Archive for ‘Design’

September 1, 2011

Design from 1945 to the Present at MIA

by Accidental Bear

 

I would give my left testicle for this couch, but for now I will hold on to my testicles and head to The Minneapolis Institute of The Arts (MIA) and check out this amazing collection of furniture from 1945 and on. Mike Enders

design from 1945 to present1 Design from 1945 to the Present at MIA

The Minneapolis Institute of The Arts (MIA) is showing an exhibit on modern design through September 11, featuring design and designers from the post-World War II era to the present. From the museum: (via www.curatedmag.com)

American and European designers over the last six decades have explored abstraction of form, new technologies, new materials, and adventurous colors in items for household use. This exhibition focuses on these developments through over thirty examples of furniture, industrial design, jewelry, and other consumer objects, including notable recent acquisitions. Works by Americans Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Frank Gehry, and Michael Graves, as well as Europeans Eero Aarnio, Piero Fornasetti, and Jens Quistgaard, are among the designers included.

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506

 

August 29, 2011

4HOME: Albam, Antikmodern Furniture

by Accidental Bear

Tasteful, gorgeous, grown-up furniture will make your home into a sanctuary.

Albam, Antikmodern Furniture

 

Albam partners up with Antikmodern and now will have showcase space for things your bum to sit on not just to put on. The space will be filled with midcentury furniture including names such as Ercol, Ole Wanscher and Eames. The match seems like it fits like a glove.  Albam and  Antikmodern both have a stylish, earthy feel and easy on the eye. Treat yourself to a peak at the other goods.

(via Selectism)

 

August 23, 2011

The Bearded Gamer T-shirt

by Accidental Bear

 

On Sale today for ONLY $11. Get it and get me one too! theyetee.com

The Gamer

Design: powerpig

Man and machine.

About The Artist

I’m an author, illustrator and photographer living in Halifax, NS who enjoys creating clever, quirky and often comical pictures that employ everything from action figures to backyard wildlife.

August 22, 2011

Cowboy Comb Products, Yee-haa

by Accidental Bear

Cowboy Comb

 For the average mustache sporter looking to keep his crumb catcher in line like they did in the olden days there’s the Cowboy Comb. Packed in a little matchbox style home, it’s the perfect travel companion for the non-clean shaven man. The 27 tooth comb along with a little ‘stache wax will keep you looking sharp through wind storms and bumpy subway rides.  FIND HERE

Handle Bar Mustache Comb Wax

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August 15, 2011

4HOME: asaf weinbroom: New Series of Lamps

by Accidental Bear

Each of the lamp’s bases are handmade in weinbroom’s wood shop. The lampshade cones are built from a lamination of red oak veneer. The lampshade texture accents the wood’s natural fiber and structure. The studio also developed a unique lamination technology in the manufacturing of the cones. This encompasses producing a very strong cone made from thin layers of veneer that is light in appearance. For more info CLICK or just sit back and enjoy the slick design work on your screen.

August 13, 2011

Whiskey Waxing Competition: Beard & Mustache Extravaganza in San Francisco’s North Beach 8/15

by Accidental Bear

Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders will be one of the three judges Monday evening for the competition portion of the evening. Not to be missed.

 

 Live Barbershop Quartet!!!

At Comstock Saloon
Monday August 15, 2011
7 PM Registration
8 PM Competition

FACEBOOK PAGE

Welcome to the 2011 Whiskey Waxing Beard & Mustache Competition. Whiskey Waxing is a San Francisco Bay Area competition celebrating local hairy talent on the old Barbary Coast. Contestants judged on their form & ability to sip whiskey or tea. All sizes, shapes, and styles considered. It’s not the size of your sweep, but the shape of your broom!

August 13, 2011

All Eyes on Matthew Parsons’ T-shirt Art: ‘Bear Hug’ & ‘Don’t Care Bear’

by Accidental Bear

Bear Hug (Dark) T-Shirt  by Matthew Parsons

An Englishman living in Canada. Mathew Parsons is a dedicated fine art photography graduate who is passionate about imagery as a form of expression and communication. He spotlights and puts emphasis on self-challenge, within the realms of photography and video, to convey impressions, emotions and statements conclusively. He hopes that his work entertains and motivates others to think more. I always encourage and promote that.

Don't Care Bear (brown) by Matthew Parsons

For many more amazing designs go HERE

Caped Crusader  by Matthew Parsons

For more information and to get your filthy paws on these goods CLICK

Please email me: matt@matthewjamesparsons.com

August 10, 2011

I Art You: Metal Chair by Olsson Jensen

by Accidental Bear

Olsson Jensen

 

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August 9, 2011

Project Runway All Stars Line-up, Minus Heidi Klum & Seal’s Big Penis References

by Accidental Bear

Today’s news feed has been unusually bloody, negative and infuriating. To lighten it up a tad I will either cover you with rainbow sprinkles or play a game we gays like, Lets talk Project Runway!! The All-star line-up has spilled over into my Facebook feed and it is my civil duty to pass it on, to you, the little people. Here is a rundown of who will be participating in this fashion extravaganza. One huge FYI, this all-star season will have NO Heidi Klum or Seal’s big penis references.  Isaac Mizrahi will be one of the judges, Ick. AB

The contestants are:

