Video: Cru De Ladies’ “Paper World”

September 3, 2009

In the video below, Cru De Ladies creates a world, where everything is made out of paper. Creating the entire video in just two short weeks, Cru De Ladies gives us something worth while to watch.

Keith Haring Chairs via Vilac

August 31, 2009

It seems as if Keith Haring’s art is being translated to all sorts of objects lately, especially after seeing Vilac’s Haring inspired domino set, via Curated Magazine. Produced by Vilac, the playful seating furniture is sized for children and built with the same exacting attention to detail as the company puts into all their wooden toys. Available now from Unica Home, so check them out.

Seeing Keith Haring’s art work being put into household items brings excitement to me. I love the chairs, what do you think?

The “Mæve,” the Interactive Board

August 25, 2009

The interactive installation Mæve provides visual and tangible access to the social and intellectual networks behind architectural projects. By the Interface Design team of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, this sure has futuristic written all over it.

The installation consists of an interactive surface and a large projection area. While users are interacting with the contents of the installation on the interactive surface, the network and the media files are displayed on the large projection. The ten winning projects from the Everyville student competition are represented as physical cards. If a card is placed on the interactive surface, a contextual space is opened around the project. Within this space, media files, related projects and keywords are visualized. When a second card is placed on the surface, the space turns into a network displaying similarities between the projects. In addition to the Everyville cards, the installation also contains inspirational projects from the MACE repositories. These projects are also represented by project cards and enable the visitors to connect the Everyville projects to MACE contents. Furthermore, as the interaction with the cards is not limited to the one person, entire groups and teams can explore the content together.

Check out some still shots after the break.

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The Sheetseat

August 2, 2009

Designed by Ufuk Keskin, the Sheetseat is produced from a single sheet of plywood and can be folded back to it’s flat form, utilizing only 3/4″ thickness in size. It was exhibited at IDSA’s Equilateral during the New York Design Week. “Produced by cutting a sheet of plywood, the chair can be folded flat with 3/4″ thickness. Easy production and minimal assembled volume saves labor and energy for production and transportation.”

Though I do not believe that the Sheetseat would deem extra comfortable, the design and innovation is quite exquisite. Quite impressive Ufuk Keskin.

Pete Oyler’s Stretch Shelf

July 29, 2009

Pete Oyler, a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is the mastermind behind the Stretch Shelf, an innovative interior shelving unit made of cast rubber and machined aluminum.

And here comes Pete Oyler with an innovative home shelving system. Essentially, this shelving unit is a giant rubber band. I love the creativity and design of this, but what are your thoughts?

Check out more photos of the stretch shelf after the break.

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WATT Electric Bike

July 22, 2009

Designed by French designer, Jerome Blanchard, the WATT takes on the role of a city bike, yet much more as well. Beautiful in its simplicity, the WATT electric bicycle uses battery and pedal power to speed through city streets. Jerome Blanchard fit the bike with Drive Shaft Technology, which presumably sends power to the wheels when the biker pedals. There should even be enough spare energy created to power a GPS or phone through an attached USB port, and some gadgets could be compatible with trip information, such as speed, route and location. Meanwhile, an electromagnetic shock absorber keeps the ride smooth, an anti-lock brake system ensures safety, an a special direction access allows for tight handling. All commands of the cycle are simplified and focused on the right hand as well as the axis of fork, on the other hand, the other side is released from all action to let you use your phone, MP3 or GPS while moving through the crowded streets. Too dope.

Honestly, when I ran across this bicycle, I was stunned. The WATT captures a sustainable and healthy lifestyle, all the while utilizing creativity, design, and overall practical use. Honestly, when was the last time you have ran across a bike with so much to offer? Never. I love the idea, but foresee this taking a long while to hit the market. Thoughts?

Be sure to check out more photos of this bike after the break.

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The Ironing Board Mirror

July 17, 2009

Designed by Aïssa Logerot, this innovative mirror turns into an ironing board when needed. According to the designer, the ironing board mirror is a link between two consecutive actions, clothes ironing and dress up.

Innovation at its finest. Quite honestly, I think that this ironing board turned mirror/mirror turned ironing board is a great idea, in terms that it is practical, creative, and quite fun. For someone who uses both the mirror and ironing board, this is a must have. Thoughts?

Check out more photos of the ironing board turned mirror/mirror turned ironing board after the break.

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The Ping Pong Door

July 9, 2009

Designed by Tobias Fränzel, the ping pong door functions just like any ordinary door except there’s an inner panel that flips down to make a ping pong table; pop the plastic net on and get your paddles ready. The only requirements are the adjacent rooms have enough room for you to play in. However, the only downside is that one side of the door looks normal while the other is bright green, but nonetheless the ping pong door is an amazing invention.

The Ping Pong Door

Honestly, this is one of the cooler inventions that I have seen in a while. Plus, it is entirely practical for all homes and offices. This is one of those items that make you realize we still have a lot more things to invent. It seems so obvious and yet it took this long for someone to come up with this. This is creativity and innovation at its finest. Thoughts?

Check out more photos of the ping pong door after the break.

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