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LOOKS LIKE TOILET PAPER, FEELS USEFUL, WORKS!
Rolu is a minimal design created by Osaka-based designer Chiaki Murata of hers for Metaphys. Rolu functions as an on-the-go memo holder with a single brass bar holding down the paper. There are perforated edges along the length of the paper in increments of 10cm each, perfect for taking down directions, to-do lists, or grocery lists. The design is influenced by Metaphys’ popular Corda pen, and uses the same material and production process. The design comes in white, black, and orange.
I’m the type of person who still likes to use pen and paper for taking notes and checking off to-do lists. Rolu is an efficient and elegant solution to scribble down ideas and musings. Functionality aside, the design is beautifully minimal, yet uniquely sophisticated and mysterious. At first glance, it takes a second to figure out how Rolu functions, and then it all makes perfect sense.
DESIGNED BY CHIAKI MURATA DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE DESIGN-MILK
LOOKS GOOD, FEELS MYSTICAL, WORKS!
Clement Briend is a photographer living and working in Paris, France. He is also a professor of photography at the University of Valenciennes. Briend studied at the Ecole Louis Lumiere and specializes in projecting images onto various surfaces and then taking photographs of the hybrid imagery.
In his series entitled ‘Cambodian Trees‘, Briend projects haunting images of Cambodian spirits and deities onto trees around Phnom Penh. The night time incarnation of these cultural figures, set against the urban environment of the capital city, gives these photos an incredible feel.
DESIGNED BY CLEMENTBRIEND DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE VISUALNEWS
LOOKS SIMPLE, FEELS ELEGANT, WORKS!
The PURE Water Company is a Norwegian company, established in 1997 with its head-office in Norway. In addition to our business activities in Norway, we also provide our products and services in the UK and the rest of the Scandinavian countries.
PURE Water has developed a special system that utilises the municipal water supply network to give our customers drinking water of the highest quality.
The technology behind the PURE Water system was developed in close cooperation with global leading suppliers to the breweries and beverages industry.
DESIGNED BY NEUEVIA DESIGNED IN 2010 SOURCE THEPUREWATERCO
LOOKS ORIGINAL, FEELS DIRTY, WORKS!
Dirt Poster is a Design and Graphic-Design work made by Roland Reiner Tiangco, a new graduate of a Design School, living in New York. While handling the poster, your hands starts to get dirty, and this dirt allows you to see what’s the poster is all about.
DESIGNED BY ROLAND REINER TIANGCO DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE TUMBLR
LOOKS DIY, FEELS FUN, WORKS!
The piece consists in an exclusive insert for subscribers of the latest edition of the Capricho magazine which was created by JWT. Attached to the cover, the art allows readers to turn the magazine into an amplifier.
Simply by rolling the magazine and inserting the iPhone tuned into the Coca-Cola FM application in the spot indicated. The final format allows the sound waves to travel in two different directions at the same time, intensifying the stereo effect created by the device. The next step is to enjoy the music.
DESIGNED BY JWT DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE FEELDESAIN
LOOKS SMALL and kind of cute, FEELS FUN, WORKS!
This birdfeeder is made for the fastfood generation of birds. “Fly thou” is equipped with solarpannels to give light in the signs and the house when it gets dark and on opening hours. The house is build of recycled wood and freshly 3D printed objects.
The birdhouse is a prototype by Brian Wolter.
DESIGNED BY BRIAN WOLTER DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE BEHANCE
LOOKS INCREDIBLE and beautiful, FEELS DELICIOUS, WORKS!
Haagen Dazs invited Doshi Levien to design an ice-cream cake for Christmas 201, ICE MOON.
Your collaboration with Häagen-Dazs : why did you choose to work with Häagen-Dazs?
Nipa and I have a particular love for materials and processes, so the idea of working with moulded ice cream was irresistible. We love the ephemeral nature of ice cream and design to be eaten. It’s something that appeals to the senses. The proposal from Haagen Dazs to design an ice-cream cake immediately caught our imagination.
What were the difficulties? How did you work with them?
Our concept is almost spherical so the ice cream has to be moulded in two separate parts and then put together without seeing the join. This has never been attempted before by Haagen-Dazs. The second difficulty involves releasing the ice-cream from the moulds without handling or destroying the shape.
What did you keep in your mind? The funny moments:
We never had a design meeting before in which we ate the prototype.
Why did you choose this shape? Why did you choose a moon?
We imagined the shape and texture of an ice cream scoop being like the moon as in a famous childhood Bollywood song. We were reminded of the stop frame movie Le Voyage dans la Lune by Georges Méliès. We were inspired by Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian’s relief work of 1929. We found some early examples of the ‘Bombes’ ice-cream that are near spherical. The moon idea came from many different places and has elements of fantasy, adventure, imagination, it makes us dream and it’s delicious.
DESIGNED BY DOSHI LEVIEN DESIGNED IN 2012SOURCE FACEBOOK
LOOKS STRANGE, FEELS ILLUMINATED, WORKS!
The LED Eyelash project is brought into the world from a simple question: Why do women want larger and bigger eyes? Asian women tend to have stronger needs for bigger eyes as a standard of beauty, but relatively few of them are born with naturally big eyes. Those without big eyes can only look for alternative ways to make their eyes look prettier, i.e., larger, by using a repertoire of skills such as putting on makeup and wearing jewelry. Sometimes, the desires for bigger eyes can become almost obsessive, and many women opt for plastic surgery in order to make their dream come true. Soomi calls this, the fetish of Big Eyes.
LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many women’s desire for bigger eyes. It features an inclination sensor with mercury to turn on and/or off. The sensor can perceive the movements of the pupil in the eyes and eyelids. If you wear it and move your head, LED Eyelash will flicker following your movements. It is as simple to use as wearing false eyelashes and as easy to remove as taking off a piece of jewelry.
DESIGNED BY SOOMI PARK DESIGNED IN 2012 SOURCE SOOMIPARK
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