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Ever wished you were cuter and more portable? Foldable.Me lets you create little cardboard sidekicks to look like you or your friends.
Foldable.me allows you to create a customized cardboard version of yourself or a friend via a Web interface that lets you modify hair, facial features, skin color and the like. Then, for $11.99, you can have it delivered anywhere in the world. When it arrives, you just need to fold up the flat cardboard printout that you receive (no glue is needed) and you have a little mascot to do with as you see fit.
Weighing in at just 10 grams and standing only 8.5cm tall, your foldable character is smaller and cuter than your good self, but more likely to suffer irreparable damage if it gets wet.
Customize yours at Foldable.me
06 Oct / Rag Chair by Tejo Remy
Tejo Remy is a European designer who has an impressive collection of work all made with creative reuse of materials. Above is his Rag Chair creation, which has garnered alot of buzz lately in the design world.
The Rag Chair is made using recycled rags and metal strips. Each chair is unique and you even have the option of sending in your own recyclables for use in the creation of the chair.
The pieces in this exhibition at Gallery Fumiwere made by construction workers, before being embellished by Brazillian architect Marcio Krogan of Studio MK27. The collection was produced in collaboration with Italian architects Manuela Verga and Paolo Boatti.
Every single piece exudes rustic charm: they’re all made from materials found on the construction sites of some of Krogan’s projects. The lamps, iPod docks and tiles were added on later by the architects. The contrast between the rough, solid looking construction of the pieces and the quaint embellishments is wonderful – this is upcycling done very, very well.
The exhibition runs until 30 November, but after today is by appointment only.
12 Sep / Omega Wall Ceramic Heater
Anvos studio presents one of their last project, the Omega wall ceramic heater. From its functions, Omega has no difference with its analogs, but it has rather original form, it is vertical. And such layout gives several advantage.
First, the using of non-usual fan makes it less noisy. Innovate integration of ceramic heat settings helps it to make the air warmer. And original form of air duct lets the air to be spread effectively in horizontal area. Of no small importance is that the heater hang on the wall not far from floor. It helps to take colder air, so it is more effective than similar products, which hang near the ceiling.
06 Sep / The Moving Tropism Well Fountain
The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a revolutionary version the commonly known water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. An elegant sculptural installation piece, The Tropism Well is both beautiful and intriguing. It is also unashamedly functional, existing simply to quench your thirst. Watch the motion of the Tropism in the video after the pictures.
Through the synthesis of nature and technology, these structures explore the relationships we have with objects and spaces that surround us on a daily basis. The simple gestural connection creates a stimulating and symbolic moment. The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem.
Botanicus Interacticus from Disney Research turns plants into multi-touch surfaces, simply by placing an electrode in the soil.
Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of living plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants: it requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the plant soil. Botanicus Interacticus allows for rich and expressive interaction with plants. It allows to use such gestures as sliding fingers on the stem of the orchid, detecting touch and grasp location, tracking proximity between human and a plant, and estimating the amount of touch contact, among others.
And then botany education changed forever.
The original spun metal designs (circa 1930-1940) of Russel Wright ® are being reissued by HK Designs under exclusive license with Russel Wright Studios. The decorative pieces are manufactured to the exact dimension, material, finish and process as the originals.
Russel Wright (1904-1976) was one of the most influential American designers of the 20th Century, a true pioneer of mid-century Modern design. Russel designed thousands of objects over his lifetime, which included home furnishings, serving accessories, light fixtures, textiles, appliances, interiors, buildings and landscapes, the most famous being his American Modern dinnerware.
His innovative designs were aimed at an easier and informal way of living. Russel, along with his wife Mary, invented lifestyle marketing and was the first designer of the 20th century to promote his own name on the products.
In the early 1930’s, Russel shifted the nation’s aesthetics towards modernism and revolutionized the way people lived. Inspired by a variety of diverse sources, he created a uniquely American style that was both elegant and informal. His early works in spun aluminum, incorporating new materials and technology, launched his career and crystallized his philosophy of “good design is for everyone”.
Today, his original works are highly prized by collectors and are a part of many museums permanent collections. Dragon Rock and Manitoga, Wright’s extraordinary home and surrounding landscape in Garrison NY, is a National Historic Landmark.
OUT – Outdoor Unconventional Texture. Have you ever heard such a thing? Well, we hadn’t either and it completely blows our minds. Not only is this a great concept but they have incredible designs that will spruce up any of your outdoor walls and help turn your space into your own modern paradise.
The prints are graphic (sometimes colorful) and will definitely take things up a notch by turning any dull surface into a focal wall. We do it on the interior so why not outside also? Who needs new siding when you can just wallpaper your exterior?
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design