PLOT by Osko+Deichmann for Brunner

Great modular seating solution for large spaces. I like the brighter colorways above rather than the fairly drab bit the models are sitting on below.

Designed by Germans, manufactured by Germans.

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Elfandiary's Draw Diary

Unreal. What an amazing insight into the process, and what amazing work with those markers. The artist is Elfandiary from Indonesia. Aduhai.

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Stencil Portrait by C215

Another beautiful piece by French stencil writer C215 in Barcelona. This guy is fast becoming one of my favorite visual artists, period. His work gets some of its context from where he places it (the street), but it also adds so much life to his subjects.

Gotta be my artist of the year for 2012, because it's December, and that's what people do in December, they talk about the best things that happened over the course of the last year. I'm supposed to make like a big list called "THE 127 BEST ARTISTS OF 2012" according to my SEO guru, but fuck it, y'know? C215 wins.

image via C215's facebook


The Newrosis 2012 Sneaker of the Year

I was gonna do a whole big list, but I wrote like 20 posts this year so I'm pretty sure you can see all the shoes I liked without much effort, even by internet standards.

Anyway, without further ado, the Nike Air Force 1 Year of the Dragon II. With the venerable cut of the AF1, you get a classic shape that is, at this point, up there with the Shell-toe and Chucks in the pantheon of sneaker immortality. What this model adds is all about the details. The colorway is reminiscent of a Korean or Chinese Buddhist temple, as is the pattern on the insole and the dragon on the tongue. It is, in my opinion, a 9.9/10. Selling on Ebay right at this very moment for about $200.

pics via nikeblog.com

Digital Paintings by Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor

A quote from the artist, a Colombian art student, which I think you'll agree we can all relate to:
"I am currently an Art student at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota, Colombia and from that aside I'm a small chick, very small, who lives the way small people do and that eats and create small things, that it also has a purpose, a very healthy purpose, fight and bitter the existence of those who are different, the tall ones, and with that I mean, conquer the world to then have the power over the pituitary gland of the human race and replace them with the gland of some random chicken or something scientifically correct." 
For digital paintings, I really like how soft and brutal the images are. I guess, like most people my age, I expect Jar-Jar Binks and Gollum, or Tron; stuff that's really clean and precise and 150 dpi. This work is really personal, and I guess I'll have to reassess my narrow-ass view of the digital art box.

Kudos to you, you pint-sized Colombiana.

Images via Juxtapoz