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Miss Design - StumbleUpon. Inspiration – A cool kitchen-finds blog - Kitchenisms. The refrigerator is often the ugliest thing in a kitchen.
Big, space-sucking and stupid looking, they can drain the charm from an otherwise lovely space. Sure, there are great options around (I do love me a smeg), but what to do if yours is one of those ho-hum models, and an upgrade isn’t on the cards? These are my favourite DIY solutions for a refrigerator makeover. First up, Danny Seo’s chalkboard fridge, via Apartment Therapy. So pretty, not to mention useful: Decals have been hot for a while now, but are still new for the kitchen. French designer Fabien Barral did a great paint-and-decal job on his fridge, based on the vintage packaging of bouillion cubes: I like this fridge from Design*Sponge because it’s so simple.
Smart ideas. Lost & Found: Comfy Chair Cushioned with Built-In Storage. Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks.
This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types. Pixel-like pads cover the entire surface of the seat both inside and out, forming slots in which one can accidentally drop a small item or intentionally stick a book, magazine, remote and more. Cleaning this piece would not be trivial, but for those who enjoy the occasional boredom-induced, couch-cushion treasure hunt, who knows what you might find that you or someone else left behind. Everyday Objects Stash Money, Secrets, Drugs, IDs. Yiting Cheng just finished up a master's degree in design, but she could already teach James Bond a thing or two about stashing valuables.
For her thesis project, Cheng designed a series of eight objects that ingeniously store secrets--from passwords to money to drugs to IDs. And you can see all of them in this nicely shot video (our favorite is the secrete drawer, hidden in the edge of a table, which is only accessible when attach a magnetic pull): According to Cheng: This project is about concealing valuables, secrets, bad habits and personal information in our workplaces. Here, hidden spaces/messages were created within 8 general objects such as wood boards, lamps and disposable coffee cups. In other words, she hides things in plain sight, by hiding them inside objects so familiar that you'd never question their integrity. 10 Scrap Refabs: Vintage Reupholstery with Colorful Fabric. Forget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns.
These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. If you are at a loss for how to reupholster some household items, look no further for inspiration. While there seems to be much mixing going on, there is a clear set of methods within the madness – each found piece of fabric is stitched into a new whole in a way that is clearly conscious of what appears around it in terms of colors and patterns. Each of this series has a core zone of tonal focus – cool purples and relaxing blues to bright reds, bizarre pinks and earth browns.
Funny and Creative Design - Dumage. Funny and Creative Design These photos show us a several very creative, funny and inspiring things.
Watch and enjoy! 1. I lay comfortably on my favorite “Petit Beurre” cookie to catnap. Mmm, I dream to eat! 2. 3. 4. 20 Outstanding & Outrageous Concept Cars from the Golden Age. Shining Examples: 20 Cool Concept Cars of the Golden Age Article by Steve, filed under Vintage & Retro in the Technology category.
A map of the history of the auto industry would show dozens, if not hundreds of roads not traveled. What if some of these visionary concepts had been allowed to hit the street? These outstanding, outlandish and outrageous concept cars show what direction automotive design might have taken if automakers had followed their dreams instead of listening to the bean counters. Detroit’s Depression Dreams (images via: Old Car and Truck Pictures and CARstyling) The domestic auto industry had a tremendous run over the past century and thought things look grim today, there’s always hope for tomorrow.
(images via: Steve’s Auto Restorations) What would the Airflow look like if it was allowed to reach its full potential? Phar Ahead of its Time: The Phantom Corsair. Cool gadgets for creative offices.