The Rocking Horse

July 24, 2009


Rocking horse in a modern context, designed out of few bits and pieces of old german motorbikes. Good for the kid who grew up in a concrete jungle…

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Random pic of the week

July 13, 2009


Matt Brown’s ‘Food and the Future of it’, final project for his masters in Interaction Design, envisions that food in the year 2040 would be synthetic and programmatic, made using 3-dimensional printers and lab-grown meat.
I love it!

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Savannah House

July 4, 2009


The Savannah House is a Giraffe-house and visitor centre for for Rotterdam Zoo. The enclosure, modeled on African coral, has been designed to take advantage of passive solar heating and natural ventilation and lighting.

The accommodation for the giraffe is designed as a “shelter”. The design provides a comfortable place for the animals. It also gives them more living space, for the giraffes are free and can go in and out as they please.
For for information, click on the below link.

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Eglu Rabbit Houses

July 2, 2009


The eglu for rabbits is a modern, easy to clean and safe home for your pet bunnies. Developed with leading animal behaviourists, the unique design enables your rabbits to express their natural instincts, making rabbit ownership more rewarding and enjoyable. They are great for chickens too.

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Box Pig

June 2, 2009


Box Pig 2 is a chair with teeth, or a table with teeth, or whatever you want it to be. It’s just feels like a very nice thing to have in the house…

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“…With a slim profile and a choice of wood and fabric options, Curve seamlessly blends in with your décor. It can be mounted anywhere on the wall, allowing maximum flexibility. The curving shape and cushion provide your pet with comfort and security when sleeping and playing on it. Appropriate for cats and small dogs…”

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Peca Lamps

May 27, 2009


Peca Lamps use renewable materials, poetic form and beautiful shadows, they come flatpacked and easy to build.

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I thought a fly printed on the urinals was intersting and uniquely useful… Is this opposing or more attractive to the user?

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Doglight

April 6, 2009

Doglight is a pet-lamp made of 6mm thick acrylic. When your pet is around, it will always lit up the darkness…
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Random pic of the week

April 6, 2009


Giant toasted leafcutter ants.
Hormigas Culonas are harvested in the Colombian Amazon by the Guane Indians, during the short rainy season between March and June. They are then toasted in a mud pot over an open fire by the Indians.
The Guane Indians believe that these Ants have youth giving and Aphrodisiac properties and they are often served as fertility giving marriage food during nuptial ceremonies. Hormigas Culonas taste similar to crisply fried bacon with an earthy taste.

The mopane worm is the brightly coloured caterpillar of the Emperor Moth, which is one of the world’s largest moths, and the caterpillar lives on the leaves of the mopane tree. The worms are hand picked or shaken off the trees. The local collector’s squeeze the Caterpillars to remove their bright green ‘guts’ and then they are cooked in a cauldron of salty water until the water has evaporated, they are then dried in the Hot African Sun. Once dried, they can be stored for many months.
The biggest worms have the best flavour as they contain more fat ; the texture is similar to tofu or soya meat and they taste a little like dried fish, but they seem to soak up the flavour of whatever they are cooked with.
Now available ready packed…

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