Latvian firm NRJA stands for No Rules, Just Architecture, and they kind of prove their point with the designs they come up with. Floating barn concept, imagined especially for Latvia is a lakeside residence designed for Latvian climate. During the winters, the house sits on solid ice, for summers the lake reaches the Barn, covering the ground with water and reaching under the residence.
Dyson Airblow 2050 is a concept umbrella by industrial design student Quentin Debaene. Most of us aren’t really big fans of umbrellas because they’re trouble to carry, trouble to walk with in a crowd, and numerous such things. Yet, we have put up with the bullshit of umbrellas for a very long time, mostly because they keep us safe from the rain, and well, sometimes they’re good in the sun too.
The iPhone is good for movies, but the tiny screen probably isn’t the best thing to watch movies on. Now you could magnify the screen, use something like the iPhone theater, or you know just watch it on a bigger screen. Since the bigger screen clearly is out of the equation the way we’re looking at things, and magnifying doesn’t work well, we’ll just go on and talk about the iPhone theater.
Going about the old cycle of destruction and creation, ReclaimNYC is at work to turn the damage done by Hurricane Sandy into useful shapes like furniture. Using materials from knocked down buildings and sending them to artists and designers, the project builds some pretty and nice furniture. Profits from this work are then donated to the Red Cross to be put to use in relief work. The project includes 24 artists and designers who either use debris from the Hurricane for their work, or sometimes, use the event as an inspiration for the set.
Funky little bandaids that make good shapes or could have prints on them are always lovely. But would we buy a special gadget just so they come out cut in more agreeable shapes? Well, definitely not. Band Aid Printer concept is a quasi-3D printer that would churn out bandaids to suit your design needs, but not really be helpful on the economic side. You got to do a lot more to get people away from the scissor.
An interesting piece of modern design done graciously, the Kyudo Floor Lamp by Kundalini sports an adjustable sliding track with a diffuser attached to it so as to control and adjust the lamp. The steel structure floor lamp with a glossy varnished paint finish costs $3190 to own.
Here’s a sofa you would really like to cook upon a bonfire, but you really shouldn’t do that because we’re sure it won’t taste as good as its appearance and its namesake. Looking deliciously like marshmallows, the ‘o’keeffe’ sofa by Japanese designer Kei Harada allows users to explore various sitting positions. Or you know, just enjoy being in the company of marshmallows.
Seeing the curvy shape it puts up, we’d probably not be in love with the Drop as a magazine stand. The look that it gives is an entirely different matter though. The water drop shape can hold a few magazines or paperbacks and also function as a bookmark, which is the part where you just put the magazine upside down on any stand. Well yes, the work of Designest looks good, but this one is not really that much appealing when it comes to functionality.
The mind always takes a liking to things unique and creative, and the Lasso Wardrobe seems to satisfy both criteria. Designed by J. Hemann and Kai Linke, “Catching the Wild” lasso wardrobe has an exterior of polyester rope and a structure of steel to lend support. The design itself hails the Wild West, in appearance and in style. It is available as a limited edition item limited to 99 pieces from Zurich-based distributor Waldraud.