Unfortunately, every one of the destinations featured on these Star Wars posters is located in a galaxy, far, far away. You may never ski the slopes of Hoth or bask on the beaches of Dagobah, but you can dream. The minimalist styling of these illustrations is the handiwork of Chicago-based designer, Justin Van Genderen. His online gallery offers a wide variety of on-demand print options.
A British design collective led by artist Chris Duffy created a whole set of furniture in the theme of the Brothers Grimm. As you can see, these scary-fairy tales inspired unique designs. The Woodsman Axe coffee table features Hickory axe handle legs and an Oak or Walnut surface. This collection won the prestigious Peta Levi Memorial Bursary Award 2010.
Don’t expect the ASPCA or PETA to come knocking when you get your Fridge Monkey delivered. It’s not a real monkey—so no bites, rabies or poo-flinging to worry about. This ‘monkey’ is a silicone rubber mat helping you organize cans and bottles in your fridge. Throw the mat down, stack the bottles, that’s it. Why is it even called a monkey? Who knows, does it really matter?
The octagonal-shaped, cast aluminum Italian espresso maker called the “Moka,” is a ubiquitous piece of design and an enduring symbol for Made In Italy. This new variation on the theme, by artist/architect Alessandro Mendini, is a softer, yet equally stunning version of the classic.
You’ll never have a bad bounce or a droopy net with this ping pong table. Made of concrete, this sculptural, nuclear bombproof platform will last for like … ever. The net is made of heavy gauge stainless steel. The Henge brand works with cities to place these tables in public parks. If you’re near Tompkin’s Square Park in NYC, you can test the fresh tables they just installed.
Most gnomes are pretty lame. They just stand there smiling innocently at the flowers. This guy—a weatherproof, breakproof plastic garden decoration—is an exceptional gnome. He knows he’s creepy and he doesn’t give a f#@k. He’s like, “Take a picture b@#tch, it’ll last longer …”
The ultimate war game now played with bullets. This handmade chess set is crafted from spent .233 bullet casings. One side uses brass, the other side uses metal and the board is made from a single slab of red oak. Each piece has been hand-shaped: cut, curled and burnt for a truly unique game set. If your chess games get heated, don’t worry, these bullets won’t shoot.
This may be the only way you’ll get Batman art up on the walls in your house. LA-based KULT Studios is producing gallery quality prints from icons of pop culture like Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and DC Comics. View and shop for artwork online as KULT’s unique and limited edition collections expand to include rare, vintage rock-n-roll, classic movie, and fine art offerings.
You might wonder why people are perfectly willing to pay so much for a Herman Miller chair … but then, you sit in one. If the bulk of your waking life is spent at a desk, staring into your computer, Herman Miller’s got your back. Literally. The SAYL has all the ergonomic features and progressive design you’d expect, but this model is lighter, less costly, and its construction is 93% recyclable.
If you follow F-1 racing, you know the season kicked off last week in Australia. Right now they’re racing in China, and next week it’s Turkey. For this global series, Artist PJ Tierney has designed a series of high impact graphic posters for each stop on the tour. These are A2 size, high-quality digital prints hand-signed by the artist. Going fast.