Bourrasque by Paul Cocksedge

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A wonderful sculpture and light installation by London designer Paul Cocksedge. Resembling pieces of paper caught in the breeze, 200 suspended sheets were made from an electrically conductive material that lights up when a current passes through it. Each sheet was the same size as a sheet of A3 paper and was moulded into shape by hand.

Installed in the courtyard of a hotel in Lyon, the 25-metre-long Bourrasque sculpture was completed for the city’s annual Festival of Lights.

Stitching Concrete by Florian Schmid

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The Stitching Concrete stools by Florian Schmid are inspired by the contrasts of Concrete Canvas, a fabric previously impregnated with concrete that becomes moldable once drenched in water. The stools are created by folding this fabric, which once soaked can be manipulated for a few hours before hardening. A wooden mould supports the stool while drying within 24 hours. Before that, the edges have been stitched together with brightly coloured thread. Wonderful.

See more here.

A Cabin in a Loft in Brooklyn

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A Cabin in a Loft in Brooklyn is a two-bedroom loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The cabin is available for short-term rental as an alternative to hotels and hostels to those seeking a more local experience of New York.

Conceived of as houses within houses, the cabin and treehouse serve as private sleeping cabins, each with its own semi-private garden set off from the shared living space. The cabins are located in a former textile factory building with exposed brick walls and large windows. Rather than building floor-to-ceiling walls to divide the apartment into two bedrooms, the pitched roof of the cabin and elevated floor of the treehouse maintain the openness and character of the loft while also allowing sunlight to fill the entire space. As a result, living in the space can feel like living outdoors, in a small community of two houses. Windows in the cabin and treehouse ventilate the rooms and offer views to the rest of the apartment. The large entrances to both cabins, set slightly back from the building’s windows, look out to the sky and down the street.

The treehouse is lofted above the ground and houses a study and storage area below. The cabin has a storage space built into the raised floor. A garden and a place to hang clothes occupy the small semi-private area that is formed between the cabin entrance and the windows. The shared open space of the loft, between the two houses, consists of a living area, kitchen, and large table for eating and working.

More here.

The ‘Sweet Tweet’ Clock

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This is wonderful.

UK-based brand communications agency Uniform specially designed a cuckoo clock that gives out a gumball every time the agency gets a new follower on Twitter. The ‘Sweet Tweet’ clock is a physical app that connects Uniform’s studio to its Twitter followers.

When the agency gets a new follower, ‘Sweet Tweet’ alerts and rewards the agency’s staff by: making a train whistle-like sound, and dispensing a bubble gum treat in real time. A reply-tweet is also sent to the new follower with a link to the ‘Sweet Tweet’ video and a message that says: “Thanks for following us, you just set a gumball free.”

Follow Uniform at @uniformtweets, and reward the staff.

(via Design Taxi)

The Future of Food

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This is spectacular !

French designers Thibault Zimmerman and Lucie Thomas (Zim & Zou) made architecture and design magazine Icon a neon-coloured paper hamburger for issue 104: The Future of Food. This has to be some of the most wonderful paper-craft i’ve seen.

More amazingness on their website.

 

Linotype: The Film

This looks worthy of a watch.

“Linotype: The Film” is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. More here linotypefilm.com

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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A wonderfully beautiful children’s book for the iPad.

The award-winning short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is now an interactive narrative experience bluring the line between picture books and animated film. Author William Joyce is an accomplished illustrator and animator who’s published New Yorker covers, won a bunch of Emmys, created character designs for some of Pixar’s first animated classics, and worked on many others for Dreamworks and Disney. Phew, no wonder this is so good.

The interface design is subtle, every page has some wonderful feature embedded into it that you have to find for yourself. The book invites you to play and explore and be curious.

Read more at Fast Co Design or buy in the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

The Joy of Books

After organizing their bookshelf almost a year ago, Sean Ohlenkamp & Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp decided to take it to the next level. They spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto. The outcome is this super cool video.

Paris versus New York

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Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, is a charming and witty blog and series of prints by Vahram Muratyan. This one is my favourite. See more here.

Leschi Residence by Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects

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The 3300 SF residence occupies an irregularly shaped, sloping urban lot overlooking Lake Washington with diagonal views of the Cascade Mountain Range to the Northeast and Southeast. Unassuming from the front exterior this little beauty boasts open living indoor and outdoor space flooded in natural light. Beautiful architecture by Adams Mohler Ghillino Architects in Seattle.

(via Arch Daily)

 

Wimpy Braille Burgers

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Just awesome.

Wimpy wanted to let visually impaired people know that they offered braille menus in all of their restaurants. To spread the word they built braille burgers that blind people could read. With the help of skilled chefs we took sesame seeds and meticulously placed them on burger buns so that the seeds formed braille. See the process in the video below.

3D Cardboard Typography

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This is beautiful.

For her thesis project, Toronto, Canada-based Farah Tamachi created this 6-foot-tall 3D typographic installation, called Ignite, using cardboard.

“This project aims to question the death of analog design, when humans have the inherent need to be tactile and explore things in a multiple-sensory rich manner,” she says.

(via My Modern Met)