Delightful animation of Paris-based illustrator Ugo Gattoni’s imaginary horse city slash scarf design for Hermès! Watch “Hippopolis” below!
For the past year, IKEA and Rebel Agency have secretly been developing an external innovation lab called Space10 and tomorrow this future-living lab and exhibition space is opening its doors in the heart of Copenhagen. The project is the brainchild of Torbjörn Lööf (the CEO of Inter IKEA Systems), Carla Cammilla Hjort and Simon Caspersen; their mission is to explore solutions for a smarter and more sustainable living through a series of labs which each involve workshops, pitch nights, design residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative projects.
The first Space10 exhibition “The Fresh Living Lab” will, among other things, showcase the works by a group of emerging designers who were invited to create 6 prototypes of everyday objects that would encourage better choices for the environment or your personal health. Among the designs was a table that charges your phone by turning heat into electricity, and a chair that rewards you for exercising.
Have a look at some images of these prototypes as well as images of the space and a video below!
Minimalist lifestyle brand, MUJI, unveiled MUJI Huts at Tokyo Design Week! The micro living spaces cater to simple and (presumably) mostly solitary pleasures. 3 different designers came up with 3 distinct types of huts: Naoto Fukasawa (Wooden Hut), Jasper Morrison (Cork Hut), and Konstantin Grcic (Aluminum Hut). Set to hit the market in 2017 at 3-5 million yen or $30,000 – $50,000 CND, check out more images below! Or, if you live in Vancouver, just head straight to the comments and rant about housing prices!
Experimental, interactive technology from MIT’s Tangible Media Group. Led by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, TMG is concerned with Tangible User Interface (TUI) and bridging the gap between the physical and digital world. In less complicated terms, LineFORM is basically a robotic line that can change shape! Check out the video below to see some cool potential uses for this technology!
Japanese studio, Nendo, takes minimalism to the next level with this insanely thin table design called the “Border Table“. Part of a solo exhibition at “Eye of Gyre” gallery in Omotesando, Japan for Tokyo Designers Week 2015, this piece is pretty much the perfect blend of functionality and optical illusion! See more images below!
Kinda like a highly-advanced tape gun, only one that gives you a sense of how furniture will look/feel in your home before you go to the hassle of installing it. Video of the Protopiper by German tech university Hasso Plattner Institute’s The Human Computer Interaction Lab below!
Emerging from the belief that texture influences taste, design studio Nendo has come up with 9 different types of chocolate all made from the same “raw materials” and according to the same size (26 x 26 x 26 mm) but varying in things like roughness, smoothness, hollowness etc. Each is also named after a specific Japanese expression related to texture. Check out more images from this insanely meticulous project below!