We’re ending the day with a grand Paris-themed dinner party, so it seemed only fitting to start off with something Parisian, as well. Some of you may be familiar with the illustrator Robinson’s work. Born Werner Kruse, Robinson became well known for his beautifully detailed line drawings of cities and his X-ray-like manner of drawing building interiors. Although today’s illustrators owe a great debt to this line-drawing trailblazer, Robinson’s numerous illustrated city guides have been out of print for some time. With the re-release of his 1967 book New York, Line by Line (Universe, 2009), an entirely new generation was able to experience this illustrator’s magical work.
Following the success of New York, Line by Line, Universe will reissue another fabulous volume of Robinson’s work: Paris, Line by Line. Following the style of its predecessor, Paris, Line by Line is filled, not with words, but with wildly intricate drawings of Paris from practically every angle. Within its large-scale pages are images of modern flâneurs taking in the Rue de Rivoli, artists replicating Cézannes at the Louvre and tourists dining atop the Eiffel Tower. Through Robinson’s dazzling line work, The City of Light comes to life.
Paris, Line by Line will be released on March 19, 2013. Continue reading after the jump to see more photos! — Max
Switzerland-based designer Tomas Kral’s Homework Desk is unusual: Made from cast aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of ash, it contains a sort of gutter that runs around three edges. Rather than being for drainage, it’s meant to store desktop items, well, off of the desktop. For his part, he describes the wraparound as “A toolbox to store documents, objects, photos that you need or simply desire to work.” No drawers necessary.
Here’s a shot of an early mockup made with cardboard and particle board:
Barcelona-based company The Wallery partners with international and up-and-coming artists to create artwork for the walls, in the form of wallpaper murals and vinyls. Their goal is to have you think outside the frame when it comes to decorating your walls and they have a bunch of colorful, and sometimes cheeky, options for you to choose from.
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