch Design.

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Touch Wood

Touch Wood

Japanese ad agency Drill Inc., created this mesmerising mobile telephone advert to promote NTT Docomo’s wooden encased Touch Wood SH-08C handset. Featuring a giant wooden marimba, hand-built in the woods of Kyushu, Japan, as the ball rolls down the structure, Bach’s Cantana 147 is played out.

Drill creative director Morihiro Harano conceived the instrument which was built by Kenjiro Matsuo of Invisible Designs Lab.

Via Human Resources.

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Project Thirty-Three

Some cracking updates over at my favourite online archive of vintage record sleeves, Project Thirty-Three.

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Poly Styrene

Marianne Joan Elliott-Said aka Poly Styrene. 1957–25 April 2011

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Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine

In response to the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Drawn & Quarterly and Adrian Tomine have teamed up to raise funds for relief and recovery in Japan. They are offering a set of exclusive prints featuring two of Tomine’s most elegant and evocative images, signed and numbered by the artist. Strictly limited to an edition of 50, the illustrations were originally created as cover illustrations for the DVD release of the Yasujiro Ozu films The Only Son and There Was a Father, and have been reproduced with the permission of the Criterion Collection and Shochiku Co. Ltd.

In addition to the two prints, all orders will include a small original sketch by Adrian Tomine, personalized to the name of the purchaser.

100% of proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

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