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To the mountains.


World Cup Illustrations by Simon Prades



I think, you know… it’s heartbreaking. We left it all out there. Again, hats off to Belgium. They were fantastic, but we gave it a valiant effort.


Hilla Shamia
Wood Casting
Molten Aluminum and Charred Wood

The molten aluminum chars the area of the wood it comes into contact with darkening it and creating a stark contrast against this relatively light colored metal. The charring also causes further splitting in the wood which the molten aluminum can penetrate in its liquid form and form a strong bond with as it solidifies. [source (this link has some great pictures of the process btw)]

The designer creates these incredibly unique pieces of furniture by pouring molten aluminum onto the rounded, bark side of square sawn timber. They were shown at Milan Design Week 2012, and I’m not sure if they are still available for purchase (especially in the US). But she has listed two shops in Italy and Israel on her website if you are determined to acquire one! They are each so gorgeous, and so GNARLY. You go with your bad ass furniture, Hilla.


Artist uses recycled wood to build an elaborate system of explorable tunnels »

When I have to step in to save a deal




This is the best gif you’ll ever see


Design Icon: Walter Gropius
Jacqueline Leahy,

Along­side Le Cor­busier and Frank Lloyd Wright, Ger­man archi­tect Wal­ter Gropius was a foun­da­tion­al fig­ure in mod­ern archi­tec­ture design. Best-known as the founder of the Ger­man art school Staatlich­es Bauhaus, where he served as direc­…

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks
Christopher Jobson,

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks th…