Category Archives: Design

Floating Skate Ramp by Bob Burnquist

floating-skate-ramp-1 floating-skate-ramp-2 floating-skate-ramp-3 floating-skate-ramp-4 floating-skate-ramp-5

This awesome floating skate ramp was built by a skilled team of craftsmen and launched on Lake Tahoe. It took 300 man hours, 1250 screws and a lot of engineering to make it stable and ensure that it didn’t sink. Behind the project is pro-skater Bob Burnquist. Beautiful work!

via

 

Posted in Creativity, Culture, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Uncomfortable” – The Worst Possible User Experience by Katerina Kamprani

the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani_bad ux design 1 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-1_bad ux design 8 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-2_bad ux design 2 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-3_bad ux design 7 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-5_bad ux design 3 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-6_bad ux design 11 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-7_bad ux design 12 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-8_bad ux design 13 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-9_bad ux design 9 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-10_bad ux design 14 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-11_bad ux design 15 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-12_bad ux design 16 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-13_bad ux design 4 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-14_bad ux design 17 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-15_bad ux design 6 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-16_bad ux design 5 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-17_bad ux design 18 the-uncomfortable-katerina-kamprani-18_bad ux design 10

This project is called “The Uncomfortable”. It’s made by designer and architect Katerina Kamprani, and shows the worst user experience design ever! ;)

via

 

Posted in Creativity, Design, Humor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shape

Shape 1 Shape 2 Shape 3

A short film about shape and design – by .

via

 

Posted in Animation, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Haibara Letter Sets

Haibara Letter Sets

Beautiful letter writing sets by Tokyo’s long-established washi dealer HAIBARA, each paper and envelope is outlined with red or blue woodblock print.

You can buy it here.

via

 

Posted in Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pooleaf: Grass Leaf Pen

Pooleaf-Grass-Leaf-Pen-1 Pooleaf-Grass-Leaf-Pen

If I was a receptionist, I’d have this at my desk.
These grass leaf-shaped pens, called the Pooleaf, are available in 3 different shades. They give you the look of a natural plant, when put together in a pen cup. Yours for $5.

via

 

Posted in Design, Humor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Running Gag by POP Postproduction

Running Gag by POP 1 Running Gag by POP 2 Running Gag by POP 3 Running Gag by POP 4 Running Gag by POP 5 Running Gag by POP 6 Running Gag by POP 7 Running Gag by POP 8

This humorous series of shoes with teeth is called “Running Gag”. It’s made by the Hamburg-based studio POP. Postproduction.

via

 

Posted in Design, Humor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strasbourg Hotel Restaurant by Studio Jouin Manku

Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-01 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-02 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-03 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-04 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-05 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-06 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-07 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-08 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-09 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-10 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-11 Strasbourg-Restaurant-Jouin-Manku-12

Stunning!

Jouin Manku Studio have designed the interior of the restaurant at Strasbourg Hotel located in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region in France.

As conceived by Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterized by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple. They have deliberately chosen to limit the range of materials used; solid wood, natural full hide leather and blackened or brushed metal to transpose the original life of this emblematic Strasbourg building into something resolutely contemporary and simple, whose architectural details attest to the studio’s creativity.

Photos by: Hélène Hilaire

via

 

Posted in Architecture, Creativity, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Modular Suburbia Wall Storage by Seletti

Modular-Suburbia-Wall-Storage-by-Seletti-1 Modular-Suburbia-Wall-Storage-by-Seletti-2 Suburbia - Seletti

I’m a huge fan of beautiful architecture and wood work. And this combination is awesome.

The Suburbia Wall Storage is designed by Note Design Studio. By Seletti.

Suburbia is a clever interpretation of the classic wall storage unit. When Suburbia is laid flat on a table or shelf, the architecture of small neighborhood complete with homes, fences, trees, and even a swimming pool emerges. Hang it on the wall and each building becomes a storage compartment, the trees become hooks, the swimming pool becomes a mirror and a paper clip and small cork memo board are revealed. This useful and versatile unit can find a home for all the sundries in kitchens, bathrooms and offices.

You can buy one for yourself right here.

via

 

Posted in Architecture, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gabriel Chandelier: Draping necklace chandelier made of 800 Swarovski crystals

RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier1 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier2 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier3 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier4 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier5 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier6 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier7 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier8 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier9 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier10 RonanErwanBouroullecGabrielChandelier11

Extraordinary!

The Gabriel Chandelier is the first permanent contemporary piece installed in the Palace of Versailles realized by Swarovski, and designed by French brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec.

Measuring 12 meters in hight and weighing half a tonne, the chandelier is composed of 800 crystal modules. These pieces are threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led lighting system.

via + via

Posted in Arts, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rain Design iRest Lap Stand for iPad

irest-1 irest-2 irest-3 irest-4 irest-5

Just what you need. An iRest!
And available for purchase in Europe here.

via

 

Posted in Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Reading Net for Kids by PlayOffice

reading-net-kids-1 reading-net-kids-2 reading-net-kids-3 reading-net-kids-4 reading-net-kids-5 reading-net-kids-6 reading-net-kids-8 reading-net-kids-9

Awesome! I absolutely love installations like this. I wish I lived in a home big enough to create 10 different kind of useful installations like this one.

In this public library Madrid-based creative studio PlayOffice came up with the perfect idea to get the kids to stay longer – a giant, tightly woven net attached to the railings on the second level of the library.

via

Posted in Architecture, Creativity, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The PyroPet Candle

pyropet-candle-cat-1 pyropet-candle-cat-4

PyroPet is a new brand created by designer Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval, product developer. PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn.

You can preorder the candles here.

via

Posted in Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City

Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City 2 Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City 1 Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City 3

The Saturnia Bench is made designer Phillippe Nigro. It has a completely irregular shape and features a central strip of grass and a number of protruding geometrical shapes to sit on. Love it!

 

via

 

Posted in Architecture, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Bathtub by Claudia Danelon and Federico Meroni

Black-Bathtub-Designed-for-Minimalist-Bathrooms-by-Claudia-Danelon-and-Federico-Meroni-black-and-white-bathtub-design-for-modern-mansions-homesthetics-1 Black-Bathtub-Designed-for-Minimalist-Bathrooms-by-Claudia-Danelon-and-Federico-Meroni-black-and-white-bathtub-design-for-modern-mansions-homesthetics-2 Black-Bathtub-Designed-for-Minimalist-Bathrooms-by-Claudia-Danelon-and-Federico-Meroni-black-and-white-bathtub-design-for-modern-mansions-homesthetics-3 Black-Bathtub-Designed-for-Minimalist-Bathrooms-by-Claudia-Danelon-and-Federico-Meroni-black-and-white-bathtub-design-for-modern-mansions-homesthetics-4

I love the minimalistic design of this black sculpture of a bathtub!

It’s designed by Italian Claudia Danelon and Federico Meroni and named Beyond Bath. And its dimensions are 185 x 109 x 60 h, while the monolith that it stands on measures 245 x 80 x 45 h – making it look like it flows.

via

 

Posted in Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr

The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr 1 The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr 2 The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr 3 The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr 4

What an extraordinary and creative woman! I hope they let her wear her goggles in her grave.

“In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit, so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline.

On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online, but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you!”, Stormy Pyeatte says.

Posted in Arts, Creativity, Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment