Chaboo designed by Emily Steen for Project Chaboo. LINK
"The project included 50 participants from backgrounds in architecture, interior design, photography, painting, illustration, graphic design, carpentry, engineering, industrial design, sculpture and furniture design. We were asked to reinterpret a versatile furniture piece, originally designed by Ken Tomita. The main goal of the project was to build a diverse community of creative voices and to strengthen the bonds of the creative community here in Portland through collaboration."
Music of the Spheres: Kitchenware Instruments designed by Camilla Sundwall. LINK
"Music of the Spheres is a range of interactive kitchenware that aims to create a dining experience where you fully engage with your senses. These objects explore how music affects the body and mind. The inspiration came from objects used in spiritual practice that uses sound to create a specific state of mind. This is linked with recent studies in neuro-science and brought into a contemporary context through dining. This project examines the relationship between the inner and the outer worlds of the user, and how various intentions of using the objects have different effect on the brain."
"Basically it's a web based application that allows the user to select his or her car both make and model and then select the items of furniture they intend on buying before the visit or the items of furniture they have bought after the visit. The computer then calculates the best combination and order in which the boxes should be packed into the car this would be shown visually as a flash animation and also the user could print off a step by step guide on the best way to pack his or her car for that specific trip to IKEA. The hope is that a better packed a car will free up what i like to call stowaway space for those odd impulse buys such as a 4ft tall cactus (thanks mum). A better packed car also prevents needless store to home deliveries that increase your carbon footprint. Krama ( Swedish word for squeeze )"