Artist Lucy Sparrow Opens an Entire Convenience Store of Handmade Felt Products in Manhattan.
If you have a late-night hankering for some felty gefilte fish or a bottle of fermented fabric, be sure to stop by 8 ‘Til Late convenience store,the newest temporary installation by British artist Lucy Sparrow known for her felt recreations of everyday objects. Located in Manhattan at The Standard, High Line, the bodega is filled from floor to ceiling with thousands of objects you might find at a typical corner store from breakfast cereals, a deli counter brimming with meats, frozen foods, and spirits—all made from felt and a bit of paint. And just like a real store, every last thing is for sale.
Over the last few years Sparrow has exhibited her felt objects in galleries and art fairs around the world including Art Basel, Scope Miami, and the New York Affordable Art Fair. 8 ‘Til Late is a companion piece to her 2014 installation in London titled The Corner Shop with a similar concept but with Eurocentric products. We have word that lines stretched around the block the last few days and every object in the store has since sold. While originally scheduled to be open through June 30th, the exhibition is ending early, specifically 10pm tonight. So if you’re nearby, now’s your chance. Maybe?
You can see the finer details of some 400 individual items from 8 ‘Til Late on Sparrow’s website.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is under attack by huge silly monsters and a bit of unique doodle art. This cools series called “Sofia Monsters” are a unique way to promote their towns in a unique way so you can see beautiful photos of Sofia with monsters exploring it just as you are. These doodle monsters make the tourism a bit more fun, because unlike just watching the photos there is in each a funny monster to entertain you. This art illustration work has been done by Tochka and all these beautiful photos were taken by Atanas Kutsev and if you’re interested in more of these funny Bulgarian monsters that occupy their capita city you can check it here: sofiamonsters.com
IKEA’s Genius Recipe Sheets Make Cooking Easy For Everyone With A Simple Trick. Watch the video and be amazed.
IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, which comes in handy for those of us stumbling through life without a clue. While their furniture sometimes misses the mark, a series of recipes they’ve just released makes cooking look easier than Paint By Numbers, and we’re pretty sure we’ll never be able to follow a normal recipe again.
The Canadian branch of the Swedish furniture tycoon teamed up with Toronto-based marketing company Leo Burnett to create Cook This Page, an ingenious set of illustrated recipes which they unveiled at a recent IKEA Canada kitchen event. Each one displays drawings of the ingredients needed, and the prospective chef just has to fill in the blanks. The best part? They’re all printed on parchment paper using food-safe ink, so once everything is in place, the page can be rolled up and tossed in the oven. Seriously, does it get any lower-maintenance than that?
Cook This Page has yet to reach IKEA stores, but the concept is so brilliant that we suspect it might even replace the cookbook in due time! See it for yourself below, and let us know if you would attempt any of these scrumptious delights. (h/t)
Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go!
What is Amazon Go?
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. Amazon created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With this Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout. (No, seriously.)
Turn your desk into a Studio. Introducing Microsoft Surface Book i7
Microsoft event. Announcing Surface Studio, Surface Dial, the new Surface Book i7, and the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio. Imagine what you’ll do. Learn more at Microsoft
Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. The 28” PixelSense™ Display gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Use it upright, or draw on it like a drafting table.
This unique running shoe bike created and showcased by Continental Tyres UK at the Prudential RideLondon, a world-class festival of cycling in London. German tire manufacturer Continental was the official presenting partner of the festival. They came up with this creative mountain bike with running shoe tires to showcase at FreeCycle event.
Adobe has come up with a strange and hilarious new idea for promoting its new Adobe Stock royalty-free image service. The company is turning infamously terrible stock photos into a new limited edition clothing line. It’s called Adobe Stock Apparel.
Some of the most generic stock photo concepts are well represented in the apparel line’s products.
Few of the Adobe Stock Apparels
You can view the full Stock Apparel lookbook here…