Sep 21, 2011
The Coat Check Chair design helps users find unexpected meaning in mundane objects. Recombining clothes hangers and a steel closet rod, it engages pedestrian artifacts to solve common problems: what to do with extra hangers clogging up a closet, and how to encourage people to hang up their clothes.
Sep 20, 2011
‘ Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak likes to rock his audience with strange-looking mobile sound systems – sound tank that emit bass-driven electronic music. His creations bear names like Baron Bass, Sackkarre (sack barrow), Mobile Booster. They are a mixture between extravagant vehicles and big speakers. Watch it in action after more. ‘ (via Cars-show.org)
Sep 19, 2011
The first few sips from this innocent looking porcelain mug are pretty tame, but as you continue drinking things get a lot more exciting. What’s that lurking in the murky depths of your morning coffee? HOLY CRAP, IT’S A SHARK! Yep, the bottom of this 3-1/4″ tall, porcelain mug features the imposing head of a great white shark lunging up at you. A classic gag that’s both funny and disconcerting. Buy here.
Sep 16, 2011
Taking the chair archetype and placing within it chairs that are progressively smaller. Each chair has hand cut grooves on the inside edges of its seat frame as well as notches in the seat back. These grooves range from 1/2” wide to 1/8” wide. The mechanism works so that the pegs fit into the grooves of the chair one size bigger and slides into place so that the horizontal edge between the chair seat and back line up. The simple mechanism allows the chairs to be taken apart and put together with ease. Designer: Vivian Chiu
Sep 15, 2011
Fishscape Fishbowl by Aruliden is a modern take on the classic fishbowl. Made in Turkey and of hand-blown glass, the fishbowl is supposed to evoke the feeling of a mountain range. The textured interior holds up to 2.5 gallons of water.
Sep 14, 2011
EARonic iPhone Cases designed by Daniela Gilsanz. “Daniela first came up with the idea last fall when applying to art schools. She was getting a portfolio together and while sketching some ears in her sketchbook (one of the prompts from a school) the initial EARonic mockup and portfolio piece came to be.” Buy here.
Sep 9, 2011
The Obol bowl is designed to solve the problem of soggy cereal. With a special spiral design, it separates the cereal and milk so every bite of your cereal is crispy and fresh. Buy here.
Sep 8, 2011
OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.
Sep 7, 2011
Designed by 21-year-old Yuhan Zhang, the Volkswagen Aqua is an all-terrain hovercraft , can easily maneuver on lakes, rivers and coastal waters, to the roads, wetlands and snow and ice alikem, with four little electric motorized fans that provide lift and thrust along with a hydrogen cell powered engine.
Sep 6, 2011
A set of 3 little spoons made of bamboo. 2 flat spoons and one round spoon. Each of them were handmade with care. The ends of 2 spoons were painted with a red dot. They are perfect for ice-cream and desserts! Buy here.