Ever since Pixar made the house fly with balloons in Up, flying thingsvia balloons has almost become a legitimate past time; and we’re not complaining. The coffee table by Christopher Duffy has a twist on the theme though, rather than having the balloons pull the coffee table, the balloons here lift the glass surface of the coffee table right into position.
Canadian creative studio Joe Jin Design Company has designed this attractive rug that looks much like a piece of landscape from a garden. The rug conceals a fastening system that allows the Daisies to be added/removed/arranged at 84 different locations around the rug. If the real product looks anywhere near as good as the one in the image, and it is comfortable to sit at, we’ll say this rug is a keeper.
It sits looking just like the average shipping container nobody would look twice at. Plain old stuff, with nothing really remarkable. That’s until the designer/architect Adam Kalkin pushes a button and sends the container to life, sprouting five rooms in the 8-feet wide and 20-feet long house.
Frank Lamp has a cheerful design that would make you adore its pet dog-like stance. The design by Thai company Pana Objects is quite simple; it’s a box with four legs. It is the finishing and the play on the viewer’s imagination that make the lamp look like much more than what it actually is.
Designed by Jinhyun Jeon, the Sensorial Stimuli cutlery intends to make things taste and feel better, by giving them a form and shape that would look more appealing. It is a departure from conventional tableware, and intends to “stretch the borders of what tableware can do.”
Going fully by the literal meaning, these lamps by Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Shaheen take form of a humanoid, only to replace their heads with light bulbs. That’s how they become headlights. The artist’s idea for the project titled “American Socket” is to explore the border between art, design and architecture with this creation. When arranged properly, the headlights appear to be reaching out to the power source, apparently in the search of illumination, or enlightenment, as we humans would like to call it. Well, this turned philosophical quickly.
While we wait for a personal flying transport in the shape of the jetpack, we guess humanity could use a few detours on the way like this single seat electric helicopter. Manufactured by Japanese company Hirobo, the HX-1 helicopter could be seen as a step towards functioning, flying transport. It can fly for speeds up to 62mph, and stay airborne for nearly 30 minutes, which probably should take care of numerous individual flying needs.
Looking quite literally like a pool, this table is unlikely to ever provide you with the joys of splashing in water. Designed by Freshwest, the table has a 50mm thick layer of blue acrylic that works quite well in giving it the swimming pool look. The ladder off the side of the table accentuates the look further. A steel frame hides neatly under the table to keep it supported and strong enough for use.
YO! Home has an area of just 80 square meters, but that area has been utilized so well, the space can transform into four different settings. Using pulleys, levers and counterweights like you would see in a stage show, the Yo! Home makes considerable good use of living space while being a luxurious space filled with amenities.