What a lovely design! If you've wanted to use a re-usable water bottle but hated the clunky design, here's something for you. 321 Water is a beautifully designed water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter so you can turn any tap water into filtered water. Not only will you help the environment, you'll have fresh, filtered water right at your… Continue
A Birth Day Jean-sébastien Deheeger is a French illustrator who's created some very cute and clever designs that will speak to your inner child. He cites his personal experiences as inspiration and he likes taking simple objects and putting a funny twist on them. I particularly love his characters' expressions.
With Spring just around the corner (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) what better time is there to send someone one of these awesome cards that grows into a garden? Postcarden sells these awesome cards in three different versions. The one shown above is called Allotment. Below are City and Botanical. Each card comes with instructions and seeds. The recipient only needs to add… Continue
More like peal-away borders than traditional wallpaper per say, this idea lets home owners blend the best of stylish professional design with unique, personal and artistic decorative touches. So easy a kid could do it.
This is a bit like wallpapering in reverse. Sound complex? The concept is simple: add the peal-away paper elements to a selected wall surface, decorate with paint on the in-between spaces and pull back the sticky tape-like…
As a huge fan of modern or minimalist interpretations of old movie or tv shows, I was pleased to see Laz Marquez's work pop up on Neatorama today. His retro-modern Hitchcock posters have most definitely been inspired by Saul Bass' original posters, as explained below. Quite…
Until I saw this video I thought I was pretty smart. Well Pranav Mistry is now the smartest guy I've ever seen. This talk, filmed last November at TED India, is the most eye-opening thing I've seen in a long, long time. Pranav shows us how to close the gap between the data in our computers and the objects we interact with in the real world. For under $300 in hardware he produced his Sixth-Sense device that will totally blow your mind. Don't even think about… Continue
I repainted my walls. And for some time now...I've been pondering about what else to do with them. While looking for options I stubled upon these. I quite like them. The Pong one is cool. Might go for something like that, just to test it out. Still thinking about it.
It's not a completely new idea, But... these leave no marks when it's removed. So whether you leave it on or take it down..there will be regrets. And it enables you to… Continue
Inka's post on What the World Eats made us truly appreciate how our cultural diversity plays into our food choices. Hamburg-based German photographer Oliver Schwarzwald delves specifically into our most important meal of the day with his series, "Breakfast." Here, he… Continue
Mark Weaver's layered illustrations are beautiful because of many reasons. They give off a retro-modern vibe that makes you feel as though you're not sure which decade they were made in. The way he layers images - architecture, landscapes, portraits - also makes for a strange and complicated story, but one that's completely your own.…
Set to open on April 1st Norway's Halden Prison is a very modern facility. It even boasts several humorous pieces of art reminiscent of Banksy. All cells have flat screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms, and some kind of view. The windows don’t have iron bars (but there is a fence around the compound). As prisons go, this one looks pretty comfortable.…
Just how cool are these vintage typewriter keyboard stickers? Probably works best if you have a black computer but I just love how a few simple stickers can instantly take you back to the old school days. You know, the time before your beloved Apple IIe.
Lifetokens are neat little tokens that tell people what you need to say. The front of the token features a design that represents a specific sentiment, and the back of the token contains a unique six-digit code. lifetokens are real objects sent via real mail in order to express real emotions.
How It Works:
1-Tokens are purchased online and shipped anonymously via real life mail to… Continue
What was the inspiration behind the design of Vancouver's Winter Olympics? Here's a cool video that show you some behind-the-scenes footage of how they came up with their visual eye-candy. Also, if you're interested in more Olympic design details, check out this article from Fast Company and… Continue
Added by alice on February 20, 2010 at 7:00am —
GOOD magazine recently put on a contest where they asked their readers to design an infograph about Haiti's recent earthquake. The winner was Emily Schwartzman who created "Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake." Excellent work, Emily! Check out the rest of the… Continue
Added by alice on February 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
There's been a lot of commotion lately about Microsoft's new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7. We'll leave it to the tech sites to give you their expert opinion, but from what we're reading this OS is taking the mobile experience to a whole new level.…
As millions celebrate the lunar New Year this weekend, I thought this tea packaging was really fitting. Designed by Aesthetic Apparatus, the bright tin has hand printed labels and includes a sticker that celebrates the year of the Tiger. The tea comes from the province of Yunnan and promises to be "strong and smooth, spicy and sweet, rich and earthy." Only 50 of these… Continue
Added by alice on February 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
I can't help but love these sweet paper cups. Such a simple concept but cute and smart because it lets you decide what words you want to create. Designed and sold by Seoul based IaM Design, these would be fun for kids and adults alike.
"ABC Paper Cup puts an end to the boring design of disposable paper cups, which are easily confused with one another and thus…