California based designer Robby Cuthbert builds furniture that is not held together by conventional means like adhesives or nails, but relies on tension to keep its elements in place. All the wires you see in the furniture are to get the tension in the material built up enough to keep it a tangible furniture item, while staying on the course of novel design.
The magical world of Pandora from the movie Avatar was a beautiful place; that someone would want it as a theme park is a totally wise idea. Disney is stepping up into the direction with a recent series of concept art to show what the proposed Avatar Land might look like when it opens its doors in 2016.
Dressing lamps from Italian designer Marcella Foschi employ old clothes as shades. While that is a brilliant idea that lends both form and shape to the lamp, we wonder how effective could a lamp like this be. Wearing lamp sized clothes would perhaps be much better.
If high end skateboards are your thing, you’re going to like the new Hydroflex Skateboards. Built out of foam, fiberglass and resin, the constituents take a honeycomb-like shape to keep the skateboard together. While presenting a pleasing effect in itself, the honeycomb shape also provides structural benefits to the skateboard. The propreitary technology also allowing for customizable colors that blend in and radiate through the structure to give the skateboards their unique look. They’re currently offering three models for the skateboards, a micro cruiser, mini cruiser and a longboard. Available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine had a problem with dog poop and dog owners not cleaning up after their pets. Handling the issue like a pro, the church called on the services of design firm Pentagram. Designers created messages and boards with typography and tone to match the holy commandments. Pentagram tried to make the boards beautiful, durable, and with humorous catchphrases to get the message across.
We see Flow by Taiwanese designer Cheng-Tsung Feng and craft artist Kao-Min Chen, and we cannot imagine this mess of bamboo strips could be comfortable. In fact, looking at its base and the possible amount of injuries that could happen, this could be something like the Iron Throne of Westeros. The designer though maintains that it is a comfortable bamboo chair “light and free as a cloud” and where you could enjoy a lazy afternoon.
Pizzerias and restaurants will often have massive, large ovens that do all the cooking. While it may be desirable to convert the large ovens to something more pleasing on the eyes, this Austrian pizzeria when right ahead and had the oven take the shape of a spinning disco ball. Designed and completed by architect Lucas Galehr of the design collective Madame Mohr, the oven was covered in tiny mirror tiles to form a disco ball and given the very apt name of Disco Volante.
Fast food has the very unflattering tag of being unhealthy, and perhaps a major reason for obesity. Playing on the idea of effects of junk food, graphic designer adelbanfeel touched up famous fast food logos with a hint of obesity. Having fought weight himself, the designer presents his own logo iterations that often represent a fat belly.
Rigidly shaped into elegance, the wooden bags by Tesler + Mendelovitch take a very interesting and contemporary design. Working into geometric shapes and a polished look, the bags sport a modern look with a touch of polished wood adding to the appearance. The clutches are available on Etsy.
From an external aerial view this might not be the most beautiful of things, but on closer inspection, the “Ark Nova” looks way better than it lets on. Ark Nova is the world’s first inflatable and transportable concert hall. Created by British sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the rounded concert hall can seat 500 patrons in its 98 feet by 118 feet area. It has been designed to bring entertainment to coastal areas of Japan that were affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.