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Film

Where The Wild Things Are Character Toys

Medicomtoy; Highsnobiety

The much anticipated release of director Spike Jonze’s live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, Where The Wild Things Are, is just around the corner. To commemorate the movie, Medicom Toy will be releasing the “Where The Wild Things Are” Kubrick set, featuring overall 6 characters from the movie. Due to come out in October 2009, the Kubrick Set can already be pre-ordered at many toy stores around the globe.

Odd

Best Made Axes

Best Made

“Every high-rise condo, luxury office, executive suite, ranch house, and farmstead must have an axe in it. We know that axes shouldn’t only be in the hands of lumberjacks: anyone and everyone should have an axe in their name. Put it in your cubicle, give it to your niece as a graduation present, or your dad for father’s day, bring it to the company picnic, carry it to the door next time Jehovah’s Witness come, or just lean it up against your living room wall and admire. An axe is indispensable and sublime, the epitome of self-reliance and independence, a perfect design object, a timeless instrument.”

Via Alex Fuller of The Post Family

Design

Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier at Snowscape Moere IV

Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier: plusmood

Japanese designer Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier has presented his design in the Snowscape Moere IV, which was held at Moere-numa Park in Sapporo, Japan. The pyramid-shaped tents have successfully created interesting skyline to its surroundings, making the “Snow Scape” more attractive. – plusmood.

Various artists from many countries participated in the winter event “Snow Scape Moere (SSM)”, which was held at Moere-numa Park in Sapporo, Japan. (The park designed by Noguchi Isamu, the sculptor.) In the winter of 2009, this event became the 4th holding. It was the first time for Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier to participate in this event.

Harry Beck: The Paris Connection

CR blog

The Royal Mail recently commem­orated one of the UK’s greatest works of visual infor­mation design when Harry Beck’s London Underground diagram was included for the first time on a British postage stamp writes Mark Ovenden. The impor­tance of Beck’s rectilinear, topologic 1933 diagram is widely recognised and praised by graphic designers. Many wonder why Beck never extended his ideas outside London. The answer is, he did – to the nearest major subway network to London: Paris… keep reading at CR blog

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David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (http://thepostfamily.com/), a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.