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Jan

Period. comma, “quote” is a set of paperweights that help users to sort their documents according to their progress: the period for completed works, the comma for works in progress, and the quotation marks for messages. 

Period. comma, “quote” is a set of paperweights that help users to sort their documents according to their progress: the period for completed works, the comma for works in progress, and the quotation marks for messages. 

Another beautiful design by Nendo. Pyggy-bank's form is a visual amalgamation of a traditional pygg jars where coins were saved in medieval Europe and a piggy bank.

Nendo’s Kandenchi is a wireless mouse inspired from a battery. The design was intended to make the mouse easy to use in limited workplaces like planes or trains by allowing for vertical use.

31

Dec

Rainy pot by Seungbin Jeong.

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16

Dec

Labör by Barbara Franz is an IKEA style laboring instructions.

05

Dec

Doing time by the wonderful Sara Ferrari. The project is a part of a training program for the inmates of Rebibbia, one of the biggest prisons in Italy. Getting inspired by the need of prisoners’ to express their creativity and tattoos they put on themselves to kill time and focus on the pain, Sara provided them a second skin to mark. To communicate these messages to the outside world through a “clock face” is another beautiful touch…   

20

Nov

Volcano grill inspired by volcanic eruptions.

Volcano grill inspired by volcanic eruptions.

13

Nov

Three neolithic cutlery sets from the beautiful blog of Fabio Novembre.

The Vogelstad of Eveline Visser offers catering for the housing needs of 33 different bird species in the form of a plastic model kit.

Blackout coat rack by Studio Baag takes used old matches into a larger dimension. As stated in their website, “The inspiration from a child’s past. A cold winter’s night. A child sits by the fire and watches his grandmother heat the cold house. Bundles of used matches clutter the floor, leaving remnants of ash and smoke lingering in the thick air. A piece from the collection entitled “Recycling Memories” – where each piece is reborn and given new life through a functional yet systematic meaning in the surrounding environment.”

Blackout coat rack by Studio Baag takes used old matches into a larger dimension. As stated in their website, “The inspiration from a child’s past. A cold winter’s night. A child sits by the fire and watches his grandmother heat the cold house. Bundles of used matches clutter the floor, leaving remnants of ash and smoke lingering in the thick air. A piece from the collection entitled “Recycling Memories” – where each piece is reborn and given new life through a functional yet systematic meaning in the surrounding environment.”

11

Nov

Joana Astolfi’s reference to seashells transfers the associations related to the experience of “listening to the sea” with a seashell to the headphones.

Joana Astolfi’s reference to seashells transfers the associations related to the experience of “listening to the sea” with a seashell to the headphones.

Grater Divide by Mona Hatoum is a room divider in the shape of a fold-out cheese grater.

Grater Divide by Mona Hatoum is a room divider in the shape of a fold-out cheese grater.

Eugeni Quitllet’s cutlery set for Air France provides children with fun even after their inflight meal.

02

Jun

Iconic kettles by Michael Graves, which notify us of boiling water through lovely sounds. Bells and Whistles and Kettle.  

Rodrigo Torres named the Sushi lighter after “the idea of ‘wrapping fire,’ one of the directions that I was exploring during the brainstorming stage of the project.” And when he looked at an early sketch, it reminded him of a “beautiful sushi wrap”.

Rodrigo Torres named the Sushi lighter after “the idea of ‘wrapping fire,’ one of the directions that I was exploring during the brainstorming stage of the project.” And when he looked at an early sketch, it reminded him of a “beautiful sushi wrap”.