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A. Kinney Court

November 25, 2009 1 comment

A. Kinney Court is the newest addition to the always changing and intriguing environments and experiences on  Abbot Kinney Blvd. In keeping with the avant-garde nature of its surroundings,  A. Kinney Court is described as a “concept fashion boutique and eyewear gallery” it serves not only as a shoppe for fine apparel and eyewear, but also as a museum of vintage Oliver Peoples spectacles.  The interior was designed and constructed by Ilan Dei Studio (project team: Ilan Dei, Peter Turba, and Scott Chamberlain) with the intention of dynamically displaying the range of products, and providing an intriguing attraction for passersby. The design intention takes cues from a variety of inspirations, ranging from the Eames bent plywood processes and skateboard construction to the sand dune formations and ocean waves seen along the neighboring coast.

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Public Design Festival Milan

Esterni Public Design Festival Banner

Think music festival for urban design junkies. The Public Design Festival, hosted by esterni, is happening in the streets of Milan April 18 – 26, and hopefully it will live up to the festival part of its name.

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Champagne Valentine and Oculart

January 21, 2009 Leave a comment
oculart images

Oculart Images: nake brunch, absinthe, trembling cup, and funeral garden

A perverted mix between Dr. Suess, Tim Burton and that recurring circus nightmare, Oculart is a beastfully guilty piece of Media Art that cuts your senses through the means of electronic artwork, sound and poetry. A series of animations and visualizations the website serves strictly as an art piece, or number of art pieces to think about, or look at but not think about and just trip out to. Oculart is created and kept alive by Amsterdam based artist Geoff Lillemon.

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Draw Something Now! Prophet Snowboards.

December 22, 2008 1 comment

Prophet Snowboards

A relatively young and seemingly inspired company form Portugal has come up with, or at least attempted to realize and prophet from creating a more “rider/customer” involved board company.  Prophet Snowboards is based on the idea that everyone should be able to control what is on their snowboard.  The process is simple; create a digital copy of something you drew, painted, dripped ink on, or whatever, upload it to their site, specify your board dimensions, and then wait for you custom shred stick to come in the mail.

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