WOODEN HERO // 4th January 2016


The best way to start the year is to honor Batman, of the stars of 2016. French artist Monsieur Plant, aka Christophe Guinet, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and the Splendens Factory, created a Batman wooden costume and mask. The artist compares the tree bark to the superhero’s costume as being a thin layer on … Continue reading

MAPPED VOLCANO // 21th December 2015


Just after the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, French artists ANTIVJ did a mapping installation, a painting with layer of projected light.

FLOATING // 5th October 2015


  This house located in Queensland, Australia, was constructed so as to float among the trees and is made mostly out of concrete. ‘The Edge floating villa” with its unique shape offers open spaces and a wraparound swimming pool. It is safe to say that the incredible house is “edgy”, in both senses. The villa … Continue reading

NASA GRAPHICS // 28th September 2015


Designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth are to thank for the reissue of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual allowing us to own a piece of legendary design history. Originally designed in 1974 by Danne & Blackburn, and then rescinded by NASA in 1992, the hardcover version of the original is a way to celebrate the … Continue reading

AT NIGHTFALL // 7th September 2015


Presented at Istanbul’s 2nd Design Biennial, the work of Clio Capeille proposes an alternative use of the nighttime hours and a new kind of landscape designed for night use. “Nighttime Depends On Us” is an architectural project exploring the nighttime which “has become an endangered species” according the designer. Clio Capeille proposes a series of … Continue reading

THREADS // 10th August 2015

toki-synth 1

The collective group Toki, consisting of architects Toluwalase Rufai and Khai Grubbs, invaded the top floor of an abandoned building near the Rhode Island Metro station in Washington D.C. for their latest installation. ‘Synth’ aims at expressing sounds in three dimensions through yarn threads in order to alter the perception of public spaces. With the … Continue reading

DESOLATION SCENE // 3rd August 2015

buran ruins

Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs recently visited an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. He brought back great pictures of a rather sad scenery: in the hangar are lying two unused burans which are the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program that lasted from 1974 to 1993. It was later shut down due to … Continue reading

UTOPIA // 27th July 2015

Hugo Moreno

Canadian electronic music group ‘Art Department’ have trusted Hugo Moreno, a young and talented French director to realize the music video of their latest track ‘Walls”. The result is an impressive animated urban landscape that blends ancient Mesopotamian and mid-century Modern architecture. The video depicts a world “somewhere between utopia and dystopia”. The video is … Continue reading

SKIN MAPPING // 13th July 2015


Digital studio MADLAB has introduced a skin-centric design named Tactum. This augmenting modeling tool projects the form directly on the skin. The object mapped can also be 3D printed to be later worn. Tactum constitutes a new step towards intuitive technology. This technology has already been used for watchmaking and in particular for a smartwatch … Continue reading

REAL HOVERBOARD // 29th June 2015


A few days ago, a short video went viral on YouTube, as the luxury carmaker Lexus revealed the concept of a real hoverboard called Slide that combines design and technology. The video features a skateboarder speeding along concrete sidewalk when he met with a hoverboard. The bamboo and carbon fiber board appears to float a … Continue reading