The Growroom, a spherical layered garden for places with no garden

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Garden sphere, by IKEA

The Growroom, designed by Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husumto, of Space 10, an idea lab that is part of Swedish design and furniture company IKEA, could allow people who only have small gardens to grow an abundance of vegetables.

The sphere shaped structure consists of five layers of plant boxes, which probably means a fair amount of produce can potentially be grown.

The Growroom can’t be bought in flat pack format, not yet at least, meaning you’ll have source the required materials and tools yourself, but plans can be downloaded here.

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Naveen Shakil, architect turned artist, designer, and illustrator

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

Collage by Naveen Shakil

Once an architect, whose work took her from her alma mater in Scotland, back to her native Pakistan, and then on to Australia, Naveen Shakil is now an artist, designer, and illustrator, based in New York City.

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Ugo Cabua, Italian graphic designer, and illustrator

Wednesday, 22 February, 2017

Illustration by Ugo Cabua

Ugo Cabua is a graphic designer, and illustrator based in Cagliari, Italy. Check out some of the pattern designs for textiles though, of which this image is a detail of.

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Jeremy Luther, Kansas based letterpress printmaker

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

Artwork by Jeremy Luther

Kansas based letterpress printmaker Jeremy Luther has in the past worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, art director, and production director.

This image, titled “FAUNA III”, was drawn with an oil pen, and was intended to be a letterpress print. But it may yet become a linocut, which he also does a lot of.

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Our quirky world, as illustrated by Ronan Lynam

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

Illustration by Ronan Lynam

If I could only use one word to describe the work of Ronan Lynam, an illustrator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it would have to be “quirky”, and this image, that I found on his Instagram page, is a case in point.

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All sorts of small ideas and innovations that are likely taken for granted

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Avocado, with label

Where would we be without BuzzFeed, and their enticing, clickbait titled, listicles? How else would we know about the existence of these sorts of things?

Colour coded shopping baskets, that let the sales staff at a store know whether you need help or not. A credit card tip jar that allows you leave one dollar gratuities. Elevators with buttons near the floor, in case your hands are full.

Or, microwave ovens with mute buttons, so you won’t wake anyone when fixing a midnight snack. Or stickers that indicate how ripe an avocado is, according to its colour, as pictured above.

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Aggregator of all things, things magazine

Monday, 20 February, 2017

The publishers of London based aggregator of all things, things magazine, have spent the last little while trawling through links on their extensive blogroll, which includes disassociated.

Blogrolls. Remember those? For the uninitiated, blogrolls are collections of links favoured by the author of a website. They were preceded by links pages. Bonus points if you remember them.

I’m stoked to see they swung by this way in the last week or so, and rate disassociated as “recommended”. Thank you. If have a taste for, well, anything, then I suggest you check them out, and better still, subscribe to their RSS feed.

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Geometric shapes, bold colours, the illustration of Matteo Sacchi

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Illustration by Matteo Sacchi

When you look at his work, it quickly becomes apparent that Matteo Sacchi, an illustrator, graphic designer, and animator based in Bergamo, in Italy, has an affinity for bold colours and geometric shapes.

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Black ink drawings of dinosaurs and other creatures, by Ivan Lodi

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Illustration by Ivan Lodi

Based in Bologna, Italy, Ivan Lodi is an illustrator with a fascination for dinosaurs, and other monsters. This creature, I believe, is a sea dragon, and like a lot of his work, is black and white, drawn with ink.

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Antanas Gudonis, Helsinki based Lithuanian illustrator

Wednesday, 8 February, 2017

Illustration by Antanas Gudonis

Antanas Gudonis is an illustrator from Lithuania who is currently based in Helsinki, Finland. This image is taken from a project titled “Walkers”, which you can see more of, together with other works, on his Behance page.

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