Tuesday, April 21, 2009

twist & slide sink

Ever since I grew into an addiction of looking up interior design and home decoration, I've been wanting a bathroom that is waterproof, and the water would just flow into the floor. I like the idea of an open concept bathroom where you needn't shower walls, and the bottom of the shower is made of wooden planks. Little did I know, there are also designs coming out with sinks that also flow into the ground! I'm not sure how I like that idea, but I guess it's all one and the same. Check out this awesome twisted sink by Eumar called the Abisko Washbasin.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

pyramid for a bookcase

After my previous post about the Thought Bubble bookshelf, (apparently a similar one can be found by Fusca Design,) my boyfriend sent me another bookshelf beauty and its pentagonal friend.

The Pyramid Modular Bookcase by Fitting is a work of art. Made in Italy and with aluminum, this would be quite the art piece in anyone's home. Not all have the coloured backing, but I think that nicely accentuates the shelves! (Source)

And here's another pyramid bookshelf made of wood, quite stunning as well!

The second item is the Pentagon Seating, designed by Thomas Tritsch and manufactured by Quinze & Milan. It looks fantastically futuristic. I am never too sure about these type of harsh seating. I would think that our behinds would be sore from sitting on such flat surfaces without cushioning or support. In any case, I think it would look great in any home that can afford so room contributed to seating. Go to their website, click or "Original" and discover other colourful, vibrant and unique pieces that would spice up any home or office! (Source)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

thought bubble bookshelf

Sometimes the simplest designs are the smartest. Kian Lau from China made a post about a bookshelf. It's not just any ordinary bookshelf. It's one in the shape of a thought bubble! Seems like a really simple idea, doesn't it? How come no one has thought of it yet? Maybe someone has but never implemented it? Anyhow, I cannot decipher simplified Chinese, only traditional Chinese, so I am not sure who designed it or where the image is from. I initially thought he had designed it and thought, "Oh cool, how brilliant! And designed by a fellow Chinese!" I'm quite sure, though, that his blog is just a design collective, just like mine. Okay, enough speech, onto the product!

Here are several other posts that I found really inspiring: coffin-shaped cigarette holder (how ironic!), a clock made of a dish, fork and spoon (I want one in my kitchen), a light bulb-shaped candle (talk about return to the old), a clothespin hanger, and so many more. I will end up linking over half of his blog, so why don't you check it out for yourself?

Edit: I translated the simplified Chinese to traditional Chinese. A source isn't provided. Oh well!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

ligne roset

Need some colourful modern furniture to spice up your living area? Want to invite friends over and have a heart-to-heart? Ligne Roset's designs are perfect for mending lost connections amongst friends and families. These sectional pieces fit perfectly as a puzzle would. Rearrange them however you want, and these pieces will still look magnificent and pop in any home. The citrus colour range is fab!


Monday, April 6, 2009

£56 in exchange for pictures of space

If someone told you, while you were in college, that in exchange for a £56 camera, you can get pictures of space, would you believe them? Mind you, it's not easy what they did; the students spent endless extra-curricular hours on the project, even during their vacation in the summer. With the assistance of their teacher, four students in Spanish Catalonia were able to take magnificent photos 20 miles above Earth with a Nikon camera that cost £56. Strapped to a weather balloon, the camera was able photograph its journey while taking readings with its radio receiver of its progress into the stratosphere. Read the Daily Mail news article for more information and pictures of the students and their camera-operated weather balloon.
"Meteotek was our experiment to see if we could accurately measure the Earth's atmospheric conditions at 30,000 metres, take pictures to prove the experiment and then recover the instruments attached to the balloon after its deflation," said team leader Paretas, 18.

"We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs. To send our handmade craft to the edge of space is incredible."

Here is another article with more photos: link
Visit the Meteotek website for more information.