Loving these photographs of Marc Newson’s Kelvin 40 airplane, part of a series of images taken by Michael Surtees at the Marc Newson ‘Transport’ Exhibition, currently being held at Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Industrial design student Richard Wilson has re-imagined the ubiquitous Braun Aromaster KF20 with his Braun KF2010 coffee maker.
The Eggbot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from 4 – 10 cm in diameter and is designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs and even wine glasses.
Designer Naoto Fukasawa has created a series of hats that are made entirely out of ‘Naoron’, a new version of traditional Japanese washi-paper developed by washi-paper manufacturer Onao, which withstands both moisture and weight resulting in a lightweight water-resistant material that does not tear easily.
The hats are part of a range of goods which Onao calls SIWA (the name is an anagram of the characters in the word washi — or wasi — and a word meaning, ‘crinkle’ in Japanese) and includes bags, cases and slippers.
Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has enjoyed 50 years of continuous production by Vitsœ (the image above is Rams’ original sketch of a shelving system from 1955).
In celebration, an exhibition showing examples of the earliest production of the shelving system runs at Vitsœ, 3-5 Duke Street, London from 18 September to 16 October.
Photograph via Swiss Cheese and Bullets.
Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen show running at MoMA until March, 2011.
The show explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic “Frankfurt Kitchen,” designed in 1926–27 by the architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky.
Ferrofluid is a fluid metal that becomes highly magnetized when exposed to a magnetic field. Under the liquid watch face is a regular watch with magnetically charged hands that force the Ferrofluid to react, allowing the user to see the time.