Designers Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza and Povilas Raskevicius, students at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam have designed a set of creative rolling pins that would allow users to create patterns on their edible dishware. The pins are laser cut and patterned into different designs and a couple different sizes to offer a variety of patterns.
Terrafugia has given the world its first commercial flying car, although it happens to be a bit like a plane since you’ll need to have it running on the road for a while to gain momentum before you can take off. Now that is neat, but when we thought “flying cars” we always thought The Jetsons way where cars take off without the trouble of a runway. Terrafugia’s new Transition, the TF-X ought to take a big, strong step in that direction.
Amsterdam based Studio Drift has created a collection of chandeliers that would be simply defined as very fragile, and so very cool. The collection is titled Fragile Future and features chandeliers made from bronze structures, LED lights and real dandelions.
Scott Newkirk is an interior designer who longed for retreat from the busy city life. Putting his skills to good use, the interior designer acquired this little cabin in Yulan, New York State, to function as his weekend getaway.
Socks have a nasty habit of running away, most likely on their own, and leaving their owners stupefied as they try to find a pair in vain. Sockskies designed by Shannon Ong seek a solution to the problem with a simple button attached to the upper part of the sock that would keep the pair together, and do that while attempting to look trendy. Now if we could only be disciplined enough to make use of that button. You can help fun/pre-order Sockskies on Kickstarter.
Vintage themed lamps and objects that artist Cory Barkman (previously) creates, come from a very elaborate process. The stunning design and the beautiful appearance are of course, a big part of the job, but the story of materials used in making these lamps is impressive in itself. Most of the objects used in the construction of these lamps are reclaimed mechanical parts from a scrap yard. Once the idea takes its shape, Cory looks for parts suitable for his lamps or forges a part if it cannot be found.
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.