French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, to transform the vintage…
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Director Satoshi Itasaka of Japanese studio h220430 is the mastermind behind this playful chair that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The Balloon Chair concept features what appear to be ten helium balloons attached by strings to a floating seat.
In reality, each balloon is constructed out of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and a cord that are connected to the ceiling by hidden…Continue
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An average, flat print advertisement wasn't good enough for Colombia-based creative director Felipe Salazar. Instead, he wanted to produce an incredibly eye-catching design that really stood out as readers flipped through the pages of a newspaper.
His clever concept, created for Corona Kitchen, looks just like a page from the classifieds section. Upon first glance,…Continue
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This Layers Cloud chair is an inventive design created with modern flair and innovative style. Using precision and immense detail, Dutch designer Richard Hutten developed the seat with patterns of fabric layered together into arrangements that create texture similar to layers of rock.
The unique concept is composed of 545 pieces—more than 2,700 feet—of colorful Divina…Continue
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At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani, The Uncomfortable is an ongoing series of useless and "deliberately inconvenient" everyday…
Added by katie hosmer on March 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
To find a good job these days, handing over a paper resume just isn't enough. It's important to make yourself—and your resume—as memorable as possible. Taking this into account, a young woman named Leah decided to go all out and she developed this impressive presentation.
She designed a LEGO model of herself and sent out a number of internship applications to a variety of advertising…Continue
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Bucketlight is a multifunctional design that makes the most of unused overhead spaces in any room. Created by Dutch designer Roderick Vos, the inventive concept is both a hanging plant as well as overhead illumination. The creative lighting keeps floor and desk spaces free of clutter while also creating a comfortable environment filled with natural greenery.
Each piece consists of…Continue
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To recognize and celebrate 75 years of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the United States Mint recently released these three custom coin designs that include a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin, and a half dollar clad (non-precious metal) coin.
The products are the first curved coins produced by the US Mint and the rounded design distinguishes the pieces from other, more everyday…Continue
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This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day Noah's Ark. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life—from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees—in the case of an extreme natural disaster.
The proposal extends urban living out, beyond…Continue
This beautifully hand-crafted wooden design concept is a unique, modern bicycle developed by artist Yojiro Oshima, a design student in the Craft & Industrial Design Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.
Oshima created the structure, entitled Fusion, as an exploration of an everyday object redesigned…Continue
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Once overlooked and unused, this abandoned garage has since been transformed into a gorgeous, functioning space that serves as a retreat, a meditation space, a lounge, an artist studio, and accommodations for an overnight stay. The bright, eco-friendly design was developed by Graypants, Inc, a firm based in both Seattle and Amsterdam who strive to produce thoughtful projects that tell a good…
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The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She began wrapping…Continue
Brussels-based illustrator and graphic designer Laurent Durieux draws upon a variety of old films like Jaws, The Iron Giant, and The Birds as the inspiration for his series of intriguing movie posters. The artist uses a retro-futuristic approach to his…
This spectacular winter wonderland is a frozen labyrinth of caverns, archways, glacial formations, and tunnels in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. Creator Brent Christensen began building these insane designs when he and his family first moved to Utah. A combination of artistic endeavor and cabin fever led to his first at-home attempt which his kids dubbed the "Ice Castle." He gradually developed his idea…
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NY-based Pedal Power designs and builds pedal-powered machines that allow users to generate their own energy while reaping the health benefits of an active lifestyle. Founded in 2008, the company is run by two best friends Andy (engineer, entrepreneur, and bicyclist) and Steve (programmer and entrepreneur). This hand-built machine, named Big Rig, is constructed from all-steel frames and stock…
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Midnight Planétarium is a spectacularly innovative watch design that allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. Developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, the intricate concept replaces hands of a watch with six tiny planets orbiting around a central rose gold Sun.
Not only does this Global Data Chandelier function as overhead illumination, but it also distributes information through various lighting patterns. From a distance, the artwork appears to be just a number of lights strung together from the ceiling. However, from underneath, viewers will see that the purposeful arrangement is formed in the shape of a global map.
The permanent art…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3D Systems showcased the world's first 3D food printers. Called Chefjet and Chefjet Pro, the innovative machines are capable of producing an amazing array of delicious goodies in 3D geometric form.
The countertop-sized printers come…Continue
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Manooi Light Creations, founded by János Héder and Judit Zoltai, provides the world with a wide variety of stunning, glittering lighting fixtures. The company's flagship chandelier, Ozero, adds a little sparkle to any room with hundreds of tiny crystals suspended from a stainless steel base.
The intricate design is assembled by hand and, when gathered together in a…Continue
If you are lucky enough to find the right place to work, gone are the days of stark white walls and stuffy office cubicles! More and more, large companies, including Google and now, Twitter, are providing their employees with a dynamic work environment…
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