1xRUN (one-time-run) was started by Ryan Brogan, Jesse Cory and Dan Armand — who owned the gallery 323 East in Royal Oak, Michigan | 1xRUN are looking to recreate the excitement of gallery openings online and democratize the art collecting experience by offering limited edition time-released prints and original pieces | Focussing on a primarily street and pop art aesthetic, 1xRUN has built an audience of 15,000 international collectors since launching in 2010, offering over 20,000 prints from some 250 artists during that time | 1xrun.com
Reaching the grand old age of 30 this year, London-based illustration agency Central Illustration is reaching out to American clients with two limited edition screen prints and a brand new US-focused website to best represent its illustration talent stateside | Check them out at www.centralillustration.com.
The team at Benny Gold in San Fransisco have recently been invaded by a couple dozen crazy sock monkeys | These stuffed primates, feature the unique Fog Camo pattern created by Benny Gold as a homage to San Francisco and as an alternative to the over exposed Woodland Camo | bennygold.com/
UK illustrator and designer Kelly Angood has developed a bit of a cult following from DIY and analog enthusiasts ever since releasing diagrams and a how-to video that showed how you can create a camera at home | Using 120 film, the camera—based on Hasselblad’s iconic shape—could be constructed with a design printed onto card stock | Now Angood is back with a new design that visually mimics classic twin-lens reflex cameras and works by pulling a cardboard tab to expose medium format film | “The Pop-Up Pinhole Project” has been launched on Kickstarter in an effort to put production and availability behind this clever design into action | Follow the designer’s project blog and watch the Kickstarter video to learn a little more.
This is genius | Enjoy some tunes at the pool or a podcast in the bath with this fab water-resistent audio player speaker case from Muji | Japanese design powerhouse Muji has released a new water-resistant speaker just for your smartphone | And even though this is a new design, Muji themselves are no newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment | Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the iconic wall mounted CD player, which is still a mainstay of their collection | It has even recently found a home in MoMA’s permanent collection and last year spawned a similar looking Bluetooth speaker, which sadly you can only currently get in Japan | A chunky looking plastic case with a cushioned insert keeps your smartphone safe, while the conductive transparent top gives you access to your touchscreen without having to remove your phone with wet hands | Simply plug the mini input plug into your phone’s headphone port, lock down the lid’s three buckles, and it’s ready to play | Available in MUJI stores and in their online store.
When shopping for basics for your kids, you definitely need to check out the great selection of goods by Polish clothing brand, Flawless | No prints, no logo, no buttons, just simple good-looking, well-structured basics for girls and boys | You can view the full collection at flawless.pl.