Supposed magic and divinatory power of runes lead many people on their way, from simple superstition to making important decisions. It probably does help designers that most runes have shapes that can be easily translated into jewelry, with some creativity in the mix. Joanna Szkiela‘s collection of rings delves into Norse mythology to bring out some symbols and runes into stylish rings.
High heels are high fashion, but things tend to quickly tumble if they aren’t made exactly the way they were supposed to be. Revers Heels by Leanie van der Vyver look trippy, we might call them good if the woman wearing them didn’t appear to be so uncomfortable. But then don’t rely on our judgement, we’re pretty bad at handing out verdicts when it comes to fashion. Who knows, this might be the next big thing… well, maybe not.
The tired mind often desires quick naps, but suitable settings are difficult to be found. Nature is always there for inspiration, and it probably the ostrich’s love of burying its head that gives this pillow its name. The pillow covers your eyes from the sights and the ears from the noise so you could have a quick power naps even at places noisy places like airports. Ostrich Pillow by Kawamura-Ganjavian is currently looking for backers on Kickstarter.
Animal Pocket Knife by David Suhami is similar to the Swiss Army Knife in appearance and perhaps construction, the difference being that rather than showing up a bevy of tools, this knife can be arranged to show different animals.
If the occasional switching off and switching on of the mobile phone is too much a trouble for you, this jacket might save you the trouble a ringing phone can bring in places like office meetings and movie theaters. Designed by Victor Johansson, the Escape Jacket features a Faraday cage in one of the pockets that can completely cut off signals to the phone.
We’re going to imagine these prototype shoes by Dominic Wilcox come in pretty handy after a crazy night of drinking, after which you have no idea of where you are and how you got there. LEDs on the shoes can then jump into action, to show what direction would take you home. Lights on the right shoe represent the distance that has to be covered, while those on the left show the direction the wearer should be taking.
Designer Benjamin Knapp Voith created the Bentley Roadster while on an internship at Bentley Motors. The concept is a tribute to the legendary Bentley Boys, and is as such built in the same form as the cars they drove, albeit as a modern interpretation.
Bicycles are very useful contraptions; you can pedal to reach your destination with relative ease, and get some good exercise. This pedal-less bicycle takes all the useful out of the bicycle, and reduces it to a very ridiculous burden. With this pedal-less bicycle, the user has the frame on their shoulders, they are supposed to run gather speed and then freely suspend themselves while the bicycle runs for maybe a few meters. You’d be lucky if you found a place to go downhill, and extremely terrible if you have to go uphill. Even the Flintstones probably wouldn’t find this much useful.
For all the villainy and bad stuff Red Skull did in the Captain America movie, the dude sure had some good taste in cars. Sadly the movie didn’t quite show it off as well as it should have, but we can always have a look at the Hydra Schmidt concept with its renderings.
Designed by agency OS+A, the Alaska Home Residence Concept has been made to work with the wind flow of the region. It has been designed to work almost as a wind tunnel and stay nearly undisturbed in the high winds that mark the region. The cladding of the house is inspired by the abdomen (tail) of lobsters.