DESIGN DOPESHIT

Happy Sunday! As you’re enjoying the last bits of your weekend, why not make some time to enjoy some innovative, beautiful artwork as well!! São Paulo-based artist Janaina Mello Landini makes intricate pieces from the threads of unravelled and frayed ropes. The series, titled “Ciclotrama”, turns simple rope into unbelievable structures that resemble both tree branches and veins. Jaw-dropping artwork you gotta see to believe! Head over to Booooooom to check out a few samples from the series and then head to Mello Landini’s site to see more of his truly impressive work. Indie Street approved!

The word "smart car" now has an entirely new meaning thanks to a conceptual vision from the global design and innovation firm, IDEO. Responding to the future of autonomous driving, on demand delivery services, and the future of the workspace is in the works. Chief designer, Ricardo Figueiroa explains "As business models, technical innovations and user needs evolve, we expect to continue to see many exciting developments in the transportation and mobility domain." In the works, a self-driving car that delivers your packages and an office space that transports you to your next meeting across town without any work downtime. Click here for more.

If the drone crashes into a sensitive place, like a coral reef, it just harmlessly disappears. Civilian drones may someday deliver your pizza, but they'll also travel places that people can't easily go, mapping forest fires or natural disasters, tracking wildlife, and studying Mars. The further drones go, the more it might make sense to construct them out of biological materials. A new bio-drone could eventually be able to grow itself in remote locations, and if it gets lost in the wilderness,melt into a harmless puddle. Read more: http://bit.ly/1qGBPaq

Hillary Fayle is a remarkable embroidery artist who chose a truly original and meaningful surface for her work – leaves. Her eminently delicate and fragile embroideries look almost impossible. For the leaves to remain whole, Fayle covers them with a nontoxic preservative beforehand to stiffen them and protect them from possible harm. And them the fun of sketching, stitching, sewing and embroidering begins.

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski is one of our favorite satirical illustrators in the world. He offers a truly unique style and tackles many of the world's complex issues with his unique visions. From light hearted social media pieces to heavier human rights, he is an artist who makes his audience really think hard about the world and society they live in. These our are favorites to date, but you can check out his Facebook page here for more works from his ten years of creating illustrations.  

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On IndieStreet we love innovative environmental concepts, and we love cold beer! A Danish firm has combined these two loves with their underground beer fridge that can be sunk into the garden or terrace. It takes advantage of the cooler underground conditions to keep your beers chilled. How do you say street creds in Danish? You can learn more about the company and buy the eCool here. It's currently priced at $349.00. As they say at eCool: Lets "Save the world - one earth-cooled beer at a time"