This winter was very cold, especially for those living on the street. So the Salvation Army got the idea of "coin-shells", with a simple message : "a small coin can make a big difference. Campaign by Try, Oslo, Norway.
Emeco's new version of the Navy Chair, made of recycled Coca-Cola bottles. Great ad campaign showing the chair encased in a one-ton block of ice created by ice sculptor Duncan Hamilton and photographed by Peer Lindgreen.
Mia Pearlman's Voluta is a limited edition laser cut sculpture made of translucent high impact polystyrene. Fun and easy to construct, it offers art lovers of all ages the opportunity to create and own a complex, luminous “paper” sculpture.
Scott Amron is at it again, this time creating a self insulating coffee cup, called Heatswell. Simply pour a hot beverage into this thin stackable cup and watch its midsection swell to form a cool insulating collar.
"Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects" by Georg Reil. The arrangement includes 6 exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.
This is a nice packaging approach from Ryanna Christianson a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She created a six pack of Norsk Øl which is based on the Scandinavian Nisse.
Mathias Bengtsson's Paper Chair will be part of the Danish Crafts Mindcraft show in Milan next month. 12 works by Denmark's most talented craftspeople will be shown at Zona Tortona, Spazio Vuoto, 55a via Savona.
Eco-friendly home in Otake, Japan by Suppose Design Office uses passive solar design to heat the home. It is earth-friendly and comes with a bathroom that has breath-taking views, whether looking inside or out!
Fun Wired article - Tom Shannon, the multimedia artist generates these complex forms with a simple machine, a pendulum of his own design that swings over the canvas, releasing pigment from six radio-controlled paint guns.
Back to a classic 20th century design desk calendar. Timor has been in production by Danese since 1967. A clever design combining great style and ease of use, the Timor is a great example of form & function by Enzo Mari.
StudioKahn designs and manufactures Metamorphoses, a series of three shape changing dolls that illustrate "Little Red Riding Hood." ~ most fascinating is the making of these porcelain and silicone toys!
Watch Zlatan Ibrahimović leave defenders for dead with lightning speed bursts and changes of direction with Nike's new Mercurial Vapor Superfly II. The film is called Traction on demand, by agency Wieden + Kennedy,
Midipad, a new app for the iPad/iPhone for music creation and live-performance. This multitouch-capable midi-controller-application communicates with your Mac, PC and even standalone hardware-synths via Wifi.