Discovered yesterday at the London Comica Comiket show at the Bishopsgate Institute, Isabel Greenberg's marvellous austerity-ready posh bookshelves, kitchen shelves and mantelpieces, these being long fold-out illustrations filled with fancy items, high-minded literature, and positional goods that you can use to cover up your shabby personal effects and trashy books. Isabel's website is only displaying the bookshelf and kitchen shelf, and not the mantelpiece (which is a shame, because I think it's the best of the series -- I bought one!).
I am working on a series of concertina 'Fold Out-Fold up' products. So far I have a kitchen and a bookshelf. The idea is that you fold them out to cover anything shame full you might have behind. So if you have an embarrassing book case with lots of Mills and Boon or the Twilight books or something, you fold out my book shelf cover and put it in front! The kitchen one has lots of foodie feastables and you can pop it over your kitchen shelf when you have nothing but pot noodles and stale crackers.
Studio North was commissioned to refit an old elevator shaft in a converted warehouse loft in Calgary; they built a tall, narrow library with climbable shelves whose hand- and foot-holds retract into the shelving.
Libretaxi is an open source project that lets anyone become a rideshare driver in less than a minute; it has more than 20,000 users worldwide, and is maintained by Roman Pushkin, who started the project in December 2016 and is now planning to quit his job and work on it full time.
Mister Alphabet is an action-figure designed to cleverly bend and contort into every letter of the Latin alphabet; the website is long on trademark warnings and arty Instagram photos, but short on details, like, “Is this an object of commerce?” and “If so, where does one buy it?” (via Kottke)
What could be more fun than a slingshot that shoots tiny airplanes? A slingshot that shoots tiny glowing airplanes of course! These toy planes are outfitted with ultra-bright LEDs, so you can fly all night without losing them in the trees.Whether you are a regular-sized child, or an overgrown adult one, these light-up flyers offer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]