Relaxing as hammocks are, they get way better when you can add the prospects of luxury. Viking Hammock by Jim Zivic gets a luxurious, perhaps rustic setting that endeavors to add to it the Viking name. It does live up to the name, with a look that has a certain something going about it we can’t put a finger on, but what we would never call tame.
Every once in a while, we run into a product that makes us say to ourselves, “Why didn’t anyone think of that earlier?” Well, it’s a good thing they got to that part now. The new Uni Promark View from Mitsubishi Japan lets you take a good look at what you are highlighting. At a price tag of $1.60, it’s maybe worth the effort.
CMYK bulb by designer Dennis Parren has a penchant for casting colorful shadows. It has one main a main bulb for the usual lighting purpose, and colored LEDs in red, green and blue on its back that cast shadows in cyan, magenta and yellow. While that setting alone could be quite the killer, the lamp also manages to work exceptionally well with shades added so you can manipulate the colors coming forth from the LEDs.
Commercial artist Jock‘s Iron Man 3 poster is being used by IMAX and Disney, but the winning poster also has a train of alternative designs that aren’t going to see the limelight despite being pretty cool themselves. Here’s a set of those unused designs, led by the final poster being used that you see at the top of this article.
Gentlemen, where would you take the lady on a first date? Of course there are plenty of variables that might be put to use in making this choice, but painting the scene with broad strokes, designer Alex Cornell has created a little chart. It may be called an infographic, and it details some haunts for a first date, “arranged in order of difficulty.”
What do cute faces have to do with usability of matches? Absolutely nothing. They do however, possess the power to make the user smile by going just a little way out of the ordinary. Now that’s the sort of creative design we can love. Kokeshi Matches started purely as a creative exercise when Kumi Hirasaka drew faces Japanese Kokeshi dolls on matches in 1994.
Floating Farmhouse used to be an old dilapidated building on the verge of caving in. Design studio Givonehome got their hands on the old 19th century farmhouse and gave it a facelift you would be hard pressed to find on magical makeup transformations. The shabby house got a new design and building lift to be transformed into a chic new home with attentive styling, and of course, its floating porch that gives it the Floating Farmhouse name stays on too with some new attention and touches of design.
Cloud by Russian designer Dmitriy Kulyev livens up the rainwater pipes by attaching to it, and allowing the rainwater to leave just the way it came: from a cloud.
Lens shape makes them fitting for a wide range of purposes. After the wave of lens cups and other accessories, we have now reached the cool furniture stage where the lens can be used as a stool. This one is based off the Canon 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens and is the work of Spanish studio Monoculo Design. Available on Etsy for ~$780.
Classic lightbulbs don’t mix with water, but they sure would look super cool if these images by AuraDesign are anything to go by. The Czech design studio has come up with a lightbulb named Edie, which is supposed to work when submerged. The idea of Edie is to mix two very important, but still separate universes of fire and liquid. The fire part of course, is handled by the incandescent light bulb, and the liquid could just as well be water. They have an Indiegogo campaign running to make the bulb a reality, where you could pre-order one as well.