1. How To Make A Daft Punk Helmet
A self-proclaimed dork, graphic designer Harrison Krix recently spent 17 months recreating the iconic gold helmet worn by Daft Punk’s Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. From molding the cast to soldering the electronic boards, a three-minute video shows how he accomplished the amazing DIY feat.
2. Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye Lens
Fisheye fans will be pleased to hear that Panasonic announced a new Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 lens, which they bills as the lightest and smallest in the world of interchangeable fisheye lenses.
3. Kenneth Anger x Missoni
Dangerous Minds posted the new two-and-a-half minute video by experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger with a soundtrack by French composer Koudlam, showcasing Missoni’s fall and winter collections. With multiple layers of superimposed imagery, including the multigenerational Missonis starring as models, the influential octogenarian’s work feels as relevant now as it did in his heyday. From surreal to ethereal, effects like mirroring and abstract scratches make a gorgeously fresh take on the recently ubiquitous fashion film. We recommend tracking down the HD version for full-screen viewing.
4. Sleeping Under the Stars
There’s something special about sleeping outside, as Condé Nast Traveler points out with their list of the best hotels and resorts around the world that offer the primal experience with luxurious amenities.
5. The Amazing Mechanical Pomodoro
The Pomodoro Technique, a productivity method that structures your tasks around 25 minute intervals, recently released The Amazing Mechanical Pomodoro, a new iPhone app with a steampunk-inspired design theme.
6. “Mad Men” Furniture: Don Draper’s Office
In response to new season of Mad Men, which premiered Sunday night on AMC, The Mid Century Modernist launched the first in a series of blog posts dedicated to detailing the meticulously-decorated set designs of specific rooms on the show.
7. Portable Shops
Digital media agency Portable brings their online tool stateside, allowing users to build their own e-commerce site and completely customize the look and feel of it. With free templates for emerging designers to more advanced models that can add functionality like Facebook integrations, the concept makes creating the online shop of your dreams a snap.
8. World Cup Typography: Yomar Augusto
FontFeed sat down to interview Brazilian typographer Yomar Augusto, who landed the gig of a lifetime when he was asked to design the official typeface for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Featured prominently on all player uniforms and graphic material with an audience numbering in the billions, talk about ambush marketing.