Tim Arts and Stefan van den Boogaard decided to skip the traditional mailers when it came to announcing a new Levi’s collection to the fashion press. Instead, they constructed and sent out these “Pop Up Closets” that contained real products from the line.
Designer Soon Mo Kang reinvents the packaging of tea around mini clothes. The tea bags are shaped like T-shirts with a hanger that hangs on the tea cup. Each tea type is highlighted in a different color for ease of tracking.
NYC-based Yuji Fujimura’s electric bike concept, which features a place to stow a laptop allowing the rider to have access to all the information they need at any moment. Sure to appeal to all workaholics as well as gadget junkies, this concept bike is definitely amazing.
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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 Water Powered Clock to use energy from water to keep the clock alive and ticking.
All you have to do to keep the clock ticking is change the water every six months. It uses “the latest electrochemical technology” to power the digital display with water and there are no emissions or waste. Shaped like cans, the clocks are available in four colors.
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
The Curtain Door created by Matharoo Associates was celebrated like the best piece of design by a young architects from across the world by Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture Awards.
At 5.2m high and 1.7m wide, the door is comprised of 40 sections of 254mm-thick Burma teak. Each section is carved so that the door integrates 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, a wire-rope and a counter weight hidden within the single pivot. Stacked one above the other in the closed position, each plank can then rotate by a simple push causing the door to reconfigure into a sinusoidal curve.
Juicy and sweet looking Fruit Memo Pads. They look so real! The attention to detail is amazing, too- the stems are made from actual tree branches, and the printing even extends to the seed inside. From office gift to dorm-room accessory, these make great gifts for just about anyone.
There are 150 sheets for one pad and its stem is made of real twig.
Pentax has recently introduced the new upper entry level DSLR camera Pentax K-x. Breaking away from the conventional black coloured body for a DSLR, the new K-x will come in a whole new range of colours. “Pentax K-x 100 colours 100 styles” provide the consumers with 20 coloured bodies and 5 coloured grips to mix and match around with.
The limited edition interactive Mood Chair from UK studio Aether & Hemer is a piece of interactive furniture that changes colour depending on what its sensors perceive from the user and the environment .
Designed by the Japanese brand Nendo, Music Cage is a wireless speaker that allows you to listen to music from a computer or Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Music Cage can be plugged into a wall socket or mounted on the ceiling.
Hu2 Design design have an innovative new range of stickers. From pictures they will create a personalised vinyl wall sticker.
The stickers can be applied to walls, windows, furniture, or any other flat surface around the house. In the kitchen department, they’ve got some clever mages of a corkscrew, plants, a fly swatter, and fridge contents. Very Cool.
Lumigram, a Paris-based company has figured out a way to weave fibre optic threads alongside synthetic fibres creating light bright couture.
Lumigram says that, “unlike standard optical fibres, the fibre optic fabric emits light along the full length of the fibres,” and, “depending on the type of electronic module used with the fabric, several colours are possible (the most common and the most luminous being blue, red, green, yellow and white).”
Just when you despair for humanity (or perhaps the media version of ourselves), someone reminds us of the creative, uplifting, and inspirational potential of media technologies.
We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. We call it The fun theory.
Ultra-modern, stylish, and audacious design concept – “Chupa Chups 18+”
FIRMA a Russian company is presenting their new Chupa Chups 18+ Lollipop concept, a new interpretation of the popular lollipop for adult boys and girls with all new funky, audacious and intimate design.
Marina Ralph has presented Stuff, the self-modeling cabinet at London Design Festival 2009. Made of sycamore, plywood and latex sides, this cabinet modifies its shape with each new item you place inside it. Not only would it be really fun to use, but the storage space is considerably larger than the average similar pieces of furniture.