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Creative products and gadgets that will make a cool addition to any modern kitchen. Avocado Cuber : Useful product designed for making uniform-sized cubes of avocado. Onion Holder : With this tool you'll be able to create straight, even slices from one end of the onion to the other.
The office is most of the times a cold and impersonal place that most of the times and that must be corrected. You could do that by getting some gadgets to make you feel more like home or to entertain you in the working breaks. In my opinion, the employer should buy some of these gadgets cause in a way or another they actually increase the work productivity.
Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. This will not make you a better designer, but looks are important, specially in front of your clients. Are you a good designer?
Built literally on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, by MOS Architects , Floating House is a private dwelling produced in such a way that it is unaffected by the lakes' drastically varying water levels. From month-to-month, year-to-year, the house adapts to the water level change by floating atop of a structure built atop steel pontoons. "Using traditional construction processes would have been prohibitively expensive; the majority of costs would have been applied toward transporting building materials to the remote island.
Doesn't that picture look so peaceful and inviting? I think I'm in love. That dangling, serene little pod is a NESTREST , designed by Paris' Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety. It's described as an over-sized bird's nest that's perfect for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations.
NewspaperWood // Image Courtesy of Vij5 W hen we think of wood and paper, we usually see it in this manner; wood =source, paper =result. What if we flipped the model and saw paper as the source and wood as the end product? This was the concept behind Mieke Meijer 's project at the Design Academy Eindhoven . To think of paper as the end state of the product was limiting.
A competition to find a new design for the British electricity pylon , launched by RIBA , DECC and National Grid, has been short listed to just six concepts, which are now on show at an exhibition. Launched to coincide with the London Design Festival , the energy secretary opened the "A Pylon for the Future" display at the V&A in London. Judges chose the finalists from 250 entries, who have been working with the National Grid to build scale models of their designs. "Britain will see the equivalent of 20 new power stations constructed by 2020, and we need to transport this new, low carbon energy to our televisions and toasters, dishwashers and DVD players," Mr Huhne said. "We must make sure that we take into account the visual impact on the landscape and also the view of the public, and this is what the Pylon Design Competition is all about. I think that people will be impressed by the quality of these designs and I hope everyone takes the time to get involved and give their view."
A worker checks the finishing on a motorcycle made from recycled materials of spare parts from cars and bicycles at a workshop owned by Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn in Bangkok July 27, 2011. Roongrojna, 54, creates his artworks from recycled spare parts from used cars, motorcycles as well as bicycles. With four shops in Bangkok named “Ko Art Shop”, Roongrojna also exports his artworks to clients all over the world.
Yacht for Entertaining Yet another intriguing concept from yacht enthusiast Hyun-Seok Kim. The Voronoi mega-yacht is named after the voronoi pattern of the irregular honeycomb lattice structure that encases it’s upper levels. This yacht was made to entertain. Hot tubs and golfing green occupy the upper deck and within the lattice on the bridge deck lies an indoor garden and luxurious pool area.
first image 'blob VB3' by dmvA photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek belgian architectural firm dmvA designed 'blob VB3', a mobile unit for the office of xfactoragencies as an extension to the 'house'. the space - egg house consists of a bathroom, kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. the nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. it easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house. polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the 'blob VB3'. photo by vercruysse frederik
Repeating patterns are at the heart of most wallpapers, as they are part of the core of many simple, old-school, paper-and-pen games. While elementary in design (and execution), these basic black-and-white wallpaper designs feature an element of creative, unique and ultimately unpredictable emergent design that makes them grow more complex with tiime. The first layer – the original printed design – is as simple as it gets: a series of mazes, tic-tac-toe boards and crossword puzzles that naturally lend themselves to virtually infinite extension in any direction.
Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo Bofill Program: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardens Location: Barcelona, Spain Total floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardens House area: 500 square meters Date Completed: 1975 T here is nothing as good as an aged bottle of wine; and in this case the aged bottle of wine is a project which was completed in 1975 , but is still worth mentioning!
This tiny but highly sophisticated studio apartment in the East Village of NYC has made us very proud, thanks to JPDA . Not only was it built as a super efficient multi-functional unit but with the use of detailed mill work, the storage capacity was very cleverly executed and resulted in a super stylish studio with a decent amount of floor space. Shouldn’t all NYC dwellers aim to live like this?