Archive for February, 2010
Roku Nana (六 七, or six seven in Japanese) is a swanky new rooftop bar wedged between two buildings in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. Designed by Yasumichi Morita of Glamorous, there are no signs to help you find your way here, just the little clue six seven, which hints at the ward number in the bar’s address. The only way to find it is to know the actual address…and voilà! you’re sipping drinks on chandelier tables, perched on one tiny wedge of rooftop amongst the Tokyo skyline. Now that is glamorous.
Verde Roppongi 3F
7-16-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku
[Via glamorous.co.jp ]
Alberto Seveso is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Italy who creates design that merges illustration and photography, resulting in a flurry of energetic graphics.
I am digging Hummingbird Bakery’s website design. The bright punchy colors are dreamy, like cupcakes. Mouth-watering food photography combined with sleek, clean design makes this site terribly fun and ever-so-sweet.
These funky meat scarves by KnitStorm are vegetarian friendly, but are more likely to please meat lovers the world over. Who thought wearing sausages around your neck could look so pretty?
[ Via etsy.com/shop/KnitStorm ]
Today is Chinese New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choi!
[ Via gather.com ]
I love the wicked-cool design of these posters, created for the Nordic Fashion Biennale. The first one was held last spring in Reykjavík, Iceland with a focus on west-Nordic fashion from Iceland, Greenland, and the Faeroe Islands, with over 60 participating designers, artists, and musicians from all over the world. I am a real sucker for Icelandic design sensibility, and I fell in love with many of the designs from the show straight away. Plus I love the unity of the graphic identity—from the website’s animated birds that swoop down to land on the mannequins, to the typography and stunning iconic posters—everything seemed to match the feel of the flowing garments perfectly, some of which loosely resembled the abstract forms of wings and feathers. Can’t wait to see what’s coming up for the next show!
Love this painting from Mark Ryden’s latest series: The Snow Yak Show.
[ via markryden.com ]