There’s no better first thing in the morning smell than freshly brewed java, so, feast your eyes – and taste buds – on this staggeringly brilliant contraption which makes a barista of your alarm clock. Entitled Barisieur, it uses induction heating for the water which is then transferred to a stainless steel funnel for filtering.
Whether it be creating a character for you coffee, or simply letting everyone know how you’re feeling, these innovative souvenir cups sure do raise a smile. Or frown. Or wink. Courtesy of designers at Backbone Branding it’s a limited edition range exclusively for Gawatt.
Romance, but not as you’ve seen it before. This cool collection of cards is one fine way to say “I Love You”, with a twist. Often leaning, quite literally, towards toilet humor, they’ll probably be most well received by those in long term relationships.
Sometimes you need to gussy up the broadside of a barn. These paint rollers from The Painted House, a UK based company, should do the job. The rollers come in different designs are reusable and interchangeable. If your barn does not need to get fancy you can use them on old furniture or make your own wrapping paper.
Motorcycle riders have an air of independence and individuality. These helmets by Igor Mitin, creative director of the brand agency GOOD!, display that spirit in eye-catching ways. The custom print helmets are part of an “experimental” collection that won the 2011 Red Dot Design Award.
If you’ve ever wanted to own your own tiger cub, Lee Cross can get you an incredibly lifelike version in plush. This talented Alaskan, employs a detailed and precise technique to create one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. Each animal in handmade with care and can sell for as much as $900.
In the ultimate nod to urban living, Indian studio Lucid Design has launched its Kit Bike. It looks like just an ordinary bike, but conveniently fits into a conventional bag. This should make the question of whether or not you can bring your bike somewhere a non-issue.
Japanese designer Daisuke Akiyama wants to make it harder to enjoy a whimsical pastime. Watching a solitary goldfish swimming in it’s fishbowl inspired him to come up with the goldfish bubble wrap. The illusion of miniature goldfish swimming in each bubble transforms the common packing material.
Teach your kids the difference between their “shari” (rice) and their “neta” (fish) with this endearing tsumkiki-sushi set. No need to worry about the smells and sticky mess, all pieces are crafted from wooden blocks, finished in a host of colors and shapes to replicate everyone’s favorite Asian treat.
Combining old school devices with repetitive acts, such as a wind-up toy painting with a cotton squab, graphic designer Echo Yang creates art via algorithms. She also uses a Walkman, an alarm clock, a vacuum cleaner and more.