Finland has released a set of country themed emojis, becoming the first country to do so. They’ve also included explanations for each emoji, should you need more context. The set includes several uniquely Finnish settings and memes as well, including Meanwhile in Finland, Bus Stop, Sauna and Perkele. You can download the images at this link, or at the AppStore or PlayStore.
South Korean designer Dongwook Yoon gave banana milk packaging a twist by making the packaging match bananas. ‘The Real Banana Milk’ puts the milk bottle in a package designed to mimic the looks of bananas. As an added bonus, you have to peel off the packaging.
Tesla is pretty much the king in the world of all-electric cars that offer a killer performance. It’s only natural that the reigning monarch be challenged, and Porsche apparently intends to do that with the Mission E Concept.
Crosswalk buttons (when they work) are something like honorary bros – you press the button and it clears the road for you to walk through. It only makes sense that this button be treated like the bro that it is, and rather than a cold push, the interaction with it can be a much warmer fistbump.
In another life, Flyte would have been a mystical yogi who has unraveled the secrets of meditation. Staying disconnected from the rest of the world, this bulb floats above its base, probably to show off its detachment from worldly affairs.
Images and art by Italian photographer Giuseppe Colarusso are quite tantalizing, sometimes creating a surreal world, and often playing with the idea of something that’s possible, but really improbable. Starting off on the path of creativity and off the usual, Giuseppe got his first photograph by creating a pinhole camera out of a shoebox. He used a photographic paper at the bottom of the box and a hole at the center of the lid to get the camera into action.
Water is precious, and every drop saved is a big deal. And when we get to save it in such elegant forms, well that’s just the icing on the cake. Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu has designed a faucet that saves water by swirling it into elegant patterns.
We love the idea and thought that went into creating these e-Ink shoes. The Volvorii Timeless shoes show quite an interesting idea and design. The exterior of the shoes is an e-ink display that works with a Bluetooth module to connect with your smartphone, and to allow customization of the design/patterns on the body.
The giant Birdsnest does not leave much to be desired by way of looks, or the allusions of comfort. Birds would probably have little use for a nest like this, but humans, we’re sure, would enjoy its comforts and novelty. We can’t say we’re in love with the jagged wooden edges, but overall, the design from OGE CreativeGroup is quite lovely.
It’s about time the prophecy of Back to the Future came true. Well, it’s 2015, and the hoverboard seems far away, but thankfully, we do have those sweet auto-lace shoes from Nike. As much as Nike’s idea does look like that in the movie, it’s more desirable to do that auto-lacing thing better. That’s exactly what the Powerlace sneakers intend to do. It looks like a regular shoe, and has a solid auto-lace mechanism that does not depend on motors, batteries, and springs.