Monday, February 28, 2011

Design Fancy

Core77 has been featuring fictional stories of industrial designers by Matt Brown. My favourite was Cyprien Côté:

A designer who noticed that a certain beetle in Italy would go out into the sun before an earthquake. This led him to design an earthquake warning system "INSECTES TREMOLOITANTS" that has saved over 800 lives to date!

The stories are as amazing as the fake product design.

Check out some more:
Kurt Manchild
Travis Salisbury
Bertit Kalmar


Thursday, February 10, 2011

An Ode to my Love

Valentines day is just around the corner, and for this valentines day, i dedicate my undying love to my longest and most giving relationship... the Ice Cream Sandwich. Over the years, i have learned that ice cream sandwiches are more than 50% filled with air. They can be used to bribe someone to 'improve my results' for difficult 'angry bird' levels. It's ice cream, but you can hold it in your hand without a wrapper or cone and eat the entire thing.

Lastly... ice cream sandwiches are like crack, a box of 12 will only last around 3 - 4 days.

off cuts

Corners sanded and holes drilled to ice cream factory specifications

Staining the wood black did NOT look good. Spray paint to the rescue.

Declaring my love.

Heather found these Pewter Saltine Crackers on Etsy later. It's as functionless as the ice cream sandwich... but i really really want one...

- Jess