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The Unnoticeable Transportation – Ada, MI, United States

“I wanted to create a piece that is museum-worthy that’s completely unnoticeable and so familiar, you’re just going to walk past it.” Designer Joey Ruiter is transforming everyday objects into products that are just as useful as they are jaw-dropping. His work ranges from furniture to transportation to household objects and more. The latest work of Ruiter is NOMOTO where graffiti covered E-motorbike and architecture blending in. He also works on this with Phil Carpenter and Noah Develder. The design unique and when you push a button, the moto rises up, flips open and a seat pops out. Underneath its city-skin, the motorbike appears, letting you drive away on it.     Studio Joey Ruiter is “trying to push design to the point of not being there” – the moto that becomes a canvas for the graffiti, a bench for a moment of rest. NOMOTO is to debut at Museum Craft and Design in the cutting edge motorcycle exhibition “Moto MMXX” show on August 21st to January 3rd, 2021. Other transportation designs of Studio Joey Ruiter is Consumer …

The Impossible Foods – Redwood City, United States

Using animals to make meat is a prehistoric and destructive technology. A food tech company has been making meat from plants in Redwood City, California since 2011. With the mission, we will all never have to use animals again and save the planet The Impossible Foods™, where meat, dairy, and fish are made from plants. Heme is what makes meat taste like meat, an essential molecule found in every living plant and animal. The plant-based heme is made via fermentation of genetically engineered yeast, and safety-verified. This year Impossible Foods is in more than 4,700 stores nationwide, and plans to expand its retail footprint to 7,500 by the end of the year. In June 2020, it introduced its e-commerce site, made collaboration with Starbucks’ The Impossible™ Breakfast Sandwich features savory Impossible™ Sausage which is combined with a cage-free fried egg and aged cheddar cheese served on an artisanal ciabatta bread. In July 2020, the company has also released a cookbook: Impossible: The Cookbook, featuring about 40 delicious and sustainable plant-based recipes for home cooks of all …

Bubble Wraps Into Clothes – Auckland, United States

An aspiring clothing brand, an experiential learning outlet thinking outside the box, founded in 2012 by Tommy Bogo in Auckland. He set out to create a garment that utilized packaging material in order to encourage others to re-purpose, re-use, and recycle. The brand Tombogo designing utility wear and accessories, constructing character through design process. The brand is appealing to the utilitarian needs of today, while propelling his brand forward with sustainable, inventive, and futuristic designs. The latest product from the brand is Bubble Wrap Vest – made of recycled bubble wrap and durable PVC inspired by the excessive packing materials littered throughout the streets. Other Tombogo products include useful bubble wrap jackets, cargo pants, bubble wrap and military based cordura bags, LED Scouter glasses, Electrical Repair Googles, cordura conveyor vests, and many others – focusing on the utilitarian and sustainable section. See more in the Tombogo Shop.   Tombogo was founded within a diverse community if black art, design, and music. It has given its support and donations to communities.   For more information about Tombogo: Website http://www.tombogo.com – …

This Is The End Of The End – Seattle, United States

“This is the end of the end.” A fiber technology company based in Seattle, converts garment wastes to new, high-quality fiber for the creation of new clothing, in partnership with brands and retailer. Evrnu, founded in 2014 by Stacy Flynn and Chrysto, is a textile innovations company creating a circular ecosystem with NuCycl technology where products made with it can be disassembled to the molecular level and regenerated multiple times into new clothing, home and industrial textiles with extraordinary performance and environmental advantages.   Evrnu has done collaborations with The North Face, Adidas – Stelka McCartney, Levi’s, Target, and many others.   Evrnu® and Levi Strauss & Co. created first jeans made from post-consumer cotton garment waste. And the Adidas by Stella McCartney Infinite Hoodie is 100% recyclable and made out of NuCycl fiber and virgin cotton. Evrnu’s NuCycl technology extends the lifecycle of today’s single-use textile fibers and offers our industry partners an alternative sustainable solution to end-of-life disposal.   Both founders started the company with a question: How do we prevent people from throwing their garments away? …

