Sleeping outside, under the starry skies, is something that many of us dream of doing. Although it is not always possible, for where can you lay peacefully and guarantee to see the beauty of the stars, let alone have appropriate temperatures to do so? Now there is a place to do so — in your bedroom!
The egg-shaped Cosmos Bed was designed by¬†Natalia Rumyantseva¬†and is still in prototype stage. Not only does it provide the illusion of sleeping beneath open skies, it is also equipped with a built-in audio system to play music, white-noise and your alarm in the morning. Plus, it has an aroma dispenser to provide you with therapeutic scents as you dream.
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Via FastCo Design
We’ve noticed a trend, and we’re quite fond it. Nothing is as sleek and geometrically intricate as origami — the Japanese art of paper folding — so how could you go wrong with a design based on it? We’ve noticed a lot of origami inspired products and designs lately so we rounded up a few of our favourites to admire and praise.
Created by blackLAB architects, this bench combines clean white with exposed wood and metal. Plus it folds and creases as seamlessly as paper.
2) Make Kiosks
Make Architects created these kiosks based on the efficient and functional concept of folding paper. They open to reveal the kiosk inside and close to become sculpture-like when not in use.
3) Kafolda: a Fold-it-Yourself Spoon
This spoon is mailed to you flat. You are in charge of folding it into the perfect shape — with crisp corners to reach right to the edges of a flat container.
These doors fold and rotate to open and close, looking as light as paper.
This rug does not actually fold or bend like origami, but it sure looks like it does. An optical illusion for your floor!
Let us know which one of our 5 Origami-Inspired Designs you like best in the comments!
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It’s no surprise that we enjoy the combination of science and art¬†¬†and these images by¬†Fabian Oefner¬†are exactly that. Oefner comes from an art and design background but has always been interested in science. His images generally depict a scientific concept, however you don’t need to know the scientific background to see the beauty in his images.
As he explains in his TED talk¬†the goal of his work is to speak to the viewer’s heart as well as their brain. For instance, the image above is created with ferrofluid which is a magnetic substance. After placing a magnet beneath the fluid and adding watercolor paint to the substance you can see the patterns and shapes begin to form. You don’t need to know that ferrofluid is hydrophobic (it won’t mix with water) to see that this image is stunning, but when you do know that the details in the image become much more evident.
Check out a few of his other images below to see the many ways science and art can collide.
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Via TED Blog
These colorful creations were made by putting globs of paint onto a scrim which was placed over a speaker. Klimas then turned up the volume on a carefully selected track and captured the paint being tossed and thrown by the beat of the music.
It took him over 1000 shots to perfect¬†his series, but we feel it was well worth it.
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These sand castles – if you can call them simply that – are so detailed they look like architectural models. The precision and detail involved in the angles and edges of these sand sculptures is unlike anything we’ve seen.
When you see some of artist Calvin Seibert‘s other sand creations you won’t be surprised to learn that he is also a¬†sculptor and carpenter. Seibert explains on his Flickr page that he doesn’t plan the castles beforehand, once he begins he “can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected.”
We love wall art,¬†we love unique design and this definitely has both.
The Wallmond’s Hanger Frame is made to decorate your space, while holding your belongings. It may not look like it at first, but those size-varying waves and grooves are ideal for hanging different sized items. The waves also create a wall, behind which you’ll find storage space for those objects that can’t hang very well.
The Hanger Frame is made from solid birch plywood, so it is not only durable as a hanger it is also easy on the eyes as sleek wall art.
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Via Yanko Design
These are photographs of ice. You would never think that these stunning images are of such a simple substance, because photographer Michael Wagner has found a new and creative way of capturing it.
Using blocks of ice as his subject, Wagner created the beautiful colors and textures by placing LED holiday lights behind the transparent chunks. He then layered multiple exposures to portray the depth and detail that you see in the final images. See more on his Flickr page!
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These long exposure photographs are unique in the way they are composed and presented, making them artistically appealing. But there is something else unique about these photos — the lighting in them is powered by the fruit, which makes them scientifically appealing as well.
Art and science is our specialty, and we love these images. Photographer Caleb Charland attached galvanized nails and copper wire to the fruit to generate enough electricity to power the lightbulbs in the shot. If you’re thinking that this reminds you of grade school science class, you’re on the same track as Charland.
He says¬†this project expands on the potato battery idea, “This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth‚Äôs energy sources.”
Have you ever wanted to paint like a graffiti artist, without making a mess or getting into trouble? Then check out¬†YrWall!¬†This digital graffiti wall allows you to hold a realistic “spray can” to choose your colors, aim and paint away.
When YrWall was first sprung on BBC’s Dragon’s Den a few years ago the artistic innovation reminded us of our DNA Art. Inventors Tim Williams and Tom Hogan ended up striking a deal with two of the dragons on the show to earn funding for their idea. The YrWall is now fully functional, available for rent and is being used in awesome ways.
The wall is available for rent on Luma’s website, and can be set up at your events for your guests to interact with. The easy-to-use graffiti wall makes for a great idea board, brand or logo platform, or just a place for your guests to unleash their inner artist!
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Images via Luma
At first glance, this watch doesn’t look very useful — there is no face, no numbers, and no hands to give you any indication of what time of day it is. So why do we love this design so much?
This watch vibrates every five minutes to refocus the wearer’s attention and make sure they are aware of how long they have been doing the task at hand.¬†Skrekstore¬† came up with this idea as a way to make people appreciate their time more fully. When time is flying by, you are prompted not to lose track and when things seem to be dragging on you are reminded that it hasn’t been too long at all.
For the final product the team came up with the perfect interval to keep you aware without being annoying, as well as the perfect vibration to get your attention without disrupting your process. As well, the simple band and pastel colored “faces” are a great combination of minimal and fun.
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Via Fast Company