Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Seven were selected for construction at full-scale.
Pocketgrey is protective sleeve for laptops on the go, designed by questionwhy and produced by Fair Trade producer groups in Nepal. It opens out a workstation with mouse mat and writing space. Handstitched from pure wool.
"A little help" gnome tea towel by graphic designer Leendert Masselink woven in the Dutch Textile Museum. This cheerful tea towel dries the dishes suddenly a lot easier. The towel is full of gnomes who will help you finish the job.
Molson Coors has created the beer lovers dream - a 10 pint Carling, Coors Light or Grolsch system that fits straight into the fridge and pours a proper draught beer every time. Modern technology meets beer to awesome effect.
Go with the Flow by Dean McNamee and Filippo Cuttica during the TUI class at Copenhagen Institute of interaction Design. It's a tangible user interface that allows you to visualize and filter incoming emails.
Baxter Finley, Barber & Shop ~ a brand new old school barber shop opens in LA from the men behind Baxter of California. Incredible shave experience ~ with 1900's chairs, vintage Playboys, stunning wood floors and more...
"Laptopograms" are images made by pressing photosensitive paper onto a laptop screen and flashing an image in a manner not unlike contact printing or photograms. From Aditya Mandayam and Fabrizio Urettini.
TUME (Top-up mobile electricity) can reduce gang controlled electricity; stop the risk of electrocution and allow fair competition with local established businesses by making an electricity grid accessible to people on the streets.
We all know corporate activity reports: their are boring and ugly. But if you take a look on the new Havas activity report you may change your point of view. Have fun, we did! Another great website by W&cie Paris.
Bent basket by Faris Elmasu, the bent wood basket that will strap down almost anything you throw on it. Nylon straps stretch over your stuff and are beautifully integrated into one cool looking basket. No more ugly bungee cords!
Heather L. Johnson references both anatomy and machine, using delicate embroidery and graphite drawing to consider movement, identity, complex activity and infrastructural space. Enjoy an Urban Omnibus interview with Johnson here.
The V8 Hotel is named after the famous eight cylinder engine. and is located in an old airport area near to Stuttgart in Germany. In every room you will find a lot of automobile nostalgia such as the Route66 room, a drive-in-movie-theater room or the car wash room.