California-based photographer Heidi Lender unveils a whimsical and thoughtful series of pictures. As a nod to her mum, “She Can Leap Tall Buildings” represents all the different roles women take on.
Mom played the roles of wife, mother, daughter, income-earner, independent-thinker, hostess, dinner-maker, family accountant, homework tutor and household organizer without a bat of her mascara’d eyelashes.
Californian Kitesurfer Patrick Rebstock‘s video “Living the Dream” shows his intense travels around Indonesia.
It was a pretty special journey to trek to some of these spots and we got really lucky with the conditions. Indonesia is a very pretty place to film but its ruggedness and sun puts your equipment to the test.
Kudu Magnet has totally given a second thought while designing refrigerator magnets.
Colorful designs and entire scenes are painted on amazing magnetic panels. You can also propose your own design.
Just a nice edit, giving a taste of adventure, a step into the dream.
British designer Tom Dixon has created this lighting collection called “Luminosity”.
The collection will be displayed between the 17 and the 22 of April at the Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia‘s design festival for Milan design week 2012. The potential of natural and artificial light in the future of lighting design is the focus of the designer’s work.
Lifestyle clothing company Vooray sponsored this human slingshot slip and slide event and video directed by Utah-based film passionate Devin Graham.
Vooray built and rigged the whole set-up together. The lake was 150 feet far and some participants jumped up to 120 feet.
New York-based sculptor Jim Hodges has created “Untitled”, an outdoor installation made of 4 boulders covered with steel skin arranged in a circle.
The rocks reflect the movements or the visitors on their reflective surface. The play of refracting lights occurs on objects weighing between 8 and 13 tons each. The added skin of high-polished steel, pink, blue, gold and lavender, is melded on the surface of the boulder to highlight its size and curves.
The Seattle-based partnership Artefact Group designed “Meme”, a new concept of wearable technology and instant sharing.
Meme is a fashionable, wearable 8 MP camera to capture images in the moment. The pictures can be seen on the e-ink display, stored and transmitted through Bluetooth 4.0 to a phone. One single button triggers the shutter.
The Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in New York holds the fourth solo exhibition of Chinese portrait artist Liu Bolin.
On top of new photographs from the series “Hiding in the city” and “Hiding in New York”, the show presents one of the artist’s debut sculptural works: a stainless steel peony flower –Chinese symbol of prosperity– only made of cell phone chargers –desire for the attainment of such prosperity– that he himself crafted. Through this piece, Liu Bolin provides commentary on the eternal human quest for affluence and success, the appearance may be ephemeral but the essential driving factors remain constant and unchanging.
Enter the wonderful rocky landscapes of the Italian Dolomites from a special perspective. Five base jumpers, members of the Italian clothing company Turbolenza, set the mission to fly from the 5 highest exit points in 5 days.
In the video, Maurizio Di Palma and Roberta Mancino perform in front of the aerial cameras of James Boole and Noah Bahnson and the ground and helicopter cameras of Vania Da Rui.
Fritz Junior Jacquet is passionate by fine art since his younger age. The self-taught man of folding has developed a unique style that distinguishes him from other Origami masters.
Originating from Haiti, Junior now lives in Paris, France. He takes part every year at the MASTER OF ORIGAMI, the most prestigious international meeting of origami.
London-based studio Greendream Architecture developed the “Tentsile Tents” range to provide a comfortable sheltered accommodation independent from ground condition.
Combining the hammock concept with a usable space, the structure provides separation from wildlife, storms, wet ground or debris. The tent is also ultraportable: maximizing usable space while minimizing material usage.
Nice compilation of the best plans for fun and adventure. Inspiring video edit by Edis Productions if you like to dream…
It is all in there: the best slow-motion moments and intense smiles. No restrictions, all dimensions are welcome. Specially dedicated to the GoPro cameras.
New-York based designers Caspar Lam and YuJune Park from Synoptic Office created a landscape of laser-cut letters forms.
The form of language records our collective memory. The designers step further in this vision by giving the letter-forms a height that reflects how often a letter is used in the English language. Each letter sits in a 6 x 6 inch square (15 cm), allowing for any combination of letters to run seamlessly both vertically and horizontally.
The international female longboarding community called the Longboard Girls Crew enjoy a spring afternoon in the Madrid Mountains.
The footage is produced by photographer Juan Rayos. The collaboration between Rays and the Longboard Girls Crew lead to a couple of inspiring videos, shot in special places.
Music: Pascal Comelade – Rue Des Soeurs Noires and The Decemberists – Rox In The Box
In Manila, Philippines, the “Guactruck” is an original initiative of Filipino-Mexican mobile eatery full of sustainable initiatives.
We believe we are responsible for everything that comes out of our truck, may it be waste, food or packaging. Our vision is to inspire positive social change by instilling conscious and conscientious consumerism through intelligently designed goods and systems. And our mission is to provide fresh, healthful, and quality food through responsible and sustainable practices while highlighting innovative thinking and good design in the Philippines.
Madrid-based designer José Hurtado created Tentacle, a wall shelf that is way more than just a shelf.
The pine cabinet has interchangeable shelves that can be adapted to any combination. Suit your needs of the moment; attach each piece to each other to make the more use out of it.
Israel based architects Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr from the O*GE Creative Group created the “Giant Birdnest 4 Breeding Ideas” as an inspiring socializing space.
The powerful, intriguing yet simple concept is a playground as well as a morph of furniture. The nest is a comfortable soft space, allowing various sitting positions and configurations for social exchange.
Japanese Skatboarder Gou Miyagi has a unique style, jumping on and off the board. Creating an improvised rhythm, the rider discretely proves his ease and mastery.
The Swiss Barefoot Company designed the Protection Sock to give you true, genuine, new barefoot feeling with cut protection from sharp objects.
No more sole separates the foot from the ground; the Protection Sock is made of Kevlar and has a special fabric with polyester nub in the sole. The sock protects the entire foot including each toe.
This is a motion of a portrait made of pushpins that took about one month to make.
Italian architect and designer Fabio Novembre creates “Murana” for the Venitian Murano-based glass company Venini. Novembre combines the tradition of masks of the Venitian carnivale and the traditional practice of glass blowing on the small island of Murano.
“Murana” will be presented during Milan design week on the 17-22 April 2012. Venini still evokes the tradition and magic of Venice, through sand, fire, color, transparency and furnaces.
The World Larges Rope Swing Video is awesome to watch and just makes you want to ride it. It was set up in Moab Utah. Devin Graham used a Glidecam 200HD for the flying shots.
Music: “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”