The Future Piggy Bank

March 10th, 2011

“The Future Piggy” Bank is project made by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden. In just a few days, they made this mock-up of piggy bank that accepts credit cards. By using very simple components like an arduino board, a sensor and an iphone as a display, they were able to create a piggy bank which behaves like a Tamagotchi. If you don’t feed it with a credit card it will become sad and the other way around. Very nice work!

found at Co.Design

‘Til Death Do Us Part

March 7th, 2011

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Kate Bauman.

found at who killed bambi

Smart Cover

March 3rd, 2011

Apple launched the iPad 2 today. To be honest, the iPad itself wasn’t the best part of the announcement. But the Smart Cover for the iPad was. It’s a protective cover for the screen which attaches itself to the iPad with 2 magnets. It snaps right in place and it doesn’t really hide the design of the device. I think it’s one of the best industrial design products I’ve seen lately. When you close the cover it will put the iPad to sleep and the other way around. Ingenious.

Remember That You Will Die

March 1st, 2011

“Souviens toi que tu vas mourir” (remember that you will die) is a morbid version of the classic monoblock chair by pool.

found at designboom weblog

Jeremy Scott X Linda Farrow

February 22nd, 2011

You’ll never guess what this is … They’re sunglasses designed by Jeremy Scott and Linda Farrow. You can get also get them in black, gold and translucent at Colette.

Bench Chair

February 22nd, 2011

This Bench Chair by Thomas Schnur is some of the best design I’ve seen lately. All hail to the monoblock.

found via abitare


February 17th, 2011

I guess it won’t take long anymore till USB sticks will become disposable, maybe they even are already. The Russian design studio Art. Lebedev already designed one: Flashkus. It’s made of cardboard so can write directly on it. I like them.

found at designboom weblog

Movement of a Moment

February 11th, 2011

Movement of a Moment by Jesper Jonsson is a dynamic light concept that shows traces of time. You can say that it’s a clock or that it’s a light. The hands of the clock are in the back and cast a shadow. It’s probably not the easiest clock to read, nonetheless it’s a very nice idea.

found at designboom weblog

Bruno Mini Velo

February 3rd, 2011

It’s again that time of the year when I’m fed up with the Berlin winter and want to ride my bicycle again. And seeing this beautiful Bruno Mini Velo 20″ Road bike doesn’t make it any better. Apparently Bruno is a Swiss brand which is quite popular in Japan, especially their mini bikes.

found at ffffound

FLAT mirrors

January 31st, 2011

“FLAT mirrors” by BIG-GAME is a collection of 4 silvered windshields from cars with flat windows. So if you’re a fan of Volkswagen Beetle, Citroën 2 CV, Renault 4L or a Fiat Panda, this might me something for you.

Volkswagen Beetle

Renault 4L