Ever since the umbrella first showed up, it has had the same basic appearance. A stick to hold it, and a cloth or some other material up top to stop the rain. All that is about to change if the Air Umbrella goes through. In essence, it is still the same principle, as in you hold a stick, and stay under a surface that protects you from the rain. Except, here the protecting surface would be air, not the usual fabric that we are used to.
Skulls, as we have found, make excellent seating spaces. All you need to do is find one that will comfortable hold your arse, and you could be on your way to doing so many great things, the least of which would be sitting on a giant fake skull.
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.
The Iron Vault desk is inspired by turn of the last century furniture fixtures. Apparently, such riveted and extra strong looking desks were all the rage in offices and businesses that time. We got to say, that strong, rustic look is quite interesting in itself. The table is crafted out of steel sheet and sits on heavy duty metal wheels to do the moving. Priced at $2600.
Bring a cloud to your living room, and appreciate its silver lining. Or maybe you could just enjoy having a nice, fluffy designer lamp. The Cloud Lamp might loom dark, but we’re pretty sure it can create a nice ambience.
The Ferrari F80 Supercar is an independent concept from designer Adriano Raeli. The sweet looking car with an aggressive stance speaks power, and the designer made sure that power did show up in the supercar. Raeli envisions power for the concept car coming from a hybrid drivetrain working with a KERS system and combustion engine.
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.
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.
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.
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.