Whether you want to liven up a plain t-shirt or add some pep to a pillowcase, these very cool fabric transfers will do the trick. Brooklyn-based illustrator Mike Perry has put together a set of 50 fun designs featuring letters, quotes, burgers, and more, and these colorful prints would be great to get for a crafty little project, and an awesome DIY gift for friends.
With every component of the American House 08 coming out of Massie’s high-tech microfactory in Pontiac, Michigan, the architect proved that prefabrication can give the designer total control of his work. That is, until Perry’s cast of characters got a hold of it at least.
We are, without a doubt, big fans of Mike Perry. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and designer's online shop is well-worth getting lost in, clicking around through books, zines, patterned Eames rockers, and, of course, prints. This Red Brick screenprint is one of a limited edition of 50, signed by Mike himself, and just plain awesome.
My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the touchstone buildings of Montreal’s Expo ’67. There are many twists and turns in the story of how the building came to be, but, simply stated, it was born at the fortuitous juncture of social and political change, Canada’s coming-of-age as a progressive country, and a young architect’s naive determination to realize his vision.
For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise. What happened to solar power for our cities,
our cars, our homes? It’s coming. The following three houses shed some light on various solar systems.