  • Austin Scarlett, the elaborately coiffed dandy who, during Season One, made an evening gown out of cornhusks.
  • Kara Janx, from Season Two, known for her signature color-blocked wrap dress.
  • Elisa Jimenez from Season Three, who marked her clothes with spit.
  • Rami Kashou, from Season Four, the master of draping who lost to Christian Siriano.
  • Sweet P, the tattooed retro-inspired spitfire from Season Four.
  • Jerell Scott from Season Five, a huge fan of bling.
  • Kenley Collins, the controversial alleged cat-thrower from Season Five, known for her vintage-y dresses.
  • Gordana Gehlhausen of Season Six, whom you may remember as being very very nice.
  • Anthony Williams from Season Seven, known for being hilarious and for using boid colors.
  • Mila Hermanovski, the one from Season Seven who liked everything to be in black and white.
  • April Johnston from Season Eight, the second-youngest contestant ever on the show.
  • Michael Costello from Season Eight, the one who everyone was mean to.
  • And last, but not least: Mondo Guerra, who tapdanced his way into our hearts with crazy mismatched patterns, bright colors and winning spirit.

As a reminder: Heidi Klum won’t be on this show: The part of Heidi Klum will be played by supermodel Angela Lindvall. Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will be the judges.

Project Runway All Stars [Lifetime]

August 5, 2011

Hey Hipster Check Out Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate: NYC

by Accidental Bear
Titan stem, workerman wooden bars
Brooks saddle, Titan stem, , workerman wooden bars
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
 White tires
brooks
 brooks saddle vintage b15
Brooks saddle, Titan stem, Michelin, White tires

DOMENICA.
THIS IS THE KIND OF BIKE YOU WOULD RIDE DURING A BRIGHT SUNNY SUNDAY IN THE MIDDLE OF SPRING, WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER UNDER YOUR ARM, HEADING TO YOU FAVORITE BREAKFAST BAR. OR AT LEAST THIS IS WHAT WE ARE USED TO DO IN ITALY.

VIKING FRAME, RARE BROOKS B15 BLACK, CHROME VINTAGE FORK DRILLED FOR A FRONT BRAKE, COASTER BRAKE WHEELSET — SO YOU CAN BRAKE BY BACKPEDALING — VINTAGE WHITE MICHELIN TIRES, AN OLD RARE GIPIEMME CRANKSET WITH A GOLDEN FINISH CHAINRING. NOT TO MENTION A RARE TITAN STEM (SIMILAR TO CINELLI DESIGN) COMING DIRECTLY FROM BELGIUM FROM THE ’60.
TO COMPLETE THE SETUP A BRAND NEW WOODEN HANDLEBAR SPECIAL DESIGNED BY ADAM BRACKNEY.

www.bertellibici.com

July 28, 2011

Cuddle mattress: The Design That Lets You Keep a Loved None Close

by Accidental Bear

Who knew? I have yet to try one of these cuddle mattresses, but in theory I love them. For someone who spends half the night with arms half dead and tingly from sleeping on them this could be a solution. One the other hand this mattress might be a flop. If you get the chance grab someone and cuddle and get back to me pronto before I throw down some Benjamins.

It is a problem that has taxed mankind since Adam first lay down next to Eve. How do you cuddle your loved one at night without your arm going numb? Now, centuries later, the Love Mattress has arrived with an ingenious solution to this quandary. Though the central portion of the mattress is a single foam block, each end is made up of ten slats which are each three inches wide. These part easily from one another, leaving room to slide an arm beneath a partner and leave it there.

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July 27, 2011

RAD: Paul Smith for Leica Camera Cases

by Accidental Bear

Selectism - leica-paul-smith-camera-case

Paul Smith has teamed with the camera company to produce these camera cases for their Leica D-Lux 5 (and the Panasonic equivalent). In what is expected from Paul Smith, classic and well designed. It’s limited to two colours, with only 150 of each colour available worldwide. Available only at the Leica store in Mayfair and Paul Smith stores in the UK. It’s like searching for the Willy Wonka golden ticket.

July 24, 2011

Oklahoma Antiques Roadshow Find Is Most Valuable Ever

by Accidental Bear

If you are like me you sit around the house at bill time, tapping the pen furiously on the desk wondering how the hell am I going to make ends meet. I look at my furniture and wonder what I could get for it. I look in the mirror and wonder what someone would give me for a piece of my ass? Things like this find on the Antique Roadshow never happen to me, but then again all my furniture is IKEA. I guess there are less fortunate. That’s it, after reading about this  $1-1.5 million find, I am going to start collecting ugly junk. AB

Gawker Says: At this weekend’sAntiques Roadshow stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a man walked in with a set of five Chinese cups carved from rhinoceros horns that he’s had since the 70s. An appraiser for the show, Lark Mason told local news station KTUL, “As each one came out of the box my jaw started to drop a little more and that of at my colleagues eyes and their jaws dropped as well.”

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July 24, 2011

To Close Out the Weekend, I Bring You Color

by Accidental Bear

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July 21, 2011

Manzine Issue 5: A Publication About the Male Phenomena

by Accidental Bear

A magazine built for a man you say. If it’s made for the men I know the walls must be built out of glitter, women’s shoes in size 13, nail polish and hairballs. That’s what you would get if you scraped and radical fairy or a Bear at a street fair. Check out manzines website www.themanzine.com