Most visitors to Japan during the rainy season have noticed the variety of umbrella-drying devices placed at department store entrances; the most common is the one that slides a sort of plastic condom onto your umbrella in one swipe, and you may have seen seen a larger hairdryer-style contraption.
But the hairdryer one needs to be plugged in, and the condom-style umbrella wrapper will generate thousands of plastic bags that go into the trash. Annon's cool umbrella-drying device, on the other hand, requires no electricity and generates no waste; the film coating on the pie-slice-shaped sponges just squeegees the water off of your umbrella, draining it into a pan below.
Of course if you really wanted to be green, you would drink the water that accumulates in the pan, so it wouldn't go to waste either. But I guess that's kinda gross.
Minneapolis-based design agency Colle + McVoy created this kick-ass stop-motion nugget, a "human flipbook," using 150 individual t-shirts and 1 human for Erbert & Gerbert's, a Midwest-based sub shop. Enjoy!
We had no idea inanimate objects could experience an identity crisis. Deep down, designer Gareth Neal's table is truly traditional, but trapped in a modernist body. The intricate and precise wood construction reveals a true "self" amidst a blur of stylistic uncertainty.via mocoloco
Modern parenting in a man-made world calls for something above and beyond square pegs in round holes, at least according to Atypyk. Using the good ol' wooden peg puzzle format, "Learn The Basics" gets young ones acquainted with the most iconic brand-centric shapes in technology, synthetic fragrance, fast food, pornography,...