Welcome summer / Strongbow’s neon night

Just delicious.

Published by on September 11, 2012
Mountain dew / The amazing Namib beetle

Mountain dew / The amazing Namib beetle

The dew bank bottle, and other similar design solutions, are inspired by the Namib bettle, that gathers water with nano-bumps on its body (think of the condensation formed on a cold can of soda that gets covered with dew on a hot day). Mimicking the beetle’s back has been used to generate clean freshwater supplies in arid regions, requiring no pumping.

Published by on September 11, 2012
Filed under Bionics, Design
The geometry of pasta

The geometry of pasta

With its monochrome design and daunting simplicity, this book is all about the love of pasta. Like a dictionary, it takes you through their history and origin but most importantly, their use; every pasta has its ultimate recipe, thank god !

Published by on September 4, 2012
Greenery / The Folly in London

Greenery / The Folly in London

With time, London has had the chance to change its reputation for blank food, and is now keeping the pace with new culinary adventures. The folly seems to take the challenge seriously with great food and a honest design. More pics and words here.

Published by on September 4, 2012
Filed under Design, Miscellaneous

Turning the page / Ideo’ vision of the future

Here is the latest effort from Ideo in making the world a better place, with a new kind of digital reading device. Although i'm not sure how this will make the experience so much better, the concepts are quite innovative, even if we all question the death of turning the page. I just love how they use those analog props and vintage references for the promotional video. The irony is clear as spring water !

Published by on August 16, 2012
Pulp reaction / the Parapu chair

Pulp reaction / the Parapu chair

Designed is 2009 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Sodra, the "parapu" embraces the noble intentions of Swedish designers to invest in design for children. Made of  'durapulp', a biodegradable plastic based on maize starch, It's durable, waterproof, stackable and fully compostable.

Published by on July 19, 2012
Filed under Design, Sustainable
Custom made / De Lisle’s chainsaw armchair

Custom made / De Lisle’s chainsaw armchair

""I was really interested in the method of carving with chainsaws to build natural forms with really robust man-made textures."

Talk about hand-made. Poetic and perhaps timeless. More about this here.

Published by on June 19, 2012
Filed under Art, Design
Hot wood / The benches of Hilla Shamia

Hot wood / The benches of Hilla Shamia

The process is great and the results very charming. More pics and info about this here.

Published by on June 6, 2012
Filed under Design

Mapping the mind / Melancholia by Lars Von Trier

A nice making of - the cinematic wonders of a fascinating movie.

Published by on June 6, 2012
Filed under Art, Moving images
Salone 2012 / Superstudio Piu

Salone 2012 / Superstudio Piu

Kicking off the Salone with a first stop at the Superstudio Piu exhibit. Imagination, creativity and art surrounded many new projects presented in various booths and installations. From young local designers exploring materials and form to famous international brands, this first visit blew our minds, as we are already getting ready for more. We will of course share our top picks in a few.

Published by on April 19, 2012
Filed under Design
Multi-dimension / Miyake’s recycled garnments

Multi-dimension / Miyake’s recycled garnments

At the age of 72, Mr. Miyake is still very creative and innovative. His latest invention is creating clothes in 3-D origami using sustainable fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles (PET). The effect is rather like the rising of a Chinese lantern from its flat state into a rounded object.

The idea of this project is to create garments from a single piece of cloth without cutting and sewing, but using sharp, precise, permanent creases instead – just like origami. Jun Mitani, Japanese computer scientist helped Miyake develop the computer-generated formulas for the designs.

 

source : thrucolorfuleyes.wordpress.com

Published by on April 13, 2012
Filed under Fashion, Sustainable
Desert bloom / Erdos museum by MAD

Desert bloom / Erdos museum by MAD

Pure irregularity in natural surroundings; Erdos seems like it grew right there in the desert. Natural light shines through the glass roof. Check out MAD's video here.

“It works because it has a human scale, even if the building seems alien. My impression is that in time, when the city matures, the museum will become part of a new culture that integrates local history but also inspires something new,” explained the architects.

Published by on April 11, 2012
Small growth / Matthew Hilton

Small growth / Matthew Hilton

Working in hands with De La Espada, Matthew Hilton shares his passion for good design with furniture tainted of renaissance. Incredible woodworking and attention to details. Visit the website for the full gallery here.

Published by on April 5, 2012
Filed under Design

Invisiball by Hakan Lidbo

My buddy Hakan Lidbo invented this very compelling game; the project was awarded with 2011 year’s Swedish Post and Telecom Agency’s innovation prize for making culture and sports more accessible for people with disabilities.

Published by on April 2, 2012
Filed under Art, Design, Miscellaneous
Small is the new big / Cargo containers

Small is the new big / Cargo containers

Just pure fun, from Ballou Projects.

Published by on March 28, 2012
Filed under Architecture, Design
Second skin / 01M footwear

Second skin / 01M footwear

Not only the shoe is biodegradable but the packaging as well can be tossed in the bushes, making this project finger licking eco.

"01M collection is developed from state of the art high-tech materials as biodegradable plastics, and extremely innovative production techniques, brought from other fields not related to the shoe industry, giving the product high resistance level, elasticity and environmental respect. "

www.onemoment.es

Published by on March 14, 2012
Filed under Design, Fashion, Sustainable
The nest / Koloro desk from Torafu

The nest / Koloro desk from Torafu

Torafu Architects from Japan came up with this very charming stool and desk project.

"Lighting and potted plants can be added, and there are windows for displaying the occasional ornament, hooks for bags, and wire management."

More images on their website : www.torafu.com

Published by on March 7, 2012
Filed under Design

Carnaval / The city of samba

A nice tilt-shift video picturing the Rio carnival. And one of my favorite cities on this planet.

Published by on March 6, 2012
Filed under Art, Moving images
Pure housing / Thoreau’s cabin

Pure housing / Thoreau’s cabin

The raw simplicity of Henry David Thoreau's cabin.

Published by on March 5, 2012
Filed under Architecture

Ultimate classic / Thonet no. 14

After 153 years of production, no. 14 is still hot and running. Here is a short documentary about manufacturing and why it is "the most successful industrial product of the 19th century".

Published by on March 4, 2012
Filed under Design, Sustainable

Shoe gaze / Louis Vuitton in Fiesso d’Artico

Very well shot making-of in the workshops of Louis Vuitton in Fiesso d'Artico. Hand-made never looked better.

Published by on February 18, 2012
Filed under Fashion, Moving images

Live from Taiwan / Seventh sense

Stunning performance from the Anarchy Dance Theatre with UltraCombos ; "All the visuals are real-time generated, based on the parameters of computer vision, so all the visual effects are made by the people in  movement."

Published by on February 11, 2012
Filed under Art, Moving images
A shredder’s dream / Sony’s bio battery

A shredder’s dream / Sony’s bio battery

Sony developed a green/bio battery powered by paper. Yes, paper. Imitating the way termites and white ants digest wood and convert it into energy.

Read the full and essential story here.

Published by on February 5, 2012
Filed under Bionics, Sustainable
Dream big / Rubick cube illustration

Dream big / Rubick cube illustration

I don't really know how to react to this one since i can't even finish one cube proper. Hats off Mr. Pete Fecteau.

More about the designer/artist here.

 

Published by on January 30, 2012
Filed under Art, Illustration
Tetra / Particles stools by Tom Dissel

Tetra / Particles stools by Tom Dissel

Inspired by drink cartons, Dissel came up with a series of leather stools, called Particles, and they are hot ! Minimal loss of material in it's pattern design and made by hand equals love.

Published by on January 29, 2012
Filed under Design, Sustainable