American Adv3nture Hoodie – California, United States

The Adv3nture founder, Zane Lamprey, has the goal is to create premium apparel that combines advanced fabrics, complete comfort, and functional design. Adv3nture has taken an active role in for many years, not only how products are made, but the impact it has on the world around us. The 3 in the Adv3nture logo represents the 3 Trees Initiative – planting three trees for every piece of product sold. Partnered with Green Forests Work, a non-profit organization reforesting formerly mined lands in Appalachia. As of July 4, 2020, all Adv3nture apparel is hand-crafted in America, from the ground up. It all starts with American cotton grown in North Carolina, zippers made in Georgia, and the final product being cut and sewn in California.   The Kickstarter of the new Adv3nture hoodie launched on July 20th and will conclude on August 21st. The Adv3nture brand has two types of hoodies: the CLASSIC Hoodie and the latest one, the ADV3NTURE Hoodie. The CLASSIC Hoodie has the same silhouette, measurement, and fabric as the new ADV3NTURE Hoodie, including the comfort, …

IWOM – State College, United States

The hassle of lugging around all the extra clothing and gear to be prepared for unpredictable weather during outdoor activities is no longer exist with IWOM, a game changer outdoor apparel. The IWOM team, standing for Inner Warmth Outer Mobility, is fast becoming a household name in the outdoor industry. The mission is to allow our customers to fully enjoy the outdoors regardless of what mother nature has in store. The latest product from IWOM is a waterproof and windproof jacket that converts from a self-contained fanny pack, to jacket, to full body protection from the elements quickly and comfortably – IWOM Convertible All-Purpose Jacket 2.0:… All of the zippers and seams on the IWOM Convertible All-Purpose Jacket 2.0 are fully sealed making the jacket waterproof and windproof. The breathable fabric keeps you dry and comfortable. It is perfect for sporting events, camping, boating, dog walking, and much more. With its coverage and flexibility, the IWOM is your solution to the challenges made by the ever-changing weather. Other IWOM main products are are: IWOM Full Body Hunting …

Shining Shamir – Las Vegas, United States

A star born and became the pride of his hometown in North Las Vegas. A very talented musician, actor, comedian, singer, rapper, chef, designer Shamir Bailey, has come to give us new light during the Covid-19 pandemic through his song “On My Own”, released on 10 June 2020:…   In the interview with Fast Company he mentioned that he’s a night owl, post midnight is athe best creative time of the day. Shamir has always been the quintessential DIY artist, teaching himself guitar at an early age, and whatever instruments proved necessary afterward. Although he tours as a three-piece band, Shamir mostly tends to record alone, with a four-track, playing all the parts himself. Four years ago, he was mentioned as The Pride of North Las Vegas. On the day he got a new job in Topshop, his song that had been posted in Pitchfork,, got many attentions from public and record labels. And since then, he was appeared in many music festivals. In the interview with ID Magazine in 2014, during his early music career, …

Eccentrique Violinist – Los Angeles, United States

Messed around with instruments in the house and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. Sudan Archives, an American vocalist and violinist who writes, play, and produce her own music — was impressed by the violin playing style of Northeast Africa. “The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, “Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,” she says. Her music style is quite eclectic and eccentric inspired by Irish and African music, especially Sudanese music. She has daring fashion style by mixing cultural attributes in one look. The latest concert of Sudan Archives was at NPR’s “Tiny Desk” show in Washington D.C., on March 11 2020, after the cancelation of SXSW Festival 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Together with violinist Jessica McJunkins, violist Dominic Johnson and cellist Khari Joyner, the concert became so memorable after the police brutality protests happened about three months later. During the interview with NPR, she said, “I’m not gonna …

The Unstoppable Shelters – Calabasas, United States

The musician and fashion designer,  Kanye West/Ye has demonstrated a long-time interest in architecture. In 2013, Ye visited the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts, ahead of his concert in Boston later in the night. He articulated sentiments like “I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be architected.” In 2018, he had tweeted that he was starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. In his tweet he was looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better. In 2019, Ye was reportedly  had been constructing the Star Wars’ planet Tatooine-themed ‘low income’ housing units near his Calabasas home. The designer Jalil Peraza, who worked with West in the past, posted now-removed images on Instagram depicting a “low-income housing scheme, made of prefabricated concrete in collaboration with Petra Kustrin, Jalil Peraza, Kanye West, Nejc Skufca.” But Ye’s neighbors and the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works were not impressed by the constructions. West’s team was ordered to tear down the …

Painting With Light And Color – Berkeley, United States.

