You know those annoying circular marks that glasses leave behind, because of the condensation from the cold drinks? Well, the Sakura Glass by designer Hironao Tsuboi is not a solution for it. But if there if there is no way to get rid of them, might as well make them pretty! Right?
Piet Hein Eek has a bunch of very thoughtful, very dutch designs. One of my favourite is the Chunky beam bench.
The chunky beam bench is part of a series of objects made from enormous old beams. Since there is only a limited stock of these beams, the series is limited. A chunky beam armchair, as well as a number of other objects, is also being produced. The idea is inspired by a large number of beams we purchased a few years back and which we had been at a loss at what to do with ever since. So this back-to-basics design, in all its simplicity, is the result of a rather long process of designing, experimenting and producing. The models are numbered consecutively by name (i.e. armchair no. 1, bench no. 2, and so on).
Thomas Poulsom created these life-sized birds of Britain out of nothing else but lego bricks. Adorable! Want to own a set of your own? Simply go to the link above and support LEGO Bird Project! All he needs is 10,000 supporters for the chance to make these into official LEGO sets.
Annie Vought has either a lot of patience, or is crazy, or a little bit of both. Her work involves removing handwritten letters from their context, letting the letterforms, shapes and shades speak for themslevs. The resulting artwork, though carved out of paper, is surprisingly strong, even though it looks so delicate and fragile.
The Water Cathedral project by GUN Architects consists of inverted cones suspended from a wire grid to capture rainwater within a plastic bag. Water drips out of the bags that resemble stalactites at different pulses and speeds, raining upon the visitors below.