Rugs

March 16th, 2011

These rugs were designed and hand-sewn by Agustina Woodgate. She made them from recycled teddy bears.

found at I’m Revolting

 

Sketch-a-Move

March 3rd, 2010

Sketch-a-Move is a project by Anab Jain and Louise Klinker. They actually did this a few years ago. It’s a concept for a toy car that allows you to explore the unique relationships between small surface doodles and actual physical movements. If you draw a circle on the top of the toy car, it will move in a circle. If you draw a complicated spiral, the car will move in a spiral. They don’t explain how it actually works or could work, but it sure looks like fun.

via @sermad

MUJI & LEGO

November 20th, 2009

The Japanese retail brand MUJI and LEGO teamed up to develop a set of 4 different boxes. Inside those boxes you’ll find the classic LEGO bricks but also a few sheets of paper. No big deal. But when you also have the right punch hole tool, you can combine both to create something new. I really like this concept. You can order a set here (when you speak sone Japanese).

MUJI & LEGO

MUJI & LEGO

MUJI & LEGO

MUJI & LEGO

found at hypebeast

Dushi

June 17th, 2009

Dushi is the title of the solo show of Florentijn Hofman at Galerie West in The Hague (The Netherlands). He supersized stuffed animals so that they complete lose their function and feeling.

Dushi by Florentijn Hofman

Dushi by Florentijn Hofman

Dushi by Florentijn Hofman

Dushi by Florentijn Hofman

Dushi by Florentijn Hofman

Paper Teddy Bear Kuma

March 31st, 2009

This teddy bear called Kuma is not the kind you would give to a child. It is made of paper and was designed by the Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura. The visual effect is really nice.

Kuma by Ryuji Nakamura

Kuma by Ryuji Nakamura

Kuma by Ryuji Nakamura

Kuma by Ryuji Nakamura

found at designboom weblog

Metal Heart

November 24th, 2008

Keith Loutit posted another tilt shift video. This time it even looks more like it’s just toys. Watch it!

Rocking Cycle

November 11th, 2008

That’s a really cool rocking cycle!

Rocking Cycle

found at swissmiss
photo by pavelm

American Toys

May 27th, 2008

American Toys by Christopher Paul Baker

This project by Christopher Paul Baker, was created by combining images from every United States patent containing the phrase “toy pistol”.

In Vestimentis Ursum

April 13th, 2008

In Vestimentis Ursum

In Vestimentis Ursum‘ is a collection of stuffed animals that sing, dance, light up, or talk back. Matt Kirkland disassembled them to show the robot inside the toys. Some look quite creepy.

Building Asia Brick By Brick

November 13th, 2007

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The Building Asia Brick By Brick project wants to raise awareness for traditional architecture in a more playful way: Architects from China, Japan and Thailand amongst others were given kits of white LEGO building blocks and told to have just fun. Once again, an excellent article at PingMag.


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