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Candylab Toys - surface and surface 01I would have loved these when I was a kid. Great looking Kickstarter by Vlad Dragusin + Candylab Toys. ‘Heirloom wood toy cars, inspired by mid-century American design and car culture.’ Pretty impressive the about amount of work that goes into brining a toy to market. Follow the link below to support Candlab’s Kickstarter and watch the video.

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I saw a video on the making of Little White LiesBlack Swan edition’ last year and since then I was hooked on the film magazine with the unique ever-changing aesthetic. Paul Willoughby is the creative director of Little White Lies and here is some of his personal and commercial work. The process shots of the Lawless wood cut above for Little White Lies can be seen here.

www.paulwilloughby.com

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Thomas Heatherwick Christmas Card - surface and surface 1For the time of year that’s in it, here are some of Thomas Heatherwick Studio Christmas cards they send out each year. You’ll have seen their work during the London Olympics (they designed the cauldron this year) and another two great designer’s ideas here and here you’ll wish you had thought of!

www.heatherwick.com

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fluffy-mc-cloud-conor-finnegan-surface and surfaceAnimated short from the talented Irish man Conor Finnegan. Fluffy Mc Cloud was Conor’s graduate film from the IADT Film School in Dublin. Shot in his attic with any equipment he could get his hands on; this airy short is about ‘man’s misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature’. If you like Conor’s style you should check out the trailer for his most recent animation ‘fear of flying’ which looks amazing and has already been scooping up the best animation awards at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012 and LA Shorts Fest 2012.

www.betsyworks.co.uk/conor-finnegan

aaron moran surface and surfaceReclaimed timber sculptures by Canadian Artist Aaron Moran.  His work reminds me a bit of David Lunney and Richard Pearse. Aaron is exhibiting his work at Zara stores in London, Madrid and Barcelona until July 29th. You can watch the video below of his collaboration with Zara and residency at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.

www.aaronsmoran.com

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Dominique Falla - surface and surface - weareallapartSome playful hand made type from Australian tactile typographer Dominique Falla.  Dominique uses ingenious and in some cases massively time consuming ways to define positive and negative spaces in her typography. 

“Dominique Falla works in a variety of tactile mediums and combines digital creation with analogue output for exhibition and publication.”

I really like the simple concept of ‘Shared Vision… Wspólna Wizja…’ made for an exhibition of Dominique’s work in Poland.  When viewed from one angle of the concertina reads “Shared Vision…” and from the other it reads “Wspólna Wizja…” which translates as “Shared Vision…”.   Watch the video below which documents the process from design sketch to final product of a birthday card project last year.

www.dominiquefalla.com

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