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Cool Finds
The new design blog, collecting what we consider to be cool finds from all over the world.
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Paperclip and safety pin cufflinks.
2008-05-06 20:12:00
Paperclip and safety pin cufflinks. These whimsical cufflinks are shaped like everyday objects and are made of stainless-steel coated brass. Available from MoMa at USD 45:- a pair. Don't you just love them?
More About: Safety , Cufflinks
Who tall are you?
2008-04-17 20:15:00
There's absolutely no information on the site that I can read (it's all in Japanese), but I get the idea. And I like it. The Who tall are you mirror would be a conversation piece in any surrounding, but it would be perfect in a restaurant or bar restroom, for both sexes. Imagine having a whizz and then comparing your height to that of Clint Eastwood or Johnny Depp?
More About: Tall
Feel the noise.
2008-04-17 20:14:00
For anyone with even the faintest faiblesse for high octane fuel, hot tarmac and burning rubber this new photo book is a must have. It explores the Swedish drag racing and hot rod scene (yes, folks, there is such a thing) with lots of color racing photographs plus an additional b/w picture essay of the enthusiast's life off track. I have never been a great drag racing fan (although I have done a bit of circuit car racing in my life) but I like cars and always enjoy good photography and design. Looking at the pictures in this book you can almost smell the burning rubber, nitro fuel and hear the roar of high powered engines. Pick one up from Enthusiast Books (USD 29:95), or if you're anywhere near Stockholm, Sweden, from MarGie Bookshop (SEK 195:-), Roslagsgatan 14.
More About: Noise , Feel
Feel the noise.
2008-04-08 11:29:00
For anyone with even the faintest faiblesse for high octane fuel, hot tarmac and burning rubber this new photo book is a must have. It explores the Swedish drag racing and hot rod scene (yes, folks, there is such a thing) with lots of color racing photographs plus an additional b/w picture essay of the enthusiast's life off track. I have never been a great drag racing fan (although I have done a bit of circuit car racing in my life) but I like cars and always enjoy good photography and design. Looking at the pictures in this book you can almost smell the burning rubber, nitro fuel and hear the roar of high powered engines. Pick one up from Enthusiast Books (USD 29:95), or if you're anywhere near Stockholm, Sweden, from MarGie Bookshop (SEK 195:-), Roslagsgatan 14.
More About: Noise , Feel
Oscilloscope clothes hanger.
2008-04-06 11:51:00
It's really called "garderobe klotho" but that is all I can understand of the Japanese(?) website wherei found it. But. I like it just the same. It would look nice just inside the front door.
More About: Clothes , Oscilloscope
The Muji flashlight.
2008-04-06 11:51:00
The name MUJI is derived from the Japanese phrase "mujirushi ryohin", meaning "no brand goods." MUJI products are environmentally friendly and beautifully simple. This aluminum flashlight has a bright LED and is simple to operate by pressing the soft-touch button on the end to turn it on and off. Three AA batteries required (not included). USD 35:-.
More About: Flashlight
Oscilloscope clothes hanger.
2008-03-28 17:43:00
It's really called "garderobe klotho" but that is all I can understand of the Japanese(?) website wherei found it. But. I like it just the same. It would look nice just inside the front door.
More About: Clothes , Oscilloscope
Absolut Mango.
2008-03-12 15:55:00
This was new. Supposed to have been launched through travel retail in February, but we sure did not see it in any of the airports we passed, so there's no taste test yet. Bottle design by Ergonomidesign. Check out their other cool work, like the ergonomic bike grips we posted on Smart Stuff a while back.
More About: Mango , Absolut
TV is not a piece of art? Make it so.
2008-03-12 15:55:00
Swedish designer Axel Bjurström presented TV Easel at the Greenhouse young designers showcase at the Stockholm Furniture Fair last week. The design is one of three TV furniture concepts developed by Bjurström for home electronics brand Panasonic. We were trveling and unfortunately not able to attend, but we want to show this idea anyway. It's thatcool. The easel is optimized for TV-sizes between 32-47 inches.
More About: Make , Piece
The Muji flashlight.
2008-03-12 15:54:00
The name MUJI is derived from the Japanese phrase "mujirushi ryohin", meaning "no brand goods." MUJI products are environmentally friendly and beautifully simple. This aluminum flashlight has a bright LED and is simple to operate by pressing the soft-touch button on the end to turn it on and off. Three AA batteries required (not included). USD 35:-.
