Kamis, 30 Juni 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Wooden Bulb by Barend Hemmes

Posted: 30 Jun 2011 06:01 AM PDT

Well, wooden bulb is not actually wooden. Designed by Barend Hemmes, this clever lamp is shaped like a giant light-bulb and houses a real light-bulb inside. Made from laser cut wood, which leaves a crisp burned edge and creates a satisfying, waffle-like glow. Either hung from the ceiling or laid on its side, the Wooden Bulb will add a little tongue-in-cheek humor - as well as light - to any room.

Personally, I love the effect & ambient created when a group of Wooden bulbs hang together, some higher some lower. The bulbs are almost as expressive as their shadows.

+ Suck UK

Bufalino Camper by Cornelius Comanns

Posted: 29 Jun 2011 07:42 PM PDT

Bufalino' created by Cornelius Comanns is a home-on-wheels small camper which is equipped to meet the basic needs of one person. The construction is based on the existing piaggio APE 50 three wheeled light transport vehicle; a model chosen for its economic and fuel efficient benefits. The whole concept behind the project is to offer absolute flexibility during periods of travel. According to Cornelius, " the camper is to give people a better understanding of the country, the surrounding, and the range they have traveled. The traveling vehicle is always with you like some kind of a base camp, while also being used for moving on in an easygoing and spontaneous way."

The camper includes a cooking area, loads of storage area, and a fold-able sleeping area and is great for the solitary traveler. It also boasts a refrigerator, a basin and the back opens up to provide for a clothes-drying area.

+ psipun

Selasa, 28 Juni 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Midsummer Night's Dream over Poland

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 09:12 AM PDT

There was definitely magic in the air on the night above Poznan, central Poland on June 21, where eager crowds released 8,000 paper lanterns into the night sky to celebrate the shortest night of the year, known as Midsummer Night or St John's Night.

Thousands of people gathered on a field in the city after the event was advertised through Facebook by Culture Pozanski.

They bought the lantern from dozen of stores that were set up at the event. By 22.30pm, around 1,000 lanterns were released into the sky. Within an hour some 8,000 had been released. The lanterns began to resemble twinkling stars and everybody was suitaby impressed. It was an incredible atmosphere watching the stars soar to heaven.

The event smashed the Polish record for the largest number of lanterns released on one time. Organisers now plan to beat the Guiness world record at the same event next year.

+ rekordyguinessa

Branches Collection by Samuel Treind

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 08:52 AM PDT

A functional piece, an art or a sculpture? Branches Collection created by Samuel Treind is made of unwanted falling down branches and sticks. By giving a second life, these falling branches & sticks are infused with concrete in different forms and make into an stand alone art form, but still no less functionality.

+ Samuel Treind

Senin, 27 Juni 2011

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Made to Play!

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 09:20 PM PDT

What a lovely book from the Joel Henriques, the founder of Made by Joel blog. Currently available for pre-order, "Made to Play" has 35 craft and toy projects for children, using wood, fabric, and paper, that promote imaginative and creative play. It will be out on October 11, 2011, so order away, if you'd like!

Joel Henriques, has devoted himself to making arts and crafts both accessible and meaningful. Made by Joel is created to share art, craft and "handmade education" projects for children and their care givers. Made by Joel encourages everyone, regardless of economic means, skill level or age to participate in the collective, creative process.

"Each arts and crafts piece is important to me because it reflects the relationship between art and everyday life. I want to give people something not only to look at but to make part of their lives. - Joel Henriques"

+ Made to Play

Minggu, 26 Juni 2011

iPapercraft | Paper Model | Free Papercraft

iPapercraft | Paper Model | Free Papercraft

3 Eyed Bear Papercraft

Posted: 29 May 2011 06:33 AM PDT

Toy Story - Buzz Lightyear Papercraft

Posted: 28 May 2011 10:30 AM PDT

R9A2 Delta Space Papercraft

Posted: 28 May 2011 10:21 AM PDT

This R-type model is based on the R-9A2 Delta version - equippred with Diffusion Wave Cannons. Papercraft created by Japanese designer SSN.

R9A2 Delta Space Papercraft

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