These inflatable jewelry pieces – designed by Kim Buck in 1957 and part of Crafts Collection 12 – are created from gold foil. They remind me of wearable helium balloons and that makes me smile hugely! Just as amazing today as when Buck created them 55 years ago. (via A Subtle Revelry)
01/ The Growth Table.
02/ The Hip Hop Family Tree. For reference.
03/ Little dogs have all the luck – no longer, check out the Big Dog Purse!
04/ Tiger from Hello Wood 2012 Art Camp.
05/ The Hipster Starter Kit, for real or for Halloween.
06/ Scary Beautiful reverse-designed high heels.
07/ The Litter Bug Series, made from found objects.
08/ Movie Floor Plans explore the spatial dynamics in movies.
09/ High speed photos of food exploding.
10/ Check out the Chameleon Clock App!
How sexy would Kristine Five Melvær’s Tint room divider be in the corner of a loft as a changing area? They’re inspired by curtains left to flutter in the breeze and question the amount of shield needed to define a space. (via Dezeen)
As a blogger opportunities occasionally come along that are so unbelievable that you literally stop and say out loud to yourself, “Do they have the right person?” And that’s exactly what happened when I was asked to be a member of Electrolux Design Lab‘s jury for their 2012 global competition taking place in Milan, Italy October 25th.
This year marks the competition’s 10th anniversary and challenged contestants to come up with a new and exciting way to engage our senses. The ultimate goal was to draw inspiration from professional experience creators (chefs, architects, interior designers, hotel designers, etc.) to design home appliances that will provide a fuller sensory experience. No small feat.
Ten finalists, who are industrial design students or recent graduates, have been invited to present their concepts to the four-person jury of Henrik Otto (Senior VP of Design for Electrolux), Davide Oldani (founder and chef of D’O Restaurant in Milan, Italy), Dante Donegani (Director of MA in design Domus Academy Milan, Italy), and myself. We’ll be judging the designs based on intuitive design, innovation, aesthetic qualities and consumer insight. First prize is a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux global design center and 5,000 Euros. A second prize of 3,000 Euros and third prize of 2,000 Euros will also be awarded. Not too shabby, right?
You can read full descriptions of each finalist on the Design Lab site, as well as see the list of 30 finalists before they were narrowed down. Stayed tuned for more up-to-date information as judgement day rolls closer!
01/ A handwriting font. For doctors.
02/ GPS shoes to getcha home.
03/ A Coffee Cup Cookie, naturally.
04/ How to Write a Love Letter.
05/ Pi in the sky!
06/ If you have to muzzle your dog might as well make it adorably hilarious with Quack.
07/ Tiny detailed paintings on pennies.
08/ Now this is a well designed tape measure!
09/ Chemistry Crayons – each one is named after the chemical that makes the color possible.
10/ A large-scale charm bracelet for the streets.
01/ Make your own decahedron Himmeli mobile.
02/ Real gold or silver shoelaces. BLING.
03/ Can’t stop thinking about this solitaire rock ring.
04/ This is way too pretty to put in the backyard.
05/ From Below, shot through an invisible floor.
06/ Remember these from Lost In Translation? Yup.
07/ Blood oranges with dark chocolate + sea salt. WHOA.
08/ Making a pixelated Post-It staircase.
09/ 90 Days, 90 Reasons
10/ Custom video game covers that look like Penguin books.
Loving the T1895 concept lamp by Bernardita Marambio B. A simple printed paper shade is designed as a color-by-number that be customized any way you like. Modeled after traditional Tiffany-style lighting, I’m willing to bet big bucks on this being gads more affordable should it ever come to fruition! (via Design Milk)
01/ Ever curious about secret staff communications in fancy restaurants?
02/ Stunning photo essay on people with albinism.
03/ When the Louvre’s statues wear modern street clothes.
04/ I want to wear one of these accordion party hats!
05/ Have a great glass bottle you’re saving? Make a lamp!
06/ A staircase made of optical glass that looks like ice.
07/ Big, beautiful head sculptures representing the four seasons.
08/ A real-life version of Super Mario. (Kinda creepy.)
09/ Color Pencil Tree, a proposed installation.
10/ Surf Pops!
01/ Hoping my next house is constructed out of concrete LEGO bricks!
02/ I want to buy my eggs in this packaging.
03/ Your dream is a reality, print postcards that smell like FOOD.
04/ The photography alone makes me want to get my hands on this magazine.
05/ Rose-colored glasses!
06/ Daring enough to try a Hairchitecture ’do?
08/ Wonder if this Woven Desk would make me more productive?
09/ Weird + beautiful ceramic teeth mug.
10/ 100 phone booths, 100 artists
01/ Musical wine glasses!
02/ Easy DIY candle stakes for your yard.
03/ Clever DIY painted wall frames.
04/ TellTails. When you feel like your ensemble might require a tail.
05/ A DIY splatter ‘brella.
06/ Loving this line of marble housewares.
07/ A brilliant concept for a carbon monoxide detector – Canary.
08/ A kicked up version of safety pin jewelry.
09/ Paper Passion, a perfume for book lovers that smells like (duh) books.
10/ Dying to own a Film Map.