Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go
Apr18

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to familiarize herself with a new urban center. Trained in St. Petersburg, she takes the iconic elements of cities like London, Paris, and New York, and turns them into beautiful rings. While she was training, Shekhtman did everything by hand, in the manner of the old masters. This means that she...

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Exercise Bike Doubles As Washing Machine To Make You Fit While Cleaning Your Clothes
Feb29

Exercise Bike Doubles As Washing Machine To Make You Fit While Cleaning Your Clothes

I have never managed to kill two birds with one stone, but now at least I can do my laundry and exercise at the same time. The BiWa, or Bike Washing Machine, is a stationary bicycle designed by the students at China’s Dalian Nationalities University. Pedaling turns the drum and generates electricity to power the monitor; surplus electricity is stored for future use in the battery. “Bike Washing Machine combines a stationary bicycle...

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These Spiral Staircases Can Be Strapped On To Any Tree With Ease
Jul22

These Spiral Staircases Can Be Strapped On To Any Tree With Ease

Designers Thor te Kulve and Robert McIntyre have devised a clever system that allows anyone to build a spiral staircase up the trunk of a tree without actually hurting it and without using tools. Their innovative staircase is made of birch steps that hold on to the tree trunk with straps and grip its side with thick neoprene pads. Attaching a series of these steps, along with an accompanying handrail, creates a spiral staircase. “We...

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Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants
Jul10

Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants

Growth, an innovative pot design inspired by the Japanese art of origami, grows together with your plant, expanding to accommodate more soil and a wider root network. This design, by the London-based duo at Studio Ayaskan, aims to make plant pots more sustainable than ever. “In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. “The...

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Turn Old Bottles Into Lamps With Rechargeable LED Corks
Mar30

Turn Old Bottles Into Lamps With Rechargeable LED Corks

Some of our favorite creative products and inventions are ones that give used objects/trash a second life. The rechargeable bottlelight developed by Suck UK, a home accessory and gift company, turns old empty bottles into beautiful, simple table lamps. The lamp looks much like a large tapered wine cork, the bottom of which is a bright white LED light. When switched on and placed inside the bottle’s neck, the lamp will shine for up to...

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25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves
Sep18

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece of trash to be thrown away. These 30 ingenious packaging designs, however, prove that a well-designed package can complement or even enhance the product it was designed to carry. Good design isn’t just about the product – it’s about good packaging as well. The honey pots are an excellent...

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31 Of The Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Homes
Sep17

31 Of The Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Homes

We write a lot about different sorts of interior design, and one thing that we’ve noticed is that some of the most ingenious home products seem to be those that save space in clever ways. This list of clever space-saving products that we’ve collected will show you how much space a well-designed home product or piece of furniture can save you. 1 | Understairs Storage 2 | Chairs And Tables That Fit Into A Shelf 3 | Stair...

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22 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas
Aug22

22 Octopus-Inspired Design Ideas

The octopus, with its eight writhing tentacles and otherworldly appearance, has fascinated and inspired mankind since we first explored the oceans. While we may no longer write myths and legends about tentacled sea beasts, these modern octopus-inspired household designs are enough to inspire a dread of the deep. Some of us might not feel comfortable facing a slimy octopus, but the artists and designers behind these octopus products...

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23 Chairs That Proves Furniture Can Be Art
Aug15

23 Chairs That Proves Furniture Can Be Art

These 28 creative chairs and armchairs will prove that even something as mundane as a chair can be turned into a work of art in the hands of a skilled designer or artist. One of the coolest things about these chairs is that almost all of them seem like they’d actually be comfortable. Finding a delicate balance between artistry and comfort is no easy feat, especially when your chair is a giant skull or a cactus. It is the fine balance...

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