Algae Bulb lights up with the power of biological and chemical reactions to provide light almost equal to that from LEDs. Speaking from the concept view, that’s a very interesting theory. Basically, the bulb is a container for algae, where the power of the micro-organism is extracted to act as a power source that can light up LEDs for a few hours.
Quiet by London based studio TILT has been designed to be a chair that is also a personal space. It exhibits these qualities in the photographs where we see a person peacefully sitting inside the chair and quite shielded from the surrounding environment. The pentagonal shape is intended to feel like a cocoon, so a person could sit and relax inside, having some “me time.”
BMW is celebrating 90 years of BMW Motorrad with the Concept 90 motorcycle. A homage to the BMW R 90 S, the concept was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. Built in partnership with former motorcycle racer Roland Sands and his team. Roland Sands Design have added a few custom parts to the motorcycle, giving the motorcycle a decidedly unique look, but one that sticks to the principle of BMW design.
BMW and Pininfarina have come together to develop the Gran Lusso Coupe. Design teams of both the brands worked together, so while the car has distinct curves from Pininfarina, it also sticks true to the BMW name. Unveiled at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Lusso coupe concept complements its stylish exterior with equally good interiors finished in luxury that would be demanded of both these names coming together.
Geisha form a very interesting part of Japanese culture, marked by beauty, sensuality and grace. Designer Lorenza Bozzoli seeks to interpret the same grace into the Juuyo lamps. The name itself is derived from the predecessor of Geisha. Juuyo lamps are largely based on the wigs or the hairstyle Geisha are said to have adorned. The pendant lamps are available from Moooi in two designs, one showing peach blossoms, and the other depicting koi fish.
We have to admit we were mislead into believing that we would be looking at lamps. That’s just not what you expect to run into when you read “Screw Me.” The lamps by Jonathan Rowell make use of a screw like function to change their alignment and setting using the twists of the screw, but at the end of the day we feel like the name still overshadows the lamp. Oh hey, I think I’ll pay for a screw (me).
Tadam is a collection of ceramics baked into the shape of desserts, usually donuts or chocoltes and intended to be worn as jewelry. Because someone who wears donuts is just the dessert everyone’s been looking for. To add to the jewelry quotient, the ceramic desserts are often covered in gold and platinum to give them a touch of traditional jewelry, and probably to take away focus from them being donuts. Don’t listen to us though, we don’t know much about jewelry; we do know donuts though.
Designer Sophie de Oliveira Barata takes quite an interesting stance in the Alternative Limb Project, where the prosthetics take a dose of art and design that are not hidden, but flaunted. The way we see it, this is a very radical idea that challenges the society’s perception of prosthetics and how they should be dealt with.
Madness? This is typography!
The feces font is all about writing alphabets with feces, and we might say that’s the craziest font we’ve run into. We question how they managed to put all those alphabets in place. A very talented person? Or did someone just arrange the shit.
Designer Kobi Levi has an excellent number of creative shoe designs under his belt, and he has continued to show off more stunning and creative designs. All that is pretty cool if you are a shoe lover, and we’ll take the liberty to assume the fresh designs also happen to be loved by those who won’t necessarily classify themselves as shoe lovers.