Tuesday, August 31, 2010
With the Flos Soft Architecture Wall Piercing lights, you can create some very artistic and creative patterns using a grouping of these simple ring lights.
How cool is this?
Cherry Blossoms Soap is thin and very lightweight soap looks a petal of cherry blossom. Once you soak it in water,it melt into bubbles in a blink of an eye.
Alex Queral creates amazing three-dimensional portraits by carving faces of famous people into recycled phone books.
Using a very sharp knife, the artist carefully peels away the pages like the skin of an onion to reveal the portrait within.
More details here.
Eco urinal concept, designed by Yeongwoo Kim, recycles the water that is used for washing hands to flush the urine.
The sink with an integrated urinal will also help free up some extra space in the bathroom.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
International design studio Urban Art Projects puts the soothing effects of water into an unlikely place; the side of Brisbane, Australia’s airport car park.
This project is being developed with artist Ned Kahn. It is called a “Kinetic Wall,” and it will essentially be an eight-story-tall public art installation. Seen from the outside, the installation will look like a vertical body of water, complete with gentle waves and natural movement. From the inside of the building, the movement of the facade will create beautiful patterns in sunlight on the interior surfaces.
The effect is created with 250,000 aluminum panels which are loosely suspended so as to move gently with the wind.
It also helps provide passive cooling and ventilation for the car park, cutting down on energy costs and keeping the building more comfortable all year long. The new parking garage, complete with the unique facade, will be completed in late 2011.
Drawing aid created by korean product designer Giha Woo. Once attached to the pen, this device helps to draw straight lines without using a ruler, measuring the drawn distance at the same time.
An integrated Bluetooth 2.0 Keyboard which seemlessly connects with the iPad for quicker and more comfortable typing. Ideal for people who regularly use their iPad for e-mailing, making notes and writing documents.
This multi-functional case protects the iPad, and can easily provide a laptop style postion. If you don't need the keyboard it simply folds behind the iPad and out of sight.
Buy it here.
"Lugum" by Kimming Yap of Creativeans, a design studio based in Milan and Singapore.
This simple monochrome crockery set has all the benefits of disposables, without being cheap-looking.
Made out of the biodegradable cereplast bioplastic, "Lugum" is also a more eco-friendly alternative to those plastic cups.
Essential type tools in convenient mug form; historical font measurements, classifications, decimal conversions, proofreader marks etc...
A perfect gift for typophiles or anyone who works with fonts.
Get it here.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
How many times do a million things rummage through your head just after getting into bed; things you have to do, ideas, etc? You'll have to get out of bed, turn on the lights and write your thoughts down on a piece of paper (or what not) so that you don't forget about them?
Well with the Write?Light!, you wouldn't have to do that anymore!
It is a lamp that gives off a glow powerful enough to jot down a quick memo. And the way it works is darn cute; kinda like the inkwell and feather effect! Pick up the pencil to light-up; place it back to turn it off.
The Write? Light! Won a Silver Award at the IDEA Design Awards 2010.
By designer, Jaeun Park of Frabrica, Italy.