Reverse your hangers Put your clothes in your closet with the hangers reversed once a year. Once you pull clothes out, reverse the hanger. Every year give away any clothes that you never took out (hangers face original direction). Get out of the house in time Make your playlists exactly as long as you have [...]
Dimension Millworks, Texas based company, just wanted to show us an example of why doors do not have to be flat and boring. Tanaka Seisakusyo’s new Automatic Door is the most puzzling thing I’ve seen this week. The door is segmented into multiple strips and opens minimally according to the shape of the individual, animal [...]
Throughout life we acquire possessions: from books and small objects purchased throughout travels to meaningful gifts. They end up stored in cardboard boxes, unappreciated or displayed somewhere within our homes. Rotterdam-based designer Reinier de Jong introduces a storage solution to accommodate our ever-changing needs: REK is an expandable bookcase that grows with your collection and [...]
Yuken Teruya is a Japanese artist who cuts trees out of paper bays and cardboard toilet paper rolls. The most fantastic thing is that in each roll, the shape of a tree is created with out adding or removing anything, just by cutting out and folding the paper from the roll itself. Except toilet roll, [...]
Perforation is one very useful technique to be used in design. From architecture facades to wall partitions to even rugs, the puncturing of a series of small holes allows a play on geometric forms, shadow and light to pretty dramatic effect. Here are some examples:
Using mirrors as an integral part of an interior design provides far more than merely the opportunity of making a room appear much larger. By selecting a wall which enables natural light to reflect back into a room via a mirror creates a whole host of different lighting effects and illusions. Nowadays, mirrors are often [...]
We all know that size matters and that everyone would love a very big screen TV in their homes. The real question is: can you afford to buy a 40 inch TV ? Well 40 Inch TV helps you in this matter by comparing prices for 40 inch TV’s ( in the UK ) which [...]
Nendo designed the cabbage chair for XXIst Century Man exhibition curated by Issey Miyake to commemorate the first anniversary of 21_21 Design Sight in Roppongi, Tokyo. Resins added during the original paper production process adds strength and the ability to remember forms, and the pleats themselves give the chair elasticity and a springy resilience, for [...]
These awesome character designs by the guys from Tixinda Mexico from Distrito Federal, Mexico are still just a concept. But we’re sure those Indians would be a great extension for a good vinyl toy collection or home decorations.
Eat your words! This toaster by Sasha Tseng incorporates a little message board where one can write quick notes. The message also gets “toasted” into the toast itself. Fun fun! See Sasha’s website of wonderful projects here.
A mirror or looking glass is an object with at least one polished and therefore specularly reflective surface. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Here are 6 unusual but creative mirrors. Who Tall Are You Mirror This tongue-in-cheek mirror lists 120 celebrities by height and guarantees [...]
Swiss Cheese Doorstop Sadly, this piece of cheese is not meant to be eaten, but rats don’t know that. If it disappears someday you’d better not look for it . Foot In The Door Doorstop Wedge the toe of one of these rubber stilettos under your door – the fun and practical way to keep [...]
Tired of the old classic RED fire extinguisher that always hide behind your door/warehouse/kitchen? If so, check out this Fire Design by a French company who also “bore-to-dead” by the classic fire extinguisher color and trying to market their funky yet stylish Fire Design Extinguishers to refresh its looking. Perhaps for you who already own [...]