The Dorina Nowill Foundation and Lew’Lara\TBWA ad agency have joined forces to promote literacy among blind children and help them better integrate into society. Braille Bricks are special legos designed according to each of the 26 different formations that make up the Braille alphabet. See below for more images and information on the project #BrailleBricksForAll!
I’ve got a little proposition for all you designers out there. I was recently invited to Barcelona Design Week however I’m unable to attend. I was going to simply decline the offer but I thought it might be fun for one of you guys to go in my place! I spoke to the organizers and they’re up for it! So who wants to go to Barcelona Design Week?
As the event is not until June, a finalised itinerary has not yet been released but the focus of your trip will be a 3-day conference called “Design is Future” at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Your duty is to simply document your experience there. Take photos of the things you see, and the people you meet, and write an article about your experience (to be published on Booooooom within a week of your return). I want to make it clear this is not a paid gig. This is a free trip (flight, accommodations, food covered by the event) to take part in Barcelona Design Week and ultimately an opportunity to meet new people in a really fun city.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, you must be available for travel June 3rd – 9th. We’re looking for a competent writer, interested in design, who can take great photos (if you have a sense of humour that’s a bonus).
To apply, simply leave a comment below with the following:
-Attach a photo you took recently (size 400px wide).
-Tell me something interesting about yourself (1 sentence).
-Link to your Instagram.
We will announce the winner the weekend of March 31st in our Secret Email Club, if you’re not already a subscriber you can join here: tinyletter.com/booooooom.
NIGHTSHOP makes experimental carpets that are more art piece than interior decoration. Using soft urethane foam, each “carpet” is hand-drawn with foam-filled syringes squirted into various patterns. Never seen anything like this. Check them out below!
Inspired by being stuck in an office and thinking “if only I could go for a walk,” the Zalewski Architecture Group have designed a unique bit of green space. This narrow path, suspended between the surrounding buildings, has transformed the sad little courtyard below into something far more enticing. Check out more images below.
The future-living lab, Space10, has set out to explore creative ways of thinking about food in light of our current, unsustainable food practices. Tomorrow’s Meatball aims to do more with less, showcasing alternative food sources like insects, algae, and foods that otherwise go to waste or under-utilized. It also highlights alternative production processes like powdered and 3D printed foods, taking the possibility of future food customization and personalized nutrition to the next level. Check out the project below!
Old-school video games fans, prepare yourselves! Analogue Nt is a modern Nintendo Entertainment System constructed from a solid block of aluminum. It will play any original NES and Famicon cartridges and connect to any original controllers because it’s built on the same cpu and made of the original Nintendo hardware.
Before you get too excited it should be noted the Nt might run you more than the cost of a PS4, with a price tag of $499 plus $79 if you want the HDMI upgrade to see every crystal clear pixel of Mario upscaled to 1080p. This is definitely targeted at a very special kind of nerd. More images 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!
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!