The Phonebloks guy is at it again. And this time he wants to reduce industrial waste through a ‘local recycling centre’ that uses plastic to create a range of products like a waste paper bin, a spinning top and a plastic lamp. But the action doesn’t necessarily stop there as Hakkens made the blueprints for the machines available online for everyone to comment and improve on.
- with this nifty little wooden juicer called Turn Around, which not only looks beautifully simple, but also brings back juicing to its tactile origin through the ‘Nordic hyper analogue design’ as KiBiSi put it.
The latest creation by our friends from KiBiSi is a range of contract market furniture designed to last. As always, KiBiSi’s creative process has been mindful of what Lars calls ‘aesthetic sustainability’ meaning that Scoop is produced to be a credible design choice when your great grandchildren make their first furniture purchase.
Our partners over at KiBiSi have yet another award to place on what must be an increasingly strained mantelpiece. And this time around they took it home with a magnetically attachable bike light that performs a cut above the rest while being easy on the eye in that characteristic KiBiSi fashion.
The Thread Wrapping Machine wraps furniture in a cocoon of colored strings. Almost like a spider wrapping its spray the Thread Wrapping Machine, Designed by Anton Alvarez, is fixating furniture components together instead of using traditional methods like nails and screws.
A little lesson in popular cultural history from Dark Matters. Take it away, boys.
By plotting the volume of sound waves on a frequency time graph, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, turned sound into a physical, 3D chair. After creating and testing 719 different sounds and transforming them into shapes, Plummer-Fernandez achieved his final design. He says, “The aesthetic of sound waves becomes the aesthetic of the chair. The result is a product with dual existence as both a ‘sound’ and a ‘chair’.”
- by the team at the Universal Everything design studio. Check out how a Tai-Chi master’s flowing movements are rendered in digital form through a series of fantastical, moving, digital sculptures. It’s delicious, regenerative eye-candy posted to brighten up your Monday.
‘Winter is coming’, as they say with a grave and ominous air in Game of Thrones. As the days get shorter and our bikes increasingly inadequately lit, we inhabitants of Scandinavia start to equip our bikes with lights to ensure our safe passage through the dark nights of Winterfell (also known as Scandinavia). And this winter we’re in luck as KiBiSi’s new magnetically attachable bike lights are one step ahead of the game in terms of usability, design and basically everything you can think of.
The brilliant KiBiSi have come up with another brilliant concept: XTABLE – the table that uses kinetic power instead of electricity, and adjusts manually via a hand crank that saves energy and keeps users active.
As told by the mighty Peter Saville. What quite a few people don’t know is that the famed image on Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures is actually a visualization of a pulsar picking up sound from the far reaches of deep space. Check within for the full, mezmerising low-down on one of the most iconic record covers of all time.
Let the new Gyakusou collection from Nike X Undercover enhance your work-out motivation.
Our new, Australian-born, Swedish-based blogger, Jessica, took on the sizable task of tackling the Danish design legacy. This yielded an interesting outsider's view of our design history that's heavy on the chairs and generous with the time travel.
Design demi-god and President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, delivers another inspiring talk spanning a lifetime of work in art, design and technology. If you want to make it within design, taking 17 minutes out of your day to watch this is probably not a bad idea.
This time around the Lebanon and Abu Dhabi-based MZ Architects have thrown themselves into designing a sports facility stadium in the middle of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi, and they truly are pushing the boundaries.
Coming to a London street near you! AIAIAI and acclaimed Japanese sound artist, Yuri Suzuki, have realized an ambitious design- and sound art project involving an eye-catching 'Sound Taxi' that records the surrounding noise of London and turns it into music. The Taxi is driving around London now and livestreaming from the entire trip!
Helsinki-based ceramics artist and all-around super cool chick Mandy Yau AKA Man Yau created these skateable (albeit fragile) decks made entirely out of porcelain. Check out the short film after the jump for some pretty remarkable porcelain skate action.
They’re all in there: the first mass produced Thonet No. 14 chair in the 1850s over Alvar Aalto’s cantilever chair and Verner Panton’s one-piece, all the way to Jasper Morrison’s Air Chair using gas injection at the turn of this century.
Or the physical, real world version of Instagram, not affiliated with Instagram. It Applies a real world filter to your digital photos and it’s dope as hell, if you ask us.
Our friends at Teenage Engineering made a neat, easy to use cardboard camera for IKEA. How about that?
KiBiSi does it again with a dazzling lamp and a brilliant name.
Magnetic bike lights from Copenhagen Parts: for people who like/need to bike when it’s dark and don’t mind looking effortlessly stylish while doing it. The lights turn on when you attach them and off when you remove them. Simple as that.
You best believe it. Fingers crossed for when they announce the winners on the 11th of May!
Get a load of these enticingly natural ‘floating Islands’ crafted by Singapore and Barcelona designers Outofstock.
If you have no idea who the great Italian designer Ettore Sotsass is, we urge you to watch this introductory video.
When he's not slaying dance floors as one half of Populette, Andrew Potter designs the cover art for our friends over at Throne of Blood recs. Most importantly, he took some time out to share the art/design sites that are currently floating his boat.
Inspired by the differences and similarities between Chinese and European porcelain craft, CTRLZAK Studio have created these eye-cathing hybrid pieces for Seletti.
Our DJ headphone has just been nominated at this year's prestigious Designs of The Year Awards held by The Design Museum in London. Needless to say, we're proud to be included in a list that counts a wide array of quality design.
The bug collection-mimicking lamp that lights up your cultural capital. That's right.