Street art meets cuckoo clocks

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German born street artist Stefan Strumbel has been exploring the notion of ‘heimat’ which is one of those German words where we don’t quite have an English equivalent of but loosely means homeland or regional identity. In his pieces he takes traditional Black Forest style cuckoo clocks and transforms them into pieces of art using a splash of graffiti. I’d love to get one but prices start at €850. I’m not even going to bother converting that into pounds.

Watch out for Scottish MINI in 2010

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If you are around in Edinburgh at Hogmanay 09/10 then chances are that you will see a MINI dressed as a Highland Cow driving about the streets of Edinburgh. To promote Peter Vardy’s status as the Number one for used MINIs in Scotland Whitespace has created Scottish MINI – a loveable city MINI that has never seen the beautiful Scottish scenery so has decided to travel around Scotland and meet the population. The car was created by Inchmere Design who were the team behind the Innocent Smoothie grass Vans.

Checking out what it’s up to at:

http://www.scottishmini.com
http://www.twitter.com/scottishmini/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottish-MINI/236207780927
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishmini/

Favourite design blogs: cpluv

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A while back us designers here at Whitespace did a straw poll to discover our favourite design blogs with the intention to write a post about our top 10. Unfortunately there were so many we never did did get a chance to work out the top 10. So instead we are going to post a few of our favourites.

First up is recently revamped ComputerLove, a daily magazine on art, design and creative culture. It’s been around for a while and used to be quite ‘out there’ at times but the new version has become much more relevant to today digital culture. Split up into static, motion and interactive it shows off some amazing pieces of inspiring creativity. The varied nature of topics keeps it fresh. They have also added a search feature which was something lacking in the old version. The new layout is also nice and easy to scan. It’s almost like reading a broadsheet although it is slightly annoying that you can’t view endless pieces of work as per Reform and Revolution. You can also feed in you own blog and social media has been integrated at every opportunity. The new version is still in it’s Beta stages so maybe there will be more improvements to come. Watch this space. Looks good on an iPhone as well.

Johanna Basford’s Twitterpicture

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Fantastic project by the talented Johanna Basford in which over a 48 hour time period she is attempting to draw objects as suggested by her Twitter followers. Simply tweet your object with hashtag #twitterpicture and then sit back and let Johanna do all the work. This is why they invented Twitter! You can see the latest artwork on her blog.

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