Polyp by Helene Steiner is a laundry-basket and an ornament on the wall. Just put the laundry through the hole in front of the basket. If it wells forth, the basket is full - the quantity just fits to load the washing machine.
From A-Z by german Sascha Grewe and his label artcanbreakyourheart are typographic stools made of plastics. All letters are available in 147 different ultraflat colours. A smaller kids version is available as well.
This amazing Monster Chess Set is made from 100,000 LEGO blocks. The pieces are robotic and move on their own. It was designed with the help of the LEGO company itself and took 4 people a year to construct!
Beautifully designed by Lea Dennison, Freud's cafetiere represents the work that Lea put into perfecting a spout that would modify the flow of liquid so that it is very nearly drip-free. Great material combination.
At the recent Hanover Trade Show, Volkswagen presented the Milano Taxi Concept, a design study of a mass-market, compact, emission-free taxi with an electric power-train that allows for a range of up to 300 km.
Cashback by Vincent Jacquier, part of the 'give me more' exhibition at DMY Berlin. A bill placed on the cashback glass reveals, a stripper who begins his/her provocative dance moves. The higher the note's value, the more 'content'.
Frackenpohl Poulheim designed the humanoid
robot 'Myon', which was created by the neurorobotics research laboratory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the framework of the european research project Alear.
I’m a huge fan of Slovenian designer Nina Zupanc, and when she teams up with furniture producer Moooi, it can’t be anything but amazing. The 5 O’Clock Chair is based on Zupanc’s memories of retro furniture and English porcelain.
Dodge unleashed a historic commercial in honor of the World Cup match between England and the US. The 60 second spot is labeled "Freedom" and features the 2010 Challenger SRT8 (waving the red, white and blue) going up against the Redcoats.
Electronic Popables (MIT high-low tech ) integrated traditional pop-up mechanisms with paper-based electronics to create a book that looks and functions much like an ordinary pop-up with the added element of dynamic interactivity.
"Funnel neck" by Studio-KG is a bottle top that screws on conventional PET water bottles. Thanks to its funnel shape it collects rainwater or helps to fill the bottle up with tap water while facilitating the action of watering plants.
Greenaid seedbomb vending machines UPDATE! A recent initiative from L.A.-based design firm Commonstudio, has been growing through L.A. and beyond, offering bite-sized contributions to more livable and beautiful cities.
For ‘In Progress’ exhibition, studio Wieki Somers has created 3 still lives made of 3d-printed human ashes, that question the value of life and objects using the visual language that can be found in 16th and 17th century still life paintings.
tape installation' by design collective use/numen made of tendons of transparent multi-layered adhesive tape stretched between the columns of an ex-stock exchange building in berlin. see previous coverage in post #31316.
"Refait" is a remake of the football WorldCup match between France and Germany 1982. Shot by Pied La Biche in Villeurbanne, every aspect of the 15 last minutes of the match carefully reconstructed - players, positions, gestures, intensity, drama etc.