Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Art blankets, Memphis furniture in Legos, and Public bikes pop up in our look at the past week on the web

1. Maison Martin Margiela in Tokyo Designboom’s photo essay captures designer Maison Martin Margiela’s remarkable Tokyo retail store located in a former electrical products factory warehouse in the Ebisu area. 2. Dressed Up Furniture We wouldn’t have guessed it, but the Seoul-based designers at Kamkam found a way to create modern, colorful furniture using felt upholstery, adding utilitarian pockets. Dezeen takes a look at the …

Forcefeed:swede

Australian design team, forcefeed:swede, work across the full spectrum of creative spaces. As well as contributing artwork for 2005’s Basefield exhibition—themed around Aesop’s fables—they have also done some interesting cover artwork for Australian dance act Etherfox and more recently a resin toy customization for The Monkey Show exhibition, curated by AdFunture in Hong Kong. On the back of this, they have been invited to create …

Android 8 Store

If you haven’t given Android 8 a peek yet, do so, it’s a must see. It’s a new online store featuring limited edition and designer work by people like Brendan Monroe, Luke Chueh and Rustboy. It’s all run by a very young and entrepreneurial east coaster— and that hits close to home. I love to hear about young folks, like myself, doing what they love …