Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (134)

5000 Bicycle Bells Give the Wind a Voice



Sometimes we can hear the wind through the rustling leaves of trees. Artist Ronald van der Meijs wanted to give it more of a voice and so created this audible sculptural installation consisting of 5,000 bicycle bells, resting side by side, on top of steel pins. As the wind picks up, the bells cling softly to each other, like a wind chime. As this is his fourth version, Ronald calls this installation…

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Added by Eugene on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Full-Sized F1 Race Car Simulator for Your Living Room



Owning a high-end racing simulator, where you can zoom around a virtual track at 200 mph in your very own living room, is every boy's fantasy. Imagine picking a car, in either red, silver or black, and jumping into a genuine F1 car, fully equipped with tires and brakes.

Designed by FMCG International, the simulator is…

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Added by Eugene on November 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Clever Posters with Multifunctional Purposes

These aren't your ordinary posters. Designer Finn Magee creates multi-functional posters that double as a clock, light, or even a speaker. Just plug them in and they're ready to go. If you're intrigued, they are available for pre-order at ARE…

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Added by Eugene on September 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Looking at History Through Batmobiles



Forget using a calendar. This photograph of all the historic Batmobiles lined up not only stirs up nostalgic feelings, it gives us a sense of how much time has passed by. The first Batman story was produced in 1939. Ever since then, the Batmobile has been an integral part of Batman's arsenal of weapons. It's hard to think of any vehicle that has been more fantasized about by children from…

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Added by Eugene on August 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Plastic Surgeon's Hilarious Elevator Ad



We've seen a similar kind of juxtaposition done with Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam mural on the celing of the Sistine Chapel, but this site-specific ad by Dr. Kim's plastic surgery office takes it to another level. The interactive advertisement becomes hilarious every time…

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Added by Eugene on August 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Radical Glow-in-the-Dark Skatepark



Korean artist Koo Jeong-A has given skateboarders a seriously impressive reason to stay out late. Using green phosphorescent concrete, she created a glow-in-the-dark skatepark decked out with multiple bowls, a cradle, and three separate tunnels to skate through. Koo was inspired by a previous trip to the skatepark's location, Vassivière Island in France, and its "mysterious winter…

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Added by Eugene on August 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Living Inside a Boeing 727 Located Within Oregon Forest



Bruce Campbell doesn't just love planes, he lives inside of one. After purchasing a a Boeing 727-200 for $100,000, he placed it in his backyard, otherwise known as the middle of the woods in Oregon.

Campbell's startup costs were actually quite considerable. He paid $17,000 to move the plane from an airport to a staging site, $20,000 to rent the staging site for four months, $21,600 to…

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Added by Eugene on June 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Eric Clapton's One-of-a-Kind Ferrari SP12 EC



Being a world-class musician has its perks. If you're legendary classic rocker Eric Clapton, this includes getting your own one-of-a-kind custom Ferrari.

Designed by the Ferrari Style Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina and Maranello’s own engineers, the SP12 EC (EC for Eric Clapton) is part of Ferrari’s One-Off Programme. This particular model was created as an homage to…

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Added by Eugene on June 4, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hyper-Realistic Leather Elephant Throne



Maximo Riera's Elephant Chair is the latest addition to the Spanish designer's Animal Chair Collection, which we've seen grow over the last couple of years. More like a piece of art than a furniture fashion statement, the mighty elephant throne is carved from compressed foam with an…

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Added by Eugene on May 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tree Decorated with 10,000 Easter Eggs



Volker Kraft of Eastern Germany has his limits. After putting 10,000 real eggs on the tree this year, he says he's stopping there.

"There will be no increase because I do not have storage capacity anymore," the 76-year-old retiree says. "I would have to sleep with the eggs otherwise."

Kraft started the tradition back on the Easter of 1965, when he used only 18 eggs. In…

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Added by Eugene on April 11, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Creative Book Ends to Brighten Your Day



The good people over at Knob Creek Metal Arts believe that book ends shouldn't be a boring addition to any household. From centaurs and zombies to dinosaurs and robots, these book ends will surely put a smile on your guests' faces, but more importantly, they will put a smile on yours every single…

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Added by Eugene on April 7, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Matchstick Installation Literally Ignites Ideas

Although it's certainly a huge fire hazard, designers Tannah Stroebel and Rae Alexander took the inspiration phrase "Igniting Ideas" and turned it into an actual literal installation. Thousands of matches were used to complete the piece, which was completed during Stroebel's internship at BOOMTOWN. I could totally see this piece placed outdoors and and used as an excellent…

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Added by Eugene on April 7, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Thailand's High-Wire Treetop Restaurant



Set high amongst the tree tops at Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand, guests have the chance to dine in their very own nest. Adventurous diners fasten a leather seatbelt and get hoisted 16 feet into the native massang trees, where there are spectacular aerial views of the surrounding beaches. "Flying servers" get around around taking a much more acrobatic approach, as they zipline down to…

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Added by Eugene on April 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Lamborghini's Exotic New Aventador J Roadster



As we just showcased Ferrari's most powerful high-performance road car ever produced, the F12 Berlinetta, it's only fair to rival Italian car maker Lamborghini that we feature their latest supercar - the Aventador J roadster.

Currently being exhibited at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador J went from design sketch to reality in just a few short…

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Added by Eugene on March 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ferrari Unveils Most Powerful Road Car Ever



At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari just unveiled their most powerful high-performance road car ever produced! The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a V12 engine with an impressive output of 740 HP. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while its top speed goes up to over 211 mph. The new model lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, faster than any other Ferrari road…

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Added by Eugene on March 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Spellbinding Hardback Book Lamp



What's not to love about this Hardback Book Lamp, filled with mystery and intrigue? A light bulb is seen fused into the hardback cover of a book, while a simple switch adds the finishing touch on the creative design.

If you're further interested, Typewriter Boneyard offers multiple covers. My…

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Added by Eugene on February 5, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Literal Crocs Footwear



Many of us have heard of Crocs before, but this is definitely not what we had in mind. Amsterdam-based artist Sit created these outrageous high heels as part of his contribtuion to the Hybrid Thinking exhibit currently being held at Jonahton Levine…

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Added by Eugene on January 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Stylish Ace Hotel Room Mural



New York's Ace Hotel asked artist Dan Cassaro to create a fun mural for one of its rooms. Cassaro, a freelance designer, animator and print-maker living and working in Brooklyn, happily obliged and used his typography skills to create this quality piece that's a perfect fit with the hotel's…

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Added by Eugene on December 10, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Real Social and Economical Threat to Art



To promote their school and recruit new students, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies came up with these funny ads that resemble anti-drug PSA ads. Although there are far worse things than being an art student, the campaign reminded me of a…

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Added by Eugene on December 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Sprouting Back Forest



Inspired by Levi of Veluw, Dutch design collective Autobahn created this fantastic book cover concept of a forest created on the back of a human body. Photographer Marieke Wijntjes gives us a peak at how the entire process came…

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Added by Eugene on November 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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