Growing Business Card

May 31, 2007


A business card that a prospective client would want to keep on their table rather than in their pocket. A business card that worked like a miniature house-plant, growing alfalfa or cress when dipped in water – a business card for ‘another bloomin’ designer’.

Extract from Jamie Wieck

Arthur Acrylic Lamp

May 29, 2007

Arthur is milled out of 10 mm acrylic sheets. This lamp functions very differently, depending on if it´s lit or not. In the daytime it is almost like a coloured crystal-piece, commanding its place and when it´s lit, it takes on a shine of its own.
Acrylic has always been used to difused light in many products. Good knowledge of light diffusion can create very nice lighting products.

Extract from darlingson

Soap Leaves

May 28, 2007

The soap is made through a process in which soap resin mixed according to a secret Thai formula is hand poured over a dried and cured lattice-like frame of real mango tree leaves to form individual soaps of unmatched exquisiteness. Each leaf is good for one or two washings.

Extract from Wrapables

Pebble Pillow Natural

May 28, 2007


Composed of cotton terry material the Pebble rugs and pillows have a surprisingly natural look. It almost feels that it hurts to lay down on it…

Extract from Ambient Collection


Maybe the guys will aim better and stay longer… maybe do other activities as well.


You get what you asked for. In Singapore, the stressed up and depressed locals or just plain Brain lazy like me, when asked about what we want to drink, we would say “anything” or “chin chai”… Those who has a bad attitude or just don’t have a care would go “whatever”.

Now we get what we wanted, from the company Out of the Box (a golf specific media company turn beverage company came up with these 2 drinks and with some really funny advertising too.

Anything is carbonated and is made in six flavours: Cola, Cola with Lemon, Apple, Fizz Up, Cloudy Lemon and Root Beer.
Whatever is non-carbonated and is made in six flavours: Ice Lemon Tea, Peach Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, White Grape Tea, Apple Tea and Chrysanthemum Tea.

Extract from anything

Update 200607: My other half proved me wrong the other day.. I had the perception the drinks were a mixed up mess but she actually looked at the ingredient and behold… same cans, different flavors… so if you are not in the mood to choose, just take anything or whatever… but if you suddenly have some urge or preference, then do look at the ingredient printed on the cans before buying… so far I have tried Fizz up and Chrysanthemum Tea…


Rather than just stick a BMW badge on the lid, Acer has conducted seven months of market research to discover what constitutes a sexy laptop, then left the results in the capable hands of over 100 designers and engineers at BMW Designworks.
With glossy black lid, grey keyboard and Webcam doubles up as a sort of car door handle for opening the sexy 15.4-inch screen. Plus the shortcut buttons on either side of the keyboard are just like those on either side of a BMW car stereo. Ironically there’s even a button that does absolutely nothing–like the dummy switches on cars that haven’t got all the optional extras.

The Aspire 5920 is Santa Rosa’d up to the eyeballs and packs a 2GHz Intel T7300 CPU, 2GB of 667MHz (not 800MHz unfortunately) RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card for gaming. There’s even a Dolby-certified speaker system with a subwoofer underneath. SGD2,698 on May 30, 2007

If BMW is not your taste, then maybe you want to get the Acer Ferrari 1000 or the other computer/ fast car callaborations instead.

Update: I just bought it a day after Vesak day, 1 June 2007. Crashed it in 4 days…

Extract from CNET Asia

This printer design concept is thin enough to hang on the wall like a picture frame, or you can prop it up on a tabletop. When you’ve printed your page, it displays it for you right there as if it were a work of art. Push the printed paper out the slot on the side, and you’re good to go.
Its wireless… but where’s the power coming from?

Extract from ransmeier & floyd

Irregular IQ Cube

May 26, 2007


This irregular cube is a Rubik’s Cube that you need to solve with both color and shape. Called the Irregular IQ Cube, this strange geometric shape is supposed to end up like a standard Rubik’s Cube when solved. For only USD8.50, you can tell how a loser and useless you are after not being able to solve the Rubik’s Cube and still want to spend on a more complex one.

Extract from Brando


The Music Vortex’s mission is to visualize music using the natural movement of water as it’s influenced by sound waves. Its bottom section function like a normal speaker, but the water on top vibrates and ripples with the music and lit up with a spacey blue glow. You adjust the volume on the speaker with a little knob in the middle.

Extract from Yanko Design