Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A "Little Printer"



I read about this a while ago but love it so much I have been thinking about ever since!

Designed by: BERG

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Objects in Disguise




This is an interesting idea by a jewelery designer; to disguise obvious pieces of jewelry into something else- something more, not just face value. Simple concept that can be used countless times. Fab.

Designed By: Tove Thambert Full article on Dezeen

Wooden Properties


Wood is an astoundingly flexible material to work with but nothing could have prepared me for the process this guy went through to get that nail in.

Check out the video- but turn the sound off... the track is not so epic!




Inspired I am- trying it, most definitely!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Steampunk lamps



These curious pieces are made from new, recycled and found objects like an antique radio tube and parts from various barometers. They just look so smart and interesting.

Designed by: Curious Inventions

Monday, 11 July 2011

Ausgebrannt



It doesn't get much better than this. Wow. This was one of those products you see where time stands still while jaw slowly drops and eyes widen.

I was immediately attracted to this stool by the contrasting textures and colour. I could see it was made from one piece and only noticed that it had been burnt by the last image shown.

Breath taking design process and end product. I love this elegant and natural organic shape but especially love that it has a dark element to it's creation.

Designed by: Kaspar Hamacher (link will take you to his bio)

Alternative Alarm Clock


This alarm clock uses a common electric outlet to allow the user to determine what they shall wake to.

I like this approach as it directs attention away from just sound and thus becoming an interaction where all your senses could be affected. I also really like that there are 2 sockets available. This means you could really mix up what your senses are alerted to. For me, It would be my coffee machine and my lamp.

I am not normally attracted to such a product but I think it works here. If the aesthetics were any different- it would not be as effective and as there is reason to it- it ticks my box.

Designed by: Kihyum Kim

Monday, 4 July 2011

Melvin the Machine by HEYHEYHEY


ONE DAY I WILL MAKE THIS! I found throughout this video a smile became a stupid grin to laughter- inspired (and jealous) I am.

(Best ending too- men in white coats begin to put it right!)

"the best movie in the world" with painstaking hand-drawn animation.



What a tribute!! LOVE this! Make sure you watch all the way to the end and pay attention!

by: Swedish chiptune band Rymdreglage

Full article HERE

Jonas Damon


Combining sleek apple products with simple crafted objects is right up my street and bang on beautiful.

I have always been a fan of Jonas but feel his latest work for frog is inspiring. I partically love the analogue alarm clock where the form of the object, follows the form of the iphone- simplicity is key and this is executed to perfection. This is the beauty of Jonas's work; they are always simple products that are made into elegant pieces.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Touch Wood



How pleasent is this! It's so simple and deserves applaud for not getting carried away. I particularly like that my expectation of the knock on wood was wrong being replaced with something light and charming; opposite of how I thought it would of sounded... good idea that can be easily applied!

designed by: Gordon Cormack Kedslie

A fellow student at The University of Dundee in his second year. impressed I am.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

An Alarm


An alarm clock watch, which uses vibrations, like a mobile phone, to wake the user up instead of noise. This product is a hit and miss with me, almost too simple and obvious, but maybe that's what good about it?!

Good concept, poor execution. I'm just not excited by this.

Designed by: Industrial Facility collection for Japanese brand IDEA

Tabbed Chair




Tabbed is a beautiful table and chair set composed of oak and sheet metal. Brilliant contrast in materials and I love the shape and all round feel of this project. Simple lines, superb manufacture, outstanding result! Nice!

Designed by: Scott, Rich and Victoria based both in London and Aukland, NZ.




Sunday, 27 March 2011

It's in your hands



Excellent and award winning video promoting world water day. Simple and effective.

by: Andrew Hinton

Monday, 21 February 2011

Night Night

Obviously, as I completed a very in depth project about sleep, I cannot help myself when I see someone has too.. I've become quite the critic!

So Night Night. Not a bad idea, but not a brilliant one. I like what she is attempting to do but feel she has failed at it.

The idea is that since it takes between 10-20 minutes for someone to drift off to sleep, this light, once tipped will begin the 15 minute timer, releasing the sand to cover up the light and placing you into darkness.

This means that as soon as you are ready to go to sleep, instead of turning off the light, you will turn one on?! If I'm being honest, I feel it is lacking depth and purpose.

I think if she designed this for kids as a sleep aid then she is onto something. How many children ask for the light to remain on until they are sound asleep?! If she designed this to mums and young children then I believe she will have a brilliant product on sleep, and not just an idea.

designed by: Vanessa Hordies -website is incomplete - Dezeen has more information!

Disassembly: Product Photography




I really love these. The photographer has (shamelessly) taken vintage technology apart to get these methodical exploded views.

There is a brilliant video on his website (link below) showing him at work. I rather enjoyed watching him reunite all the parts and rearrange them to capture the best picture possible.

photographer: Todd McLellan

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Esper Domino

エスパードミノ from jarashi on Vimeo.

This is an excellent piece to show off the beauty of programming with everyday objects! Smart and fun!!

designed by: Jarashi Suki and IAMAS Ubiquitous Interaction Research Group

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Jake Shimabukuro



Point MADE!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Mediocrity



Could not help but laugh, I dare you not to do the same!! This is excellent!

Friday, 14 January 2011

How children percieve vintage technology

An excellent video and article from core77 demonstrating the design language, used to help new technologies to be understood and accepted. These children however, are looking at technologies from 30 years ago- can they fill in the gaps and understand their purpose?! Click on the link and view the video!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Teapot and Cup



This teapot and cup set combine mass produced with hand made. I am not the biggest fan of his design but love what he is exploring and achieving.

The body is hand made where the lids and handles are mass produced. I think this is great as it mixes what a consumer is looking for and exposes craft, not as a mass produced item but an item for the masses. LOVE IT!

designed by: Louie Rigano - nice and humble designer!