Take clouds, add imagination, and you have shaped clouds

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Illustration and photo by Martin Feijoo

Martin Feijoó is a cloud shaper… not someone who actually shapes the clouds that waft across the sky, though I imagine doing so is somehow possible, but someone who takes photos of clouds, and then overlays an illustration of what he thinks he sees in each formation.

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How do you sleep if you’re going to chart eight years of sleep?

Friday, 3 October, 2014

Eight years sleep chart by Craig Robinson

This is the sort of exercise that may be a source of misgiving for some, especially for those who have trouble sleeping, or others who perhaps sleep all together for too long… Craig Robinson has charted his last eight years of sleep, complete with start and finish times.

Via things magazine.

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The stilt house’s views are amazing… if you can reach the house

Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Roost House, concept by Benoit Challand

If a house latched to a cliff face along the Australian coast isn’t your thing, perhaps a house, sitting on stilts, located in the Highlands of Scotland, might be? Such is the Roost House, a concept created by French visual artist Benoit Challand.

Access would be by way of a retractable vertiginous ladder, something that would enhance security I imagine, as I doubt there’d be too many burglars game to trying to break in.

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Mind-bending GIF animations by Paul Robertson

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

By Paul Robertson

Prepare to be dazzled by an array of mind-bending animated GIFs, designed by Australian pixel artist and animator Paul Robertson.

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My home is a… dumpster, a converted dumpster

Friday, 19 September, 2014

Could you live in a dumpster? More the question, would you want to? If these ideas to convert them to living spaces could be adopted though, there might just be something in the notion. The living space would be confined, but come on, how much room do you need anyway?

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Home on the sea, a cliff above the sea

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Cliff House, design concept by Modscape

At this stage the Cliff House, as conceived by Australian prefabricated home designer Modscape is a concept, but what a concept it is.

Provided there were no concerns with how securely the structure was latched to the cliff face, the home would make for a spectacular vantage point, regardless of the weather. In fact the worse the weather, the better it would be… imagine sitting out a storm in such a building?

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The barn that was raised in just ten hours

Monday, 15 September, 2014

An Amish community in Ohio recently rallied together to construct, or raise, a new barn, and pretty much did so in ten hours. Painted it supernova red to boot.

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The covers of Tintin books that never were

Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

“The Dunwich Horror”, “Tintin and the Reanimator”, “The Whisperer in Darkness”, and “The Shadow Out of Time”, these are just some of the Tintin titles that may – who knows – have come forth, were the stories of the young Belgian reporter still being published.

(Thanks Christine)

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Chocolate LEGO bricks… is this really a good idea though?

Monday, 18 August, 2014

Chocolate LEGO brick

Chocolate LEGO by Akihiro Mizuuchi… actually I’m surprised they didn’t come along sooner. Maybe they have, but just didn’t last very long?

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All you need to know about… food can design

Monday, 11 August, 2014

If you’re having to write a dissertation on the design of food cans, this resource should prove useful. The cylindrical shaped cans didn’t just come along, it seems quite some thought went into their conception.

Familiarity. The original cans may have been manufactured with an arbitrary aspect ratio, but now we’ve been programmed to search for items of this shape when we shop. A soup can of the wrong shape might not attract our attention (or bizarrely might be less attractive) to shoppers. Changing a can shape at this stage (without accompanying large budget media awareness campaigns) could have a negative impact on sales.

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