Descriptive Camera

April 26th, 2012

Matt Richardson created a camera which doesn’t deliver a photo but a description of the photo it made. Eh what? After the shutter button is pressed, the Descriptive Camera sends the photo to Amazons Mechanical Turk for processing. Somewhere someone receives this photo and writes a short description about what’s on the photo, that person receives a small payment for this task. As soon as that text comes back, a thermal printer outputs the result in the style of a polaroid print.
How cool is that!

Surface Tension Lamp

April 17th, 2012

It’s again that time of the year when all the product designers show their latest and greatest work at the Milan furniture fair. A few hours ago I was still thinking how bored I am with product design lately …
But Front came to the rescue with this fantastic project: “Surface Tension Lamp”.

A bubble is brief, and bursts at your touch. But while it lasts, it catches the light and reflects the room like a multi-coloured temporary structure. We wanted to create a constantly changing lamp that combines the most ephemeral of lampshades with an LED light source that will last for 50000 hours. In the time it takes the LED to burn out, the lamp will have had 3 million different globe shades.

Just watch the video!

Here’s the same lamp, but they added smoke to the soap bubble …

INTIMACY 2.0

April 4th, 2012

‘INTIMACY 2.0′ by Studio Roosegaarde is high-tech fashion made out of smart e-foil. In response to the heartbeat of each person, ‘INTIMACY 2.0′ becomes more or less transparent.

found at kottke

Small House

February 28th, 2012

The “Small House” designed by Unemori Architects, is … small. It’s footprint is only 4 by 4 meters and it is 9 meters high. Apparently a family of three lives is this house in Tokyo.

found at iGNANT

Jeremy Scott Fall 2012 Collection

February 17th, 2012

Here’re a few looks from Jeremy Scott‘s Fall 2012 collection. It screams Tumblr doesn’t it? Just look at the last picture …

Still Life

January 26th, 2012

Still Life by Scott Garner is an interactive gallery piece that takes traditional still life painting into the fourth dimension with a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount.

found at CreativeApplications.net

Air Vases

January 24th, 2012

The Japanese studio Torafu Architects designed 2 new versions of their air vases: Gradation and Cube. Those 2 patterns are printed on both sides of paper disks, which are cut so the user can simply pull them into the desired shape. They don’t much function but they look nice.

found at dezeen

Little Shining Man

December 22nd, 2011

“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful.

found at creativeapplications.net

Garden & House

December 20th, 2011

The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed this “Garden & House” in Tokyo on a very small lot of just 8 x 4 m. It doesn’t really have a facade or walls: vases, planters, concrete benches, plexiglass railings, full-height windows and curtains form the boundary between inside and outside. I’m baffled.
Photos by Iwan Baan.

found at DOMUS

Collection of Light

December 13th, 2011

The “Collection of Light” by humans since 1982 is probably the best lamp I’ve seen in a while. It is simply a collection of LEDs which together constitute a lamp in itself. They wanted to create an aura of a real collection (similar to a collection of insects) and expose each illuminant as a worthy industrial product. The LEDs are all labeled (with name, size and colour temperature) and arranged in a specific order to accomplish harmonic light.
I want one!

found at designboom weblog


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