4.16.2014

Six Sweet Rides From Hot Wheels and Just Born.




Just Born, Inc., the makers of Easter Peeps and such candy favorites as Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales, has teamed up with Mattel's Hot Wheels for a limited edition collection of six super sweet rides. The miniature vintage cars and trucks feature the candy company's products and logos.

Peeps Custom '60 Volkswagon Squareback:



Peeps '56 Chevy Nomad:



Mike and Ike 85 Chevy Astro Van:



Mike and Ike '71 El Camino:



Hot Tamales '56 Ford F100 Panel:



Hot Tamales Truck Cab Long Gone:



$4.99 each
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A Home Whose Driveway Is Functional Indoor Space: The Autofamily House.




Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, the architecture firm behind The Safe House, a wild fortress-like house with moving walls, continues to integrate unique thinking into their designs.




Konieczny says of this project "Autofamily house represents a new way of thinking about the entrance area in a suburban residence. We usually enter the house by a car, using the garage integrated in main solid. The main entrance is rarely used. Nowadays the cars are becoming cleaner and more eco-friendly, hence the idea emerged to include the garage into the representative entrance area.




As a result, a new type of a family house emerged. In the Autofamily House the entrance area and the driveway get transformed into an unique multifunctional space and the moment of driving in the house become a pleasant experience."





In this instance, the owner is an art collector and the indoor tunnel functions as an art gallery.






The terrain is leveled in order to obtain two zones: the driveway space and the private garden. The driveway is left on the ground level and the house with intimate garden is lifted 3 meters above and separated by a retaining wall. As to comfort access to the building, in meaning of parking the car on the level of living room, a route connecting the two levels were designed. However, to avoid dividing the garden, the driveway is covered with a green roof and finished with walls serving as borderlines. The result is a tunnel emerging in the garden, becoming a house.





Architects: KWK Promes
Location: Poland
Author: Robert Konieczny
Collaboration: Katarzyna Furgalińska, Magdalena Adamczak, Łukasz Marciniak
Structural Engineering: Kornel Szyndler
Area: 990.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Olo Studio, Juliusz Sokołowski

4.15.2014

The Street Art Easter Eggs That Would be Perfect For Banksy. Or Any Graffiti Fan.




So, what would be the perfect Easter Egg for Banksy? Definitely one of the Edible Easter Eggs from this collection of Street Art Easter chocolates from Paris-based Jadis et Gourmande.


above: the window display for the Street Art Easter Egg collection at Jadis et Gourmande.

Delicious dark and milk chocolate creations filled with fruits, bon bons, pralines and more take on an urban edge complete with headphones, and spray paint cans in this clever culinary collection. Tagged brick walls, music CDs, pots filled with paint, Spray Painted Eggs, hip little chicks and bunnies - even a Jimi Hendrix Egg, are all rendered in edible and delicious chocolate.

Most impressive are the milk and dark chocolate egg sculptures, available in four sizes:






Chocolate Bunny and Chick on tagged bricks:


Jimi Hendrix Milk Chocolate Stenciled Easter Egg:


Milk and Dark Chocolate tagged brick eggs filled with chocolates:



Chocolate and Praline Paint Pots Easter Eggs:


Boxed Set of Street Art Eggs:


Edible Chocolate Easter CDs (packaged in CD holders):




http://www.jadisetgourmande.com


Check them out here

The Globe Storage Cabinet by Studio Job for Gufram.




This freestanding whimsical piece of storage furniture was created by Studio Job for Gufram of Italy, who is known for their playful polyurethane foam furnishings. The armoire or wardrobe cabinet is set with a soft polyurethane foam globe in the center which stays in place whether the doors are open or closed.




Made in a limited edition of 50, the piece, made of lacquered MDF, measures 95 x 44 x 195 cm.

Below are sketches by Studio Job of the cabinet design.



Gufram

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