Archive for February, 2008

Casulo: Room in a Box!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Casulo room in a box

I used to travel all over the place with everything in my car… now comes this nifty box, which carries pretty much all the essentials needed for a room in a handy 90 x 120 cm box which takes about 7 minutes to disassemble. Reminds me of the RTA(Ready To Assemble) studio at RISD…

Watch a video of the box being taken apart after the jump, or here.

Casulo website
Casulo Youtube video


Better View Curtains

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Better View Curtain

What a cool idea! Flipping day into night! Making your ugly view into a cool view! Pick from optional views of Helsinki, Tokyo, Paris, or Stockholm. Custom made out of vinyl… Anyways, would be an easy DIY project to bring any view to someone else’s view.

via UberReview

Yahoo! NewsGlobe

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Yahoo Newsglobe

Neato…Yahoo has an animated Newsglobe for your lobby waiting entertainment. Reminds me a bunch of the Wii News globe which rocks, but then again, it’s the Wii. It would be nice if Google Earth had a dynamic plugin like this as a filter option. Otherwise, I guess I might use it as a screen saver for the time being.

Yahoo NewsGlobe.

ZING!: Launch your food

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
Zing by FRED

Buh yah…another great fun product by FRED even though your guaranteed a mess after flinging your food in all corners of the room!

Product page

Evolution of Tech Companies Logos

Sunday, February 10th, 2008
canon logo evolution
apple logo evolution

Neatorama’s got a great historical collection of tech company logos transforming, evolving, and even name changing over the years. It’s amazing to think about how some giant companies started, and how they adapted to nice design! Makes me wonder when it’s time to make a name change over a logo transformation…(there are many brands that I think suffer based on their crappy names)

A bunch of pics after the jump. (more…)

Jeff Deboer:Cat and Mouse Armor

Sunday, February 10th, 2008
jeff deboer cat armor
jeff deboer mouse armor

Jeff Deboer creates these freaking awesome Cat and Mouse Armor suits! I’d love to see Tom&Jerry duke away in these fierce creations, but for now I think this is the closest I’ll get a cat to resemble a Thundercat (hoooo!)

Check out his Cat and Mouse gallery here, and make sure to take a glimpse at his “how to make a samurai cat” section for more pics.

Personally, I’d be running all over the place if a cat had a joust strapped on it’s back… but just maybe, I’d stick cat food on the end and let it chase itself around all day…nah, I’m not that mean 😉

via geekologie
Tons of pics after the jump! Let the battle begin! (more…)

Absolute Zero

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Watch this incredible documentary about the unexplained phenomenon and mystery of cold, the creation of thermometers, ice farming, artificial ice, the creation of the AC, finding absolute zero, and many other fascinating facts about everything cold. It’s amazing to hear how inventions are started! I can’t imagine living without cold anymore..did you know cold was considered evil before.

Watch it all on Nova’s website, or on the many(12) YouTube videos after the jump.

Magnetic Curtains

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Florian Kräutli magnetic curtains
Very cool!
Faceted curtains with magnets for a snappy customization frenzy by Florian Krautili. It’s pretty much the Faceted Curtains by Hannah Allijn, with magnets. I might have to make one of these.

via mocoloco
Florians Curtain Page.

More pics after the jump.


Col-Pop: Soda and nuggets in one cup!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

col-pop col pop soda nuggets

Col-Pop: The Future of Fast-Food Technology from Adam Kuban on Vimeo.

I’m not a fast food fanatic, but the Col-Pop is one damn great idea. It’s a soda cup with a bowl lid to keep your soda and nuggets in one convenient design. You still have to use your other hand to grab the nuggets, but maybe a tilt into the mouth works. It’s “convenience design” at it’s best 😉

Watch the Video here.

Reminds me a bit of the neat Wine Tapa Plates.

via gizmodo (source SeriousEats)

Superbowl Weekend Links!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
plastic balloon

Odd: Sonic Boiling, boiling water through sound!
Sculpture: a whistling sculpture. very mysterious.
Neat: hermit crab in a glass shell
Design: the egg chair comes in chocolate!!!
Neat: world class packer for art. very interesting!
Art: Obey Giant makes awesome Obama Poster!
Cool: museum makes solar plastic bag float(above)
BUY: TED ticket on ebay!!(it’s legit, sponsored by TED, and proceeds go to charity. Bids are up to 34k, and auctions ends Monday)
Art: Troika cloud sculpture.
Fashion: a very bizarre fashion show in paris
Funny video: Improv Everywhere pulls off a frozen in time stunt in Grand Central!
Brand: Generation of Why-ers!(gen “Why”)