Wednesday, 16 June 2010

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Bubbly Soundscape

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 09:07 AM PDT

Inspired by J. Cage’s Inlets (1977), this carafe set, part of a collection called Domestic Soundscape, uses the idea of sound and water to create a bubbly rhythm from the simple act of pouring. As the main chamber of water fills the smaller chambers, a bubbling sound resonates to reinforce that yes, you are about to drink something. Hmm, celebrating the beauty in everyday rituals I guess. Why not right?

Designer: Chiara Onida


If John Only Knew - Carafe by Chiara Onida

Drag That Dress

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 09:02 AM PDT

Look, if you’re a chic, nomadic traveler, you can’t be bothered with traditional luggage and bags. The Dragging Dress is some strange rolling skirt hiding a pretty substantial carrier in a big ass bustle. Only captain oblivious wouldn’t notice this mass protruding from your rear but hey, at least you can really live up to that saying, “girl got a lotta junk in her trunk.” Fo’ real tho.

Designer: Miya Lee

Dragging Dress from thisoh on Vimeo.


Dragging Dress -  Travel Suitcase by Miya Lee


Caution! Not Slippery When Singing!

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 02:25 AM PDT

Come weekends and street bands are out in full force, trying to impress and maybe cajole a Dollar or two out of you. Besides carrying an array of equipments, have you noticed how they try and add a zing to their show with wee bit of histrionics? The Look! Speakers can add the zing without much fuss, naturally you're going to notice the caution-sign, but only this time, it will be hooked up to the mike / instrument of a performer! Awesome!

Designers: Lin Ding Yuan, Yeh Lan Hsing & Shao Wei Jhe



Look! Speakers For Street Performers by Lin Ding Yuan, Yeh Lan Hsing & Shao Wei Jhe

Pen Is Mightier Than The Bullet

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:15 AM PDT

Being in the writing business I know the power of words and at times, the pen is mightier than the sword. Inspired by this is Choose Your Bullets – a desk accessory that is a constant reminder of the corruption, bad decisions and violence, which plague our society and everyday life. Currently retailing in Mexico, each serial-engraved piece is awaiting your decision for the day…violence or the pen?

Designer: Jorge Diego Etienne

Choose Your Bullets – Pen Stand by Jorge Diego Etienne





Ball Pillow Conglomerate

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 01:00 AM PDT

This is a ball pillow project like I’ve never seen before. It’s probably the best ball pillow project I’ve had the pleasure of writing about all year. It’s the “Daydreamer” furniture piece by Feng, Cheng-Tsung and Lin, Kai-Ting. Made from artificial fur, low-density foam, high-density foam, and canvas, these balls, like most balls in all forms of course, are made to work with one another.

The outside 9 balls of this sofa are filled with low-density foam, while the other 40 balls are filled with high-density foam. Between every three balls there is, of course, a gap, through which another ball can fit and stay put. Each of the 9 perimeter balls can be squished, put through the gap and let go to expand and stay!

Thusly! There can be a whole LOT of different shapes this thing can be. At the height of it’s power, the Daydreamer can accommodate 7 adults. Seven! Then if you want to wash it, have no fear! The fur outer can empty out the foam inner with a simple zipper opening, allowing for the fur to be cleaned easily at the dry cleaner or just in the wash like a normal pair o pants.

Designers: Cheng-Tsung Feng and Kai-Ting Lin

Daydreamer by Feng, Cheng-Tsung and Lin, Kai-Ting





Like a Mass of Firebugs

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 12:02 AM PDT

Here’s an interactive lighting project you’ll love to wash your body in. Run through it, wave your hands around in it, and do some pretty ballet twirls around it. It’s called “Firefly” and it’s designed by Kkristen and Vincent Moreau. You can dance around in it and it will dance right back. This, what I’d call installation art, plays with you as if it were a mass of firefly insects flying about you, reacting in real time to the movements you make. Installed currently at Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Simon Doury did the programming for this programming masterpiece, one that changes not only shape, but color and size and everything! Take a peek at the video below to see what I mean.

I wouldn’t mind having this installed in my front entrance area. That is, if I ever have one. That is, if I get totally rich and have an amazing mansion with a giant entrance area where this could be installed.

That’d be super!

Designers: Kkristen and Vincent Moreau
Programming: Simon Doury

Firefly interactive lighting by KKristen and Vincent Moreau



Water Zoomin with Personal Propeller

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 12:02 AM PDT

Do you ever get tired of floating along on your water raft, having to use your hands and feet to get around? Here’s the key for you! This is the “Inflatable Water Propeller” by Chao-yang Chou and Sian-Zong Chen. It propels you through the water. It can also sit still while you chill in the water. This first one includes the inflatable air cushion that attaches to it. Burn your skin all day, floating about, or use this device to rock and roll. What you do is hold on tight and let the propeller JAM you through the waves. Speedily!

Now the cool thing about this device is it’s two different ways of propelling. First, you can use it while the raft is inflated. That’s right! You can be sleeping soundly while being zoomed across the lake. Weird! Awesome. Then, if you deflate the raft, you can use the propeller underwater. That’s right! Fly UNDER the waves with this maddeningly amazing hard rock machine, ownership required for the best summer ever.

Designers: Chao-yang Chou and Sian-Zong Chen

Inflatable Water Propeller by Chao-yang Chou and Sian-Zong Chen



The Vitamins In Google Are So Good For You

Posted: 16 Jun 2010 12:00 AM PDT

Brand power is everything in business and some people know how to milk it best. Sony, Microsoft, Apple, and our favorite Google…powerful names that carry a lot of weight. In the concept-design-world, the trick to get noticed is not to associate the brands with the obvious. For example, concept  Sony gadgets have been done to death, but a Google Envelope will attract more attention. Likewise having jaded Hollywood actresses sell fountain of youth pills pales in comparison to Google selling Vitamins.

With the Google Vitamins*, Andrew proposes a suite of Vitamin pills that are supported by apps, which recommend and dispense the accurate dosage, as per your body requirements. It’s a daily affair with reminders via phone alerts and emails; all to promote a better, healthy life.

Makes me wonder if I should be looking forward to Apple range of breakfast cereal, or will that be too obvious?

*Disclaimer: This is a student project and does not reflect the views or plans of Google.

Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim













Google Vitamin Concept by Andrew Seunghyun Kim

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