jeudi 16 août 2007

Herb-savor

prepara | products | 'herb-savor'

  • the 'herb-savor' will prolong the life of your fresh herbs for up to 3 weeks
  • shows off its balanced, modern form while showcasing the natural beauty of the herbs within
  • fits inside a typical refrigerator door while providing roomy herb storage capacity
  • easily refillable water well base
  • removable stainless steel herb basket keeps herbs neatly gathered together, and allows for easy washing
  • herb stems sit slightly submerged in the water of the water-well, keeping them fresh
  • asparagus also keeps extremely well with ends submerged..
via happymundane

vendredi 10 août 2007

Nanushka

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Beautiful Hungarian fashion !

new collection here



mardi 7 août 2007

Daisy Vase

made from a BIC™ ballpoint pens these little vases are hand blow-molded.
as the plastic becomes flexible it stretches allowing the vase to sit naturally.

via designboom shop

mercredi 1 août 2007

2SECONDS QUECHUA


2SECONDS is a self-erecting tent. Just throw it in the air and it opens on its own before reaching the ground. All that’s required are six pegs to secure it to the ground. The key to the design are the two spring hoops made of fiberglass, a material that reduces the diameter of the hoops and allows it to be easily folded for compact storage. Compared to standard tents, 2SECONDS has fewer parts to lose and break while still providing an attractive, lightweight, waterproof shelter. Disassembly is easy as well: in 15 seconds the tent folds back into its self-contained package complete with carrying handles. Its affordable price and simple operation has brought camping to a wider range of customers. Sales in the first year have skyrocketed.

'06 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)



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samedi 14 juillet 2007

Japanese Watermelons

Mr. Okumura of Fruits Village Okumura and the Students of the Atsumi Agricultural High School invented those very funny shaped watermelons ...

via pingmag

dimanche 1 juillet 2007

Teaposy

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Using rare Silver Needle White Teas hand-picked in the Fujian Province in China and an assortment of flowers, Teaposy creates a tea experience unlike any other. This single origin Silver Needle White Tea is infused with floral jasmine and hand-sewn into the freshest flowers, for a visually stunning display that blooms in hot water.
With all natural flavors and hand-crafted glassware inspired by traditional Chinese and Japanese culture, Teaposy captures the unique rituals and flavors of the finest tea in the world.

 - video Teaposy -

vendredi 29 juin 2007

UntitledNationwide // Life comes at you fast

NATION Wide. the insurance company advetising campaign ! Pretty cool !

mercredi 27 juin 2007

INOUT

BY ÉMANUELLE JAQUES,  2005
a mutation between a protective barrier for a tree and seating. an opportunity for passers-by to rest a while.


ADRIEN ROVERO,  2005
6 bicycles versus ONE car. this bike park occupies a single carpark space, like a critical proposal TO THE TRAFFIC.

INOUT DESIGNERS

ELM


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ELM is a six-year old company already selling its high fashion designsto the USA, France and Italy. Pure, classic lines emphasize thesoftness of the female form, caressing it like a second skin. Thedesign team behind ELM consists of three Icelandic women who all comefrom different directions: one is an artist, the second a textiledesigner, and the third is a drama therapist.

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vendredi 22 juin 2007

Nusskubus Nutcracker


Adam and Harborth, 2003

This simple nutcracker consists of two beechwood cubes with three varying hollows carved in the sides making it ideal for cracking an assortment of different-sized nuts. Simply place a nut in one of the hollows and slam the two cubes together. Included in Destination: Berlin, our limited-time product collection celebrating the city's young and dynamic design scene.

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Sverrir Àsgeirsson

Sverrir Àsgeirsson, Icelandic designer and artist created this smart concept of tiles.

jeudi 21 juin 2007

mardi 19 juin 2007

Pasta Pot

Introduced in 2007 by alessi, the pasta pot by ducasse and jouin is a result of a rediscovery by Alain Ducasse of an ancient cooking method used by olive pickers. Ducasse, one of the greatest chefs of our time, has brought to light a unique pot which produces a new and interesting flavor (i.e. the starches are not discarded with the cooking water but are totally absorbed by the pasta, and the same holds true for the ingredients of the sauce). First you put the dry pasta in the "Pasta Pot", sautéing lightly if you wish, then the various ingredients of whichever sauce you wish to make, then last comes water or broth, all at once or gradually, cooking everything together with the specially designed cover, stirring occasionally. in just a little more time than normally required to boil the pasta according to the classic method, your pasta with sauce is done and served directly at the table on the included trivet.

designed by Patrick Jouin

PAPTON CHAIR

Simple as a paper plane:
A few foldings transform a composite panel
into a real lightweight chair of 2kgs only.
A couple of polygons create a clear,
graphic unity.

more on the  papton chair here