Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Limited edition slingshots, Matthew Marks' pop up, Rodarte for Lula and more in our survey of the past week online


1. Marc Then Marks: A New Art Book Boutique

Interview reports on the new pop up shop at Matthew
, where, other than rare art books, Phillipe Starck Santa stools and a Roy
Lichtenstein-designed silk shirt are all from the gallery’s archives and yours for the taking.

2. Tan Lun Cheak’s Glowbelly Steamboat Lamp

Singaporean designer Tan Lun Cheak of Little Thoughts Group dreamed up
the Glowbelly Steamboat, a lamp that doubles as a hot pot. As showcased
on Dezeen the fixture, based on a Singaporean tradition, houses a pot of boiling water for cooking food.

3. Christopher Jarrett’s Handmade Slingshots for Moss

Made from forked wood collected from Epping forest in England and painted one of five colors, this collection of 30 slingshots sells from Moss for $75.

4. Peek the Fall/Winter 2010 Issue of Lula Magazine Guest Edited by Rodarte

Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte (and Black Swan’s gorgeous ballet costumes) also recently guest edited an upcoming issue of the fashion periodical Lula Magazine. Fashionologie gives us a sneak peak of the spread, which contains ethereal photos of actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman and Elle Fanning in head-to-toe Rodarte.


5. Actors Acting

The New York Times Magazine’s interactive piece for their Hollywood Issue features fourteen Oscar frontrunners filmed in high drama scenes, all shot in stark black and white. The modern melodrama of each score by the young talent Owen Pallett underscore the Hitchcockian hyperbole. If you only have time for one, Javier Bardem’s hits all the right marks.

6. Noun Project

Noun Project is an online archive of vectorized visual iconography and symbols “that can be understood by all cultures and people.” Their collection is extensive, minimal, and free for anyone to take and use.

7. Aedas Designs Receive International Acclaims

Architecture firm Aedas received several awards this year, including one for the nine-story, seeming Storm Trooper-inspired Integrated Civic, Cultural, Retail and Entertainment Hub in Singapore pictured above.

8. Vik & Fougere Bench Rack

A simple solution for urban apartments or collegiate life, Contemporary Standard offers a glimpse of the Bench Rack by Canadian design studio Vik & Fougere, which will debut at the IDS Prototype Exhibit in Toronto Canada in January 2011.