Monday, January 28, 2013

These aren't Lincoln's Logs

Michael McGillis works magic with natural materials and extremely well-chosen paint colors (or, in the case of the stonework, plastic bags).

 If you live in Minnesota or France, you might be able to visit one of these in person. The rest of us will admire from afar.

Images from Michael McGillis. Via NOTCOT.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stone cold...bookmarks?

OK. I realize these aren't very portable, and most of you are using eReaders anyway, but for those of us luddites with books and a nightstand, how perfect is this for holding that spot where you just dozed off?

He even made a giant one for newpapers! Have you kids even heard of newspapers? 

Images from Mocoloco. Via NOTCOT.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This little piggy

What's there to say. It's adorable, it's made of cork, and it lights up!

 Images from Corkway. Via Apartment Therapy.

Monday, January 14, 2013

760 bikes

Chinese artist and political dissident Ai WeiWei created this amazing maze of bikes and frames. Fast Co has a good explanation of the political commentary involved in linking 760 Chinese Forever bikes together to create a seeming perpetual motion machine. 

At the lab, we're just going to show you the pretty pictures....

Images & details from Fast Co Design.