This gold replica of an olive branch, a traditional symbol of peace has been left on the Moon’s surface by Apollo 11 crew members. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, placed the small replica (less than half a foot in length) on the Moon. The gesture represented a wish for peace for all mankind.
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Kushu From design Fetish has recently launched her blog and introduce these beautiful pieces of art representing miniature food. Designed for dollhouses or to wear as jewelery, these “Petit Plats” are all handmade and customizable.
Claudia Civilleri’s Up Shoes are based on an initial concept of shoes molded in polyurethane. It was then decided that better stability and ergonomics were the goal, so a different process was adopted. Using an embroidery machine from the seventies that was found in a basement, Civilleri sewed strips of two-tone leather to create channels for stuffing one of the colours in order to create bulges. This was done to imitate the initial swelling obtained by using the plastic materials.
Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce came up with a pretty cool concept for his first collaboration with Brazilian footwear label Melissa. The futuristic plastic ankle boots above can be easily customized with the help of a pair of scissors, and transformed into a pair of flats or even sandals.
Happy Socks have collaborated with designer Stephen Wong from Wong Wong for a project that will see Stephen design an exclusive collection of socks specifically for the World Cup 2010. Traditional football powerhouses are a notable theme alongside the inclusion of World Cup 2010 hosts, South Africa. The whole collection includes Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and South Africa.
Kunihiko Morinaga is a conceptual Japanese fashion designer, better known as Anrealarge, understand: “real, unreal and age”. His 2010-11 Autunm/Winter collection entitled Wideshortslimlong was released last month in Tokyo.
TokyoFlash are re-releasing the Casio DataBank watch for a limited time. Described by the guys over there as “A true classic brought back to life”, the watch, as the previous versions did, allows you to store telephone numbers on it, perform calculations and wake yourself up with 5 programmable alarms. The new upgraded style version comes in amber, ultra pink, natural green and aqua blue.Technically it has 13 languages built in allowing you to operate the watch in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, German, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Rumanian, Turkish and Russian.
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“Don’t play with your food!”
Luckily, this young Chinese woman, who arrived in Paris in 2000, didn’t listen to her mother’s advice when she was little. From the luxurious and refined aesthetic of French haute cuisine to the bright, modern colours of contemporary junkfood, Xi has always felt that it was a shame to leave such beauty on her plate. So in 2009 she created MIAM, a tiny workshop in the heart of Paris where her little delectable creations are predominantly made by hand from a polymer base. Bringing new meaning to the term “eye candy”.
Soyun Kim, Leah Thomas, Young Bang, and Hojin Choi, four women coming from totally different backgrounds have found themselves in a dynamic originality to created Vesta life headphones.
The Vestalife headphones have a smart design. The headphones are covered in a fabric “headband” that can be swapped out to match an outfit. The earbuds are made of fabric and have a leather insert so that you pull the earbuds out by the bud and not the cord. Will Vestalife headphones change the way men see women when they’re listening to music? Only time will tell.
The Christian Dior creative director John Galliano was asked by luxury London hotel Claridge’s to design a festive tree, the first time in its 112-year history that it has collaborated on its Christmas decorations.
An elegant white creation that stemmed from the base of the hotel’s sweeping foyer staircase, stalked by icy blue leopards along the way, the tree was shown off in all its festive glory to a fashion crowd including Paul Smith, Henry Holland, Ben Grimes, Lulu Guinness, James Brown and Stephen Jones.
Those wallets are handmade LEGO wallets from colorbynumbers. Opened and closed by a zipper, you can choose from a few different colors and styles. With the addition and subtraction of LEGO pieces, you can easily change the appearance of your money holder. They have also designed keychains which follow in the same
This spectacularly ugly bracelet-style watch called Iron Samurai is available from Chinavision for a questionable $15. The bracelet and digital figures mingle together naturally. Without the face of “timepiece”, it displays figures only when you need to know the time.
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SDWorks, a commercial platform attached to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design now started to produce the Mirror Watch – a combination mirror/ LED watch by student designer Cheuk Kee Lai.
Cheuk Kee Lai focused on dual functionality: the mirrored surface reveals a LED digital watch only when needed, and for the rest of the time the watch becomes an elegant reflective piece.