More About: Flashlight
TV is not a piece of art? Make it so.
2008-03-07 13:13:00
Swedish designer Axel Bjurström presented TV Easel at the Greenhouse young designers showcase at the Stockholm Furniture Fair last week. The design is one of three TV furniture concepts developed by Bjurström for home electronics brand Panasonic. We were trveling and unfortunately not able to attend, but we want to show this idea anyway. It's thatcool. The easel is optimized for TV-sizes between 32-47 inches.
More About: Make , Piece
Coolest play car yet.
2008-02-14 07:08:00
I suppose a tiny Koenigsegg would have been cool, too, but this ford hot rod stole my heart. I just wish they had been around back when I was small enough to fit into one. I would have been relentless and driven my parents crazy asking for one. USD 239:-.
More About: Play
Waste basket and/or recycling bin.
2008-02-14 07:07:00
Just stumbled upon their site today, and I immediately fell in love with this waste basket or recycling bin design. I would love to have one sitting next to my desk right now. A4/A5. Design Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom.
More About: Recycling , Basket , Waste
Waterdrops bath mat.
2008-02-14 07:07:00
Promised to help prevent slipping and to give a decent foot massage. All that and looking cool too. Only USD 49:- on Generate.
More About: Bath
Waterdrops bath mat.
2007-11-06 19:09:00
Promised to help prevent slipping and to give a decent foot massage. All that and looking cool too. Only USD 49:- on Generate.
More About: Bath , Drop
Glow-worm light.
2007-10-31 14:08:00
Actually it's called Glühwürmchen, which is German for (I suppose) little glow-worm. There are several different designs sharing the same thechnical idea; attaching directly to the wall socket. I would love one of these, but unfortunately all our wall power outlets are way down at floor level. This opne is EUR 89:- (approx. USD 128:-) plus shipping. Design Stiletto Studios.
More About: Worm , Light , Glow
The Pfligersdorffer coffee cup.
2007-10-31 14:08:00
Cool, innovative, strange. And what a smart way of thinking outside of the box when it comes to coffee cups. I wish I'd come up with this one myself. Julie Pfligersdorffer did. Perfect for that single espresso. EUR 72:- (USD 101:-) for two at Industreal.
More About: Coffee , Dorf
Floating bedside table and drawer.
2007-10-31 14:08:00
Designed by Markus Boge and Patrick Frey, it doubles as filing-tray, odds-and-ends box or night table in bedroom, corridor, living- or work-room. A solid metal mount is fixed to the wall, and the drawer is simply slid on to it: slightly raised, its front side does duty as a handle. It comes in 2 sizes and 4 colours. EUR 75:90 at Manufactum.
More About: Floating , Table , Drawer
Fried egg rug.
2007-10-31 14:08:00
Apparently it was a hit at the Milan furniture fair. Designer Valentina Audrito seem to have a thing for eggs. The rug will join our collection of fun rugs. See these entries for more rugs: Tire-track rug, Tiger rug, cardboard box doormat, bear rug, pawprint rug, bear doormat, rug with integrated pillow, rabbit pawprint rug, british stamp rug, and the unfortunate yeti. Enjoy!
More About: Fried
Cake pan with pre-sized slices.
2007-10-31 14:08:00
How do you like your slice of cake? Big? Small? Thin? Everyone can have their piece just the right size with this pre sectioned cake pan from the playful Ding 3000 design firm. A bit like the French fun-and-crazy crew at Atypyk, Ding 3000 churns out crazy, funny, useful ideas one after the other. Compared to the exactness in the Swiss prescision cake tray we posted on Plain Crazy a while back, this would actually be fun to own and use.
More About: Cake , Slice
Truly awesome tattoo.
2007-10-31 14:07:00
I have no idea who this guy is, nor do I know of anyone else with a tattoo this seroius. As far as I'm concerned this is a masterpiece. It must have taken innumerable painful hours under the needle to accomplish something like this. It there's a tattoo competition, this work should win a prize.
More About: Tattoo , Awesome , Some
The re-born Fiat 500.
