Swiss Army BBQ utensil

Summer is BBQ season! This 3 in 1 fork, knife, spatula is a swiss-army knife for barbeques: It looks a bit clunky if you ask me with what looks like simply stamped Stainless Steel parts. I wonder how good it really works or if gunk will get stuck in the hinge from all the sauce […]

material: gel-refrigerator

Wow! A cooling gel concept for Electrolux Design Lab 2010 that’s both visually and tactilely intriguing. The Bio Robot Refrigerator is four times smaller than a conventional refrigerator and cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. Rather than shelves, the non sticky, odourless gel morphs around products to create a separate pod that suspends items for easy access. Odorless, […]

‘IronMan2’ costume is 3D printed

All along I’m sure we all assumed that the costume for IronMan2 was a result of amazing costume design or CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), but the IronMan2 costume is evidence that shows just how far along technology and 3D printing has come. That’s right. The IronMan2 costume is a rapid 3D prototype, easily replicated and […]

elastic water

95% water and 2 grams of clay. Elastic water, a new substance invented by researchers at Tokyo University, is a jelly-like substance made up of 95% water along with two grams of clay and a small amount of organic materials. As is, the all-natural substance is perfect for medical procedures, because it’s made of water, poses no […]

packaging: origami soap

Lovely! To coincide with its 20th birthday, Compagnie de Provence has added a substantial 180g version of its iconic vegetable soaps to the ranks. Each bar, made according to Marseille tradition from local natural ingredients, comes with a tiny instruction card so that once undone, its wrapper can be transformed into an ocean-inspired piece of […]

street: metal breaks through concrete

A bit of history is peeping up under the pavement. I’m not sure what this metal tube is/was used for though. At first glance it looks like a trolly line or something, but of course the tracks would not look like this. Some sort of casing for wires..? I have no clue! Somehow it’s lovely […]

edible spray paint

Here’s a way to do a little something different to surprise the guests at your next dinner party: Bling out your food with Korefe‘s edible Silver and Gold spray paint! Brilliant! ;) via DesignVerb

coke bottles

Before I left Boston, I was at the ICA for the Damien Ortega exhibit. I totally loved the “120 days” coke bottles. The shapes, forms, details of manipulation in this collection were amazing to look at, not to mention the shadows cast from the clear glass. And so whimsical at the same time! Ortega’s experimentation transforms the coke bottle […]

Reclaimed Wine Barrels as Furniture

Not all that environmentally friendly when the Etsy seller StilNovoDesign imports reclaimed materials from France to manufacture furniture in California. Beautiful work, nonetheless. via IDSA Materials and Processes