La Chanh Nguyen’s Moss Carpet

January 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

Moss Carpet by La Chanh Nguyen: drain that water to feed the moss

If you hate the smell of a bath mat after a few months then you’ll surely be interested in La Chanh Nguyen’s Moss Carpet. La Chanh Nguyen idea was to shape nicely a rott-resistant foam called plastazote and « Read the rest of this entry »

imitating nature to increase efficiency of blades

January 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Biomimicry of the serrated fins of humpback might boost performance of blades

In a previous post – Sycamore Nature Inspired Ceiling Fan – I have mentioned of theĀ  trend among engineers and industrial designers who are just starting to discover and study models in nature that evolved to perfect designs after millions of ears of evolution.

This time the serrated fins of humpback whales seem to be one more such brilliant design engineered by nature.

These bumps, called tubercles, are what’s allowing a whale the size of a truck « Read the rest of this entry »

eco-cook: economy on resources

January 22, 2008 § 3 Comments

eco-cook by Kechenyi Camille

Partitioned cookware saves water, energy, time

As the global warming crisis and its consequences deepen, the rational use of water becomes vital. This is what Kechenyi Camille from France believes and this got her winning a honourable mention at designboom’s Dining in 2015 contest.

Here’s what she said about her design: « Read the rest of this entry »

Another sofa-bed that would make Optimus Prime proud: Flou’s “Book”

January 16, 2008 § Leave a comment

Flou's Book sofa-bed

Flu’s sofa bed, transformer for sound sleeps

Transformer furniture keeps better and better as personal space gets smaller and smaller. Italian designers at Flu imagined a stylish sofa-bed which even if shows it’s a 2-part mattress has something glamorous that make it suitable for elegant interiors. Equipped with a folding orthopedic mattress or with a memoform mattress, it comes in three versions: with a reclining head-board and with rectangular or roller backhead and armrests.

Here’s a detailed pic of the thing : « Read the rest of this entry »

Cheer up a little bit with the trash bin corner : the wastebasketball

October 23, 2007 § 1 Comment

Li Jianye wastebasketball

Wastebasketball joy paper bin ...supposedly recycled afterwards

Li Jianye’s concept of wastebasketball offers some joy to the waste bin corner in the home office with it’s sporty style.

Great for kids’ room. Even for the desk in my room it would bring some color and happyness to the actually boring and dark side where the paper bin lies. « Read the rest of this entry »

Unordered order with borrod table

October 17, 2007 § Leave a comment

Line Depping;s borrod table

Keep everything under the table

Line Depping from Denmark won the first prize at the Premio Vico Magistretti design contest where guys at designboom.com teamed up with DePadova from Italy to commemorat, Vico Magistretti- Italian designer and architect. « Read the rest of this entry »

where are the extra chairs when you need them?…err…try that coffee table!

October 1, 2007 § Leave a comment

Joel Hesselgren 2 chairs a table design

Coffee table made of 2 chairs by Joel Hesselgren

Just like that, we need sometimes extra chairs for our guests and the solution in the image below, designed by Joel Hesselgren, does that. Ingeniously, two chairs can be attached together into a coffee-table that looks great in the living-room. « Read the rest of this entry »

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