The Wrinkles of the City - La Havana

The Wrinkles of the City – one of a few photographic mural projects by a French photographer JR (in collaboration with an American artist José Parlá), in Havana.


Dumb ways to die


public safety promo video by McCann for Melbourne Metro.
music: Ollie McGill
animation: Julian Foster


world's deepest swimming pool

Nemo 33 – diving centre in Brussels with the world's deepest pool (plunging to 5, 10 and 33m)
filled with 2,500,000 litres of non-chlorinated spring water!


bike stuff

LFGSS for sale
Herne hill velodrome
Retro bike forum
Classic lightweights
Sheldon Brown fixed gear
Pedro's trixie tool
Freewheel 19t 1/8"
3TTT italian flag benotto bar tape
pedal consumption – US fixed/track blog+store
milano fixed
pristine fixed gear Amsterdam
superb bicycle – US blog+store
lock 7 – East London bike café+blog+store

Archive handmade bags & accessories (US)
reload – custom-made bags (US)
mission bicycle company – leather U-lock holsters & more (US)
fab UK – Yakkay helmets, among other home/bike accessories
50 cycles UK – Yakay and other helmets
Cyclechic – UK online bike store, helmets and other ice accessories

reclaim your space ad campaign by leo burnett

new posters for bajaj exhaust fans by leo burnett india, with living spaces physically wrapped in stinky objects.
…and the making of the fish one:



paper installations and graphic design by a French duo zim&zou
(they'll be at pick me up at Somerset house until April 1st)


Jen Stark's paper sculptures

Captivating hand-cut paper sculptures by Jen Stark.
Also some wonderful animations:

culinary Pantones

'Pantone desserts' developed by food designer Emilie de Griottes for French culinary magazine Fricote (see issue #6 2012).
More palettes:

…and some other lovely creatures:

Floating graffiti favela project

'firmeza' ('steadfastness')

Boa Mistura collective's 'Floating graffiti' participatory urban art project in vila Brâsilandia, one of the favelas in São Paulo.


A workstation 'Koloro-desk' by Torafu Architects (Japan), designed for Ichiro.


Photographic insights into the ant world by Andrey Pavlov, aka Antrey.


Hans Rosling on TED

Hans Rosling – global health professor from Sweden – and his amazing data presentation at one of TED talks.
Infographics visualised with Gapminder


Marylin & Ulysses

didn't expect to see her reading Joyce, but at least we have something in common.

Canoe packs

Something to consider buying for future visits to Russia (apparently it's good for hunting):

US-made Archival clothing canoe pack, waxed twill
or unwaxed cotton version
also available from these UK sites (or may soon be available):
Benson Outfitters
Red Square
Urban hunter

Also great quality canoe packs and other rucksacks available from Seil Marschall, 'made in good old Germany'. UK sellers: Oliver Spencer, Red Square

Design Thinking

Design Thinking resources:

Thoughts by Tim Brown
Stanford University d.school
Design Thinking for Educators
Design Thinking blog
Design Sojourn

to be continued…

The future of the book

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

Nicely designed video explaining the reading experience we might soon all adapt to.
Made by IDEO,design thinking firm.