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His lampshade is made up of 3,000 drinking straws that are all connected into one long chain.
With that one chain, Fishlock creates a translucent sphere to surround the lightbulb. If you really wanted to, you could unroll the ball and get one uber-long straw… but if it takes Fishlock seven days to put together, it might take you a little bit longer to get it back into lampshade form.
The drinking straw lampshade, aptly named Gulp, comes on the heels of Fishlock’s What Watt? another spherical chandelier made up of more than 1,243 incandescent lightbulbs of various shapes and sizes.
But, one can’t help but wonder, were these previously used straws?
Personal indoor pools will always be at the lap of luxury, but Hydrofloors will take it to the next level.
The pool pimps at Hydrofloor designed a ‘walk on pool.’ Not like walk on water, but a the floor actually sinks down and fills with water at the touch of a button. Hello future, technology, you are so nice to us sometimes… In effect you can go from dance party to pool party in less than an hour. Not too shabby.
And the nice thing is, when you aren’t using the pool it blends in with the rest of the floor, making it virtually unnoticeable.
The “nearly invisible” system can be adjustable to whatever water level you like, you want a wading pool, done. A swimming pool, done. You can even adjust different parts of the pool to different heights, shallow end for the kiddies and deep end for the adults. Just be sure that after you elevate it, you give it some time to dry out before you break out your dancing shoes…
When thinking about Milan, cheap doesn’t come to mind, especially when were talking about designers. But Moschino has lent its expertise to style a mid-priced hotel that will combine cheep and chic.
Maison Moschino has created a fairy-tale within the walls of the hotel that are completely surreal. Bedspreads made with velvet rose petals, a tree-branch four poster bed is featured in one room, and each of the 54 rooms and 15 suites that fill the four floors are each styled different from the next.
The rooms are themed with a few examples being the “Sleeping in a Ball Gown” room and the “Half Room,”where everything in the room has been cut completely in half. The hotel is also home to a restaurant bar, garden, spa and gym…Oh the joy!
Maison Moschino opens March 10, 2010 and definitely one to keep on radar. It’s fashion, comfort, and beauty. And best of all, it’s affordable. Milan here we come!
-Melissa S. Robinson
Kidrobot. Need I say more? For those who are not so familiar we won’t hold it against you, but don’t let it happen again *smiles*. Kidrobot is one of the creators of the Mummy and Dummy dolls. They are seven inch tall, blank, vinyl figures which are the cutest things known to man.
The dolls have been tweaked by lighting designer Marcus Tremonto, who was inspired by science fiction and video games. No longer are they the cute loveable figures we have come to know and love, they have an edge now. They are urbanized.
Lightbotz, which are the Mummy and Dummy dolls new name, are getting their arms ripped off and spewing blood, they have been caught peeing, listening to their i-pods and giving onlookers the death-ray.
-Melissa S. Robinson
An idea perfect for those with temperamental design moods, it’s the solution for impulsive decorators who quickly come to regret the shocking wall colours that seemed so right at the time.
The Amirko-designed concept, aptly named “Change it” is a wall panel comprised of individual colour triangles that can be changed to adapt to the owner’s mood, or, as Gizmodo.com was quick to point out, spell out dirty words.
Different colour combinations can give the room a stark minimalist feel or make the walls feel like a pantone catalogue. Either way, it’s a perfect option for a new hue without pickup up a paint can.
Have you ever had that feeling of awe when a magnificent meal is place in front of you on a table? Well, Philip Design has teamed up with Spanish restaurant, Arzak, and have created *drum roll please* a series of tableware that glows when food is placed on it.
These amazing dishes are titled Multi-sensorial Gastronomy, whatever it’s called, it’s pretty damn cool. The dining ware includes a bowl, plate and serving plate that emit fragrances, vibrations and light in response to food being on their surfaces then fades.
The people at Philip Design want to evoke the senses and enhance your eating experience.
Anything to make a dinning experience more pleasurable is top notch in our books.
-Melissa S. Robinson
What’s stainless steal and lime green all over?
Why, it’s the newly envisioned uber-eco friendly Ekokook kitchen by Faltazi Design. Though it’s in the pre-manufacturing stages, its appearance is enough to make the environmentalist chef’s heart flutter with glee.
This kitchen set is complete with hanging fans and energy efficient appliances. These hanging compartments offer owners of the Ekokook kitchen a venue for container gardening; supplying a perfect opportunity to grow fresh herbs right in the kitchen. The French design team even thought of fresh vegetable storage, water conservation and recycling. It also helps sort waste in three categories: solid, liquid and organic.
Though this kitchen stands for the antithesis of the traditional rustic kitchen, it’s a well researched, future oriented, dream kitchen. With its sleek lines, bold colours and functionality, the Ekokook offers something bold for the forward thinking chef and eco-design buff.
It works a bit like an egg.
Designed by Jordi Canudas, the Less Lamp comes with a specially designed pickaxe that lets the owner decide how and where to crack the plaster lampshade and the direction of light emission. Holes can also be picked into the lamp to give it a speckled feel and for more light release. The lamp is often compared to a big, light-encompassing egg, minus the immodest price tag of course.
Breaking the lighting fixture as a requirement? Sounds kind of therapeutic.