Friday Finds 09.16.11
Relive the greatest design moments of the week with this roundup of photographs and videos from the staff of Dwell.
What a week, amirite?? Sheesh. Let's all take a quick sec and space out, courtesy of these mesmerizing shots of the sky by Düsseldorf-based photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow. Ahhhh.
via Design You Trust
When it comes to made-in-the-USA goods, little scratches the itch to learn more about domestic production than a good old-fashioned factory visit. If, however, you're stuck at the office today, then the next best thing is to watch scores and scores of short, online videos that show how everything from footballs to footwear is made. And your pal Michael Williams of the blog A Continuous Lean has compiled just the Tumblr for you, F*** Yeah Made in the USA. Indulge, my friends. Watch 'em all. The video above is about Danner Boots made in Portland, Oregon.
Ever since a box of Buckyballs arrived in our office many moons ago, we've been hooked on these rare earth magnets. Not only do we love that the name honors the late, great Buckminster Fuller, but we also are guilty of spending many hours making them into all kinds of shapes. (The ones on my desk are currently in the form of a shoe.) This week we stumbled across the a new version of Buckyballs: Buckycubes. We can't wait to get our hands on these.
Jaime: The Interior of Casa Malaparte
I've had the pleasure to go home every day this week and watch this fruitful collaboration between Fantastic Man and Lernert & Sander. Where do we begin? The Detail? Lighting? Clothing? You tell us.
I am completely infatuated with these vintage-inspired cruisers. But my longing for this bike didn't stop at first glance of its classic sprung leather saddle, its quirky cork handles, the sophisticated steel frame and sleek black fenders—I discovered that I could mount a 100% reclaimed wood shipping crate on the bike to carry around all of my treasures. That was it. A true love affair. Handmade in NYC with American steel, these are the coolest rides around. Check out this video on how to unpack the bike upon arrival. Like me, you’ll be smitten.
This video is beautiful and terrifying. They definitely succeed in evoking strong feelings and emotions from the viewer. It is hard to imagine what it would feel like to free-fall from such great heights in such beautiful locations, but if I were to imagine anything, this video would be it!