Tonko House is a DIY animation studio behind the Oscar nominated 2014 short film, The Dam Keeper:… Founded by art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Duce” Tsutsumi in 2012, Tonko House have actively pursue its objective to create stories that deliver entertainment and awareness for people of all ages. With their work experiences in Pixar and Blue Sky Studios as sketch artist, art director, production designer, film maker, visual development/color key artist, lighting art director – Robert and Dice Tsutsumi share their observation fundamentals to be a better storyteller through lighting, drawing, animation in “Painting with Light and Color with Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo”, an online class in Schoolism. In ten video lectures, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi have put together important curriculum to discuss the fundamentals of observing color and light as well as colorscripting and telling a story. In the online class, both artists share their observations in lesson plan based on their past experiences in creating artwork for Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, on films such as Toy Story 3, Ice Age, and Monster University. …

Together For The World – New York, United States

One of the greatest artist who designed the “I Love NY” slogan that spreading all around the world in 1976, has recently created the last design for his city, New York and the world called “Together”,  before his passing last Friday as reported in NY Times. Milton Glaser ,who was an American graphic designer, our emoji teacher, and co-founder of The New York Magazine – has passed away on the age of 91 on June 26, 2020. His other famous playful graphic designs includes: Bob Dylan Greatest Hits 1967, NY Magazine Identity, and many others.   The ideas behind “Together”: In the last interview with Jeremy Elias in NYTimes a few weeks before his passing, Milton Glaser mentioned that he had been working on a project he hoped to distribute to public school students across the city, and ultimately the country. It was a graphical treatment of the word “Together.” to evoke the idea that during the separation of the pandemic. Mr. Glaser’s health was already in decline when the Black Lives Matter protests spread throughout the city, and the world.  During …

Aggregate Habitat – Clarendon, United States

One of the world’s largest and self-supporting papier-mâché structures built on a Texas ranch in Clarendon. The 20 x 8 ft  prototypal eco-dwelling formed by casting papier-mâché strips into sculpted holes in the ground. This Agg Hab project (short for Aggregate Habitat) by I/Thee and Roundhouse Platform, used 270 pounds of recycled paper mixed with 200 litres handmade adhesive (animals and toxins free) which was cast in large holes in the ground before the prototype home being flipped over. It is built for the 2020 Oakes Creek Residency. The Agg Hab features a series of round openings in the paper structures that form apertures to let in natural light and doorways to enter inside. There are no perfect and the formal language of the habitat follows cues from those found in nature: the contours of the domes perfectly matching those of the excavated dirt, the surface of the paper stained with a plethora of natural, earthen tones. Some of the “Agg Hab” construction process information in ArchDaily: The process of construction started with the digging of two mirrored …

Leaf Transparent Mask – Michigan, United States

Leaf is the world’s first fully transparent mask that protects you from dust, pollution, microbes and everything else that should not be in the air you breathe. It is enhanced with optional self UV-sanitization and Active Ventilation. The Leaf mask implements the most stringent N99+ Air quality standards. Conventional masks may take months to catch up into Leaf with a design that is as natural, efficient and as minimalistic as it gets. The Leaf mask is designed from soft yet sturdy 100% recyclable optical grade materials. The complete unibody design involves seamless amalgamation of optical materials to create a perfect fit on your face. This inherently makes the mask friendlier, allowing others to see your identity and read your lips or facial expressions as you talk to them. LEAF comes in 3 variants: Leaf HEPA, Leaf UV, and Leaf PRO. The Leaf Health Care mask is funded by Indiegogo and you can buy transparent mask here.   For more information about Leaf Mask: Website www.leaf.healthcare — Webshop & Funding Indiegogo — Twitter @Leafhealthcare. Source: It’s the Beginning of an …

Terraplanter – New York, United States

Based in New York, Terraplanter team created a dirt-free planter made of a ceramic material that allows plants to gradually absorb the water that seeps out on the surface and grow without soil, called also Terraplanter. We can use nutrient-rich water to grow plants anywhere, indoors, in deserts, on the International Space Station. It’s simple, clean, low-maintenance and hydroponic. Hydroponics is basically the ability to foster plant growth without soil. The Terraplanter product has raised more than $5 million in crowdfunding kickstarter. The Terraplanter team are Eran Zahri, Elad Burko, Roy Burko – created the proprietary ceramic material that has just the right amount of porosity and hygroscopic tendencies to allow water to diffuse through the material and allow the plant to grow on the surface of the material.Electron microscope at 1,000x magnification. Terraplanter meets the needs of plants to grow: hold seeds on the surface while they sprout, hold water for plant roots to drink, provide a shape and texture that would allow plant roots to grip the surface. It is reusable and we can …

