life in an orchestra is not all roses…
So true! Canvas shopping bag by designers Daniel van der Velden and Maureen Mooren . You can order it at Volume’s blog
This is a really weird and progressive product: Swallowable Parfum, a digestible scented capsule developed by Lucy McRae in a collaboration with Harvard biologist Sheref Mansy. Once absorbed, fragrance molecules work through your own perspiration and are excreted through the skin’s surface. A inimitable odor is then radiating, depending on each individual’s acclimatization to temperatures , to stress, exercise, or sexual arousal. That is really fine as long as you don’t turn metallic , such as the poor girl on the video !
via Next Nature (cool blog by the way)
Foragers is a design proposal presented through models, photographic scenarios, videos and 3D texts. Curated by UK based studio Dunne & Raby in collaboration with photographer Jason Evans and writer Alex Burrett it explores the not-so-far-from-reality scenario of a planetary food shortage. Stemming from specialised subgroups within our current culture – guerilla gardens, garage biologists, amateur biologists and more, the foragers system seeks to extract nutritional value from non-human foods by marrying synthetic biology with digestive devices inspired by mammals such as birds, fish and insects.
Custom devices , such as the ‘augmented digestive system’, the ‘grass processor’ and the ‘algae digester’ would use synthetic biology to create ‘microbial stomach bacteria’, along with electronic and mechanical equipment designed to maximise the nutritional value of vegetation or other material found in the urban environment. Enjoy the present!
A series of lamps designed and beautifully pictured by Ana Kraš. Bonbon lamps ‘ are colourful strings knitted manually over steel wire shape cotton that was used for making prototypes is a leftover from a previous collection of a knitwear company called Ivko-knits.’
(spot the bonbon)
The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901, but nobody could understand its purpose until a century later: an astronomical “computer” that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision.
And since Legomania is a disease that affects a large number of scientists, a fully-functional replica out of Lego HAD to be built. See the replica in action; build by Apple software engineer Andrew Carol with 1,500 Lego Technic pieces:
via dvice (thank you Mania!)
These frames are called YURI and it is a colaboration of German Eyewear maker MYKITA with Romain Kremer. The designers said “The eyewear, YURI, has been made to protect the 3rd eye and the brain. It reinforces the idea of a new type of man, with a sci-fi warrior touch.” WeWasteTime has in mind some men that would love the frames, most possibly the black version.
Kawamura Ganjavian‘s design studio
heat me -tea warmer
binpan – trash bin + dustpan
funnel neck, bottle top that collects rainwater
Qlocktwo Clock tells time in words, at five minute intervals.
send by a friend
LuckyBoySunday‘s toys + pillows
multi-use fingers designed by Adrien Rumeau @ mikeandmike
A paper bin from design studio Asshof & Brogård