A preview of Cory Barkman’s Intergalactic Coffee Table

Continuing with his very classy and creative work, artist Cory Barkman has come up with this very beautiful Intergalactic Coffee Table. The table takes on the appearance of a very retro-looking spaceship, and absolutely scores a win in the appearance department. The video here is especially interesting, and we could as easily believe it to be part of a sci-fi show trailer.

Match Candles are the best of candles and matchsticks

Match Candles are one part matchstick, one part candle, and the best of both. You light them by striking the head of the match candle, like you would do a matchstick. The head lights up, and the candle is lit. Pretty simple actually, and we imagine, quite handy in a blackout. While this is still a concept, it would be fair to assume that China based designers Coor Design & Manufacture would like to see their design as a tangible product.

The ‘Total Steampunk’ Franken Edison Light

Franken Edison Light matches up with the light bulb by Edison, takes inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and has that Victorian Steampunk look going about it. The two Edison bulbs on the lamp are placed inside two 8-inch mouth blown globes as a salute to the old Frankenstein movies. The movies placed two separate spheres that would catch lightning and send it through to Frankenstein. While these globes aren’t going to catch lightning, they do make a statement of style towards the form of Van de Graff generators used in the movies.

The Bus Stop with Flair

You absolutely cannot miss this bus stop in Baltimore. If you forget what it is, just look at the giant letters and spell it out. BUS is a permanent public art project. Made out of wood and steel, each alphabet can hold two to four people. The ‘B’ works as a shelter, ‘U’ and ‘S’ allow people to sit or lie down for a bit while they wait for the bus to arrive. It is designed as a leisure space, a creative one at that.

Traditional African Iconography Inspires the Beautiful L’afrique Carpet

L’afrique carpet has a rich design that takes inspiration from the rich African iconography. Following the usual interpretation of Africa, the carpet presents a view of rich forests, intermingled with, and often camouflaging symbols from African iconography. Fit to brighten up an area with colors, the carpet is the work of Studio Job. The circular carpet has a width (diameter) of 350 cm (137.8 inches), and weighs upward of 60 lbs. Available at Moooi.