Danny Harf is a 4-time X-games gold medalist in wakeboarding and still in pursuit of progression. For his newest movie project, 'Defy' he traveled the globe and chased the most groundbreaking stunts using kicker step-ups, helicopters, and more.
Take a look at the Ridge Road residence created by StudioFour and located on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. "A simple brief and programming requirements, teamed with a dramatic site characterized by a steep slope and a single tea tree, enabled the design to become an exploration into enclosing the basic rituals of domestic life within restrained building forms… The form of the building becomes driven by the clients desire to separate the public and private zones of the residence.
This is Johannes Heuckeroth bachelor thesis "Dreaming of Dubai - between illusion and reality", showing the world of Dubai, a place which has developed from a small desert town to a glittering, unbelievable metropolis full of utopias.
The piece aims to expanding the capability and possibility of extreme sports as we understand them. Inherited from our natural instincts, sliding as children and snowboarding as adults, the focus is on one of the most influential and stimulating sports – skateboading, aiming to push the boundaries further. The piece creates a groundbreaking form of sport which previously never existed and utilises the hidden energy of our cities – stairs. STAIR ROVER – the Stairboard is a product that relies on the other product – stairs, which are found easily within the human habitat, especially in cities. This is an outstanding performance reflecting where we as residents live and what we love.
Designed by YoungJae Kim, the Orchid Lamp resembles the tall, sweeping lines of an orchid. It might not sport any blooms, but the bend at the top gives the illusion it does. Despite its materials, the Orchid Lamp has an air of lightness as well. Made out of stainless steel and genuine leather, it is a light fixture that embodies both feminine and masculine elements that will appeal to both genders.
Ben Edmonds had a succesful career as a graphic designer. One day, he decided to put his eye for detail to use in a more practical manner. That's where the knives came in. Grinding the steel and forming the handle leads to a certain 'feel' that a good knife should have. A knife, as he describes, can be fudged up in any step of the process. Watch how he pours all his love into these steel babies. Video by the talented Jamie Isbell.
"You go to loud places to find someone who, will take you higher than I took you". Romy Madley Croft, one-third of The xx, sings this as she skateboards smoothly through a bowl with Jamie. The beat then picks up and the chorus kicks in. The song is a gem and the friendship between the two is almost tangible while they skate through nighttime London. 'In Colour', Jamie xx's solo-album will be available in June.
B&O Play could be described as the hip, contemporary arm of Bang & Olufsen. That ethos is certainly reflected in the company’s soon-to-be-available streaming wireless speaker, the BeoPlay A9. Unlike traditional boxy speakers, it’s flat(ish), it’s round, and it’s designed to be looked at as much as listened to.
This is a house for young couple and their child, located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. Matsudo City has a background that has developed as a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo from the 1960s. This house was planned rebuilding of the house, which was built at that time. I seemed to have been asked to build a house as a new symbol in this place by a young family with the hope of the future.
The iTree is a top-quality iPhone and iPod docking station made out of a simple tree trunk. This is hollowed out using a special technique and specialized tools, expertly proportioned to produce optimum sound quality. Each iTree is unique – costumers choose the wood, the length and the built-in technology. They can even take a ride through the forest and pick out their own tree.
Spanish designer Txaber (Bilboa) has designed packaging for beer which represents the contents of the bottle or can. How easy this may sound, the end result is a joy to watch. Using the Pantone colour charts and codes true beer- and design lovers will fall for this series. We especially like the typography on the white part. It gives the design a well-deserved special touch.