Archive for the ‘design’ Category

Hello Little Printer (2012)

For further info about the manufacturer, BERG, click here.


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Posted: December 17th, 2011
at 2:05pm by mnp

Categories: cell phones,design

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Who is Jerome Hal Lemelson?

While he was not as well-known as others, Lemelson, known as "Jerry," was one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century, with some 600 patents to his credit for products like automated warehouses, industrial robots, cordless telephones, fax machines, videocassette recorders, camcorders and the magnetic tape drive used in Sony’s Walkman tape players. Lemelson also made a name for himself-not always in a positive way-as a defender of inventor’s rights, where he actively sued organizations and companies he felt had infringed upon his patents. (Source)

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Posted: December 16th, 2011
at 5:01pm by mnp

Categories: design,who is?,trademark & copyright

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Web Submissions: Kielnhofer Light Bench

As a variation on the "funny ball bench" (pictured below), we present to you photos from Manfred kielnhofer’s latest project, the "Light Bench"… at least that’s what we’re calling it.


Ok, we fully realize that this joint is just a bunch of plywood with some, er, medicine balls underneath it.  We even wonder what happens to the buttocks of a person who sits on one of the rounded protruding cut-out parts.

The thing that’s different about this new project?  The bench is now light-bright, which, in a public setting, is sure to disturb the sweet dreams of any bum and/or ninja who may be spending the night peacefully sleeping au naturel and/or vomiting off the side. Pictures you say?

In all its splendor. That’s basically all you get… I’m pretty sure I proved last week that if you give me some garbage press release, you will be lampooned.  The latest installment:

Glowing light ball bench by Manfred Kielnhofer

The funny bench consists of three light balls and two boards.

LED 12 Watt RGB colour mixing red, green, blue, white

If for some reason to you want less information, feel free to check out any of the following poor websites:

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Posted: December 12th, 2011
at 10:36am by Black Ock

Categories: design,contemporary,web submissions

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Tiazzoldi - Illy Shop

Warning to all would-be contributors: if you submit a press release to my site that you just tossed in Google translator, or whatever, I WILL post it without editing it in the least bit.  That said, the stuff from Tiazzoldi, as usual, looks pretty cool.  This design appears to be some kind of modular/re-configurable store.  All remaining info in this post comes straight from the horse’s mouth.

Illy Shop is a shop realized in Milano in Galleria San Carlo

The concept is conceived for a reconfigurable store, characterized by different modulations of a single element, a "cube" which is 45x45cm-squared base.

Using a parametric device, it becomes possible to manipulate the cube physical properties by editing depth, thickness, opacity, length and explosions. The combinatory logic - inspired by genetic algorithms process - permits to perform over 3000 configurations of the same object.

The shop is created by 200 cubes and specifically designed to adapt to different dimensional composition of Illy Café products.The same unit is used for the table, desk counter, storage, lighting system, video frames, communication, and recycling bins.

By reconfiguring the different modules according to the performances required, (accessibility of the products from the outside, number of item to display, level of transparency desired, product size) it becomes feasible to represent different characteristics of the Illy products, while the solution also allows fitting it into different locations.

The system engender from the walls and the ceiling, creating a disoriented expansion. The differentiated space dimensions appears to become one, transforming it into a game where user’s sight shifts from an object to another discovering the inside.

Less information is also available at the poorly organized website.


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Posted: December 6th, 2011
at 10:57am by Black Ock

Categories: design,contemporary

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Tea Kettle by NORM

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Posted: November 25th, 2011
at 6:39pm by mnp

Categories: design,drinks

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Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 16

FROM OFF TO ON by holdUP, participated in the KOBE Biennale 2011, which just ends tomorrow on the 23rd, November, 2011.

This international competition, which employs the interior of a shipping container as a display space, is open to applications from the public and has been the main feature of Kobe Biennale since its launching. Shipping containers which migrate within and between countries symbolize Kobe, that has long been developing as a port city, through the constant coming and going of people, goods, and information. For the competition this year, we have received entries from various genres including design and architecture.

This interactive space from HOLDUP Architecture combines the worlds of art and design using the principle of the theremin, "an instrument interacting with the magnetic field emitted by our body". (Source)

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Posted: November 22nd, 2011
at 3:46pm by mnp

Categories: art,design,competitions

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DIY : Lego Storage

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Posted: November 17th, 2011
at 5:08pm by mnp

Categories: design,diy

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Hemp Chair

‘World’s first monobloc chair made of natural fibres,’ hemp chair by Werner Aisslinger is made up of 70% natural material.

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Posted: November 17th, 2011
at 4:28pm by mnp

Categories: green,home,design

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Reinventing the Shipping Container Part 14

This is an interesting use of containers- art made from parts of reclaimed shipping containers, put together like a checkerboard.

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Posted: November 17th, 2011
at 3:21pm by mnp

Categories: art,design

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