The great thing about Kenneth Grange’s classic parking meter was that, like all good pieces of functional design, it became part of the landscape, blending into invisibility until you parked your car alongside and were required to use it.
A retrospective of Grange’s work, Kenneth Grange: Making Modern Britain, is currently showing at the Design Museum in London.
Inspired by scuba diving tanks, Slow Moves, by Eindhoven-based designer Bas Van Raay of Studio Vraay, is a lighting fixture featuring a small two-watt, high-power LED light. Produced in a limited edition series for the Karena Schuessler Gallery in Berlin.
Composición IV by Catalan artist Antoni Clavé.
Naturally shed antlers, beautifully decorated by Cassandra Smith.
Kieler Woche is a sailing-contest/folk-festival in the north of Germany, with a long tradition dating back to 1882. An annual poster contest, which was established in the 1950’s and continues to this day, has a list of participants that reads like a who’s who of European graphic design.
The posters shown here were by Hans Hillman (top) and Cyan.
Via The New Graphic and Imprint.
Lara Stone by Horst Diekgerdes for AnOther Magazine, 2007.
Photo of actress Carole Lombard wearing a cool pair of aviators for skeet shooting, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938.
Via tokyo bleep.