Archive | March, 2011

SA illustrators at Brompton Road

31 Mar
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Bye Bye, Brompton Road

Today saw the last few hours of our i-jusi portfolio’s pop-up gallery at 221 Brompton Road. Thanks to all of those that came to see the show. Your feedback and enthusiasm in the project has been incredible!

The installation featured the new i-jusi portfolio of limited edition lithographs, along with back-issues of iconic i-jusi magazine, and a prototype of the soon-to-be-launched i-jusi compendium.

For those who couldn’t join us, here are some images of the exhibition:

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Home Sweet Brachiosaurus

31 Mar
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Home Sweet Brachiosaurus: a cozy home in a thunder lizard

Cory Doctorow at 8:49 AM Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 


Shyama Golden’s enormous oil painting “Home Sweet Brachiosaurus” offers a cozy vision of domestic life in the bowels of a prehistoric enormous herbivore. It previously hung in Austin’s Progress Coffee, which is just another reason that Austin’s such a fab place.

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The Watermark High

31 Mar

South African electronic band – Explosions in the Sky with robots (kind of). Some nice free downloads – good music to work to.

NIN fail

30 Mar
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Mini Hotels

30 Mar
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March 18 2010

In a world where people appreciate good design everywhere, cool mini hotel rooms are the latest ‘it’ trend. In Tokyo, the  Capsule Inn exemplifies the bare-essentials hotel rooms for brief use, and similar concepts are popping up at airports, train stations and downtowns around the world, replacing and mimicking the “day rooms” already existing at many airports.


 
Unlike Tokyo’s bed-only cabins where customers climb into a human equivalent of a honeycomb for a night’s rest, Yotel pods at Gatwick and Heathrow airports in London and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam come in larger and more comfortable formats. These self-contained mini hotel rooms are equipped with a bed, table, HD TV and Wi-Fi.

The fourth Yotel is set to arrive in New York in 2011 with a location opening on 42nd and 10th street boasting 669 luxury rooms and the largest outside terrace in any hotel in New York

Also in Amsterdam, Citizen M has a hotel with 230 mini rooms at Schiphol Airport and a 215-room hotel in Amsterdam City. Citizen M plans to open similar hotels across Europe.

Qbic Hotels has opened two “cheap chic” hotels with mini rooms in the Netherlands: Qbic World Trade Centre Amsterdam and Qbic Maastricht, plus one in Antwerp, Belgium.

Taking the next step in rest and space efficiency, Russia’s Arch Group designed the SleepBox.

Along with an airport version of the rest pod, equipped with the usual, high-tech necessities offered by other companies, Arch Group has also designed an easy-to-relocate version fit for hostels. A small, mobile compartment, 2m (l) x 1.4m (w) x 2.3m (h), SleepBox is made of wood and MDF. SleepBox is meant to “allow very efficient use of available space and, if necessary, a quick change of layout”, making it perfect for hostels where demand and space available often come in conflict with each other. The hostel-specific SleepBox features bunk beds, flip-out tables and sockets for computers or phone chargers and not much else. Yuri Pushkin, Tuija Seipell.

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Super Heroes

30 Mar

Nando’s grilling Graeme

30 Mar