Just when I was feeling oh so uninspired, Valerie Rubinaccio emailed me with a gorgeous submission. Her stunning black and white photos and her geometric landscapes are simply gorgeous. Valerie is a Brooklyn based artist (how did you guess) and in addition to her photography, she makes jewelry and smart totes. Thank you for reminding me why I love blogging. Shake it Valerie!
“Would you like to play a game?” Yes, I’m quoting the 80′s movie War Games! Anyway…how wonderful are the “War Games” by Fredericks & Mae?! Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen are an art/design team who create unique and often unexpected objects for the home. What a fun gift for the design lover in your life. Shake it.
As some of you may know, I was recently hit by a car while riding my bike. Some young thing, late for an exam, just whipped across my lane. It was all slow motion from there. First of all I want to mention that I had just gotten a new Bern helmet (red, of course, to match my red saddle) and it saved my noggin. Didn’t even crack. Anyway, my poor little single speed, which I pieced together myself, is in a bad way. I might get money to replace it. Sadly, this will only be the value of my bike. I’m aiming high so why not blog about one of Kinfolk‘s awesome custom track bikes. They custom design everything from fixed to commuters. I’m currently crushing on the NC Blue 2012. Shake it…and don’t forget your helmet!
Eric Soderberg is a Cross-media artist who works with visual and auditory design. Living in Stockholm, Sweden, he specializes in creating and editing images for print and web. Most of his commercial work is related to retouch, 3D and graphics. One of his many talents is releasing his own tracks on vinyl and providing sound systems with special tunes – so called dub plates. Shake it Eric.
The WAFA Postcard Project, was headed up by Portland’s mixed media artist Brandon Wilson. He collaborated with the WAFA Artist Collective and they sent out postcards for other artists to work on top of. Yes. Shake it Brandon.
Dreampaper – llustration and digital collages by Ceren Kilic - Shake it Ceren.
Sarah is a designer living in New South Wales. She is Find Your Happy. Sarah creates these wonderful baskets—the first are from a series called ‘Roped in Neon’. They are made with natural cotton rope and nylon brickies line. The other series, ‘Waste Paper Baskets’ are made from recycled junk mail. She uses various pages of junk mail twisted and stitched into form. Sarah hand sews all of her baskets from found materials and coil them into unique shapes. No two baskets are the same. She says “I have a keen interest in sustainability and utilizing found materials in my work. Every one of my designs are hand made with love.” Shake it Sarah.
The Magnetic Bike Light is a new product designed by Goodmorning Technology for Copenhagen Parts. They have a Kickstarter going with 16 days left, and only $6000 left to reach their goal. With an expected retail price of $40, the magnetic LED simply attaches to any steel framed part of your bike, automatically switching on for your bike ride and then off again when you remove it. How cool is that!? If you want to buy one and back their project at the same time, visit their kickstarter page here. Shake it.