Time Machine

June 14th, 2013

I quite like this clock called “Time Machine”. Designed by Daniel Duarte.

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Time Machine by Daniel Duarte

Curious Vase

August 27th, 2012

“Curious Vase” is a series of vases designed by Mianne de Vries. Each vase has up to 3 more vases hidden inside. So you have to break the outer ones to see how the other ones look like.

Black Paper 37

August 16th, 2012

Black Paper 37 is an arm chair designed by Vadim Kibardin and it’s made of 37 paper layers and 20 details of gofer cardboard.

found at designboom weblog

Fruits Table Lamp

July 25th, 2012

I used to be really into product design, but lately I find most of it quite boring. From time to time something nice pops up when I’m surfing around like this “Fruits Table Lamp” by S&O Design.

found at dezeen

DMY Berlin 2012

June 11th, 2012

Today I went to see this years DMY exhibition at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. DMY is an annual design fair where you can find work by new and upcoming designers. The quality of the work was quite mixed but there were definitely a few gems. Here are my favorites:

Mirror.01 designed by Lennart van Uffelen for Atelier Belge

One Duck by Monique Habraken. It’s a tapestry from a collection of feathers from one male duck.

Units Of Time by René Schwolow is a clock divided into 3 separate clocks.

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

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

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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