Rolling Bridge

March 31, 2007

This innovative rolling bridge can be found in the city’s Paddington Basin development. Constructed from wood and steel, the 12-meter-long structure curls itself into a ball to let water traffic through. It would be fun to see it in action, rising up rather like a rampant fighting caterpillar from its original postition, lying over the water.

Extract from Heatherwick Studio

Clever Cleaver

March 30, 2007

 

The clever cleaver works by having the bottom part of the scissor like contraption being a small chopping board, whilst the top part the blade. You can then chop vegetables and fruit without the need of a proper chopping board. This also saves you having to clean your regular chopping board.
Very neat but cannot cut lambchop… still need the chopping board for that.

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Jewelry by Kyeok Kim that casts a pattern of light on the wearer. ‘Aurora’ creates patterns of light on the body as ornamentation, extending the ornamented space around the body and restyling its decorative silhouette by motion. ‘Aurora’ highlights the relationship between different pieces of jewellery, by its nature the pieces interact with the another. To operate the light, one must gently move the ring (containing a magnet) towards the main jewellery piece. Concept.

In the meantime, you can get something similar and cheap like the flashing plastic rings sold for parties…

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Another 97 days it will take… but hey… nice posters of Optimus Prime and Megatron fierce features… not the 1980s bright coloured versions on TV… Transformers… robots in disguise…

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NicStic

March 28, 2007

It has no smoke, it also has none of the tar, arsenic, cadmium and formaldehyde of regular cigarettes… technically its not cigarette then… is it?
The NicStic uses a rechargeable heating coil in a plastic cigarette-sized stick to dispense nicotine without smoke. Packaged by a Swiss company in small containers that resembles a cigarette-case. It contains ten disposable mouth-pieces resembling a filter as well as an object that looks like a cigarette. In reality however, this object is a heating element that works from a battery. The cigarette-case itself works as a battery charger.

Assemble cigarette, insert into special opening of the cigarette-case filter up. Pause for 20 seconds until battery is fully charged and heating element reaches certain temperature. Puff it…

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Karakuri are mechanized puppets or automata from Japan dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The word ‘Karakuri’ means a “mechanical device to tease, trick, or take a person by surprise.” Japanese designer Keisuke Saka created this papercraft kit series filled with surprises and a dose of dark humor. Doomed is one fish’s Last Stand–rotate the wheel and watch it flip one last time in resistance to the chef’s knife. Mr. Saka is one of Japan’s most honored paper engineers. His thoughtfully rendered designs use the fewest moving parts to communicate their magical, elegant movement. D.I.Y. for USD16… why would people think of playing pretend to kill a fish?

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Mido Teddy Bear Chair

March 27, 2007

 

Upholstered teddy bear / easychair for the big baby in us… I feel like lying down on it too…

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Snap Cups

March 26, 2007

It looks crude… but I find it kind of solve a problem on the tight space in Singapore and adding a bit of art to the house. Mix and match anyway you want it, it works like buttons on your clothes… with different handles and parts.

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Puzzle Carpet

March 26, 2007

 

The puzzle carpet allows you to create a landscape of your own in water, sand or grass. It brings in an element of the outside. Each piece measuring 36 cm in diameter is made in Italy of soft expanded polyethylene coupled with polyester fabric. Each pack includes 7 puzzle pieces… so you have to buy lots of it if you want to create a landscape in your house… If quite unique… You got to change it everytime you get bored… I want I want!

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Random pic of the week

March 26, 2007

For smokers, you don’t have to carry a hardpack and your phone when you are out anymore. Not only does it look like a pack of cigarettes (the exact size and the exact warning labels concerning health), it actually holds half a pack of REAL cigarettes on the back. All you need to do is to slide open the battery cover. The phone itself runs on dualband GSM, takes microSD cards, plays MP3, has a color screen and a VGA camera on the side. For USD175 you will get a whole luxurious VIP kit with the phone, a pack of Chonghwa branded cigarettes as well as a lighter.

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