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.
A box full of money burns to give light and warmth to the table. That is a very interesting concept, if you imagine the sheer amount of money that would take to keep the flames fed. Too much? is a dining table that shows modern design, and a flame at the center. The flame in question is fed by a box that sits beneath the flame, full of currency notes.
As the houses of Westeros war, they haven’t forgotten the importance of sports. Since the Football/Soccer world cup is the flavor of sports for the moment, it is absolutely necessary the houses and characters from Game of Thrones get uniforms to play the game.
These bird inspired shoes take up the mantle of going from a tad strange to a whole new level of weird. The range starts with shoes that have slightly weird shape and bird claw-like heels. Then the range progresses into shoes that look increasingly like a bird, until you run into a shoe where you would feel like you’re shoving your foot into a taxidermied bird.
Unveiled recently at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance, MINI Superleggera Vision Concept showed off a sweet new look and refined style. While a concept for the moment, the Vision is a very likely contender for the production line. It is expected that the care will make a production debut in 2016.
SlideRider by Trisha Cleveland is a set that converts stairs into an indoor slide. When not in use, the foam pieces can be folded up into a small, chest like appearance. Trisha is currently working with Quirky to see if the product has a commercial future.
Second Livestock intends to put battery chicken out of their life of misery into a virtual world where they could at least enjoy the sensation of life. Battery Chicken, as it stands, don’t have a good life. They are reared without much care, live in small cages, get in fights and have health problems. The practice continues because it allows for greater egg production.
That just seems like a very bad way to even think of proposing to someone, but truth be told it is practical. Ring sizes for people do change with time, and an engagement ring is forever. So rather than have trouble with your precious ring, how about just using an adjustable one? Active Wedding Ring by Jeff McWhinney is designed for men, and includes a hinged mechanism similar to watch straps.