Meet Nicole McLaughlin, An Innovative Upcycler That Creates Sculpture-Like Garments Out Of Secondhand Treasures
Nicole McLaughlin is not your average designer. As an innovative upcycler, the young artist creates sculpture-like garments out of secondhand treasures found on resell apps like Depop or in her local thrift store. Continue reading »
Looking almost too good to eat the cakes of Moscow-based bakery Kalabasa have been setting off a new trend over on Instagram that involves decorating cakes with colourful icing that takes inspiration from one of the art world’s most key elements, the humble brushstroke. Continue reading »
Nubrella is a hands-free, non-invertible umbrella and weather protector, conveniently worn backpack-style. After putting on the 3-pound Nubrella like a backpack, the canopy flips over your head and locks in place. Built using waterproof nylon, aluminum rods, and glass-filled plastic, the canopy is designed to withstand 40mph winds without flipping inside out. Continue reading »
The British designer Otis Jaxon, based in London, unveils his Ear Climbers collection, an amazing series of earrings that give the illusion that the ears are doubly pierced. Some minimalist earrings with geometric shapes to discover on his Etsy shop. Continue reading »
When you walk into a local coffee shop and you see this big chalkboard behind the counter with nothing, but the menu on, do you go,“I’d draw the #!$@ out of that thing!”? Those exact thoughts brought Alex and Michael to the idea of creating Challky. Continue reading »
Although certainly and notably destructive at times, graffiti has equal power to embolden and beautify a city, rather than smear or disfigure it. Such inherently colorful work doesn’t always have to be a rushed tag for unsavory reasons. In truth, graffiti isn’t all that far off from mural work in nature or, in graffiti artist Daku’s latest piece, bounces closer to a typographic art installation. Continue reading »
The Braille Bricks project, co-founded by the Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind, helps blind children learn to read through play. Each block can be used like a toy by blind and sighted children alike, although for the benefit of the blind children, each block features one Braille letter. So far, the São Paulo based organisation has only manufactured enough bricks for 300 students, but through the Creative Commons, they hope more will be made. Continue reading »
For anyone that loathes laundry but loves biking, the design students at Dalian Nationalities University in China have a compromise to make the chore more enjoyable. Their creation, aptly-called the Bike Washing Machine (or BiWa for short), combines the two activities into one stationary device. A washing machine drum is ingeniously integrated into the wheel of a bike that cleans your clothes as you pedal. Continue reading »
Virgin Trains has launched an innovative swim cap for bearded men – the Beard Cap – which will be trialled with customers competing at the Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, June 12 – 14, 2015. The unique Lycra prototype extends down to wrap under the chin and packs the beard against the face to decrease drag whilst swimming. It’s reusable, adjustable and perfect for keeping bushy beards under control.
Responding to debates on swimming forums about big beards causing drag, the rail operator and official train partner to the Great North Swim commissioned its own research*. The findings revealed that over one in ten men (12 per cent) connected their beard to slower swim times, and nearly a quarter of men feel their beards hinder their sports performance. This could be because beards are an irritant for some sporting men (11 per cent), a source of discomfort for others (32 per cent) and a distraction for even more (42 per cent).
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Sand-made packaging re-establishes the ritual of discovering a gift and the concept of sustainable packaging. As an answer to the increase of waste in modern society, we have developed a material using one of earth’s most abundant natural resources, sand, to create packaging for precious gifts.
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Uraltransmash Ural Plant of Transport Engineering, a part of Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, together with Atom Experimental Design Bureau has developed a new three-section low floor tram. This is the first in Russia absolutely low floor tram, unique in our country today. Continue reading »
A hunter has created a new range of camouflage gear which is so effective the wearer blends perfectly into the scenery, just like a real-life Predator from the Hollywood films. In terrifying news for unsuspecting fauna, American company Realtree has launched the latest in a line of state-of-the-art clothing which enables hunters to blend seamlessly into their surroundings. The patterns, which help to disrupt the wearer’s silhouette, have been inspired by naturally occurring flora and fauna. Continue reading »
Lunar Europe presents VELA: “Today‘s home training gear is designed for a professional studio environment – a habitat very different from our homes. With little adaptation of the design expression and experience, a scenario unpleasant for users has become the norm. We wanted to translate the training experience to fit the home. We picked up the challenge to transform perceptions of sculptural training equipment specifically designed of cycle training at home by creating a new category for new progressive living environments.” Continue reading »
Ocado.com has hit the high street, with an innovative new ‘virtual shop’. In a UK first, the online grocer’s integrated window display at One New Change shopping centre in London allows shoppers to purchase all their grocery essentials by scanning them with their mobile phones. The retail experience is live between August 25 and September 1.
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