The Portraits of True Colours – Atlanta, United States

Charly Palmer is a fine artist and graphic designer based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, who has been portraying black icons and historical events in his paintings for decades. Studied Art & Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute in Chicago, run a design studio then became art instructor and mentor for artists. Working primarily with acrylic paint, Palmer has pursued figurative work for many years. Palmer said: “I’m fascinated and moved by history in particular specifically, African American history. Art was my way of expressing what I felt about the African American journey. With art, I am able to share my ideas and thoughts in colour.” In his youth, Charly Palmer was fascinated by the “Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, an illustrated children book about the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow and it’s the winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal. What appealed to him most is the random geometric shapes, the simplicity of layered textures and patterns, and the mix of bold …

“It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” – New York, United States

It is a statement made by a fashion designer who already started making clothes from a very young age – bleaching T-shirts, reconstructing jeans pants patterns,  designing and selling pieces to consignment stores on the Lower East Side. He also learned house and hip hop music with her brothers. For his design collections, he would bike around New York to be inspired by pedestrians’ fashion items and styles. His name is Telfar Clemens. That is the motto of his fashion brand “Telfar”: “It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” In the interview with British Vogue‘s reporter Lynette Nylander, they mentioned that they want to dispel the idea of diversity. This is not an inclusive casting strategy or a one-time campaign,” Radboy explains. “The very notion of diversity upholds what we know, that there is an unchanging power structure and that’s, like, included in someone else’s world. Inclusion and diversity have now become statements that people in power like to hear.” Clemens added, “I just want to be everywhere, truly global. I want to dress everybody.” His message …

The Prismatic Cloud – Tokyo, Japan

Tokujin Yoshioka is an award winning Japanese designer who created the famous rose gold Olympic 2020 torch. One of his other creations in 2020 is The Prismatic Cloud sculpture with 10 meter length and 15 meters height is now hanging in Ginza Six Tokyo, Japan. The artwork was first created in 2008, stretched across the Alley Centre in Houston, United States, as its permanent installation art collection with more than 17.000 colorless prismatic rods. Tokujin Yoshioka said: “The Prismatic Cloud is a work to express the formless light and the cloud-like sculpture of light awakens us to the perception of natural energy”. In Ginza Six, the clouds contains 10.000 acrylic prismatic rods in 400 square-meter space. Watch the short video below from the YouTube Channel of Ginza Six :… The Prismatic Clouds also known as The Invisibles combined Tokuji’s transparent furnitures in the Kartell Gallery 2010 exhibition:… Here are images of the Prismatic Clouds and The Invisibles throughout the years:… For more information about Tokujin Yoshioka: Website www.tokujin.com – Instagram @tokujin_yoshioka – Facebook TokujinYoshioka – YouTube Channel  Tokujin …

Paint With Yarns – Savannah, United States

Trish Andersen is a textile artist from Dalton, Georgia – a carpet city of the world. She uses a tufting gun to create extraordinary art on rugs with her rich and colourful yarns. She is now living and working in Savannah, GA. Below you can watch Trish Andersen creating art using tufting gun on rugs in Art Insider – YouTube channel: … Here are images of Trish Andersen’s past creations and inside her studio:… For more info about Trish Andersen: Website http://www.trishandersenstudio.com and Instagram page: @trishnandersenart . Sources: Trish Andersen Studio Official Website ,  Instagram of Trish Andersen , and Art Insider – YouTube Channel.

A Chef And His Treasures – New Haven, United States

Ficre Ghebreyesus (1962 – 2012), an artistic chef in New Haven, Connecticut who hid his 700 paintings. He was born in Asmara, Eritrea. Then became a political refugee and had lived in many countries before the United States. He earned his MFA with Carol Schlossberg Prize for Excellence in Painting in Yale University.  One of recent his exhibitions “Gate To The Blue” exhibition will be postponed to September 10, 2020 in Gallery Lelong in New York. Some image works being posted online until May 16, 2020. Click here to see – Ficre Ghebreyesus Collection – Above is a short video about his other past exhibition “Second Look Twice and I Told You Who I Am” in Museum Of The African Diaspora (MoAD) in December 2018. Some of Ficre Ghebreyesus’ paintings:… For more information about Ficre Ghebreyesus: Website www.ficre-ghebreyesus.com – Instagram @ficreghebreyesus Sources: New York Times – The Inventive Chef Who Kept His Paintings Hidden, Museum Of The Africa Diaspora, and Ficre Ghebreyesus Official Website.