Archive for design

Improved bicycle safety

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2010 by pictureplane

Pretty nifty gadget for making bikes locked to lamp posts more secure. The video is in German but i think the language of hypothesise, test, analyse and repeat is prety universal. For the short on time among us, skip to 120 for the (short) demo


We put bed in your desk so you can sleep while you work

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by pictureplane

via the daily what

Shelob awaits you

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by pictureplane

Come into my parlor said Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen to the mob. This exhibit in an old stock exchange building in Vienna is made entirely of packaging tape. Nearly 117,000 feet worth. As you can see below, the structure is strong enough to support people climbing inside it. The exhibition runs only until today but if anyone is around Frankfurt in September, they’ll be making another in a public space in the city centre.

Click here for more pictures and information in the original article by Jill Singer for Fast company

Beyond petroleum?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 30, 2010 by pictureplane

From a competition by greenpeace to reimagine the bp logo in light of the recent gulf oil spill

We have let down our ancestors

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by pictureplane

Great series of postcards from 1900 that imagine what the world would be like by the 21st century

Holy exploding lampshades Batman!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by pictureplane

German designer Ingo Maurer presented ‘bang boom’ at milan design week 2010.
The hanging lamp is based around previous work, with the addition of comic typography and animation, constructed with paper

via design boom
via the daily what

DIY Chair

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 16, 2010 by pictureplane

The ‘Do Hit Chair’ is a creation by Dutch designer Marijn van der Poll. It’s a metal box which you can shape into a chair with the hammer provided. You can shape the box into whatever form you choose it to be. After a few minutes or hours of hard work you become the co-designer of the ‘Do Hit Chair.’ Prize? Around $6,000

via The Presurfer

(Video @ link)