This is equally genius and creepy. A duvet cover printed with photos of people yawning – to help you to sleep. It may be just the day after another Mad Men viewing get together, or it may be looking at this post, but I’m yawning as I write this. What do you think – creepy or clever?
From the Dutch, horizontal living company, Snurk (via design taxi)
So clever – four chairs and a table that hide in your bookshelves. Perfect for small spaces, kids rooms, or just about anywhere. Created by Orla Reynolds and called “As if from Nowhere” (great name) it started as a student project that is planned to go into production. Clever. Find out more here. (via weburbanist)
This sweet little house combines a crib, playpen, dresser and changing station to streamline all of the necessities that baby requires upon homecoming – and then it becomes a toddler bed. The perfect first home for any newborn. Found on Inhabitots and full of cuteness.
So clever. This is the kind of design that makes me grin and makes me thankful for people like Leo Rosa Borges (thank you Leo) – On his Behance profile he is described as
“A Brazilian designer living in Dubai, trying to sneak some creativity into the market.
I believe ideas make things look good too. I strive to make my work relevant first and beautiful later.”
I think we would get along. There is not much explanation needed for his ikea brochure. It’s clever, beautiful and it works – what more can you ask?
Check out Leo’s work here and expect to see more stuff from him on this blog.
This very clever light is on kickstarter at the moment. I started watching the video thinking ‘hmmm yes, that’s clever’ and quickly went to the contented sigh I make when I see how many little things they have thought of and how beautiful it is. Watch the video below. (and yes, I know what I’m getting myself for Christmas this year)
The site may be in Japanese but there really is no need for words to explain this concept. One of those that start you thinking of what else could be made child & home friendly… from duitang.com
Design conscious, portable, and energy aware. Yes it’s another power outlet. This one has been designed to be seen when you are using it and hidden when you are not (it sits under the storage tray). Can everyone please make more beautiful stuff like this please. Thank you. Find out more here.
Last year we painted our dining room table(s) with chalkboard paint – I wish I had kept a record of all the fun stuff that has been sketched and written on them over the year. I have started now. For Thanksgiving (and probably the rest of the season) I found the perfect quote “To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition” (Samuel Johnson) and sketched it out using chalk and chalkboard pens. It’s not perfect but I’m OK with that, it’s my first attempt at something like this and it can only get better from here. I enjoyed every moment. Sometimes I forget to take the time to just create, not for a company, not for a reason, just because. Home is the perfect place to do that.
We’ve seen it before, but there is something very simple about James Plumb’s approach – I think it’s the metal (custom made). Clever and makes me look around the room imagining things in different ways. (via hi consumption).
Fascinated by these fatboy edison lights – you charge them and then pull the tag and they glow for up to 6 hours. I love how simple they are, and how flexible they can be (I can imagine using them in lots of places). Best of all I noticed that design public has them with an offer of 2 for 1 at the moment. Buy one, get one free (this is not an affiliate link, just me passing on something I think is pretty cool). I bought some so will let you know how well they work when they arrive. (The offer only lasts until the end of the month).
This light is beautiful – and yes, it really floats. Don’t get too excited though, it’s pretty expensive ($1,350) but it is clever, and it is beautiful – so I’m ignoring the price and smiling (but not buying one yet) -I love the play on the traditional lamp with the ultra-modern technology - watch the video below. (via pc world - yes, pc world!)
I’m loving the look of the Kvissle range (with a name like that you know it’s from Ikea. Great ideas like cork lids that double as coasters. This is all white with me (sorry, but it’s Saturday and you have to forgive the occasional pun) (via notcot)
Beautifully designed folding ladder. Creative, clever and practical – that’s all the bases covered. Ideal if you live in a small apartment or if you just like beautiful things. From barcelona-based design studio company & company (via swissmiss) See more images on designboom