2007-10-31 14:07:00
The Fiat 500 was the car that put Italy on wheels and back on track after the devastation of WWII. The tiny vehicle was cheap to buy, cheap to run, and although it's actually even smaller than you'd think from looking at the pictures, large Italian families piled in to go see relatives, have picnics, and perhaps go to the beach. Italian cities was swarming with them. Now, just like the original Cinquecento helped resurrect Italy, Fiat is hoping that the new incarnation will put the Fiat company back on track for the 21 century. Fiat says their goal is to produce cars with better quality than the Japanese by 2010. We'll see about that, but so far I think it's looking good. I like how they have blended their retro elements with contemporary car design, both inside and out (silver car is 500 Mk II). It's at least as nice as the Mini, and I just hope that Fiat will be able to their quality promises, because BMW is a truly formidable competitor.
More About: Fiat 500
The Pfligersdorffer coffee cup.
2007-10-08 20:41:00
Cool, innovative, strange. And what a smart way of thinking outside of the box when it comes to coffee cups. I wish I'd come up with this one myself. Julie Pfligersdorffer did. Perfect for that single espresso. EUR 72:- (USD 101:-) for two at Industreal.
More About: Coffee , Dorf
Floating bedside table and drawer.
2007-10-08 20:41:00
Designed by Markus Boge and Patrick Frey, it doubles as filing-tray, odds-and-ends box or night table in bedroom, corridor, living- or work-room. A solid metal mount is fixed to the wall, and the drawer is simply slid on to it: slightly raised, its front side does duty as a handle. It comes in 2 sizes and 4 colours. EUR 75:90 at Manufactum.
More About: Floating , Table , Drawer
Fried egg rug.
2007-09-27 08:40:00
Apparently it was a hit at the Milan furniture fair. Designer Valentina Audrito seem to have a thing for eggs. The rug will join our collection of fun rugs. See these entries for more rugs: Tire-track rug, Tiger rug, cardboard box doormat, bear rug, pawprint rug, bear doormat, rug with integrated pillow, rabbit pawprint rug, british stamp rug, and the unfortunate yeti. Enjoy!
More About: Fried
Cake pan with pre-sized slices.
2007-09-27 08:40:00
How do you like your slice of cake? Big? Small? Thin? Everyone can have their piece just the right size with this pre sectioned cake pan from the playful Ding 3000 design firm. A bit like the French fun-and-crazy crew at Atypyk, Ding 3000 churns out crazy, funny, useful ideas one after the other. Compared to the exactness in the Swiss prescision cake tray we posted on Plain Crazy a while back, this would actually be fun to own and use.
More About: Cake , Slice
Fried egg rug.
2007-09-03 12:16:00
Apparently it was a hit at the Milan furniture fair. Designer Valentina Audrito seem to have a thing for eggs. The rug will join our collection of fun rugs. See these entries for more rugs: Tire-track rug, Tiger rug, cardboard box doormat, bear rug, pawprint rug, bear doormat, rug with integrated pillow, rabbit pawprint rug, british stamp rug, and the unfortunate yeti. Enjoy!
More About: Fried
Truly awesome tattoo.
2007-08-26 14:05:00
I have no idea who this guy is, nor do I know of anyone else with a tattoo this seroius. As far as I'm concerned this is a masterpiece. It must have taken innumerable painful hours under the needle to accomplish something like this. It there's a tattoo competition, this work should win a prize.
More About: Tattoo , Awesome , Some
The re-born Fiat 500.
2007-08-26 14:05:00
The Fiat 500 was the car that put Italy on wheels and back on track after the devastation of WWII. The tiny vehicle was cheap to buy, cheap to run, and although it's actually even smaller than you'd think from looking at the pictures, large Italian families piled in to go see relatives, have picnics, and perhaps go to the beach. Italian cities was swarming with them. Now, just like the original Cinquecento helped resurrect Italy, Fiat is hoping that the new incarnation will put the Fiat company back on track for the 21 century. Fiat says their goal is to produce cars with better quality than the Japanese by 2010. We'll see about that, but so far I think it's looking good. I like how they have blended their retro elements with contemporary car design, both inside and out (silver car is 500 Mk II). It's at least as nice as the Mini, and I just hope that Fiat will be able to their quality promises, because BMW is a truly formidable competitor.
More About: Fiat 500
Cake pan with pre-sized slices.
2007-08-26 14:04:00
How do you like your slice of cake? Big? Small? Thin? Everyone can have their piece just the right size with this pre sectioned cake pan from the playful Ding 3000 design firm. A bit like the French fun-and-crazy crew at Atypyk, Ding 3000 churns out crazy, funny, useful ideas one after the other. Compared to the exactness in the Swiss prescision cake tray we posted on Plain Crazy a while back, this would actually be fun to own and use.
More About: Cake , Slice
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