Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Wipe Clean

A "reverse graffiti artist" cleans soot off walls to draw along side roads... nice!

by: Alexander Orion

Monday, 21 June 2010

Stanley Ruiz

I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this log speaker. Immediately taken away by the fact that Stanley merges electronics with raw and organic materials in the same way I do. We share the same enthusiasm and we have both experienced the challenges of hollowing out a tree. I wonder if we share the same methods?!

My only criticism? Why are the speakers laid down? A tree grows up. Sound is best heard projected up. I think the product would be enhanced if it was free standing instead of being placed on dodgy stands or surfaces. The product would also be much more solid and confident.

My other pleasant surprise? Stanley has referred to me and my work as I was nearing the end of reading his profile! That did indeed put a smile on my face.

designed by: Stanley Ruiz

Monday, 14 June 2010

Robotic Lamp

Watch this video.

I am not normally a 'fan' of robotics. I appreciate the work and skill behind it but I find they have no purpose to really exist but this lamp does.

I like that they have kept the lamp's internal workings exposed and well for it being a lamp! It is basically a computer that instead of being in a square box, is a free moving lamp that projects an interface onto a surface. Its touch screen with no screen!

by MIT Media Lab

Teabag Coasters

At last another use for the humble tea bag! I'm not so keen on the teabag coasters themselves, I find them a bit naff but I love the idea of turning that waste product into something useful and beautiful. It is a good idea.

Designed by; Yuree S. Lim and Jieun Yang

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Ben Heine

Smart. Clever. Inspiring. Wow.

Loads more examples on his blog

Sunday, 6 June 2010


Basically. I love the simplicity of this chair. The square planks of wood, the blocks, the dowels and shear appreciation of Pine! I love the continuation of the pine's grain is in the next chair, the organic aesthetic without the need of organic shapes is just fantastic. The other brilliant factor? They will smell so so good!

designed by: Markus Bergström and Joe Nunn from Glass Hill- a lovely studio / workshop set up i'd love to work in.


Stretch is a new way to respond to your alarm signal. I really like this action ... HOWEVER, why is there a silly little clock interface? And why does it use an alarm buzzer?! sigh

Created by: Seung-hee Ryu