Handmade in Dallas, Texas, the felt food items from Bees Felt Market by Heidi Marie are created with only the best intentions in mind. The felt used to create the ”play” food is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (thus preventing hundreds of plastic bottles from filling landfills) whereas any items requiring stuffing are filled with 100% polyester fiberfill. Cut and assembled by hand, they are then sewn together both by machine and hand; ensuring for d along life of durability in children’s hands. Varying from berries, tacos and short ribs to a bag of potato chips, each item and detail is one of a kind. True works of art are created in each combination where children’s favourites such as spaghetti and meatballs are given a twist as now...
Adding to its offerings outside of fashion, BAPE has now released a door stopper for those hungry for more accessories from the iconic streetwear staple. Here, the well-known ape symbol is die-cut over flexible rubber on a slant angle. Measuring 12 x 8 cm, this door stopper will no doubt add some extra flair to your home or office and is available for ¥3,990 JPY (approximately $40 USD) from the ZOZOTOWN online store.
Is it a cloud? Or is it a marshmallow? In fact, that inquisition is exactly how Japanese designer Kei Harada derived at his O’keeffe Sofa, which seems to mimic the large and soft flower petals of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. The bulbous forms, which are made from urethane foam and flexible fabric, appeal to that inner child in all of us, prompting a deep desire to climb and explore different sitting positions. And although the piece wasn’t specifically designed with children in mind, Harada points out that “it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.” The O’keeffe Sofa was originally on display at Designers Week 2012 in Tokyo late last year. via spoon-tamago.com
Bold blocks of colour at ground level contrast with the white upper storeys of this school in Mallorca by Spanish architects RipollTizon. The Binissalem School Complex combines both a primary and a secondary school and comprises a single building made up of overlapping volumes and recessed openings. RipollTizon explains that the building was designed to reference the different scales of its neighbours: “From the beginning, our intent was to develop the project as a dialogue, on different scales, between the school and its surroundings.” via dezeen.com