Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ctrl + Alt + Del Cups

By MOD Design (Taiwan).

Fire Typography

I absolutely love this one! "Fire Letters" by Nir Tober.

According to Mr. Tober, "
It took about 15 hours, in 2 sessions, and every letter had about 30-50 takes until I got it right (and lot's of gasoline!). These are real photos, not Photoshop!"

Espresso Cups

"Kruiskop" espresso cups by Dries Verbruggen.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

One Day Poem Pavillion

This poem, which plays on perforations and shadows, can be seen between 8 AM and 4PM. It consists of 5 lines, with each line lasting about an hour including "new life, reflection and the passing of time..."

From the official website:

"The results of an extensive exploration with shadows, the One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow.

Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion’s surface allows light to pass through creating shifting patterns, which–during specific times of the year–transform into the legible text of a poem. The specific arrangements of the perforations reveal different shadow-poems according to the solar calendar: a theme of new-life during the summer solstice, a reflection on the passing of time at the period of the winter solstice.

The time-based nature of the poem–and the visitor’s time-based encounters with it–allow viewers to have different experiences either seeing a stanza of the poem or getting the whole poem. All of these possible experiences are equally valuable and have meanings unique to the individual.

This technique has the potential for producing particular effects and meanings within an architectural environment. Without the use of a source of power other than the sun, this project uses light and shadow to push the boundaries of communication and experiential delight."

Ferrari V4 Superbike Concept

By Israeli industrial designer Amir Glinik.

This superbike concept using a modified V12 engine from the Ferrari Enzo supercar, chopped down to four cylinders and modified to drive just one wheel in a motorcycle frame.
Using drive-by-wire technology, the V4 superbike features hand controls adapted from an F-16 fighter jet and buttons based on those found on the steering wheel of Ferrari's Formula 1 racecars. Other controls for the sound system and trip computer are located on an all weather touchscreen.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lobster Chair

By Strickly Design of Denmark. The shell is laminated, bend wood with a walnut veneer at the back.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Arrowhead Series Doorhandles

By award-winning architect Frank Gehry for Italian manufacturers Valli & Valli.

Nest Kitchenware

By designers Morph for London-based producers Joseph Joseph.

The Santos Chair

By Mexican designer Joel Escalona; Inspired by the silhouette of a champagne glass.

Luna Faucet

From Graf.

Toyota iQ

The world's most compact 4-seater, the Toyota iQ, is about to go into production. This car can seat 3 adults and a child. Toyota is expected to produce around 100,000 of these babies this October.

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