Designer Mike Thompson has designed an innovative light called “Blood Lamp” that as depicted by its name, generates power from blood.
For the lamp to produce light one must break off the top of the lamp, dissolve a tablet in the solution and use their blood to power the light. This creates a lamp that can only be used once and forces the user to consider the most important time that they need the light. It forces them to be more considerate and reflect of how wasteful we are with energy on a daily basis. There is also a deep metaphor in this as well where the blood in our bodies represents life and the energy we use everyday effects the world we live in somehow some way, thus effecting our quality of life. See, everything is cyclical. Check out Mike’s very interesting portfolio of work here.
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‘Time of the sky” is a watch designed by Ryohei Yoshiyuki that displays an image of the sky when you are checking the time.
It acknowledges the old fashioned way of telling time which was done by looking at the sky and checking the position of the sun.
A lot of people over the last six months have been putting money in mattresses. The problem is that mattresses can catch fire, or you might not be able to get the cash when you need it, or your kids may throw them away. Better to take your mattress with you.
The wallet “provides investors with a secure and comfortable place to put their money”.
It’s the same size as a regular wallet, but comes with “the ubiquitous warning tag that should not be removed under penalty of law.”
I’m afraid that this product is exactly what it looks like, a bracket that holds a stringed plastic bag while attached to your dog’s tail. At the expense of your dog’s sense of dignity, you get to avoid scooping up after him:
An amazing new device that picks up after your dog without any hassles. Dog feces is extremely dangerous to people even if you pick it up. A residue is left over and can cause blindness, liver damage and death. The Pootrap solves these problems once and for all.
A full sized house made entirely out of tiny Lego bricks is being built at Denbies Winery by James May. The two-storey house will have a working shower and toilet. It is being built for an upcoming BBC show.
Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya unveiled these awesome Lightsaber chopsticks that merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers.” Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9” long, with the blades cast in translucent material.
Esslam Zahra from Egypt put a fifth wheel, mounted perpendicular to the other four, on the back of his car. The wheel can be raised or lowered, depending on if he is parking or driving. The purpose is so that he can get in and out of the very tightest parking spaces.
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The Micro Butterfly RC plane manufactured by Plantraco weighs just a fraction of its heavier counterparts used by RC plane hobbyists.
The biggest advantage to flying a tiny RC plane like the Micro Butterfly from Plantraco is that because they’re so light.
Thanks to a “body” made of durobatic foam and carbon fibre the batteries that go in the 4 channel fully proportional remote control are probably heavier.
Designer Oscar Diaz has designed this Ink Calendar that uses the capillary action of ink spreading across paper to display the date.
A jar of ink, with the month marked on it, is placed on a special piece of paper with the day numbers embossed in one continuous line. Slowly, the ink spreads until the month is over.
The ink colours are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “colour temperature scale”, each month having a colour related to our perception of the weather on that month. The colours range from dark blue in December to three shades of green in spring or orange and red in the summer.
“Play More” Notebook imagined by Trapped in Suburbia Design has on one side you have a normal sheet to write, and on the second side you have weird graphics. Those will mean much more, once you crumbled your paper and threw it in the trash. Basket-ball, Soccer and Tennis are now your daily sports.
While he is doing you a favour by keeping the water in your tub his head is stuck down in the drain the entire time. At least he has that nice tail to make it easy for you to pull him out when the need arises.
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Created by Dutch designer Joonsoo Kim, the Cloud Umbrella is carried around in stick form, and then inflated into mini-cumulus clouds of protection when the rain starts to pour. The umbrella is pumped using its pump-handle.
I think there might be some problems with the concept.I would expect the rain to collect in the channels and roll underneath the umbrella—soaking the user in the process. Perhaps a mountain umbrella with cloud cover would prove more practical.
Mangekyo means “kaleidoscope” in Japanese, and this projector can be used to paint your walls in bright, moving colours and shapes. The projector itself is a stylish tube that will look pretty cool sitting next to your white Homestar Pro when it comes out.
6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a super cool, eco-minded toy for kids and adults, that lets you build a variety of fun robots that are all powered via solar power.
The Solar Robot takes the shape of a robotic dog, boat, car, windmill, and two types of airplanes. Construction is a breeze, and no screws are required.
Designed y French designer Herve Matejewski, this tent is perfect for pitching up site at illegal camping grounds this tent affords you the art of invisibility, eliminating the chance of being asked to move along by rangers as you virtually morphed into your environment.
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How many times have you begun to study for an exam and after 15 minutes get distracted and move on to doing something else. The Study Ball is a prison-style ball and chain that you can program to keep track of how much time you spend studying. Once you’ve selected the desired duration, you chain the ball to your ankle and the manacle won’t come off until the schedule study time is up.
A red LED indicator displays the “Study Time Left” and keeps you informed as to how much longer you’ve got to keep studying.