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Ham the Astrochimp

The first hominid launched into outer space, on January 31 1961, Ham the Astrochimp experienced 6.6 minutes of weightlessness during a 16½ minute mission in his Mercury MR-2 space capsule, reaching an altitude of 157 miles and a speed of 5857 mph.

Via FFFFOUND!

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Airside x Think Tank

Airside x Think Tank

Airside x Think Tank

Limited edition Fred Deakin 7″ vinyl release of Trip Out the Rider, with beautiful packaging designed by Airside and made by Think Tank.

A clever combination of die-cut holes, hand screen-printing and foil embossing on the snugly fitting inner sleeve, gives the impression that there are several layers of card in the pack, with the centre hole of the record itself providing one of the layers.

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Crystallization

Crystallization

Architect/CG artist Daniel Widrig and fashion designer Iris van Herpen have collaborated in van Herpen’s SS 2011 collection, Crystallization, which features tessellating and repeating organic patterns.

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NANO・UNIVERSE x n(n) denim shirt

Nicely distressed denim shirt from NANO・UNIVERSE.

Via Hypebeast.

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ne hair salon

ne hair salon

ne hair salon

Hyper minimalist ne hair-salon by Osaka-based atelier Teruhiro Yanagihara.

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Fine Chair

Fine Chair

The aptly named, Fine Chair, by Olle Gustafsson was “developed around the Japanese word ‘ma’ which deals with void, time and space.” Produced in two versions, one in ash and one in alder, the tips of the legs on the ash chair are clad with leather, and the alder chair in rubber.

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Polypus levis Hoyle (male)

Polypus levis Hoyle (male)

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Rocker

Rocker

Rocker is a pared-down rocking horse, designed for German brand Richard Lampert by London studio Doshi Levien.

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Mystery chairs

Photo by Joe Schmelzer via desire to inspire.

I was stumped when it came to identifying the beautiful dining chairs in the above photo. It turns out they are Eames Plywood Group DCM (Dining Chair Metal) chairs. Looks like I don’t know my Eames as well as I should.

Mystery chairs

Thanks to Daniel for clearing that up for me via twitter and to everybody else who responded to me via comments. Feel free to claim your ‘Eames Furniture Spotting’ scout badge (below) and wear it with pride.

Eames Furniture Spotting scout badge

EAMES FURNITURE SPOTTING SCOUT BADGE

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Leica X1 BMW edition

That has got to be the sweetest looking camera top-plate eeevvvaahhh..! Unfortunately, only 600 pieces of this Leica BMW X1 model have been produced.  :(

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