Anglo-Japanese designer Studio Swine makes luxurious objects and furniture that sit at the intersection of culture and the future of resources. Their latest project is a collection of extraordinary objects inspired by the 1930s Shanghai-deco style translated into all sorts of objects, including boxes, vases, mirrors, screens and hair combs. But there’s something in particular that makes them stand out. Called Hair Highway, their weirdly enchanting aesthetic can be attributed to the use of resin and human hair! Learn more about these hairy designs
Daily Link Fix: London’s Only Indoor Skate Park Inside Empty Tunnels; QR Codes Help Seniors Find Their Way Home, Thu, August 21, 2014
- See Who Else Is Listening To The Song You’re Playing – Right Now: Spotify’s new feature Serendipity shows an interactive map of who else is listening to the exact same song you’re listening to right now. Guess you can’t say you have a unique taste in music anymore. Learn more on The Verge.
- Control The Lights of Two Skyscrapers From Your Phone: So your smartphone can basically do anything. New York Daily News reports that with a mobile app you can control the spire lights of two midtown skyscrapers: 1 Bryant Park and 4 Times Square.
- QR Coded Pins Given to Chinese Senior Citizens to Help Them Find Their Way Home: More proof that your smartphone is way too smart. Pins with QR codes filled with personal information like home address, emergency contact and such were given to local elderly residents in China’s Anhui Province to help them find their way home if they get lost. Springwise has the details of this innovative campaign.
- From Empty Tunnel to Awesome Skate Park: Footwear brand, Vans, took over the empty Old Vic tunnels at London Waterloo and turned them into the House of Vans, a super rad skate park and arts venue. Creative Review features the only indoor park in London and its future plans for concerts, art exhibits, film screenings and more.
Images: House of Vans courtesy of Creative Reivew (left); QR badges for Chinese seniors courtesy of Springwise (right)