“Dock” Your iPod Gramophone Style with the Phonofone II
August 30, 2008, 9:57 am
Filed under: audio, sculpture | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Phonofone II is a ceramic audio sculpture modeled after a gramophone horn. Using the two earbud “ports”, the Phonofone amplifies your music through resonance and horn acoustics without the need for any external power.


Sustainable Furniture from Ecosystems: Bamboo!
August 30, 2008, 9:36 am
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, furniture | Tags: , , ,

EcoSystems creates sustainable furniture using recycleable materials: Bamboo plywood, 100% aluminum hardware and fasteners, talalay latex, and Designtex biodegradable fabric. Also, it gets bonus points for snapping together without tools, and ships in flat in one solid piece of plywood.

Vertical Garden by Joost Bakker
August 29, 2008, 12:15 am
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Vertical Garden is a sculptural, almost architectural form, allowing leaf and flower to inhabit spaces, to create spaces, with a natural raw beauty.


Hmmm I think I like.

Joost Bakker official website.

Split Box Shelves by Peter Marigold
August 29, 2008, 12:02 am
Filed under: furniture, storage | Tags: , , ,

Peter Marigold has created the most organic yet usable shelves ever. And most importantly, expandable. Thumbs up.

Shardlery & Shardalier by Daniel Harper: Break Glass Bottles to Make Your Own Lamp
August 28, 2008, 11:10 am
Filed under: furniture, lighting, recycle / reuse | Tags: , , , , ,

Now this is a crazy object. But a lot of fun! This object was created especially for me – for my deviant behavior. In order for this object to work someone needs to throw empty bottles against a cement backing. Breaking bottles can release a lot tension.

There are really two parts to this object: the Sharldery and the Shardalier. The Shardlery is like a factory. You throw in a bottle and glass shards are produced. The Shardalier catches the broken glass becoming a lamp the light of which shines through the glass shards. I’ve actually witnessed people hugging this product at parties. It’s a big “hit”.


Definitely a refreshing take on interactive furniture, and very very creative. I want one.

via elsewareinc

Get Sketchy with Hand-drawn Inspired Furniture by Front
August 27, 2008, 4:48 pm
Filed under: eating / dinnerware / kitchen, furniture | Tags: , , ,

via Shade by Front : Design Milk

Self Standing Umbrella by Hironao Tsuboi
August 26, 2008, 8:18 pm
Filed under: product design | Tags: ,

Oh my gard please put this in production. I haaate looking for a place to lean an umbrella or trying to find a place to hook it on yourself when you need two hands. Well actually I don’t really like umbrellas in the first place. . . especially in the city. But this is a good first step to improving one of the most basic products that everyone has.

via Yanko Design