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You know how some people’s temples pulse wildly when they’re mad or spooked or nervous? That’s more or less the idea behind Like Living Organisms, by Dutch fashion designers Cor Baauw and Leonie Baauw of Local Androids . A futuristic neckpiece (or dress, depending on whether you think boob coverage is a requirement for the latter), it’s made of freakishly life-like fake skin and has “veins” that beat visibly in the company of other people, then deflate when touched as a “sign of trust,” the designers say. How it works: The garment comes equipped with two sensors and air pumps. When the wearer approaches another person, one sensor forces air to flow through the veins, simulating a pulse. A second sensor, which responds to touch, then flattens the veins.
Steven On December 11, 2011 http://www.winextra.com Looking at that image above and the last thing you would think is that it can actually act like interlocking gears after all there isn’t a completely round gear to be seen anywhere on that cube. Well prepare for Thingiverse user dougc314 to blow your mind with this screwless cube gears that does what would seem to be the impossible. And people wonder why I love technology and people’s incredible ability to move beyond the common place and accepted norms to bring us the incredible. via Geeks are Sexy and MAKE
Does it ever strike you as strange that we have so many objects dedicated to drinking? Unlike food, which comes in many consistencies, liquid is relatively uniform. This all-purpose beverage glass plays to different kinds of Connoisseur without compromising its essential shape or requiring that you store glassware for every occasion. Simply want water?
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. With so much paper as the end result of making newspapers, Mieke envisioned an opportunity to upcycle the process and re-create wood.
It’s a ride definitely not for the faint-hearted—a PhD candidate in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art has designed a hypothetical rollercoaster meant to kill. Julijonas Urbonas created his coaster as a hypothetical euthanasia machine; it will, he claims, take lives as humanely and euphorically as possible. “Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and, eventually, death,” he wrote on his website. The 500-meter structure is designed to kill its rider from cerebral hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain.
If you waste too much water, you might end up killing your pet! The water level restores to normal when the tap is off. Even though designer Yan Lu received a letter from PETA saying “environmental education does not require cruelty to animals”, yet an emotional way to persuade consumers to think about saving water will always work.
When applying for a job, you have no choice but to do your best to outshine competition. Even before winning an interview, your qualifications (or in some instance, your character) are already judged by the resume you’ve submitted. It is then important to make your resume or CV as honest, concise, and striking as possible. If you are looking forward to a creative position, you will be expected to come up with something grand and extra creative as well. Take a look at how other designers compose their creative resumes. Below is a collection of excellent resume designs that will definitely catch employers’ attention.
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? You decide…
Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs. OneFund Filmaps
Plastic bodies , haptic suits , artificial limbs as fashion accessories : We have arrived at the post-human juncture William Gibson and Ridley Scott predicted years ago. Need more proof? Take a peek at the body-distorting jewelry of Dutch designer Imme van der Haak . Van der Haak's gold-plated brass accessories go everywhere jewelry's not supposed to go: up your nose, around your entire ear, in your eye socket.
It's something we've all known since the dawn of the hemp choker: Jewelry can actually make you uglier. Case in point: Burcu Büyükünal 's face-distorting pendants. These creepy curios make smooth cheeks look like they've undergone botched reconstructive surgery and twist perfectly symmetrical lips into a happy-frown a la Abe Lincoln .