Sam: Jürgen Müller's Science of the Sea
A lost synthesizer new age record made by a German oceanographer on a boat in the North Sea? Sounds too good to be true.
Aaron: ROA in San Francisco
I'm no great street art connoisseur, but I've noticed a handful of large beasties populating various surfaces around San Francisco lately, particularly in the Mission. They're murals by the Belgian artist ROA, and they're quite cool. Here are a few of his works from a recent trip to San Francisco.
Miyoko: Canada Day
Today is Canada Day so Happy Canada Day from your resident Canadian editor. And of course, have a wonderful July 4th, too!
Jaime: Packing Tape Installation
As reported online by Architectural Record, the Austrian-Croatian design firm For Use/Numen, along with many friends and volunteers, created this sculptural cocoon in a decommissioned airport in Berlin out of hundreds of rolls of transparent packing tape, wound around scaffolding and existing columns. The many accumulated layers support the weight of visitors, as shown in this photo. "We just run around in a big chaos," says For Use/Numen’s Christoph Katzler. "The shape leads you." Click on the link above for a video of the installation under construction.
Everett: Glasses by Warby Parker
Having been a huge fan of Warby Parker, they've impressed me yet again with a new line of sunglasses for the summer. BUT taking it up a notch, they're offering Rx sunglasses starting in August. Needless to say, you should order a pair of the "Everett" frames, not only for their snazzy shape, but *cough couch* well named product.
Amy: Oreos by Judith G. Klausner
I love me some sweets (see prior gift guide about sweet treats), but artist Judith G. Klausner elevates cookies to a whole new level. That tasty thing you used to twist apart and dunk in milk? It's art now. These are amazing, and brilliant, and the best thing that could have happened to an Oreo aside from it going into my belly.
Diana: TP Owls and Cats
We're in the midst of our Methodology design contest and I most definitely have upcycling on the brain. Amy must've been reading my mind when she sent me this find: an easy craft project that turns waste paper rolls into pointy eared cats and owls. What a hoot (pun intended).
A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com