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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Have bike in a bag, will travel

Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

While the Kit Bike remains a concept at the moment, a bicycle, consisting of just twenty one pieces, that can be dismantled and packed away into one relatively small carry bag, may become a boon for travellers who want to move about at their own pace.

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Auto Aerobics, they’re cars, but not cars as we know them

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Image by Chris LaBrooy

They’re actually 3D graphics, but these images – created by British designer and artist Chris LaBrooy – easily look as if they could be experimental vehicles of some sort.

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Jon Juarez, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas as illustration

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Jon Juarez is an illustrator and artist, but according to this article posted at the recently re-booted Netdiver magazine, he is, in effect, a non-writer who storyboards his ideas. It’s a description that may intrigue or puzzle, but that Juarez’s concepts end up taking visual form is what really counts.

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To see what lies within anything, grab an industrial sander

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Fascinating, Laurin Döpfner takes day-to-day objects, logs, walnuts, electrical fittings, and cameras, and slowly grinds away at them, layer by layer, with an industrial sander, until they end up as a pile of fine particles.

Via Colossal.

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