vendredi 29 juin 2007

UntitledNationwide // Life comes at you fast

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

mercredi 27 juin 2007


a mutation between a protective barrier for a tree and seating. an opportunity for passers-by to rest a while.

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




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.

more info here

Sverrir Àsgeirsson

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

jeudi 21 juin 2007


Understood ?!

via the Fashion Informer

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


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


Sony, traditionally has been a leader in paradigm shifting technology with their large research and innovation design budgets all though they have lost a lot of ground in the last 5-7 years to companies like Apple and Phillips. Today Sony looks to regain some of that innovation leadership through the development of their fresh out of the oven “odo” concept line of environmentally friendly products. The “odo” line of products do not require any AC adapters or chargers because they are mechanically powered. There is the Spin N’ Snap camera “no display”, the Push Power Play viewer, the Crank N’ Capture video camps, the Pull N’ Play headphones, and the solar array Juice Boxes for powering other devices.

Via sustainableday

jeudi 7 juin 2007


“Plus” savings are far better than “minus” savings ...

Copilcus piggybank


This little four years old girl disappeared in Portugal last month while she and her family were on vacation.

If you were in Praia da Luz or the surrounding area in the two weeks leading up to Madeleine's disappearance on Thursday May 3, the police may be interested in any photographs you took while there.
In particular they would like any pictures that have people in them who you don't know as opposed to scenery shots or pictures of just your own family. You can submit them to the police by visiting
 If you have any information you can call:
Portuguese Police direct on 00351 282 405 400
Or British Police on 0800 096 1233

mardi 5 juin 2007

Stairs and Storage

What a great idea. If you’re having some stairs constructed why not consider this. Handy and hidden, a great storage idea for linen, winter woollies, books and papers, anything small in fact.

P.S. These amazing stairs have travelled all over the blogosphere in a few short weeks. This is a scanned image from the Vogue Living Australia Before+After Autumn/Winter 2007 issue. The true originator of this staircase, the joinery company is named in the comments. If you're in Australia and want one of these then google their name and their address and phone number are yours.

Via desire to inpire