“The Puxxle makes everything possible. The Puxxle is born out of the fascination that two sisters have for games. From childhood on, Catarina Lente and Luisa Lente (both Barcelona, Spain) pass most of their spare time with puzzles, imagining characters and inventing games. With the emergence of the Spectrum, they discover a new world and later on, with SimCity2000, their fascination for pixel-constructions begins.” The Puxxle art is available in the Puxxle shop: puxxle.yoyo.es. Found on lovelypackage.com.
If you love the work of Berlin’s Pixel company No.1 Eboy and the 80’s Pixel art, you will probably also enjoy the Bitboard project. Interaction designer and pixel guru Sam Raymann (Zurich, Switzerland) has had a simple and unique idea in 2011 to bring the pixels into your kitchen: create your own kitchen board using light and dark pixels. The board is being produced by one of Zurich’s Social Facilities and is made of light wood (Maple) and dark wood (Walnut) from happy Swiss trees.
Speaking of Sam it is possible to create about 453’709’822’561’251’032’758’287’056’861’279’551’488 variations. Some of them are shown in the gallery on the Bitboard website. The open beta phase has started in December 2011 and will be finished at the end of January 2012. New boards are expected to be produced at the end of January 2012. Go and get your very own Bitboard (site currently only available in German).
All photos by Michael Schmid and Sam Raymann.
Christien Meindertsma (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) explores the life of products and raw materials. Tree Track is a wooden train track that is made of a complete beech tree from the Flevopolder in The Netherlands. It is a project for InnovationNetwork that was presented at the Make a Forrest kick-off in Rotterdam. Jump to the video at the end of this post…
“Things often get lost under the sofa. It’s ordinary for a coin which slipped out of your pocket, or a never-to-be-found remote to be accidentally found in between/underneath the sofa cushions. Maybe you’ll find a forgotten 10,000yen bill that you once hid there…”. “Lost in Sofa” is the perfect solution to avoid things disappearing. It has been designed by Tokyo-based Daisuke Motogi Architecture (Japan). All Photos by Takafumi Yamada. Found on cielbleu.ch.
New York’s green oasis… One of the world’s most famous and amazing parks started in 2000. Section 1 of the High Line opened to the public in June 2009, Section 2 in June 2011. The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets and is now a perfect spot for relaxing, events, art, music etc. New York’s Green High Line Project was renovated/designed by James Corner (New York), Lead Designer, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York). Lead Photography by Iwan Baan.
Impressive Portfolio of London-based Artist Nicola Yeoman.
This interactive CD package was designed for Jive Talk’s latest album “123 Jump!”. To enhance fans’ experience with the band, Rethink (Toronto and Vancouver, Canada) created an online animated experience using Augmented Reality and Quick Response codes. See also the video at the end of this post.