Inspiration Pad

Designed by Belgian designer Marc Thomasset, the Inspiration Pad revamps the uninspiring classic notepad with unconventional lines. The idea of designing a notepad with a twist started in 2002. He was working as an art director in a big advertising agency, drawing projects in a notebook when it hit him. A notebook, however beautiful, is always very rigid and grid like. So he began tweaking the notepad with curves, angles and twisted lines to help others unleash their creativity.

Vessyl

Vessyl is an ordinary-seeming cup with a fairly extraordinary hidden feature: It always knows what’s inside of it. Using sensors built into its inner walls, it automatically analyzes the molecules of whatever liquid you pour in. It tracks what’s important to you all automatically.

Ecce Homo

In the photo series Ecce Homo Berlin-based photographer Evelyn Bencicova shot naked bodies in a quite artistic way. Ecce Homo, Latin for “behold the man”, is a common artistic motif with Biblical origins that has since been expanded to include depictions of violence and war.

Coal Mining

Bernhard Lang is a German photographer who uses various techniques. One of the most astounding must be the aerial photography he does. His most recent series is one on coal mining. Lang tries to show us how mankind knowingly reshapes earth to improve their lives. On a more positive note: it’s wonderful to see the layering of our soil in one shot. The crane installations act as main characters in this silent series.

Johnny Express

It’s 2150. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. When the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box. However, it never goes as planned. Johnny encounters strange and bizarre planets and always seems to cause trouble on his delivery route.

Salt

Emma Phillips’ photographs of a salt mine in the Nullarbor Plain of Western Australia make the familiar look otherworldly. The landscapes, featuring towering pyramids of white in muted tones, are studies in simplicity and abstraction. She likes pictures with not much in them and not too many distractions. Phillips came across the salt mine by chance but immediately saw an opportunity for a series.

House in Senri

Japanese architecture never ceases to amaze. From the front, this house looks like a closed fortress. In contrary, the inside feels like a secure family environment. Just what a young family needs to feel protected. The extensive use of wood gives enough warmth to feel at home between these walls. Both sides hold a lot of large windows, what makes the house less fortress-like. Shogo Itawa Architects playfully implemented eight floors, each with it’s particular function and cool staircase.

Rota do Românico

Portugese architects Spaceworkers have landed in the perfect balance between heritage and modern architecture. Deep black and bright white are used to emphasise and divide the old and the new. The former primary school is only touched with two black objects, which both function like a room within an room. On the one end, the larger of the two volumes is home to an informal auditorium, whilst across from it, at the other end, the second volume plays host to the centre’s reception and information desk.

Relics of Technology

The seed for the Relics of Technology project started when Jim found a brick cell phone at a thrift store. Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing his attention. Most of the technology have now been downsized to fit in the palm of our hand. These photos are reminders that progress had a price and our efforts have an expiration date.

Blok Knives

Ben Edmonds had a succesful career as a graphic designer. One day, he decided to put his eye for detail to use in a more practical manner. That’s where the knives came in. Grinding the steel and forming the handle leads to a certain ‘feel’ that a good knife should have. A knife, as he describes, can be fudged up in any step of the process. Watch how he pours all his love into these steel babies. Video by the talented Jamie Isbell.

Nod

Nod Labs today announces Nod, the most advanced gesture control ring that allows you to engage objects from your movements as if by magic. Nod serves as a universal controller, allowing you to effortlessly communicate with all of the smart devices in your connected life.

Cos x nendo

Japanese design studio nendo found a one time partner in Cos, the Swedish minimal fashion brand. For an installation in Milan, they brought their best assets. The smartly ordered Cos shirts are crisp, classic white until they fall inside the steel cube frames, at which point they take on colour as thought the space itself has dyed them. This simple yet effective framing strengthens viewers’ awareness of the space.

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