The Eyes have it

The Eyes have it

Shanghai nights are going to get a little more interesting with this “Night Watch” art installation in Jubilee Park. Commisioned by Canary warf, Wokmedia together with lighting designer Admir Jukanovic/Mindseye employed the ancient Chinese art of inside painting where an image is reverse-painted through a small opening of a hollowed crystal ball.

0 Designer: WOKmedia

New Hotness: Less is more

New Hotness: Less is more

It seems everyone has tried their hand at designing the best all-in-one universal remote control. So many buttons so little time to actually learn what they all do. Well the “sPult” channel surfer by Yurii Smitana Perfilov is probably one of the most simple and elegant designs I have ever seen for this greatest of past times.

0 Designer: Yurii Smitana Perfilov

Sustainable Shopping, For Real?

Sustainable Shopping, For Real?

Increased awareness among consumers regarding climate change sets a demand for deeper insight into the production and handling of groceries. By studying shopping patterns, informational needs, and psychological aspects, the Sustainable Shopping concept was developed.

0 Designer: Martin Hanberger

Gucci takes a bike trip to fashion Hell

Gucci takes a bike trip to fashion Hell

Oh Tom Ford, where are you when the world needs you most? I am sure he is turning over in his $98,000 sheets and just woke up from a nightmare where he saw the luxury empire he masterfully helped re-create crumbling all around him into a tacky abyss. Take a look at this pandering disaster a certain Miss Frida Giannini, creative director at Gucci, has let get past the gates of hell.

0 Designer: Gucci

No Excuse This Time

No Excuse This Time

An apple a day does not keep the dentist away. Trust me, I’ve tried and my dentist always finds room to tell me to brush more often. I swear I brush twice a day! Technically you should brush after you eat anything but I’m not walking around with a toothbrush. The Any Brush is all about portable brushing in a convenient disposable package.

0 Designer: Yuanyan Li

Great FFFFind!

Great FFFFind!

There are a few websites that I hold close to my chest as a source of inspiration in my writing, graphics and personal aesthetic. The website that is at the top of my favorite list for idea sparking is one that has nothing to say at all. In their words; “FFFFOUND! is a web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user’s tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!!” Yet another reason why I love love love the internet.

The Line King

The Line King

I always appreciated creative endeavors made with a single stroke or line. The Etch-A-Sketch comes to mind, the long-take Copacabana scene in the Scorsese’s film “Goodfellas” and the amazing “La Linea” animations of Osvaldo Cavandoli (clip below). Designer Aykut Erol pushes this concept straight into your living space by creating the “Line” furniture system.

0 Designer: Aykut Erol

Baby Italian Stallion

Baby Italian Stallion

What is Italian for Mini? Well if you ask the folks at Alfa Romeo they would say “Mi.To.” That is the name of their BMW Mini Cooper killer. Looking to compete in the premium subcompact segment dominated by the Mini, Alfa designers took inspiration from their 8C Competizione beauty. And if drop dead gorgeous looks were not enough, this bad boy Mi.To makes the Toyota Prius green(er) with envy over the little Italians estimated 49 MPG.

Kids need to get higher

Kids need to get higher

In the very profitable world of human adolescent development, most focus is put on more cerebral pursuits. Aside from braces or the occasional nose job, not much attention is given to their physical development (no Michael Jackson jokes please). The “Perch” desk and chair design came to be after the result of a two year research MA in Industrial Design with the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland by Simon Dennehy.

0 Designer: Simon Dennehy

Fastest Desktop Ever

Fastest Desktop Ever

Stand back everyone this desk is about to make the jump to light speed. Or so goes the intention of this angular desk design by KINZO :: ARCHITECTURE called “Kinzo Air”. Inspired by space shuttles, imperial cruisers, stealth fighters, right angles and pretty much any sharp edge. Sit back, put your feet up and pretend to destroy someone’s home planet…or really do it, I don’t care.

0 Architect: Kinzo

Design Digest Vol.15

Design Digest Vol.15

Well it is Thursday once again and you know what that means..? yeah, neither do I but here is this weeks installment of YD’s Design Digest; A compendium of easily digestible design delights from around the inter-webs. First up on the hit parade, Scott Amron brings us his “Clock”design… yup, it’s a clock with extra bits thrown in for poops and giggles.

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Setgo, Sharp and Functional Urban Accessories Review

Listen up, today’s man carries way more stuff than his pockets can hold. You’ve got keys, money, identification, mobile phone, MP3 player, wireless headset, pen, maybe even a checkbook and portable gaming system to pass time. The Setgo line of urban accessories makes this man’s pockets lighter while keeping him at arm’s reach of everything he needs.

0 Designer: Nathan Leon

Another Way To Get Around

Another Way To Get Around

Nothing beats walking. You get fresh air, see the sights, and the much needed exercise you KNOW you’ve been procrastinating on. That’s why you need something like this unicycle transport by designer Regimantas Vegele. It works like an elliptical machine. You get on and pedal except it’s not stationary. Sure, little kids may point and giggle as you whiz by but who cares! You’re on the move, on the go, and doing it all while staying fit and healthy.

0 Designer: Regimantas Vegele