Diana: London's Most Enduring Logo
Transit signage is an especially fascinating genre. The graphics have to relay loads of information to a great number of people. When done right, you don't "notice" the design, you just get from point A to point B hassle-free. So I really enjoyed the capsule history of London's Underground logo summarized in CoDesign: "The Roundel is neither picture nor typography. The Roundel is always instantly recognizable as itself in whatever context it is placed while simultaneously communicating the idea of transportation, urban cool, and serving as a visual metonym for London itself," writes Logo for London author David Lawrence. For more on transportation signage, view my story on New York's WalkNYC design by Pentagram.
Olivia: Alessi Fiato Sul Collo Necklace
Ever since I popped into the Alessi store a couple of weeks ago, I've been infatuated with Mario Trimarchi's collar necklace. In Sicily, where Trimarchi grew up, a sirocco (warm Mediterranean wind) would occasionally blow through. According to local lore this wind was dangerous, so the neighbors would gather into a windowless room to smoke and play rounds of cards until it was over. When the door to the room was opened, the sirocco would rush in and cause the cards to scatter about, the effect of which Trimarchi captured in the stainless-steel Fiato Sul Collo.
Photo courtesy Modern Seed.
Eujin: 1920s Bauhaus Stage Costumes
I've been a little negligent on dressing up for Halloween in the past year or two, but there's no excuse now!
Shown here: Das Triadische Ballet, 1924
Kelsey: Kim Thome
Our friends at Sight Unseen are the brave explorers of design's new world, particularly those working in the super-colorful, Memphis-inspired vein. This week Sight Unseen posted a look at Kim Thome's stripe-heavy exhibition at London's William Benington Gallery, and it's eye candy galore. Behold!
Julia: Beautiful Fashion Illustrations by Dadu Shin
I recently stumbled across "I Don't Like Clothes", a personal project by New York City-based illustrator Dadu Shin. His unique designs caught my eye immediately. They are full of colors and interesting patterns, and I would truly love to wear any one of his pieces.
Anna: Columbia's Breaking Bad
Two days after the very last episode, AMAZING BEST SERIES ENDING episode EVER, Columbia announces they too are busting out their own Heisenberg. The Latin-American remake of Breaking Bad is called Metástasis. Meet your new spanish converted characters such as Walter Blanco, Jose Miguel Rosas (Pinkman) & Cielo (Spanish for Sky[ler]). Olé!