I am a huge fan of Charles and Ray Eames. They are icons in the design and architecture world with major contributions in both areas. One of the most famous masterpieces was their house, also known as Case Study House No. 8. Unusual for such an avant-garde design, the Eames Case Study No. 8 house was a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home.
Old School Skateboard Designs
As a child, I remember my older brothers going to skate, and I used to find those skateboards pretty awesome. It's incredible how those old school skateboard designs were so darn cool...
Today we get to see a bunch of really well designed boards, but most of it doesn't have that same spirit of coolness, rather than just "well designed" or pretty. I vote for more old school design nowadays. These are all from the collection of some guy (I didn't find his name), and there are a bunch more at his site, so you should really go there check them out. I hope you enjoy these, and if any of you out there designs skates, please, remember these the next time you do your thing. Cheers! ;)